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Online Readiness and Entrance Counseling Information

In conjunction with counselors and site facilitators at partner school districts, Montana Digital Academy has developed a couple of tools to help local sites determine student readiness and counsel students on what they can expect as online learners.

Online Readiness Matrix

MTDA’s Online Readiness Matrix is a tool for helping local sites determine the level of support that an individual student might need to be successful in an online course. This tool is completely optional but can help a site facilitator or enrollment official determine what support a student might need to be successful.

You can download the form here.  The form is a Google document, ready for printing.

Entrance Counseling Forms

MTDA has developed an “Entrance Counseling Form” for use with students, both new and returning, who are enrolling in MTDA courses.  This form utilizes a series of questions to be discussed with the student to help them understand what is expected of them as an online student.  The form is intended to be printed out and given to the student to provide information on program start dates and information about logging in, usernames, and passwords.

A quotation from one of our experienced facilitators… “I can’t believe how much easier the conversation is when I use the entrance counseling form!”

Download Entrance Counseling Forms

Original Credit/Dual Credit/Middle School

High School FlexCAP

Montana Digital Academy no longer releases an entrance counseling form for our FlexCAP program due to the significant differences in how schools utilize FlexCAP across the state.  If you are interested in working with MTDA to develop a custom entrance counseling form for your FlexCAP program, please contact and we’d be happy to help.

Student Data Collection for Enrollment

This is a data collection tool MTDA provides to collect student information for enrollment in MTDA GeniusSIS and NOT an official enrollment form. All of the information contained is required to enroll a student in the Montana Digital Academy. Only the designated school official from each school can enter registration requests directly into our system.


We developed this tool to help local sites appropriately counsel students who are considering online learning.  Our thanks to site facilitators for sharing back their best practices.  Their insights helped guide this form.  We’d love your feedback, please contact our support desk,