Technology and Virtual Learning

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UMS-Wright Preparatory School is dedicated to providing students and teachers the resources and tools necessary to be successful in the 21st century learning environment. UMS-Wright has made major investments in the technology infrastructure of the school to ensure that not only are the current needs being met but that we will be able to provide appropriate resources in the future. To that end, major upgrades have been made to our networking technology, computer labs have been added and expanded, interactive whiteboards have been installed in every classroom, and wireless internet access has been enabled throughout most of the campus.

Though it is our belief that most individuals will utilize technology in an appropriate, healthy manner, it is also imperative that certain guidelines for acceptable use of electronic media be established, and that we as a school community should work together to educate all of our “family" in the appropriate use of technology.

Virtual Learning Contact Information

  Mrs. Christin Skidmore
  cskidmore@ums-wright.org
  251-470-9049

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Virtual Learning Lab?
The Virtual Learning Lab is a facility within UMS-Wright where we can offer additional classes that are currently not available in the regular classroom setting.
Who is providing the curriculum for the virtual classes?
We currently have all of our courses through Florida Virtual School (FLVS).
Is the Florida Virtual School accredited?
Yes, FLVS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA).
Are virtual courses additional cost?
Yes, virtual courses are additional per course charges above regular tuition. With Florida Virtual School, semester courses are $400.00 and full year courses are $800.00.
Do students need to purchase textbooks?
No, all course materials are provided online. Should a particular course need any special text or material, Florida Virtual School will provide it. Materials are sent to the students and the student is responsible for returning it to Florida Virtual School once the course has been completed.
How long do the courses last?
Here in the Virtual Learning Lab, our students will complete semester courses in 18 weeks (one semester) and full courses in 36 weeks (one school year).
Do students work with actual teachers?
Yes. With FLVS, courses are taught by state certified instructors who are certified in their fields. Teachers communicate with students on a regular basis by phone, email, text, and online discussions. The teachers are available every day, including weekends, between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
How do the virtual classes factor in with a student’s GPA?
Academic courses will be factored into the one-hundred (100) point GPA just as though they are taken in the regular classroom. Non-academic electives will be factored only into the four (4) point GPA just like non-academic electives taught on campus.

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