Academics at UMS-Wright
UMS-Wright Preparatory School enjoys a 123 year tradition of academic excellence. In 1900, our secondary school was the first in Alabama to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Currently, the school holds duel accreditation through SACS and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Additionally, UMS-Wright is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
The UMS-Wright chapter of The Cum Laude Society is one of only three in the state of Alabama. Some 370 schools in the United States and abroad hold Cum Laude charters. Membership in this prestigious society is afforded to only a small percentage of students.
UMS-Wright offers approximately 20 Advanced Placement courses. In 2016, 66 UMS-Wright students were recognized as AP Scholars for their outstanding achievement on the AP Exams.
Students from the class of 2016 were accepted to 79 school across the country, with 87% of the students receiving over $11 million in merit-based scholarships. Additionally, 35 out of 86 received ACT scores of 30 or higher. Four students earned recognition as National AP Scholars.