High School Original Credit

MTDA Original Credit and Advanced Placement® courses are delivered via the web, which allows students to access them anytime throughout the day. All courses are taught by qualified Montana-licensed instructors that are actively teaching in a Montana high schools. All of our courses are aligned to state educational standards, including Indian Education for All.

MTDA teachers provide the final course grade percentage and the schools then grants credit on their transcript. As a supplemental public school program, all enrollments in MTDA Original Credit courses must come through the local public school.  MTDA Original Credit courses are cohort-based. In this setting, students move through the course material with their peers over the 18-week semester.

MTDA maintains its own calendar and it might vary slightly from your local calendar. View the current MTDA calendars at this LINK. Students receive their assignments and submit their homework online. Courses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MTDA can help reduce or eliminate the scheduling conflicts that many students experience, allowing them to build an educational experience that is right for them.

Make sure to review the successful student profile on the right as it is a good conversation starter to help decide if this format is right for you. Additionally, we have created an online readiness matrix to help determine how ready a student is for an online course. The matrix contains a series of questions for the student to consider before making the decision to enroll. View the online readiness matrix at this LINK.


Below are the statistics of our Original Credit program. Students that take an MTDA Original Credit course continue to excel and open additional learning opportunities. 

Overall Enrollment Numbers 2014 – 2019

MTDA Passing Rate OC Courses
Successful Enrollments

Course Enrollment Breakdown

Use the Course Name Drop down menu on the right to select the historical enrollment by course in our Original Credit program. Double click on a course to view the corresponding historical data.

“I have become a much better writer due to this course. I am VERY pleased with the outcome!” -Creative Writing Student

I loved this class, it showed me what it could be like being a veterinarian. It also helped me realize that I would want to be a vet at some point in my life. ” – Veterinary Science Student

“I just truly enjoyed this course since it was well paced, informative and organized. I’m actually in the process of planning a career in psychology with the hopes of gaining my doctorate, so this course really added to my repertoire of knowledge.” – Psychology 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

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