Comprehensive Courses

Original credit and credit recovery

Our Comprehensive Courses meet high school graduation requirements and address the needs of all students, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework.  


Houston Independent School District, Texas


Digital curriculum increased graduation rates and test scores.

Digital curriculum increases grad rates and test scores.

Proven Pedagogy

Apex Learning digital curriculum is based on time-tested pedagogical principles:

  • Create an anticipatory set for the student
  • Provide focused instruction using teaching strategies such as guided-inquiry and direct instruction
  • Engage student in practice and application exercises to clarify and deepen conceptual understanding and mastery of skills
  • Assess student progress throughout the instruction with formative assessments that provide feedback to both student and teacher
  • Remediate where necessary
  • Provide summative assessment with both objective (computer-scored) and open-ended (teacher-scored) instruments at the end of each unit and semester


Accessible Content

Recognizing that students come to class with varying levels of proficiency, we have centered our instructional design on making rigorous, standards-based content accessible to all students — from those not prepared for grade-level academic challenges to those capable of accelerating their learning.

Struggling Readers
Struggling Readers
English Language Learners
English Language Learners
Knowledge Gaps
Knowledge Gaps

Active Learning

Learn by Doing

Instead of passively watching, listening, and reading, students using our digital curriculum learn by doing. Students are actively engaged in learning and motivated to complete their coursework. 



Research Put Into Practice: Apex Learning Curriculum & Pedagogy


Early County Schools, Georgia

Learn by watching: it just doesn't click.
Learn by doing: students thrive.

Personalized Learning Paths

The most effective teachers personalize learning to meet the unique needs of each student. But even great teachers struggle to meet the diverse needs of every one of their students.

Our Comprehensive Courses help make personalized learning a reality with:

  • Multiple course pathways
  • Prescriptive pre-tests
  • Student-centered Learning

Integrated Assessment

Student knowledge and understanding is regularly assessed through a combination of teacher-scored and computer-scored formative and summative assessments.

Integrated Assessment

Proven to Increase Student Achievement


Dorchester School District Two, South Carolina

A two-year independent study shows our Comprehensive Courses are proven to increase student achievement on the South Carolina High School Assessment Program (HSAP).