What is a University Model® school?
A University Model® school combines the best attributes of home schooling with the best attributes of traditional schooling in order to preserve and maintain the God-ordained family relationship, while offering students the opportunity to achieve a high degree of academic excellence (adapted from the USMI website).
Who is UMSI?
University-Model® Schools International (UMSI) is a global family of Christian school communities pursuing a philosophy and system of education called the University-Model® (UM). NAUMS, Inc. is the umbrella organization that supports University-Model® Schools International (UMSI), a ministry or division of NAUMS (the non-profit 501c3). NAUMS, Inc. is also the owner of the TRADEMARK University-Model® and is fully accredited by AdvancED, the umbrella organization for SACS CASI, NCA CASI, and NWAC.
UMSI is a national organization with whom our school is associated. UMSI is a Christian organization that supports this hybrid model of schools all over the United States and internationally. They are distinctly a Christian organization. Presently, we are considered a transitioning school as we are being trained and supported by UMSI. It is our goal to be come a fully functioning UMSI school within the next two years. A ministry board of eight people are serving to help Grace Preparatory Academy achieve this goal.