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

ACT/SAT Prep Workshop 

Sorry, this class is full! We'll run another session  April 13/14 for SAT/ACT prep for late spring testing dates.

Are you a junior, planning to take the SAT and/or ACT in April? Need affordable test prep?
Redhawk Test Prep (Andrew Wilburn) will offer a spring SAT & ACT test prep workshop to help prepare students for the April SAT and ACT testing.
THREE workshops that build upon each other will be held at Step Ahead Idaho's Hillcrest College Advising Center, located at 5248 Overland Road.
Wednesday March 13, 6:00-8:30
Wednesday March 27, 6:00-8:30
Saturday April 6, 10:00-12:30
The Redhawk approach is to familiarize students with the tests and teach/develop strategies to solve complex test questions. Each meeting will include hands-on experience with real questions from the ACT and SAT. Classes will be limited to 16 students.
Cost is $150.00 for all three sessions.
Register now: Send an email to info@stepaheadidaho.org and we'll put you on the list. Full and partial scholarships available.

All services are sliding scale: we don't turn away students because of inability to pay.

  Please contact us if you have questions: info@stepaheadidaho.org

FREE Drop-In Advising Centers

We'll be at TWO locations in Boise this year!

Step Ahead Idaho at Hillcrest Library 
5248 West Overland Road near Overland and Orchard

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-6 PM

Wednesdays 3-8 PM 

Downtown Boise Y

Wednesdays 3-6 PM

Our advisors take a limited number of fee-for-service clients each year; we have a few openings for students who prefer one-on-one advising. Sliding scale, scholarships available. Here's a link to the various packages we offer: Service Packages

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.


We gratefully acknowledge generous grants from:

  • Bev and George Harad
  • The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
  • US Bank Foundation  
  • The Perkins Foundation