High schools seeking new ways to reach students who struggle in more traditional settings implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to differentiate instruction and motivate and engage students. In many cases, students are experiencing academic success in rigorous high school courses for the first time.
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, AK
District Transcends Geographic Barriers with Digital Curriculum
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
(Mat-Su) struggled to provide students across 45 schools with equitable access to high-quality curriculum and highly qualified teachers in every subject-area. The district chose to partner with Apex Learning to create a scalable online learning program that can be accessed from any location. "We conducted an evaluation of digital curriculum providers and chose Apex Learning based on the quality of the curriculum."
Oceanside Unified School District, CA
Creating a Pathway to College and Career
Along with an expansive course catalog and rigorous instruction, the district selected Apex Learning as its digital learning partner for its extensive UCOP "a-g" approved course offering. "Even though our students have personal or academic struggles, many have the goal of attending college," explained Barbara Perez, Principal. "We are committed to preparing each of these students to be college and career ready."
Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, IN
1:1 Initiative Offers New Options for Students to Meet Graduation Requirements
A recipient of a Race to the Top grant, the district sought to redefine its traditional educational paradigms through a district-wide 1:1 initiative. Technology alone would not be enough to realize the desired results. Seeking effective digital curriculum designed to address a wide range of student needs, the district partnered with Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses for original credit and credit recovery, and Tutorials for targeted instruction.
Cherokee County School District, GA
Students Back on Track Academically with Digital Curriculum
Cherokee County School District high schools are gaining a better understanding of how to connect with these students. The district, Georgia's eighth largest in a community 40 miles north of Atlanta, has implemented new programs across its eight high schools, relying on modern, relevant digital curriculum to grab and hold student attention. For the 2012—2013 school year, the district graduation rate increased 5.4 percentage points over the prior year.
Anchorage School District, AK
Single Digital Curriculum Meets Diverse Needs of School District
Addressing diverse educational needs of 50,000 students across 2,000 square miles is challenging. Apex Learning digital curriculum has met a range of needs for learners — from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating. Virtual learning opened a world of possibilities: access to Advanced Placement (AP)*, the ability to earn original credit, and the opportunity for students in dropout prevention and credit recovery programs to get back on track toward graduation.
Auburn School District, WA
Individualized Learning Leads to Student Success and High School Graduation
The district relies on Apex Learning digital curriculum to provide the individualized learning experience necessary for each student's success. The virtual learning program encourages student-teacher interaction and face-to-face student engagement. Since the program's inception, graduation rates have increased and dropout rates have decreased. District administrators credit the program for reaching many students who otherwise would not have graduated.
Dorchester School District Two, SC
Digital Curriculum Provides Preemptive Intervention for Struggling Students
Dorchester School District Two went looking for a new online credit recovery program and discovered a better way to intervene much sooner with struggling students. The South Carolina district implemented a preemptive intervention strategy that reaches out to students long before they require formal credit recovery.
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, IN
Virtual Learning Model Individualizes Learning, Increases Student Outcomes
Students liked that online learning is individualized and student-centric. They worked at their own pace with the ability to "rewind the teacher" if they missed or didn't understand part of the lesson. Students felt they learned more in their online courses; 95 percent of the students in the Virtual Academy earned their credit.