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.

Case Studies

Catoosa County Public Schools, GA

Creating a Pathway to College and Career

A number of Catoosa County Public Schools students struggled in the traditional classroom environment. Wanting to leverage virtual learning to offer students greater flexibility, the district partnered with Apex Learning to provide rigorous, Georgia DOE-approved online courses. The results were impressive - students achieved an 80 percent course completion rate and a passing rate of 70 percent on state end-of-course exams.

Digital Curriculum Helps Students Choose to Succeed

Seeking to increase re-engagement and graduation rates, the district launched a graduation initiative in three intervention high schools to engage at-risk students with a highly personalized, student-centered approach to learning. Of the at-risk students who participated, an average of 87.2 percent earned the credits they needed to graduate with a high school diploma.


"Apex Learning digital curriculum allows us to grab students who are struggling midstream and put them in online courses that keep them moving toward graduation."

Julie Besch

Educational Technology Specialist,

Anchorage School District Alaska