The Montana Advanced Opportunity Act: 


  • expands personalized career & technical education opportunities for middle and high school students;
  • reduces out-of-pocket costs for students and families in support of a students post secondary success;
  • empowers students to actively engage in forming post secondary success that aligns with their individual interests, passions, strengths, needs and culture; and
  • authorizes elected school boards to use advanced opportunity aid to invest in Montana students by supporting individualized pathways for career and post secondary. 


high school students


Submission for FY 2025 window opens on December 4, 2023 at 8am MST. This includes new applicants, annual reports, and priority list for unfunded districts. The upload window closes on  January 8, 2024 at 5pm MST.


If you do not see the submission area at 8am on December 4th, 2023, refresh the site as it won't become 'live' until 8am. If you're still having issues with submission, contact



OPI Staff are here to help:

Krystal Smith, Operations Manager


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