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Below are some questions frequently asked by parents, to assist you in better understanding both online learning and the University of Miami Global Academy.

How does online learning work?
At UMGA, our approach to online learning is as unique as our students. We start by recognizing each student as an individual. We purposely shun mass-produced learning stylized after 19th and 20th-century factory models which started with the same measure of raw material and outputted the same finished product. Instead, we acknowledge and celebrate students’ individual abilities, talents, and interests and create a learning environment which is engaging and allows them to thrive. UMGA’s 21st-century learning model melds the highest quality teaching with engaging curriculum and opportunities for students to interact and share with classmates from around the country and around the world. Next, we ensure an adequate use of technology to aid the learning process, not overshadow it. UMGA does not view its use of technology as the focus of learning. Rather, it sees technology as a pathway, or conduit, which grows learning communities regardless of time or space. That is how online learning works at UMGA.
Do teachers teach these courses?
Does my child have to be online at a particular time of day?
What type of support is offered to my child?

Are there extracurricular activities at UMGA?

Yes, there are. To begin with, UMGA firmly believes in educating the whole student. This means we provide a number of opportunities for educational enrichment beyond the classroom. The following list highlights some of our most popular extracurricular activities:

  • National Honor Society
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Student Government
  • Science Club
  • Newspaper Club
  • Shark Tagging Expedition