Expand Your Student Reach with Virtual Programs

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Why should districts create and maintain their own virtual programs?

Having a district virtual program and virtual school is a cost-effective way to expand learning opportunities to students. Whether students are in need of more advanced classes, looking to recover credits, traveling, participating in athletics, or just prefer virtual learning, you can still provide them access to a high-quality education. Offering's Apex Learning engaging, standards-based digital curriculum with your district teachers, our certified teachers, or a combination of both, will allow you to open many new doors for students.

How can a district virtual program benefit your schools and students?

  • Offer summer school in a variety of ways to meet the needs of more students in a budget-friendly manner.
  • Address teacher shortages, expand course offerings, and offer courses with low enrollment numbers.
  • Serve students who prefer virtual learning or need flexible scheduling options.
  • Reengage homeschool students and support traveling students to recover enrollments and funding.
  • Meet NCAA eligibility requirements for student athletes.
  • Serve hospitalized and homebound students.
  • Reach at-risk students in a non-traditional format.
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Virtual Solutions to Meet Multiple Student Needs

Like every student, every district has unique needs when it comes to virtual programs. Would a district-led virtual program using district teachers best meet your needs? Or would a turnkey solution using our teachers be a better choice? Or maybe it’s a blend of the two so you can meet a wider variety of student needs. Tailor your virtual program to your unique needs with expert help from Apex Learning.

District-Led Programs

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Expanded Catalog: More Courses, More Opportunities

While using your expert district teachers, partner with Apex to provide students with high-quality, rigorous digital curriculum. Meet student needs by expanding your course offerings with our comprehensive catalog including Advanced Placement®, CTE, prescriptive courses for credit recovery and summer school, world languages, and core courses for initial credit. Are your teachers new to virtual and blended learning? No problem! Professional development from Apex Learning will build your teachers' skills and competencies in online instruction.

Streamlined Ecosystem: Your Systems, Our Courses

Utilizing technologies compatible with your SIS, LMS, and learning portals, Apex provides flexibility and expert support to integrate our curriculum with the systems you already have in place. Apex Learning offers integrations that simplify the management and monitoring of Apex in school and district ecosystems—from Single Sign-On (SSO) to streamlined user registration to automatic data exchange to content integration—to provide a seamless experience for technology teams, educators, and students.

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A Turnkey Solution

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Tailored Instructional Services: Certified Teachers

When teacher shortages and low course enrollment numbers make it difficult to maintain course offerings, limiting student choice, Apex Learning Virtual School can help. Offer a complete virtual program with our high-quality, standards-aligned, NCAA-eligible courses and professional teaching staff. Our teachers adhere to the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and excel in motivating students to learn in an online environment.

A Virtual School Success Story

On this episode of the Opportunity Thrives podcast, hear from Tim Buckingham, the Virtual School Mentor at Big Rapids Public Schools, in Big Rapids, Michigan, as he shares the district’s process of launching, refining, and eventually hitting their stride with their virtual school.

This episode discusses how to integrate a virtual program, including pitfalls to avoid and strategies for getting it right the first time. Tim shares lessons learned (there are many!), how they have managed to increase student outcomes even in a pandemic, and practical suggestions for other districts as they consider how to develop their own virtual schools.

 

For more great episodes of Opportunity Thrives, subscribe on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Partner with Apex Learning to Build and Grow Your District’s Virtual Program or School

Not all virtual programs look the same.  In fact, many districts are running multiple virtual programs at a time.  With Apex you pick and choose the elements you need to build a successful virtual program or virtual school:

  • Consulting
  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • SEL
  • Integrations
  • Implementation services
  • Data analysis
  • Success managers
  • Marketing your programming
  • Training and professional development
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