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What is Montana Digital Academy?

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Montana Digital Academy is an online school, which the Montana state government created to provide resources to students throughout the state. The academy offers more than 100 core and elective classes for high school credit. It is located at the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Montana.

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Montana Digital Academy began as a way to reach students located in rural parts of the state and offer courses not typically taught at smaller schools. Students can enroll in online courses through Montana Digital Academy if a particular subject isn't offered at their high school or if they can't fit a course into their schedule.

As of 2016, there are three main programs at Montana Digital Academy. The original credit program offers a variety of core, Advanced Placement and dual college credit courses. The credit recovery program provides a set of core remedial courses to help students make up any required courses they failed. The third program, the Middle School Multi-Language Sampler, offers students an opportunity to try classes in six different languages before choosing one to take in high school. Students can also request courses in any subject, such as Chinese, Latin and oceanography.

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