Update: All issues have been resolved! If you are still experiencing issues as below, please put in a support ticket ASAP!
GeniusSIS is functional again. Thank you for your patience.
We have been alerted that GeniusSIS is currently not responding. We will update this feed as soon as we have more 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.
Per the MTDA academic calendar, the 4th MLS session will start Tuesday, March 29, 2016. See you then!
Hello from the MTDA offices in Missoula!
Per our posted academic calendar, MTDA is closed from March 25-28, 2016 for our brief spring break. During that time, no teacher services are available.
The MTDA administrative offices will remain open, however, as will the help desk.
Montana Digital Academy offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for President’s Day. No teacher services are available on that day and the help desk will not be monitored.
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.
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 email@example.com and we are happy to help.
Again, tomorrow is the deadline, so, act quickly!
Let us know if you have any questions.
[This information was sent via email yesterday to all students registered as of 5pm on Monday, January 18th. Didn’t get the email? Contact support (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm we have received the correct email address from your school!]
Hello and welcome to the Spring 2016 high school original credit program at Montana Digital Academy. We are thrilled that you are joining us for what we hope is a productive and engaging spring semester.
We’d like to direct your attention to some important information related to our program’s start and where you can go for more information and help.
Usernames and Passwords
All student usernames and passwords have been emailed to students. If you do not have your username and password, please contact the MTDA help desk at email@example.com. If you are a past enrollee at MTDA, you should use your existing login and password. If you don’t remember that login, please contact the help desk.
Our original credit Spring 2016 semester starts on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Classes will be open in the virtual classroom by 8am. It is important that you get up and started this week as there are assignments and expectations for you in the course right away! Students that are not logged in and up to pace by the early weeks of the program risk being dropped from the course.
We know that some schools are in their final test week this week, however, MTDA does work on a separate calendar. Please get up and started this week so you can can get off to a great start in your course!
The last day of the program is Wednesday, May 18, 2016. No assignments will be accepted after 5pm on that day.
Although the virtual classrooms are open for access and student work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our classes are considered “in session” Monday-Friday, per our academic calendar located at http://montanadigitalacademy.org/programs/mtda-academic-calendars/. Please note that MTDA’s calendar may differ from your local school calendar and you are expected to follow the MTDA calendar for this course.
As part of your first day activities, you will sign a course contract that details the expectations of you in this program. Please read that carefully.
Remember that our online learning format requires an investment of time: we would expect students to take 4-7 hours per course per week to keep pace, so, be sure you are being careful to plan for enough time to be successful in this course. Courses involve deadlines and expectations of progress. If you miss a deadline, you may not be able to make it up, so, push hard to keep on pace!
MTDA has a brief orientation program for students and parents. You may access our orientation-on-demand program available by clicking here: link. Included in that video is how and where to login.
Throughout the semester, please don’t be afraid to contact your instructor for help as soon as you run into problems. Additionally, you may contact the MTDA help desk in Missoula at firstname.lastname@example.org for technical support or help contacting an instructor if you are not getting a response. We want you to be successful in online courses!
Have a GREAT semester! We want to help you be an online learning rock star!