Credit Recovery

In Tupelo's PACE classroom, students put themselves back on track

2018 — Away from the traditional setting, students in the PACE classroom move at their own speed to independently work through Apex Learning – a digital curriculum endorsed by the College Board. Richard Trotter, the adult in the room, is more of a facilitator than instructor. Instead of listening to multiple teachers throughout the day, students engage one subject at a time for as many weeks as it takes to finish their eighth-grade course requirements.

Salamanca school officials deem revived summer school program successful

The Salamanca Press — 2018 — Over the summer, the district offered several online courses through Apex Learning where students could recover credits they didn’t get during the regular school year. “We had some fantastic results, from graduation all the way through summer school and the Regents exams,” said High School Principal Chris Siebert. “A lot of kids are earning credits that they didn’t quite earn in June.”

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.

Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores

Press Release — 2018 — ASSIST Education and Apex Learning® enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. The adaptive Apex Learning Tutorials for intervention, remediation, and preparation for high-stakes assessments were proven to improve students’ performance on the Tutorials from pretest to posttest by more than 50% and by an average of 23 to 26 percentile points during the 2016–2017 school year.

Infographic: Does Your Credit Recovery Program Make the Grade?

Students in need of credit recovery are often our most vulnerable students — those in need of the greatest support and personalized instruction. It’s critical that digital curriculum used in credit recovery programs be rigorous, engaging and capable of providing a personalized learning experience for every student. Curriculum deficient in any of these areas could mean the difference between students dropping out and earning a high school diploma.

Infographic: 8 Signs Your Credit Recovery Program Could be a Credit Mill

When the No Child Left Behind Act was introduced, it challenged schools and districts to raise graduation rates. In an effort to meet that challenge, schools began offering credit recovery programs — opportunities outside of the standard curriculum for at-risk students to earn course credits and get back on the road to commencement. 

Ryan Imbriale, of Baltimore County Public Schools, discusses how Apex Learning meets students in their specific learning progression and results in more focused...

Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director, Department of Innovative Learning

Kerrie Torres explains how Orange Unified School District implemented Apex's digital curriculum and their successes with the program.

Kerrie Torres

Executive Director of Secondary Education