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Happy Holidays from Montana Digital Academy!!

We’d like to announce our holiday schedule. We will be running a limited schedule from December 22, 2016, to January 2, 2017.

During that time:

  • Teacher services will not be available. You are encouraged to email your teachers with any issues, however, you will likely not receive a response until January 3rd.
  • The MTDA offices in Missoula are closed on December 26th and January 2nd. We will observe our normal business hours on other weekdays, 8am-5pm.
  • Support desk services are available but may be limited or delayed. Support tickets should be directed to support@montanadigitalacademy.org.

From all of our teachers and staff at MTDA, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Happy Thanksgiving from Montana Digital Academy!

Thanksgiving Scene

Hello from Montana Digital Academy!

Montana Digital Academy will be closed from 5pm, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 to 8am, Monday, November 28, 2016 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

During that time, our online classrooms will remain open, however, our offices and help desk will be closed. There will also be no teacher services available.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Spring 2017 Enrollment for High School Original Credit and Middle School Multi-Language Sampler

Hello from MTDA offices in Missoula!

MTDA has moved open enrollment for the Spring 2017 High School Original Credit and Middle-School Multi-Language Sampler to the week of December 5, 2016.  MTDA staff is currently evaluating available resources and staffing for the spring program and will be able to take enrollments and announce availability then.

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

Thanks!

Montana Digital Academy closed for statewide professional development

Announcement

Hello from MTDA offices in Missoula!

Per our academic calendars, MTDA will be closed October 20-21, 2016, for the statewide professional development and teacher conference week.  Closed means that:

  • The MTDA offices in Missoula are closed until 8am, Monday, October 24, 2016.
  • The MTDA support desk will only be lightly monitored for emergencies.  Helpdesk services will be active again at 8am, Monday, October 24, 2016.
  • Teachers are not expected to answer emails during the break, however, some/many will likely track email.
  • The online classrooms will remain open, 24/7.

 

9/26/2016: Credit Recovery Progress Report Available

Available again this fall, MTDA has a weekly progress report available to sites that utilize our credit recovery program.  The report is not automatically generated and first-time credit recovery support staff need to schedule an appointment with MTDA staff to discuss how to read and interpret the data.

If you are interested in receiving the weekly report, please contact the MTDA staff via the help desk, support@montanadigitalacademy.org.

9/26/2016: High School Original Credit Announcement

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, represents the final drop deadline for the Fall 2016 semester.  Local facilitators are responsible for putting drop requests into the MTDA student information system.  Directions on how to do so appear in our facilitator handbook.  A convenient short link to the click-by-click is available here:http://mtda.link/droprequest.

Dropping students that are inactive, no longer in your school, or transferred to a face-to-face program is extremely important to conserve limited MTDA resources as all students that stay in the program past the add/drop period incur program costs.  We rely on you for your assistance here.  Thank you!

After the drop deadline, students that drop the program should receive an appropriate designation on their local transcript.

9/26/2016: Attention High School Original Credit Students

Attention all high school original credit students:
Happy Monday from the Montana Digital Academy offices at the University of Montana in Missoula!
Week 4 of our fall semester begins today!  We are now sending out weekly grade reports to you, your parents and your local school, and all classes are in full swing.  We hope you are feeling engaged and confident in this environment!
If all is going well?  Great!  Carry on, scholar!  Let us know if we can assist you in the coming weeks and months as the semester runs it course.
 
If things are not going well, this is the week to fix it!  Please contact your teacher or the help desk, (support@montanadigitalacademy.org) right away so we can resolve any issue.
If you decide the course is not for you and would like to drop, that’s okay, but, you must visit your high school counselor right away with that information.  Tuesday, September 26, 2016, is the deadline to drop courses.  After that day, drop requests may result in a notation/grade on your transcript.
In any case, we want to assist you with being an awesome online learner.  Let us know how we can help.

Friday, September 23, 2016: Support email down; please use the online form

Attention

Attention MTDA local schools and teachers:

The MTDA support desk email address, support@montanadigitalcademy.org, is currently down.  We have connected with vendors to resolve the issue but do not have an estimate on when it will be resolved.

Please defer support tickets to our online form: http://support.montanadigitalacademy.org.  Ticket responses will be slowed today until our systems are up and going.