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MTDA Offices Closed for Independence Day

Attention all users: Per our academic calendar, MTDA offices are closed from July 1 to July 4 for Independence Day.  During that time, teachers will be delayed in returning emails and the office staff will not be available.

MTDA staff will lightly monitor the MTDA helpdesk, however, users should expect to receive answers on July 5th, when offices reopen.

Online classrooms will remain open during the entire break.

We wish you and yours a wonderful Independence Day weekend!

MTDA CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Attention all users:

Montana Digital Academy’s offices will be closed from 5:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017, until 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 29, 2017, at 8 am.  During that time, there will be no teacher services or help desk services available.

Please send any questions to the support desk, support@montanadigitalacademy.org.  Questions and concerns will be answered when the offices open on Tuesday.

Summer “Contingency” Designation Lifted; Enrollment Open as Announced

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Governor Bullock signed House Bill 2, effectively locking in our budget for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 program years.

As previously announced, the final budget provides MTDA with the same level of funding that we received for the 2015-17 biennium. This is $660,000 short of our funding request which was designed to continue to allow for growth in student enrollments.

For Summer 2017, we will run the original credit and credit recovery programs as announced on our program briefing pages, located here: original credit and credit recovery.  Please review these pages carefully, including the request for summer credit recovery programs to fill out site survey so we may plan our summer staffing.

As part of our resource management plan, we request that schools be mindful and deliberate when enrolling students and take the likelihood of student success into account before registration.

As always, we expect schools to work through the entrance counseling form with students before enrollment in the original credit program.  We have experience that students that do not receive the relevant information in the entrance counseling form do not understand the time-intensive summer format, ultimately diminishing the chances of student success.

MTDA staff is currently working on a rollout of Fall 2017 information related to program availability, enrollment request deadlines, and any changes based on our available resources.

4/12/2017: Summer 2017 Original Credit and Credit Recovery Enrollment Open

Good morning from the MTDA offices in Missoula.

Enrollment for the Summer 2017 High School Original Credit and High School Credit Recovery programs are open as of 8 am this morning.

If you haven’t already done so, please read our announcement related to funding/availability, and also review the briefing pages (see the left-hand side of this page) for details.

If you have any questions, please contact our staff in Missoula, support (at) montanadigitalacademy.org or 406-2013-1812.

4/12/2017: MTDA Moving to a New Helpdesk Platform

Attention all students, facilitators, and parents: On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, MTDA will be moving to a new helpdesk platform.  We will make the transition throughout the day.  MTDA staff doesn’t expect any disruption in service or and issues for end users.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Neiffer, MTDA Assistant Director/Curriculum Director, at 405-203-1812 or jason.neiffer (at) montanadigitalacademy.org.

4/3/2017: Summer CR Opening Delayed

Per our previous announcement, we are unable to open up the Summer 2017 High School Credit Recovery session until our funding is resolved at the Legislature.

All enrollments enrolled in the Spring term will continue to be spring enrollments.  We are unable to roll progress forward to a future semester.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please contact the MTDA staff, staff (at) montanadigitalacademy.org, or, 406-203-1812.