We provide honest, supportive and experienced perspective to each student's school search.

9th Grade Counts!

Free Information Session at the Downtown Library!

Thursday, January 25, 2018,  7 PM - 8:30 PM

This session is designed for Junior High students and their parents.

The focus will be on:

  • Understanding academic planning for students thinking about colleges at various selectivity levels
  • Focusing activities to honor personal interests, deepen involvement, and plan for leadership
  • Exploring colleges and discoving student preferences for learning style, location, size, cost, etc

Please RSVP by email to info@stepaheadidaho.org


FREE Y Drop-In Advising Centers

Downtown Boise Y in the Basement, 3-6 PM, every Wednesday and Thursday


We always offer a free half hour of advising for students and families, and these can be scheduled at any time of the year. Contact us using the email address below.  We also provide private advising on a sliding-scale fee-for-service basis. Contact us to find out more about whether this is a service you might need. 

Questions or to sign up: info@stepaheadidaho.org

Welcome To Step Ahead Idaho

Our Mission

step ahead idaho further educationDetermining the next step after high school is one of the most important decisions a student will make. There is a wealth of opportunities available—college, university, community college, trade school—but navigating the maze of applications, testing, and financial aid can seem overwhelming to both students and parents.

At Step Ahead Idaho, we recognize that no two students are the same, and we provide tailored counseling to meet the needs of each individual client. We provide honest, supportive and experienced perspective to each student's school search.

Our mission is to help each student:

  • discover his or her own interests and strengths to find the "best fit" schools.
  • sort through and organize each step of the planning and application process in a timely manner.
  • put his or her "best foot forward" to maximize acceptance to the school of choice.

Latest News

  • Class of 2017 Admissions to College List!  Wondering where our students go? Check here!