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Fall 2017 High School Original Credit Briefing

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Fall 2017 High School Original Credit Briefing
Counselors, Administrators and Site Facilitators

Notice to students and parents: This information is intended for distribution through districts and may contain details that do not apply to your local district’s program.  If you are interested in enrolling in courses with Montana Digital Academy, your first contact should be with the counseling department or administration of your local school to discuss what is available locally.

As announced earlier this year, MTDA will be making changes to this program based on available resources.  Please review this document carefully before enrolling students in the original credit program.


  • Please review our student registration page for information on data collection, entrance counseling and student registration in the site facilitator handbook.  That resource is located here: LINK.
  • Registration for Fall 2017 courses is open now.  Please prioritize getting in known enrollments as soon as you can in the spring or late summer.  MTDA can no longer offer a “guaranteed enrollment deadline,” and will limit enrollment in some electives and potentially all enrollments if we reach the limitation of our resources.  Our enrollment request deadline is August 29, 2017.  MTDA will create sections on that day for assignment and setup for teachers.  We may or may not have additional slots open in any particular course after this day.  For any class with open slots, the final enrollment deadline is September 8, 2017.  If you choose to enroll a student on or after the course start date on September 5, 2017, we ask that you take an active role in helping that student get in the course and caught up to pace.  Students that are enrolled after the course start have a low success rate.
  • Montana Digital Academy is closely monitoring enrollments each day and may need to shut enrollment down before deadlines should enrollments exceed available resources.  Our funding provides for fewer enrollments than the last school year, so, we are simply unable to serve as many students.  Once we exceed our budget, we will be shutting enrollments down.  Schools are advised to get enrollments in as soon as possible.
  • Please use the enrollment counseling forms when enrolling students and give a copy of the form to the student after enrollment.  This form helps decrease confusion on behalf of the student and their parents and opens up communication lines.  Our enrollment counseling page is here: LINK.

Program Information

  • Our course list for 2017-2018 is here: LINK.
  • Our 2017-2018 Academic Calendar is located here: LINK.
  • Our 2017-2018 course catalog is located here: LINK.
  • Important program changes (please check back here for an up-to-date list):
    • Canceled Courses for 2017-2018:
      • Crown of the Continent
      • AP Human Geography
      • Music Theory
      • Math and the Liberal Arts
    • Courses with Enrollment Caps for 2017-2018:
      • Mythology and Folklore
      • Veterinary Science
      • Art History/Appreciation
      • Astronomy
      • Fashion Design/Interior Design
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
      • Now We’re Cooking: An Introduction to Culinary Arts
      • German I
      • German II
      • Latin I
      • Latin II