Middle School Courses

We are excited to announce the expansion of MTDA middle school course offerings with our Spring 2022 Middle School Field Test. Below is a list of courses offerings for the Spring 2022 semester as well as a checklist for parents to help you and your child decide if MTDA is a good fit. All enrollment into MTDA comes through your local public school so if you are interested your first call is to your local public school to determine access.

Current Offerings:

Middle School 2D Art

Course Length: One-semester course Course Description:  Close your eyes and imagine you’re standing in an art studio—the smell of paint, the heat of the kiln, and the infinite creative possibilities
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Middle School Career Exploration

Course Length: One-semester Course Description:  How do you pick a career path when you’re not sure what’s even out there? This course allows you to begin exploring options in fields
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Middle School English Language Arts Grade 6

Course Length: Two Semesters Course Description:  Through a study of myths, fables, and folk tales from different cultures—as well as novels and other modern forms of narrative, students learn the
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Middle School English Language Arts Grade 7

Course Length: Two semesters Course Description:  Through analysis of written, spoken, and multimedia texts, students will become more critical consumers of information and of various forms of media. They will
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Middle School English Language Arts Grade 8

Course Length: two semesters Course Description:  During the first semester of this year-long course, students will read and analyze various kinds of written texts, include novels and short fiction, informational

Middle School Exploring Health Science

Course Length: One-semester Course Description: Where do healthcare workers spend their days? What do they really do? From cruise ships to sports arenas, you can find healthcare workers in many
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Middle School Exploring Music

Course Length: One-semester Course Description:  What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘music’? Do you think about your favorite band or artist? In this course, you’ll learn about

Middle School Health

Course Length: One-semester Course Description:  Middle School Health aids students in creating a foundation of personal health. Beginning with properly defining health, this course then builds upon basic health practices
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Middle School Indigenous Studies

Course Length: One-semester course Course Description:  In this course, students will learn about the 12 tribes of Montana. Each unit includes a little history, culture and contemporary information about tribes,
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Middle School Math Grade 6

Course Length: two semesters Course Description:  Students begin the first semester of this course with a review of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers. More complex concepts
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Middle School Math Grade 7

Course Length: two semesters Course Description:  In this first semester of grade 7 math online course, students work with problem-solving skills, beginning algebra skills, geometry, decimals, fractions, data analysis, number
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Middle School Math Grade 8

Course Length: two semesters Course Description:  The first semester of grade 8 Math online course will help students move from the world of simple mathematics to the exciting world of
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Middle School Science Grade 6 Life Science

Course Length: two semesters Course Description:  Life Science is the study of cells, heredity, biological populations and their changes over time. It includes human biology, ecology, diversity of organisms and
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Middle School Science Grade 7 Earth Science

Course Length: Two semesters Course Description:  In the first semester students will learn about the scientific method and hone their understanding of using scientific measurements to Earth and Space Science.
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Middle School Science Grade 8 Physical Science

COURSE LENGTH: two semesters COURSE DESCRIPTION: Physical Science Grade 8 is an introduction to the Physical Sciences and scientific methodology. The objectives are to impart a basic knowledge of the
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Middle School Scratch Coding

Course Length: One-semester Course Description: Scratch is a program developed by MIT teaching students the basics on how computers think! This program will introduce students to real coding programs and
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Middle School Social Studies Grade 6 Ancient World

Course Length: two semesters Course Description:  The first semester of Social Studies 6 introduces students to the beginnings of ancient civilization. We will trace the path of human origins in
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Middle School Social Studies Grade 7 US History

Course Length: two semesters Course Description:  This study of the history of the United States emphasizes how ideas, events, and philosophies have shaped the nation. Students will learn about America’s
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Middle School Social Studies Grade 8 Government and Civics

Course Length: Two semesters Course Description:  In this course, students will understand the significance of government, law, and politics.  They will examine the United States foundational documents and how they

Middle School Spanish

Course Length: One-semester course Course Description: Middle School Spanish teaches foundational language skills designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language and to prepare students for high

I liked that the assignments were very clear, instructive, and informational.” – Middle School Student

It is an amazing learning experience that kids can engage with and use the skills learned in online classes to solve real-world problems, communicate and translate those skills so that they can be used at a future job, or be used in day-to-day life.” – Middle School Student

I have had a good experience. I am learning a lot.” – Middle School Student

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