About Apex Online Learning
Our Apex online program is not a full-time learning alternative. Students access our Apex program for credit recovery or acceleration courses in addition to their in-person learning. Students must work with their school counselor to determine needed courses to register. The goal of the district's Apex Online Learning program is to create the same high-quality learning experience students would expect to find in a traditional classroom through an online, remote curriculum. Each online course consists of a comprehensive curriculum and a versatile online learning environment. Our district's Apex Online Learning environment is specifically designed to meet the learning needs of middle school and high school students. The curriculum is aligned to relevant national and state standards and is relevant for:
- Home school students
- Home-bound students
- Credit retrieval
- Accelerated learning
The goal is to create the same high-quality learning experience you would expect to find in a traditional classroom. Each online course consists of a comprehensive curriculum and a versatile online learning environment. Our online learning environment is specifically designed to meet the learning needs of middle school and high school students. The curriculum is aligned to relevant national and state standards. Our courses use technology to create learning experiences that will keep students alert and engaged by using text, images, sound, animations, short movies, manipulatives, graphs and equations. To aid each student to achieve his or her highest potential, our program uses self-check activities, computer-scored assignments, and teacher-graded assignments and tests. Each unit also contains diagnostic assessments that help teachers gauge student progress throughout a course. Our courses cover both core and advanced placement subjects. A cost to the parent will be assessed for credit retrieval classes and for accrual classes that go beyond a full course load.
Apex Online Learning Academic Curriculum
The Apex Online Learning academic curriculum provides standards-based courses in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, electives, and advanced placement for grades 7 through 12. With the Apex Online Learning academic curriculum, schools are able to take advantage of a range of online learning approaches to address critical education challenges and raise achievement for all students - from those who are not succeeding in traditional programs to students capable of accelerating their learning.
Complete Standards-Based Scope & Sequence
Each Apex online course provides a complete scope and sequence based on state and national standards. Courses are organized into semesters, units, lessons, and activities. A typical semester includes five to six units, each with five to six lessons. A typical lesson comprises a number of activities including studies, practices, readings, journals, labs, discussions, projects, web explorations, reviews, and both computer- and teacher-scored assessments, including unit diagnostics. Each semester has an average of 750 pages, 1,000 images, 250 multimedia tutorials, 250 interactive exercises, 50 computer-graded assessments, and 85 vetted web links.
Interactive Multimedia Instruction Content
Apex Learning digital curriculum takes advantage of the power of technology to create active learning experiences that keep students alert and engaged as they read, watch, listen, inquire, write, discuss, explore and manipulate objects and data. Multimedia tutorials provide students with opportunities to explore and discover new concepts, allowing each student to move at their own pace. Images, sound tracks, short movies, animations, charts and graphs integrated throughout the text provide alternative representations and address different learning styles.
Assessment Integrated Throughout
Assessment opportunities – including formative, summative, and diagnostic assessments – are integrated throughout Apex Learning's digital curriculum. Each lesson begins with the learning objectives for the lesson. Assessments address each learning objective and are specifically designed to test students at various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Formative and diagnostic assessments provide opportunities to gauge student progress on an ongoing basis. Summative assessments require students to demonstrate what they have learned at the end of each unit and semester.