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Fall 2018 High School Original Credit Briefing

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Fall 2018 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.

Important note for districts: Enrollment for Fall 2018 is open NOW!   We realize that this has been a rather confusing year with all of the budget uncertainty.  We want to convey to all of the schools and students we serve is that in spite of the budget challenges we have been able to efficiently manage MTDA resources so that we are in a position to meet the needs of your students this fall. We continue to ask you to assist us in making the best use of MTDA resources by thoughtfully and deliberately enrolling students that you feel will be successful in online classes.  The only course limitations we will enforce this fall are related to the two course areas in which we have limited staffing:` Latin and German.  We continue to seek additional instructors in those areas and will add sections when possible!


  • Please review our student registration page for information on data collection, entrance counseling and student registration in the site facilitator handbook.
  • Registration for Fall 2018 courses is open now.  Please prioritize getting in known enrollments as soon as you can in the spring or late summer.  We will again enforce an “Initial Course Request Deadline” on August 29, 2018.  MTDA will create sections on that day for assignment and assign 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 7, 2018.  If you choose to enroll a student on or after the course start date on September 4, 2018, 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 starts have a lower success rate.
  • 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 2018-2019 is here: LINK.
  • Our 2018-2019 Academic Calendar is located here: LINK.
  • Our 2018-2019 course catalog and course offering lists are located here: LINK.  Please note: MTDA is developing additional course offerings for Fall 2018.  Please check back here often for announcements related to new courses and additional offerings.
  • Important program changes (please check back here for an up-to-date list):
    • New courses for 2018-2019 (check back; more will be added!):
      • AP Human Geography (Social Studies; two semesters)
      • Contemporary Math-DUAL CREDIT (Math elective; one semester)
      • Elementary Spanish I-DUAL CREDIT (World Language elective; two semesters… must take/pass both semesters to qualify for college credit)
      • Journalism (ELA Elective; one semester)
      • Music Theory (Arts & Music Elective; one semester)
      • Principles of Agriculture (CTE Elective; one semester)
    • Courses with Enrollment Caps for 2018-2019 (see note above):
      • German I
      • German II
      • Latin I
      • Latin II
  • New for Fall 2018: MTDA now offers an optional original credit orientation short course.  Please visit the short course program description page for more details.