High School Dropout Prevention Programs
Dropout Prevention & Recovery
A growing number of high schools are offering nontraditional programs in an effort to retain at-risk students and bring back those who have dropped out. To provide the personalized learning experiences that these students need to be successful, schools are implementing Apex Learning digital curriculum solutions.
Oceanside Unified School District, CA
Help Students Overcome Barriers to Success
Looking to find the right educational evironment for each student was important to Oceanside Unified School District. Offering additional educational options such as online learning, flexible scheduling, and the ability to self-pace through their work, the Alternative Learning Center (ALC) at Ocean Shores High School provides students with an alternative route to graduation. During the initial year, the ALC experienced an 84 percentage course pass rate, with 1,855 credits earned toward graduation.
City School District of Albany, NY
Dropout Prevention Program Increases On-Time Graduation Rate
Faced with the challenge of keeping students on track to graduate on time, the City School District of Albany developed a dropout prevention program utilizing Apex Learning digital curriculum. During the 2012-2013 school year, 18 percent of the senior class recovered one or more credits needed to graduate on time — resulting in a 4 percentage point increase in graduation rates.
Antelope Valley School District, CA
Building the Path to Success with a Focus on Unit Recovery
In the fall of the 2012-2013 school year, Highland High School expanded the use of Apex Learning digital curriculum for credit recovery to also include Tutorials for targeted remediation. In the spring of that year, the number of 9th grade students failing algebra I and biology was cut in half. By the end of the first semester the following school year, the percentage of 9th grade students passing algebra I and geometry increased from 65% to 91.5% — a 26.5 percentage point increase.
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.
East Greenbush Central School District, NY
Switch to Apex Learning Helps Increase Graduation Rate
Columbia High School, the single high school in the East Greenbush Central School District, increased its graduation rate to 94 percent — a 6 percentage point increase over the previous rate of 88 percent. District leaders attribute the jump to Operation Graduation, the district's dropout intervention program, which included the use of Apex Learning digital curriculum in a blended credit recovery program.
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.