Apex Learning | Provide Alternatives for Non-Traditional Students
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.
Cherokee County, 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. As a result district graduation rates have increased by nearly 2 percent, currently standing at 82.1 percent for the 2011-12 school year.
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.
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.
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.
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.