Digital Curriculum

Congratulations to our 2015 Award of Excellence Recipients!

Apex Learning is pleased to announce the winners of our annual Award of Excellence, which honors six exemplary online learning programs from across the nation. The schools and districts selected foster and demonstrate extraordinary vision and dedication to increasing student achievement through blended and virtual learning.

Read on to learn more about the innovative 2015 recipients.

Apex Learning Announces Focus on Implementation Success

2019 — Districts using Tutorials are already experiencing significant learning gains across subject areas for students in grades 6–12. As they strive to raise outcomes even further, educators are asking for more opportunities to tailor their implementations to align with their district-specific curriculum, address individual student needs, and access data that demonstrates student progress. These three areas are the focus of the latest enhancements to Tutorials.

Students Become Tech Creators with New Apex Learning Technology Courses

Fewer than half of the nation’s K-12 public school districts offer technology courses. It can be difficult to find educators with the appropriate skillset for teaching technology courses, and it can be a challenge to find effective curriculum to support student learning. Yet technology has become ubiquitous in the lives of today’s students. It is as essential as reading, writing, and arithmetic to prepare students for the future. Technology proficiency builds more than programming and coding skills; it builds critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

Six Ways Digital Curriculum Supports ESSA to Close Student Learning Gaps

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that went into effect last year has provided unprecedented opportunities in what accountability means and how it is measured in today’s schools. These changes have required new thinking from leaders at the school, district and state level and is creating new models of teaching and learning. Technology is playing a vital role in driving this vision to reality. ESSA has provided districts with an opportunity to prioritize technology in ways that truly transform teaching and learning while creating a broader vision for how it is used.

William Cofield honored at new 'conceptual' high school

William Cofield High School — 2018 — The school, structured as an A5 alternative program, utilizes curriculum through Apex learning, a virtual system that allows flexibility and an enhanced learning experience — allowing students to receive their diploma with 22 completed credits instead of 26...

Woodland Public Schools’ TEAM High School offers an alternative for students

Insights Success — 2018 — Woodland Public Schools’ TEAM High School offers an alternative path for students to achieve success in their K-12 education by offering flexible lesson schedules, self-directed lesson plans and personalized teaching in a focused learning environment. TEAM’s students use a computer-based curriculum called Apex Learning to select classes from a full range of core academic subjects and electives.

Innovating to Better Meet the Needs of English Language Learners

This is the fourth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum. 

More than 36 languages are spoken at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas, which has a large population of students who are from families granted refuge or asylum. While it’s common to have ELL students in today’s classrooms, educators say they are struggling now more than ever to fulfill the academic and social-emotional needs of this increasingly diverse student group. 

Apex Learning Expands Middle School Digital Curriculum

Press Release — 2018 — Apex Learning announces the expansion of its middle school digital curriculum for the 2018–2019 school year. Now with a complete digital curriculum in math, science, English, and social studies for grades 6–8, Apex Learning is able to support middle school students in mastering grade-level content and put them on the path to high school success.

Apex Learning Digital Curriculum Integrated into ASSIST Education Platform

Press Release — 2018 — Apex Learning digital curriculum, known for rigorous, standards-based digital curriculum proven to increase student achievement, announced it is fully integrated into the ASSIST Education cloud-based program, streamlining school and education management. Apex Learning digital curriculum will be a primary resource for schools using ASSIST, an integrated education management system for K-12 schools.

Not Your Father’s Summer School: How Districts are Reinventing Summer Programs to Increase Opportunity and Achievement

Back in the day, summer school was just for students who needed to recover lost course credit. Today, innovative districts are expanding their summer programs beyond traditional remediation of course failure to meet a wide range of student learning needs, including options to earn initial course credit, prepare for college entrance exams, and remediate gaps in the prerequisite knowledge needed for success in the upcoming grade level.

School Districts Using Apex Learning Digital Curriculum Recognized

Press Release — 2017 — The Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award recognizes K-12 schools and districts for breaking new ground in the use of digital content and curriculum, including: Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland, Pickerington Local School District in Ohio, Bridges Virtual Academy in Wisconsin and Coxsackie-Athens Central School District in New York. According to Kecia Ray, executive director of the Center for Digital Education, these districts are setting an outstanding example for others on how to effectively implement digital curriculum to improve student learning.