Welcome to Montana Digital Academy!

Welcome to Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school located on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, Montana!

 New and Featured Courses Fall 2015

  • sportsofficiating with titleSports Officiating

    In this course, students will learn the rules, game play, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, and football. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sport official plays in maintaining fair play.

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  • apMicroeconomics with titleAP Microeconomics

    By taking on the role of a leader at a fictitious company, you will learn fundamental economic concepts, including scarcity, opportunity costs and trade-offs, productivity, economic systems and institutions, exchange, money, and interdependence.

     

    Access the site link below to view the PDF of the course description from the College Board:
    http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-economics-course-description.pdf

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  • apHumanGeowith titleAP Human Geography

    The AP® Human Geography course is designed to provide college level instruction on the patterns and processes that impact the way humans understand, use, and change Earth’s surface. Students use geographic models, methods, and tools to examine human social organization and its effect on the world in which we live. Students are challenged to use maps and geographical data to examine spatial patterns and analyze the changing interconnections among people and places.

    Access the link below to view the PDF of the course description from the College Board: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-human-geography-course-description.pdf

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  • veterinary-science_t-300-695x530Veterinary Science

    As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times…we humans as well! Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

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  • Anatomy & Physiology
    Anatomy & Physiology with title
    In this course, students will explore the anatomy or structure of the human body. In addition to learning anatomical terminology, students will study the main systems of the body-- including skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and nervous systems. In addition to identifying the bones, muscles, and organs, students will study the structure of cells and tissues within the body.

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  • arthistorygraphic with titleAP Art History

    Within AP Art History, students will explore the interconnections between art, culture, and historical context using critical analysis through the critical lenses of artistic expression, cultural awareness, and purpose. Using a defined art historical skill set and reflective learning, students will analyze relationships across cultures with a global lens. The examination of how people have responded to and communicated their experiences through art will enable students to think conceptually about art ranging from prehistoric to contemporary. Students will be active participants, engaging with art and its context as they read, research, and collaborate to learn about art, artists, art making, and responses to and interpretations of art.

    Follow the link below for the College Board description of this course:
    http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-art-history-course-description.pdf

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  • apstats with titleAP Statistics

    This course is designed to provide college-level instruction on the concepts and tools for working with data. Students collect and analyze data and draw conclusions based on real-world information. The course challenges students to explore patterns, think critically, use a variety of tools and methods, and report their findings and conclusions.

    Access the site link below to view the PDF of the course description from the College Board:
    http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-statistics-course-description.pdf

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  • APEnviroSciencewithtitleAP Environmental Science

    The goal of AP Environmental Science is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world and to identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made. Students will evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing problems. Laboratories support student content mastery with hands-on experiences.

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  • Music Theory

    Music Theory provides an opportunity for serious music students throughout Montana to delve deep into the inner workings of music.  Students will study the complex interactions between pitch and rhythm, will learn how pitch relationships extend to intervals and scales, will explore triadic and extended harmonies, and will use all this knowledge to embark on complex part writing and music analysis activities.  Students will also learn the basics of aural skills training, a performance based sequence of lessons designed to build confidence in sight singing, rhythm reading, and piano proficiency.

    Prerequisites: For students to feel successful in this course, at least 2 years of vocal or instrumental performance experience is required.  This can include participation in a performing ensemble or in private lessons, but that experience should have provided a working knowledge of basic pitch and rhythm concepts along with an awareness of scales and chords.  Students will be required to read music in all clefs immediately, so strong reading skills in at least one clef is highly recommended.

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  • AP Biology

    The AP Biology course is a year‐long course designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year of college. Non‐science majors often use this course to fulfill a basic requirement for a laboratory‐science course. Primary emphasis in this course will be on developing an understanding of concepts rather than on memorizing terms and technical details. Cell’s structure, chemistry and physiology as well as genetics are taught in the first semester.

    Second semester encompasses diversity and physiology of organisms as well as ecology. Evolutionary relationships are taught in both semesters. 

    Access the site link below to view the PDF of the course description from the College Board:
    https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-biology-course-and-exam-description-effective-fall-2015.pd

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  • AP Physics

    AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores such topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power, mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. AP Physics 2 explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Prerequisites: Algebra II

    Access the site link below to view the PDF of the course description from the College Board:
    https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-physics-1-2-course-and-exam-description.pdf

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  • AP Psychology

    The AP Psychology course introduces students to the systematic  and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. While considering the psychologists and studies that have shaped the field, students explore and apply psychological theories, key concepts, and phenomena associated with such topics as the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, learning and cognition, motivation, developmental psychology, testing and individual differences, treatment of abnormal behavior, and social psychology. Throughout the course, students employ psychological research methods, including ethical considerations, as they use the scientific method, analyze bias, evaluate claims and evidence, and effectively communicate ideas.

    Prerequisites: This class has adopted a higher-level textbook; students should be comfortable with a high school reading level at minimum.

    Access the site link below to view the PDF of the course description from the College Board:
    http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-psychology-course-description-2014-15.pdf

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  • Crown of the Continent: A Science Exploration

    The Crown of the Continent is an 18 million acre area that represents the most intact wildland in North America. This course explores this amazing area and some of the scientific and policy issues around this global treasure.

    Prerequisites: Students are assumed to have previous knowledge of basic high school biology, earth science, and chemistry principles

     

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  • Math and the Liberal Arts

    This course will enable students to strengthen algebraic and geometric concepts and skills necessary for further study of mathematics.

     

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