Virtual Learning

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.

Will Your Credit Recovery Program Improve Student Outcomes? Here are Four Ways to Tell

As school districts found their footing after quickly pivoting to online learning at the start of the pandemic, many have successfully put academic interventions into action to help students pass their core courses. Yet, credit recovery continues to be a sticking point for schools, especially those that serve children from low-income districts, multilingual students, and students with special needs.

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.

Keep Students Engaged and Motivated in a Virtual Learning Environment

The sudden rise in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic illustrated how, at its best, the increased use of technology can help school districts provide a personalized learning experience so all of their students can develop the strong foundations of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.

Online learning is not the same as learning in the classroom, but that’s okay

Online learning was never intended to replicate classroom learning.  But that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as effective. Classroom learning is fundamentally built on the ability to interact with one another – student-to-teacher or student-to-student – in a face-to-face environment.  And any effort to replicate the classroom experience online will likely overlook the benefits of using technology.