Starting next fall, Louisiana will contract with local individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to offer K-12 students academic courses, training, and apprenticeships beyond the classroom in an effort to support innovation and entrepreneurship.
Students are taking advantage of an online credit recovery and remediation tool and the city could expand its use moving forward. Apex Learning's Digital Curriculum was used this year by 108 students from the city's three high schools and among expelled students in the ACE program to help them recover credits, reach their grade level and for some, graduate on time.
A pair of computer-based English classes offered this summer at Vernon Hills High School mark District 128's first foray into the expanding world of online education. Twenty-two students are enrolled in the classes for the second semester of summer school.
During it's first full year of use, the APEX Learning online program has proven to be a success for students in the Edmond School District, an official said.
Both traditional and online classes for the first time will be offered during summer school this year in St. Mary's County.
Traditional summer school is gone, and in its place the Napa Valley Unified School District is implementing an online, year-round credit recovery program for high school seniors, juniors and sophomores.
Apex Learning (Seattle) is launching new online courses designed around the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts.
The lessons in John Rice's English III class at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C., are as varied as the music wafting from his students' headphones. They veer from Death of a Salesman to Beowolf, from the meaning of "pathos" to how to write a resume.