Dual Credit

Montana Digital Academy offers a variety of Dual Credit courses through our partnerships with Helena and Missoula College. This means you can earn college and high school credit through the same course. 

Why take Dual Credit through MTDA?

  • Concurrent enrollment (dual credit) partnerships provide high school students the opportunity to take college credit-bearing courses. The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, NACEP, defines concurrent enrollment as the subset of dual enrollment courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. MTDA utilizes Montana high school teachers that are college-approved and actively teaching in a Montana school. 
  • MTDA course offerings are designed exclusively for high school students in Montana. This allows our courses to scale to high school student need across the state.
  • MTDA dual credit courses follow the same research-based layout and delivery as other MTDA course. This provides a seamless experience for students that have been previously enrolled in other MTDA courses. 

One - Two - Free!

All MTDA Dual Credit courses qualify for the states, One-Two-Free program. One-Two-Free offers two tuition-free dual enrollment courses, up to six credits. If you would like to complete more than two Dual Credit course (or exceed the six credit limit) you’ll be charged the discounted dual enrollment tuition rate (on average $51/credit).

"I liked being able to be very independent and manage my time on my own within the parameters of assignment due dates. I feel like I understand what I was taught during the semester and I will have no trouble moving on to harder math next year." -Pre Calculus Student

"I liked that we were using a textbook that is widely used by colleges and other institutions such as, Harvard and MIT. My goal is to become a Machine Learning Engineer and I feel this course has greatly benefited me." -Computer Science Student

Current Offerings:

Computer Science I: Joy and Beauty of Computing

Computer Science I: Joy and Beauty of Computing

The goal of this course is to teach you to think like a computer scientist. This way of thinking combines some of the best features of mathematics, engineering, and natural science. Like mathematicians, computer scientists use formal languages to denote ideas (specifically computations). Like engineers, they design things, assembling components into systems and evaluating tradeoffs among alternatives. Like scientists, they observe the behavior of complex systems, form hypotheses, and test predictions. The single most important skill for a computer scientist is problem solving. Problem solving means the ability to formulate problems, think creatively about solutions, and express a solution clearly and accurately. As it turns out, the process of learning to program is an excellent opportunity to practice problem solving skills.

This course is offered with a dual-credit option with Helena College.

Comprehensive Syllabus:
Computer Science I: Joy and Beauty of Computing Dual Credit Public Syllabus

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Elementary Spanish I

Elementary Spanish I

This year long introductory course prepares students for basic communication in Spanish and presents fundamentals of the language holistically through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course also explores cultural information. This course is offered for Dual Credit through Helena College.

Comprehensive Syllabus:
Elementary Spanish I Dual Credit Comprehensive Syllabus

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Contemporary Math

Contemporary Math

This course is designed to meet the general education mathematics requirement for the liberal arts major. It surveys some of the important ideas and practical applications in mathematics and uses algebra skills to solve real problems. Topics include problem-solving, financial math, mathematical modeling (linear and quadratic), and elementary statistics. This course is offered for Dual Credit through Helena College.

Prerequisites:
The student must have either a minimum math college entrance score of 21 on the ACT or 490 on the SAT, or they may take the Accuplacer Next Gen at one of the available testing sites in Montana.

Comprehensive Syllabus:
Contemporary Math Dual Credit Comprehensive Syllabus

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Pre-Calculus

Pre-Calculus

Pre-Calculus is available for Dual Credit from University of Montana-Missoula College. Dual credit requires separate registration with UM-Missoula College and fees and tuition paid to that institution. Dual credit is only available to students that take the full year course.

This course brings together and extends the concepts of Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry including the study of functions (polynomial, rational, logarithmic, trigonometric and exponential), analytic geometry, vectors and an introduction to limits/derivatives.

Comprehensive Syllabus:
Pre-Calculus A and B Comprehensive Syllabus

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Montana University System Options:

The Montana University System has its own options for Dual Credit as well. Click on the graphic below to learn about MUS options:

 

MUS Dual Enrollment

Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 315
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815

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