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Hartford Public Schools Decreases Dropout Rate, Reengages Students with Apex Learning Digital Curriculum

SEATTLE, WA — July 15, 2014 — Hartford Public Schools partnered with Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, to implement a credit recovery blended learning program to provide off-track and returning dropout students with another chance to succeed. Read more »

Apex Learning Once Again Listed Among Top Providers in California

SEATTLE, WA — July 8, 2014 — The California Learning Resource Network (CLRN), a statewide education technology service of the California Department of Education, recently published the results of its 2014 e-Learning Survey. The census is administered to better understand how virtual and blended learning are evolving in California. Apex Learning was once again listed as one of the top providers of digital curriculum for the State of California. Read more »

University of California Certifies Apex Learning Courses for Freshman Admission

SEATTLE, WA — June 25, 2014 — The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has certified thirty-two Apex Learning high school courses for freshman admission to the university system stating they fulfill the "a-g" subject requirements. Included are four science courses with wet labs for which Apex Learning is the only provider to have received UCOP certification: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Advanced Placement Biology. Read more » 

Apex Learning Hosts Blended Learning Conference in Seattle June 19

SEATTLE, WA — June 5, 2014 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, will host a Blended Learning Conference in Seattle on June 19. This event is one of a series of sold-out conferences that Apex Learning has hosted during the 2013—2014 school year in locations across the country. Read more »  

Apex Learning Virtual School Enrollments Up 50 Percent in the 2014-2015 School Year

SEATTLE, WA — May 28, 2014 — Apex Learning Virtual School, an online virtual school that partners with districts to provide their students with increased access to high quality educational opportunities, more than doubled the national growth rate with enrollments up 50 percent for the 2012—2013 academic year. Read more »   

Apex Learning Expands Course Catalog for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

SEATTLE, WA — May 13, 2014 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, has announced the expansion of its course catalog for the 2014–2015 academic year. The new courses demonstrate the company's continued commitment to ensuring Apex Learning online courses fully meet expectations as standards evolve, as well as new investments in Career and Technical Education. Read more » 

Apex Learning Introduces Digital Curriculum for Middle Schools

SEATTLE, WA — April 29, 2014 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, continues to build on its track record of innovation, and is expanding the Apex Learning Tutorials, first released in October for grades 9-12, to address middle school. Designed with a unique instructional approach to actively engage students, Tutorials provide classroom teachers with the flexibility they need to address each student's individual learning needs. Read more »

Digital Curriculum Results in Greater Success for At-Risk Students

BOSTON, MA and SEATTLE, WA — April 22, 2014 — Boston Public Schools announced it has reduced the annual high school dropout rate by one-third this year alone. The figure has fallen to 4.5 percent, down from 6.4 percent last year and 9.4 percent in 2006. This is the lowest drop-out rate since the district began tracking the figure in 1977. The reduction means more high school students are staying in school and are continuing on a path to graduation. Read more »

Independent Studies Prove Effectiveness of Apex Learning Digital Curriculum

SEATTLE, WA — April 15, 2014 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, announced the results of three independent studies to evaluate the effectiveness of the company's digital curriculum. The results revealed the positive impact the curriculum has on student achievement when implemented to meet a range of student needs. Read more »

Apex Learning Tutorials Empower Teachers, Boost Student Achievement at Round Rock Independent School District

SEATTLE, WA — March 12, 2014 — Round Rock Independent School District in Texas was looking for a solution to empower teachers with the data they needed to provide students with relevant and timely remediation to boost student achievement. The district partnered with Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, to implement Tutorials in six high schools and four middle schools as a component of its math and English language arts remediation program. Read more »

Apex Learning Award of Excellence Honors Innovative Schools Across the Nation

SEATTLE, WA — March 7, 2014 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, is pleased to announce the six winners of its Apex Learning Award of Excellence, an annual award that recognizes innovative schools across the country for excellence in implementing digital learning programs that result in higher student achievement. Read more »

Apex Learning Launches Blended Learning Conference Series

SEATTLE, WA — February 11, 2014 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, launched its Blended Learning Conference series on Feb. 5. The professional development events will continue throughout the spring. Read more »

Apex Learning Develops Georgia Specific Math Courses Aligned to the State's Standards

SEATTLE, WA — February 10, 2014 — To address the state's standards, Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, announced new courses specifically aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Mathematics: Georgia Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry and Advanced Algebra courses. Read more »

Leaders of School Districts Using Apex Learning Digital Curriculum Recognized

SEATTLE, WA — February 6, 2014 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, is proud to announce that the Center for Digital Education has named several Apex Learning clients among the top 40 innovators in education in its 2013 yearbook. Read more »

Apex Learning Digital Curriculum Approved by Leading Education Organizations

SEATTLE, WA — January 31, 2014 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, has been approved as a provider of quality digital curriculum by leading education organizations across the country. The independent evaluations are based on criteria ranging from alignment with state and national standards to adherence to the established body of learning research and best practices in teaching such as iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching. Read more »

AP Exam Pass Rate for Apex Learning Online AP Courses Outperforms National Average by 6 Percentage Points

SEATTLE, WA — December 19, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, continues to prepare students for success on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP)* exams. During the 2012-2013 school year, 65 percent of Apex Learning Virtual School AP students scored a 3 or better on the AP exams across courses, outpacing the national average of 59 percent by 6 percentage points. Read more »

Award of Excellence

SEATTLE, WA — November 21, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, announced the Apex Learning Award of Excellence. The award honors exceptional schools and districts that have implemented successful blended and virtual learning programs. Read more »

Barlett High School Reduces Drop-Out Rate by More than Half

SEATTLE, WA — November 19, 2013 — Anchorage School District recently announced that they have increased their graduation rate by more than 3.5 percentage points district-wide during the 2012-2013 school year. In a recent article, "ASD Graduates More Students, Bartlett High Leads Way," written by Daysa Eaton of KSKA, Alaska Public Media, Barlett High School is recognized as leading the way by bringing students back to school and supporting them in recovering credits required for graduation. Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, is proud to be featured as making critical contribution to Barlett High School's success. Read more »

Independent Study Shows Digital Curriculum Increases Student Achievement

SEATTLE, WA — November 13, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, is proud to announce the results of a two year, third-party evaluation which revealed that Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses are proven to increase learning gains made by credit recovery students on the South Carolina High School Assessment Program (HSAP) for both years. Read more »

Apex Learning Included in the Initial Results of a Two-Part Study Conducted by SRI International on Algebra I Course Development

SEATTLE, WA — October 10, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, was included in the preliminary results of a new report issued by SRI International. The initial report, "Supporting K-12 Students in Online Learning: A Review of Online Algebra I Courses," focused on Algebra I course characteristics that are most likely to support student learning. Read more »

Houston Independent School District and San Diego Unified School District are Nominees for this year's Broad Prize 2013

SEATTLE, WA — September 25, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools, is proud to announce that two of its clients, the Houston Independent School District and San Diego Unified School District, are both nominees for the prestigious 2013 Broad Prize. Read more »

Getting Smart Includes Apex Learning in the "Smart List: Top 20 Learning Platforms"

SEATTLE, WA — September 11, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools, was included in Getting Smart's "Smart List: Top 20 Learning Platforms." The list, which highlighted top comprehensive platform providers in education, recognized Apex Learning for high school courses and new blended learning Tutorials solutions. Read more »

Georgia Approves Apex Learning Digital Curriculum Courses

SEATTLE, WA — August 28, 2013 —Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools, announced the Apex Learning English language arts courses Common Core English 9, English III: American Literature Honors, English IV: British and World Literature Honors, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, English Foundations I and II and Reading Skills and Strategies  were approved by the Georgia Department of Education this year. Read more »

Apex Learning Introduces Groundbreaking New Solution for Blended Learning

SEATTLE, WA — August 15, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions for secondary education nationwide, continues to build on its track record of innovation to support the changing landscape in today’s classrooms, arming teachers with critical resources to help each student succeed. Read more »

Apex Learning Hosts Blended Learning User Conference in North Carolina

SEATTLE, WA — May 7, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading innovator of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, announced the impact of its first Blended Learning User Conference held last month in North Carolina. Professional development and customer collaboration were noted among the most valuable outcomes. Read more »

California School Districts Attribute Graduation Rate Increase to Online Credit Recovery Program

SEATTLE, WA — April 10, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, announced today that students at Folsom Cordova Unified and Elk Grove Unified School Districts are using Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses to recover credits, increase their achievement, stay in school and graduate on time. The California Department of Education reported an upward trend in graduation rates and decrease in dropout rates for Sacramento area school districts. Read more »

Students Using Apex Learning Online AP Courses Outpace National AP Exam Average by 6%

SEATTLE, WA — February 20, 2013 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, announced today that 64 percent of students who completed an Apex Learning online Advanced Placement (AP)* course during the 2011-2012 school year, scored a 3 or higher on the AP exam. 64 percent outpaced the national average of 58 percent by 6 percentage points in the school year 2011-2012. Read more »

Partnership Provides Online AP Exam Review for Oregon Students

SALEM, OR — January 23, 2013 — Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton and Apex Learning® today announced a new partnership that will provide Oregon public high school students with access to online Advanced Placement* test preparation at no cost to the school or student. Starting this winter, Oregon students will have access to a range of tools and resources to help them better prepare to take, and succeed in, their AP exams. This initiative is tied to Governor Kitzhaber's education reform efforts and the urgent need to ensure all students are prepared for college and career in order to meet our state's 40-40-20 goal. Read more »

Director of Virtual Academy, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Named Among Top 50 Education Educators

EVANSVILLE, IN and SEATTLE, WA — December 11, 2012 15 — The Center for Digital Education named Janet Leistner, Director of Virtual Academy at Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) among the top 50 innovators in education. Leistner is a champion of digital learning and established the district's Virtual Academy to expand learning options and scheduling flexibility for students. Read more »

Apex Learning Offers Digital Curriculum to School Districts Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

SEATTLE, WA — December 11, 2012 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, announced today it is donating its digital curriculum to school districts impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Districts can provide remote access to online courses for displaced high school students and teachers. Read more »

NCAA Approves Additional Apex Learning Online Courses

SEATTLE, WA — December 4, 2012 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, today announced that additional courses offered through the Apex Learning High School, with instruction provided by certified online teachers, have been approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for initial eligibility. The recently added Apex Learning courses are Multicultural Studies, Sociology, Honors Physics, and Spanish III. Read more »

Apex Learning Expands World Language Offering Through Middlebury Interactive Languages Partnership

SEATTLE, WA — December 4, 2012 — Apex Learning® announced today the addition of new world language courses — Latin I & II, German I & II, and Mandarin Chinese I & II — through Apex Learning High School and a partnership with Middlebury Interactive Languages, a national leader in world language curriculum. Students may enroll in these courses, with instruction provided by certified online teachers. The new courses are in addition to the current Apex Learning High School offerings in French and Spanish. Read more »

Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Young Men's Prep Academy's Students Outperfom District Average on Algebra I High Stakes Exam

MIAMI, FL and SEATTLE, WA -- September 20, 2012 – Ninth graders at Young Men's Prep Academy (YMPA) used Apex Learning® digital curriculum to earn initial credit for Algebra I, one of the courses for which students must pass the state's end-of-course exam. The school announced today that 58% of those students exceeded the state's passing score on the end-of-course exam, outperforming the district average by 14%. Read more »

St. Mary's County Public Schools' Great Mills High School Increases Graduation Rate from
76% to 82%

LEONARDTOWN, MD and SEATTLE, WA – August 28, 2012 – St. Mary’s County Public Schools today announced Great Mills High School increased its four year adjusted cohort graduation rate by 6 percentage points in one year, from 76% in 2011 to 82% in 2012. Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano attributes much of the increase to the school using Apex Learning® digital curriculum in a new blended learning program. Read more »

Apex Learning Names Cary Mark Vice President of Technology

SEATTLE, WA – June 28, 2012 – Apex Learning, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, today announced the appointment of Cary Mark as its new Vice President of Technology. Mark is charged with setting Apex Learning’s technology strategy and delivering innovative digital learning solutions that help school districts improve student outcomes. Read more »

Apex Learning Selected as Finalist for CODiE Awards

SEATTLE, WA -- March 20, 2012 -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, announced that its Literacy Advantage Courses for Mathematics is a finalist in the 2012 SIIA CODiE Awards, in the "Best Mathematics Instructional Solution" category. Read more »

Apex Learning Announces Digital Curriculum to Meet Learning Expectations of Common Core State Standards

SEATTLE, WA – February 7, 2012 – Forty-five states and the District of Columbia, have announced their adoption of the Common Core State Standards affecting 90 percent of the nation’s students. Apex Learning, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, announced today new online courses specifically designed around the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts. With this announcement, the company continues to deliver on its commitment to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for college and work. Read more »

Apex Learning Releases Online Courses Aligned to State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™)

SEATTLE WA – January 26, 2012 –As part of the State of Texas's commitment to preparing all students for college and work, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) are being introduced into grades 3 through 12 as a measure of student achievement. STAAR end-of-course assessments emphasize rigorous "readiness" standards, focusing on the knowledge and skills considered most important for future success. Read more »

Student Scores Improve with Apex Learning Advanced Placement Courses

SEATTLE, WA — January 6, 2012 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, announced today that 64 percent of students who completed an Apex Learning online Advanced Placement (AP) course during the 2010-2011 school year, and earned a C or better, scored a 3 or higher on the AP exam. Sixty four percent outpaces the 62 percent national average by two percentage points. Read more »

Leaders of School Districts Using Apex Learning® Named in Top 50 Education Innovators

SEATTLE WA – November 11, 2011 –The Center for Digital Education named Superintendent of Houston Independent School District Terry Grier, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum at Denver Public Schools Antwan Wilson, and Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services at Pueblo Public Schools Brenda Krage among the top 50 innovators in education in its inaugural Converge Magazine 2011 Yearbook. Read more »

America's Promise Alliance and Apex Learning Partner With School Districts to Increase the Nation's Graduation Rate.

WASHINGTON, DC and SEATTLE, WA— August 30, 2011 — America’s Promise Alliance and Apex Learning® announced a three-year partnership with four school districts to provide comprehensive digital curriculum. Read more »

Georgia Approves Apex Learning Courses

SEATTLE, WA  — August 8, 2011 — Mathematics of Personal Finance has been approved by the Georgia Department of Education, bringing the total Apex Learning® courses listed as recommended learning resources for the state’s schools to 39. Read more »

University of California Certifies Apex Learning Courses for Freshman Admission

SEATTLE, WA  — February 16, 2011 — The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) certified Apex Learning® high school courses for freshman admission to the university system stating they fulfill the "a-g" subject requirements. Read more »

Districts Using Apex Learning Among National Leaders in Digital Technology

SEATTLE, WA  — February 11, 2011 — Four school districts that use Apex Learning® digital curricula have been recognized by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as being among the nation’s best digital technology users. Read more »

Online Learning Impacts Graduation Rate at School Lauded by President Obama

SEATTLE, WA  — January 27, 2011 — A Denver high school recognized by President Barack Obama for its innovative approach and dramatically improved graduation rate used online learning to support the efforts of its staff to best meet student needs. Apex Learning® supplies the digital curriculum used by Bruce Randolph high school. Read more »

Student Scores Improve with Apex Learning Advanced Placement Courses

SEATTLE, WA  — December 22, 2010 – Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, continues to prepare college-bound students for Advanced Placement (AP) exams with success rates that exceed the national average. Read more »

Apex Learning Expands High School Digital Curriculum

SEATTLE, WA  — November 2, 2010 – Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, has announced 10 new online courses for the 2011-2012 academic year, adding 20 semesters of instruction. This will expand the existing course catalog to 103 courses and 180 semesters. Read more »

Apex Learning Courses Meet Common Core Standards

SEATTLE, WA  — September 24th, 2010 – Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education to the nation’s school districts, announced today that its courses meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for K-12 education, according to an independent review. Read more »

Apex Learning CEO Appointed to National Digital Learning Council

SEATTLE, WA  — August 30, 2010 – Apex Learning® CEO Cheryl Vedoe has been appointed to the Digital Learning Council, a 65-member panel convened by former governors Jeb Bush of Florida and Bob Wise of West Virginia to identify policies that will integrate current and future technological innovations in public education. Read more »

Apex Learning Further Invests in Advanced Placement

SEATTLE, WA — July 23, 2010 – Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, has significantly enhanced its Advanced Placement (AP) courses, an offering that is already delivering results at a rate that exceeds the national average. Read more »

Online Learning Offers Unique Assistance for Struggling Readers

SEATTLE, WA — February 4, 2010 — Online courses that provide better, more focused support to high school students reading below grade level are making it possible for dropout prevention and recovery programs to cost-effectively address reading proficiency challenges in the face of constrained budgets and lack of specialized resources. Read more »

New Online Programs Support Academic Success for Struggling Readers

SEATTLE, WA — March 13, 2009 — With thousands of high school students reading below grade level and dropping out of school every day, educators are seeking new solutions to provide the support necessary for these struggling readers to succeed and are increasingly turning to online learning. Read more »

New Online Course Addresses Struggling High School Readers

SEATTLE, WA — February 18, 2009 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, today announced a new course in reading and writing designed specifically to meet the needs of students ages 14 and older reading below basic – or at the equivalent of a third-to-fifth grade comprehension level. This addition to Apex Learning’s English Foundations series bolsters the resources educators have to help students at risk for failure by tackling one of their biggest challenges: adolescent literacy. Read more »

Apex Learning Announces Online Math Courses Tailored to State-Specific Standards

SEATTLE, WA — February 18, 2009 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, has announced new online math curriculum tailored to academic standards in Georgia, Florida and California. These state-specific additions to Apex Learning’s already-robust suite of digital curriculum further the abilities of educators to help all students successfully meet high school graduation requirements regardless of learning styles and situations. Read more »

Apex Learning Announces Flexible Online Algebra Courses Tailored to Meet California Academic Standards

SEATTLE, WA — February 11, 2009 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary schools, today announced new algebra courses – critical to a student’s academic advancement – developed specifically to meet California Mathematics Content Standards for Algebra I. These state-specific additions to Apex Learning’s already-robust suite of digital curriculum further the abilities of educators to help all students successfully meet high school graduation requirements regardless of learning styles and situations. Read more »

Apex Learning Announces Online Algebra Courses to Meet Florida Academic Standards

SEATTLE, WA — February 11, 2009 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, today announced new courses in algebra – critical to a student’s academic advancement – designed specifically to meet Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Benchmarks. These state-specific additions to Apex Learning’s already-robust suite of digital curriculum further the abilities of educators to help all students successfully meet high school graduation requirements regardless of learning styles and situations. Read more »

Apex Learning Announces Online Math Courses Tailored to Meet Georgia Academic Standards

SEATTLE, WA — February 9, 2009 — Apex Learning®, the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education, today announced new math courses designed specifically to meet revised Georgia high school curriculum standards. Apex Learning Georgia Math courses, delivered online to classrooms, offer an integrated approach, weaving together the use of algebra, geometry and statistics in the context of exploring real-life scenarios. Comprehensive, year-long courses use media – including animations, charts, graphs, images, and interactive manipulatives – in conjunction with a text-based presentation of information to engage students. Read more »