MGRI Umbrella School
MGRI is a comprehensive bilingual (English/Spanish) offering four educational models – on-campus, hybrid (on-campus and online), online, and umbrella school; every one of them designed and dedicated to the holistic development of your child in an individualized and responsive setting. The principles that guide our programs are that each child – no matter the educational environment chosen (virtual or face-to-face) – shall feel safe, secure, and trusting with his/her relationships and interactions that is full of care.
PHILOSOPHY & PRINCIPLES
Our bilingual umbrella program addresses the needs of families to support the comprehensive educational and developmental process of their children from birth through high school years, far more than the traditional concepts and practices of formal education in the K-12 school segments. MGRI Umbrella School operates with principles that recognize the unique characteristics of your child or adolescent, guided by the pedagogical and humanistic philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and others, as well as significant research findings in early childhood development, human growth and development, and beyond.
The purpose of the program is to complement the family in the development of their child or adolescent by providing a support and social environment within an emotionally supportive atmosphere.
All children and adolescents enrolled in any of our programs are regarded with respect and treated as individuals. The child and adolescent is seen in the continuum of from kindergarten, 6-9, 9-12, 12-15 through 12-18 years of age. The program is designed to be student-centered rather than teacher-directed in order to promote optimal educational and personal development, autonomy, independence and responsibility for self.
We respect the role of the families as educators and support them in preparing opportunities that meet the needs, interests, and abilities of their children. We will review the curriculum of your choice and support you in it is implementation, making informed recommendations as requested. We strive to foster secure and trusting relationships with all families and provide assistance in facilitating learning in different environments.
MGRI Umbrella School is committed to standards of excellence, to the relationships of our staff with the families and their children, the professionalism of our staff, and the overall aesthetic and social environment. MGRI has chosen to offer an Umbrella school program of education consistent with the recommendations of the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), American Montessori Society (AMS), and International Montessori Council (IMC).
We provide an environment that is free from discrimination of any type, including discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
MGRI UMBRELLA SCHOOL MODEL : PROGRAMS BY AGE
Families with a child from six to eight years of age, dependent upon school age eligibility, are accepted for enrollment in the MGRI Kindergarten program.
Lower Elementary (6-8 years; grades 1, 2, 3)
Families with a child from six to eight years of age, dependent upon school age eligibility, are accepted for enrollment in the MGRI Lower Elementary program.
Upper Elementary (9-11 years; grades 4, 5, 6)
The Upper Elementary program accepts students from nine to eleven years of age.
Secondary I (12-14 years; grades 7, 8, 9)
The Secondary I program accepts students from twelve to fourteen years of age.
Secondary II (15-17 years; grades 10, 11, 12)
The Secondary II program accepts students from fifteen to seventeen years of age.
Note: For the success of your child, placement in a course level is determined by developmental and educational characteristics than by chronological age.
Children with special needs and disability may attend classes up to 21 years of age.
MGRI UMBRELLA SCHOOL MODEL : SERVICES
MGRI offers the Umbrella school program to parents who want more oversight and accountability when homeschooling. Our services include supervision of attendance and other educational aspects of a family’s home education. To complement homeschool education and social activities, the parent may opt for the enrollment on MGRI online enrichment classes in the spectrum of the primary through secondary schools as well as extracurricular activities in the after school program.
- Curriculum guidance and counseling
- FDOE K-12 scope and sequence guidelines
- Maintenance of all academic records
- Letter of enrollment & student ID
- Educational and developmental assessment
- Supplemental face-to-face courses and social experiences (at MGR campus)
- Online courses (through MGRI online)
- Summer programs (June/July)
- Parent events, volunteer opportunities, seminars, workshops
- Secondary II/High School counseling for graduation requirement
- High school diploma
- Guidance during transition to college/university
MGRI assesses your child/adolescent’s educational progress during school year and provides transcripts for enrolled students. We award diplomas to high school students who complete all FDOE requirements for graduation.
In addition to the policies and procedures in the Umbrella handbook:
- parents who chose to have their child participate in courses, activities, or events offered by the MGRI Online School are responsible for the policies and procedures described in the MGRI Online Family Handbook.
- parents who choose participation in face-to-face courses and social experiences at the MGRI campus are responsible for the policies and procedures described in the MGRI Family Handbook.
By law, homeschoolers enrolled at MGRI Umbrella School are considered private school students.
MGRI Online and Umbrella schools follow the standard diploma graduation criteria of the Florida Department of Education:
HOURS/SCHEDULE OF MGRI CAMPUS
The MGRI Umbrella School operates from 8:30am-3:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; Wednesday 8:30am-2:30pm.
The academic year is from mid-August through the end of May. The summer program operates June and July every student is invited to take part in our enrichment summer program. The MGRI Umbrella School follows the Volusia County School and VPK calendars for most holidays and teacher planning.
We observe fall, spring, and winter breaks in addition to being closed on Federal holidays.
Thank you for your interest in Montessori Global Umbrella School. Visit our Admissions page and please fill out the inquiry form. The Director of Admissions will contact you to answer any questions you may have about the Umbrella School.