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.

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.

Top Four Considerations When Selecting an Online Learning Partner for Secondary Education

Personalized learning comes in many different forms but the foundation for success is the same: selecting a high-quality, rigorous curriculum that accelerates and deepens student understanding. But not all digital curriculum is the same and not all will enable teachers to design a variety of rich learning experiences that meet the individual needs of every student. 

Online Learning to Support Intervention and Remediation for Struggling Students

When students are below or at risk of falling below grade level in one or more subjects, it’s an immense challenge for teachers to meet their needs while continuing to meet the needs of the rest of the students in their class. If struggling students don’t get the support they need, they often lose motivation, fall further behind, score lower on high stakes exams and become at risk of dropping out.

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EVSC created this great video to explain why their virtual learning program is so effective.
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Parent Dan LaFountain talks about his son who was able to take Apex Learning Courses and graduate from Fairfax County Schools despite being homebound.

Dan LaFountain

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