Welcome to Montana Digital Academy!

Welcome to Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school located on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, Montana!

Exciting New Courses for Spring Semester!

Starting January 20th, 2015

  • Sports-and-Ent-Marketing-HIGH-RES-695x530Sports & Entertainment Marketing
    Have you ever wished to play sports professionally? Have you dreamed of one day becoming an agent for a celebrity entertainer? If you answered yes to either question, then believe it or not, you’ve been fantasizing about entering the exciting world of sports and entertainment marketing. Although this particular form of marketing bears some resemblance to traditional marketing, there are many differences as well—including a lot more glitz and glamour! In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry. You’ll learn about how professional athletes, sports teams, and well known entertainers are marketed as commodities and how some of them become billionaires as a result. If you’ve ever wondered about how things work behind the scenes of a major sporting event such as the Super Bowl or even entertained the idea of playing a role in such an event, then this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of such a career.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • Astronomy-high-res-extra-sm-695x530Astronomy: Exploring the Universe
    Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and universe that surrounds us. This course will introduce students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Additional topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the sun and stars. Using online tools, students will examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • criminology_t-695x530Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind
    In today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members. From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to be all around us. In this course, we will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. Why do some individuals commit crimes but others don’t? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why do individuals receive different punishments for the same crime? What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • mythology-folklore-2_t-695x530Mythology & Folklore
    Mighty heroes. Angry gods and goddesses. Cunning animals. Mythology and folklore have been used since the first people gathered around the fire as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. This course focuses on the many myths and legends woven into cultures around the world. Starting with an overview of mythology and the many kinds of folklore, the student will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit the gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle and watch as clever animals outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how they are still to shape society today.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • Culinary-Arts-HIGH-RES_sm-695x530Now we're Cooking: Introduction to Culinary Arts
    Food is fundamental to life. Not only does it feed our bodies, but it’s often the centerpiece for family gatherings and social functions with friends. In this course, you will learn all about food including food culture, food history, food safety, and current food trends. You’ll also learn about the food service industry and try your hand at preparing some culinary delights. Through hands- on activities and in-depth study of the culinary arts field, this course will help you hone your cooking skills and give you the opportunity to explore careers in this exciting industry.

    As cooking is a requirement of this course, students will need access to the following materials: View Here

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • Fashion-Interior-Design-low-695x530Fashion and Interior Design
    Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you’ll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you’ll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you’ll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.

    Students will need access to the following materials: View Here

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • Entrepreneurship-hi-res-695x530Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you’ll need to own and operate a successful business of your own. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services. Students will also learn more about the regulations that apply to businesses, marketing products and services, and the legal and ethical guidelines that govern businesses.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • AnatomyAnatomy
    In this course, students will explore the anatomy or structure of the human body. In addition to learning anatomical terminology, students will study the main systems of the body-- including skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and nervous systems. In addition to identifying the bones, muscles, and organs, students will study the structure of cells and tissues within the body.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • Math & Liberal ArtsMath and the Liberal Arts
    This course will enable students to strengthen algebraic and geometric concepts and skills necessary for further study of mathematics. Learning will take place as students spend time at an amusement park.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • shutterstock_169721372 [Converted]AP Macroeconomics
    Understand the choices you make as a producer, consumer, investor, and taxpayer. This course provides you with the knowledge and decision-making tools necessary for understanding how a society must organize its limited resources to satisfy its unlimited wants.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • Your Brain on School (1)This is Your Brain on School
    How well do you know your brain? Did you realize that your brain is unique to you and that what you do and learn physically changes your brain? Your brain hates to be bored, loves change, and pays attention best in ten-minute chunks. In this class you will get to know your unique brain, explore how it learns best, and discover what you can do to maintain brain fitness. If you want to start your brain workout today, challenge yourself to do everything with your non-dominant hand.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • multilanguageWtextMiddle School Multi Language Sampler
    The MLS program will be offered as a continued beta program for  the 2014-2015 school year. MLS is four 7-week sessions during which students will have the opportunity to have a meaningful experience in the language and culture in one of the five different world languages MTDA offers. In each 7-week session, a variety of the languages will be offered providing the opportunity for students to try one, two, three, four or five languages during their middle school years.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!

  • steppingstonesAlgebraIwTEXTStepping Stones to Algebra I
    This course is intended for 6th, 7th and 8th graders that know that they will be taking MTDA Algebra I A & B, either Summer 2015 or Fall 2015.  The course covers how to be a successful online student, how to communicate digitally, a review of Pre-Algebra content and a jumpstart on the Algebra I curriculum.

    Talk to your school Site Administrator about enrolling before January 15th!