Internet Safety Tutorial and Agreement (ISTA)

ISTA icon in the App Portal

ISTA can be found in the MCS App Portal

All Students Will Complete the ISTA Each School Year

All students in grades 7 through 12 (except Special Ed and Language Institute students) are required to complete the ISTA. Students can complete the ISTA within their MCS App Portal listed as "ISTA for 7-12" app as shown on the left. Students may take it at school or at home. Once students complete the ISTA, they must accept the terms and conditions. If they do not click “Accept”, they will have to take the ISTA again. Students should expect to spend about 20 minutes completing the ISTA.

For more information on each grade level process, view the sections on this page below.

2023-24 School Year Dates:

  • 7/17/2023: Available for students to complete ISTA for this current school year

  • 11/17/2023: Deadline for students to complete ISTA for this current school year

  • Starting on 11/20/2023: for students who have not completed the ISTA, the only website they will be able to navigate to is the ISTA to complete, once completed they will be released to the Internet 20 minutes after completion of the ISTA on that day


The new tutorial has short videos and check for understanding activities on the following topics:

  • Strong Passwords

  • Phishing & Online Safety

  • Copyright & Giving Credit

  • Online Meeting Etiquette

  • Cyberbullying

  • Digital Footprint & Posting

This is only a preview and not the actual ISTA:

Preview of the ISTA Video

The ISTA for students to complete is in the MCS App Portal as "ISTA for 7-12" app