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Fall 2016 High School Credit Recovery Briefing

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Fall 2016 High School Credit Recovery Briefing
Counselors, Administrators and Site Facilitators

Are you new to the MTDA credit recovery program or have you not utilized credit recovery in more than a year?  Please contact our support desk to schedule a call to talk about the format and the requirements for support for local schools!

Fall 2016 High School Credit Recovery program details are listed below:

(Looking for original credit information? Please look here.)

Note: This information is accurate at the time of publication.  We will keep this page up to date with changes and announcements as necessary.

Program Details


  • Please download a copy of our academic calendars now!  Click here.
  • Enrollment opens: Orientation is available on August 29th, 2016.  Content classes are available on August 31st, 2016.
  • Deadline for Fall Enrollment: November 4th, 2016 (students enrolled before this date will be expected to complete before the end of the Fall semester; after this day, all enrollments become Spring 2017 enrollments.)
  • Last day for Fall: January 20th, 2017
  • End of Extended Semester: February 3rd, 2017 (no extensions available after this date, no exceptions)


  • All students new to the MTDA credit recovery program must complete the mandatory Orientation program.  The program is called “Credit Recovery Orientation” in GeniusSIS and must receive a “pass” to be able to enroll in content specific programs.  Once a student takes and completes the orientation, they do not need to complete it again.
  • The orientation program is approximately 2-3 hours of engagement time, dependent on student skill, reading level and motivation.  Students that do not complete orientation in a reasonable amount of time should be considered high need enrollments and provided additional direct support locally.


  • Please review our student registration page in the Site Facilitator handbook for information on data collection, entrance counseling, and student registration.  That page is here: link.

Program Information

  • Our course list for 2016-2017 is here: link.

Program Changes and Updates

  • Mathematics now divided up into parts:  In order to facilitate student success in MTDA mathematics courses, all MTDA credit recovery semesters are divided up into parts.  Details about the philosophy behind the change and the impact on students and student support are discussed here: link.

Online Training Available to Facilitators and Local Support Staff

In preparation for the upcoming semester, MTDA has created two self-paced orientation workshops to help Site Facilitators and Local Support staff understand their role and expectations in this program. We have partnered with OPI’s online learning network, The Learning Hub, to provide this training as well as the opportunity to receive renewal credit. To get started navigate to the website here.  Choose either the Site Facilitator or Local Support Orientation.

Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 365
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815