What is Required of Partner High Schools?

  • A point person who serves as the main point of contact for Rural U students and staff (most often a guidance counselor).
  • Someone at the high school needs basic introductory training in BrightSpace Course Management Software used by UMFK for all online courses. UMFK provides that training for free via distance technology (Skype, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, etc.) each semester.
  • Students must have access to technology to take online classes and must also have access to distance technology (Skype, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, etc.) to access UMFK’s distance tutoring services.
  • Students must also have access to academic support at their school.
  • Schools can participate in online early college, dual enrollment, or both.