As part of a new initiative to bolster high school graduation rates,
EDUCATION WEEK — Cheryl Vedoe, the CEO of Seattle-based Apex Learning, has seen steady growth since the company's founding in 1997. Over the past five years, according to Ms. Vedoe, Apex Learning's revenue has increased at a compound annual growth rate of 30 percent, which is the year-over-year growth rate of the company over the past five years.
Among the 100-plus graduating from Moffat County High School this year are six students who have earned their diploma by taking a different path than the usual one.
KyLeah Sorensen was ready to get out of the high school scene. One year and 13 classes later, Sorensen received her diploma as a third-year student thanks to an online program known as APEX Learning System.
Traditional education might not be enough for college-bound students. While some schools today struggle with overcrowding and do not offer personalized learning for students, Mat-Su Central School can help prepare students for college through independent learning and responsibility.
1,628 high School students in Allentown School District have ditched the traditional classroom setting in favor of charter or cyber schools. It's a move that comes at a high cost to the district. "$25 million dollars," shared Dr. Tina Belardi, Chief Academic Officer for ASD.
Tech&Learning — Access to technology coupled with a flexible, comprehensive digital curriculum is providing new, motivating options for students to meet graduation requirements.
Nearly 2,000 students left the Allentown School District in favor of charter and cyber schools last year, bringing millions of the district's tuition dollars with them. The district hopes to stop that exodus and win those students back by expanding its meager online course offerings into a full-blown cyber division with full- and part-time online classes for its students.
Cellphones are usually banned in school, but now they are replacing classrooms. The seats will remain empty in Colusa High School English teacher Rebecca Changus's classroom as she facilitates summer school to about 70 students through a digital learning platform.
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.