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Summer 2017 High School Credit Recovery Briefing
for
Counselors, Administrators and Site Facilitators

Updated 04/11/2017

NOTE: As previously announced, enrollment is open on a contingency basis only as of 4/12/ 2017.  Factors may change that impact the availability or structure of offerings.  The program described below is our best estimation of what will be available for this summer session based on the best funding information available at this time.  If you have any questions, please contact the MTDA staff, 406-203-1812 or staff (at) montanadigitalacademy.org.

A notice to students and parents: This information is intended for distribution to public school 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 to the counseling department or administration of your local school to discuss what is available locally.

(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

Important Notes

  • Before June 1st, PLEASE be sure to fill out our program survey if you are delivering credit recovery program options in your local school this summer.  This will assist us in planning and also allow MTDA to direct summer inquiries from our teaching and support staff to the appropriate person during the summer.  That survey is here.
  • Summer does not lessen the requirement for local school support.  All assessments MUST be locally proctored to qualify for the delivery of credit, no exceptions.

Schedule

  • Enrollment begins: April  12th (please note; do not enroll students until a maximum of 48 hours before students start the course; inactive students are monitored and dropped from the program); live coach grading and support will not begin until June 12th)
  • Summer staffing begins: June 13th (before this day, assignments will only be graded overnight)
  • Enrollment ends: July 7th (open enrollment ends July 8th, after that day, contact support to discuss new enrollments)
  • Last day for Summer 2017: August 5th OR THE LAST DAY OF LOCAL SUPPORT
  • Late finish deadline (to account for illness or other personal situations): August 11th (no extensions available after this date for any circumstances)

Orientation

  • 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.  The orientation is open now.  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.

Registration

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

Program Information

To facilitate forward progression of summer program students, MTDA will adapt our labor model to provide live coaching services during most of the school day.  Our teaching staff will work to turn around mastery assignments as quickly as possible in the order they are received.

At this point, our intention is to provide those services from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Course Availability

MTDA will offer a limited CR offering for the summer program, eliminating the very low or no enrollment courses from previous semesters.

English/Language Arts

  • English I A
  • English I B
  • English II A
  • English II B
  • English III A
  • English III B
  • English IV A
  • English IV B

Science

  • Earth Science A
  • Earth Science B
  • Biology A
  • Biology B

Social Studies

  • Geography A
  • Geography B
  • World History A
  • World History B
  • US History A
  • US History B
  • Government A
  • Government B

Mathematics

  • Pre-Algebra A
  • Pre-Algebra B
  • Algebra I A
  • Algebra I B
  • Geometry A
  • Geometry B
  • Algebra II A
  • Algebra II B

Health

  • Health (One Semester)

Program Planning Notes

  • Local program support required: As during the school year, it is a minimum requirement that students are delivered assessments in a school proctored environment.  Under no circumstances should students be given passwords to take assessments.  No exceptions will be granted to individual students or schools for this requirement.
  • Time Dedication: The summer program is the same format and curriculum as the school year, utilizing a mastery-based learning environment to provide a flexible but rigorous environment.  Based on statistics and analysis from Fall and Spring data, courses do take the typical student 50-60 hours to complete in the summer program and format, though we do have extremes in both directions.  Students that come to the program substantially challenged by reading or self-regulation may take much longer.  The course requirements are not negotiable.