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.
Success in Action: Online Credit Recovery Helps Graduation Rates for Special Education Students in One District Soar by 30%
For high school students with special needs, failing a class or receiving an incomplete not only impacts them academically, but emotionally as well. As they watch their classmates move ahead as they fall behind, many experience a sense of isolation and a hit to their self-esteem.
What a school year. You made it! Joyful graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021, send-offs for 8th graders, and end-of-school-year assemblies have given education leaders the chance to express deep gratitude for their teachers, students, families, and local communities and to celebrate the learning that continued to happen through a time of incredible disruption.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Window Rock Unified School District, a small rural district in the Navajo Nation, about the success they have experienced with Apex Learning and how our curriculum is transforming educational opportunities available to their students.
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.
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.