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.
My forthcoming documentary, Crotty's kids, shows how debate and mentorship improve inner city dropout rates. In previous posts, I've noted how solving the urban dropout epedemic, particularly if dropouts finish high school and graduate college in a STEM field, will dramatically improve our unemployment and deficit crises.
Most of the computers in the library at Tate High School in Iowa City were occupied at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, long after the traditional school hours. The students, many of them dropouts, using the computers are enrolled in different online classes as part of the Iowa City school district's Phoenix Program.
School is out, and for most students enjoying their midsummer pleasures, class time is a distant memory. Changes are underway that make it likely to stay that way. The schools students return to in the fall will look quite different from those they left behind.