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High School Credit Recovery: Transition from Spring to Summer

Attention all CR site facilitators and local support personnel: MTDA has transitioned the open credit recovery enrollment from Spring 2016 to Summer 2016.  From now on, any student you enroll will be considered a summer enrollment.

If you are enrolling a student that needs access to credit recovery just this spring and the student does not complete the requirements, please be sure to put in drop request before you leave for summer to make sure that our teacher staff isn’t attempting to engage a student that has no intention to complete the course or program.

If you have any questions about the summer credit recovery program, please see our summer briefing page!  Please direct additional questions to our support team.

Some MTDA Content Sites Down

Update: All issues have been resolved!  If you are still experiencing issues as below, please put in a support ticket ASAP!

Attention all students: MTDA is experiencing an issue with content from one of our content providers.  At this time, some/most of our content hosted with FLVS Global is throwing up an error message:

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Generally speaking, impacted content will have green puzzle pieces as icons:

 

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We have an emergency ticket in with the vendor and will update you as we hear word.
Please send any questions or concerns to the help desk.  WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Attention Graduating Seniors in High School Original Credit Courses: Senior Exit Information

Attention seniors graduating this spring:  If you are graduating before May 18th, you will need to work out an exit plan with your MTDA teacher to ensure you have completed all course requirements before you are done for the semester.  Please contact your MTDA instructor NO LATER THAN April 22, 2016 to work out an appropriate exit plan.  This is your responsibility, so please take action right away!  Review more information on our website: http://montanadigitalacademy.org/senior-exit-information/.

If you have any questions, please contact your teacher or the MTDA support desk.

New Credit Recovery Data Report Available

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Based on feedback from facilitators since the fall start of our rebooted credit recovery program, the MTDA staff has been busy in the MTDA labs creating a report that can help facilitators determine whether or not a student is on pace to complete the course by the end of the semester.

Like any data of this nature, it does require some interpretation and may or may not reflect the reality of a specific student’s situation, but, based on early feedback from a few test schools, it appears to be a useful tool for facilitator or local support personnel!

Due to the sophistication of the processes that generate the report, it is NOT available in GeniusSIS, but, rather, in an Excel document directly from MTDA staff.

If you are interested in taking a look at a report for your program, please contact the support desk and we can share with you a current copy, along with an interpretive guide.

If the report is useful, you can either sign up to have the report email to you weekly, OR you can simply request a copy on demand from support.

Let us know if you have any questions!

March 2016 Credit Recovery Announcements

Attention all sites utilizing MTDA credit recovery:
 
Happy spring from MTDA!
Two announcements related to the credit recovery program:
Spring/Summer enrollment:  It was our original intention to CLOSE credit recovery enrollment on March 16th, however, we are going to be changing the way we provide coaching services for Summer 2016 based on feedback from schools.  At this point, if you have a student that you would like to enroll in a course, they will be a SPRING 2016 student until further notice.  Do not enroll students at this point with an expectation that they will be able to roll into summer.
Proctoring Requirements for Credit Recovery:  A reminder: per the site facilitator handbook, the credit recovery program requires direct school district proctoring for all assessments in the credit recovery program.  Under no circumstances should proctors be giving PINs out to directly students for taking tests outside of your secure environment.  Since the program is based off of the ability to retake exams, there is no flexibility in this requirement.  If you have questions about this requirements, please contact support and we’d be happy to schedule a call with you.
Thank you for all your work with our shared students!

Attention Advanced Placement Students

Attention all MTDA students taking an Advanced Placement course!

2015-2016 AP Bulletin

Please see this link to access the 2015-2016 AP Bulletin from the College Board.  This information details the AP exams later this spring.  Please review this information with your counselor and site facilitator ASAP.

Spring 2016 AP Testing

As a reminder, MTDA is not able to administer or facilitate AP exams as we are a distance learning program.  Students will need to work with counselors or administrators in their home district to discuss access and options.

High School Original Credit: Drop Deadline for Spring 2016 is Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We are now starting our 4th week at MTDA and we have an important deadline tomorrow. Our drop deadline for Spring 2016 is Tuesday, February 9, 2016. After tomorrow, students that are dropped due to inactivity or by request will receive a F/WF grade for reporting on their local report card.

Is your current MTDA class not for you? That’s fine! Just visit your counselor, principal or site facilitator at your local school so they can put a drop request on your behalf. If you don’t know who to go to at your local school, contact us at support@montanadigitalacademy.org and we are happy to help.

Again, tomorrow is the deadline, so, act quickly!

Let us know if you have any questions.