Case Studies
August 22
2017
Small District Meets Rigorous State Standards and Gives Students More Options

Santa Anna ISD is a small, rural school district that serves a primarily at-risk student…

Case Studies

07/27/2017

Big Rapids Public Schools, MI

Virtual Learning Provides Options to Meet Diverse Student Needs Big Rapids Virtual School’s reputation and accessibility draws students from all over the surrounding districts, some from as far as 50 miles away. Approximately half come from Big Rapids…

04/20/2017

Los Angeles County Office of Education, CA

Addressing the Challenge Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige houses male wards ages 13 to 18 serving sentences of 6 to 18 months. The average student at Paige High School is two academic years behind his peers in traditional high schools and requires intensive…

02/16/2017

Troy City School District, NY

Students Succeed When They Have Options for Learning When students enter the Alternative Learning Program, a liaison coordinator and counselor reviews their transcripts to determine if they need Apex Learning Courses to recover credits and/or Tutorials…

09/02/2016

North Little Rock School District, AR

The search for a better digital curriculum solution The Academy looked at several digital curriculum providers that would help them effectively address the challenges of their students, overcome its absentee problem, and enable credit recovery.  The…

08/31/2016

Cabot Public School District, AR

Serving At-Risk Students The Academic Center of Excellence opened in 2004 with about 30 students, and it now serves 250 students. In 2014, they added an additional program called ACE-North. Students come to ACE for a variety of reasons: they have …

01/08/2015

Hartford Public Schools, CT

Identifying the Need for Change Hartford Public Schools serves a diverse student body with a broad range of challenges that could lead to students dropping out of high school. "We have a lot of students who are struggling in the traditional…

11/13/2014

Highland High School, Antelope Valley Union High School District, CA

Developing the Plan When Steve Ford joined Highland HS as principal, his primary goal was to increase student achievement levels on state assessments and improve graduation rates. During the fall of 2012, approximately 35 percent of 9th graders were…

08/19/2014

Alternative Learning Center, Oceanside Unified School District, CA

Creating a Pathway to College and Career Located on the campus of Ocean Shores High School (OSHS), the ALC provides students who have been unsuccessful in the traditional classroom with an alternative route to graduation. Some students enroll because…

07/10/2014

Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, IN

1:1 Chromebook Initiative to Improve Student Learning A recipient of a Race to the Top grant, Metropolitan School District of Warren Township is seeking to redefine its traditional educational paradigms through a district-wide 1:1 initiative that…

07/08/2014

County Juvenile Justice System, FL

Keeping Students in the Juvenile Justice System on Track Toward Graduation Ensuring students involved in the juvenile justice system make academic gains and have the knowledge and skills they need to be successful as they transition back to their…