Credit Recovery

Virtual Academy set to open at Stethem

TheBayNet.com — 2016 — Waldorf, Maryland — Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will launch a Virtual Academy (VA) for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to provide face-to-face instruction coupled with online classes.

Apex Learning Announces New Board Member

2019 — “We are very excited to welcome Will Ethridge to our Board of Directors,” said Chris Porter, Apex Learning Chief Executive Officer. “His experience and history of success in education are exemplary, and we look forward to his impact as the reach of our world-class digital curriculum expands to help even more students succeed.”

Think Outside the Box: Moving Beyond Credit Recovery

Often, we think of digital courseware as a solution to a single problem; typically credit recovery or alternative education. But the reality is that having courseware opens numerous opportunities. Are you ready to move beyond credit recovery and find unique ways to engage students?

Apex Learning Applauds Bellevue School District Leader Honored for Dedicated Pursuit of Equity

2019 — Apex Learning, a recognized leader in online learning for secondary education, is pleased to congratulate Shomari Jones, the Director of Equity and Graduation Success at Bellevue Public School District in Bellevue, Washington, for his recognition in the Education Week “Leaders To Learn From” report. The annual report spotlights the nation’s most outstanding school district leaders for tackling pressing challenges and driving change in K-12 education.

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.

Apex Learning Acquires Youth Digital Project-Based Technology Courses

2018 — Apex Learning, a recognized pioneer and innovator in online learning for secondary education, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Youth Digital’s library of project-based technology courses. In courses ranging from coding and design to gaming and animation, students are empowered to go beyond being tech users to become creators. Students use industry-standard tools to complete projects such as developing an iOS or Android app, creating a 3D video game, or designing a fashion collection.

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.

Herkimer turns tide on sliding graduation rates

Utica Observer-Dispatch — 2017 — Earning a high school diploma is a milestone Herkimer Central School District officials would like to see more of their students achieve. The graduation rate for the district cohort had dropped to 69 percent by the time Robert Miller took over as superintendent in 2013. Since then, Miller said, some improvements have been made. After implementing Apex Learning for credit recovery, the current district graduation rate is now on average with the rest of the state.

Apex Learning Introduces Adaptive Tutorials for the GED®, HiSET® and TASC®

Press Release — 2017 — Seattle, WA — Apex Learning, known for rigorous, standards-based curriculum proven to increase student outcomes, introduces Tutorials designed to support student success on high school equivalency exams. The Apex Learning Tutorials for the General Education Development (GED), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), are each specifically developed to help students pass the exams and to achieve better paying jobs and brighter futures.

2017 graduates given second chance with new program

The Laker/Lutz News — 2017 — Wesley Chapel, FL — Graduating from high school typically is a special day for members of the graduating class, and their families. But, there’s a group in Wesley Chapel High’s Class of 2017 for whom graduation on May 26 at the University of South Florida Sun Dome was particularly meaningful. That’s because these students — among the approximately 380 graduates from the school —were offered a second chance, and they took it.

'Hard wake-up call' gets Pasco High grad back on track

Tampa Bay Times — 2017 — Dade City, FL — Go back a year or so, and the odds were pretty much against Leah Walton graduating high school on time. "She was a hot little mess — skipping classes, not doing her work," said Pasco High School career resource specialist Mignon Edwards. Walton was a bright, articulate kid with lots of potential "just floating off into the abyss," according to Sharon Swonger, her 10th-grade English teacher.

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.