About Us

At Apex Learning we have great expectations for all students and want to ensure they have opportunities to achieve their individual potential.


Where Opportunity Thrives

We Are Apex Learning

A digital curriculum company powered by smart people passionate about learning and motivated by results.

Collectively, we’re an industry leader with deep expertise, driven by the understanding that supporting the needs of all studentsfrom struggling to acceleratedstrengthens schools and creates stronger communities, brighter futures and a more equitable world.

Leadership Team

Our executive team consists of proven leaders, educators, and experts in educational technology—each bringing over 15 years of experience, across education and technology industries.

Chris Porter


Chris Porter

Jean Sharp


Jean Sharp

Todd Mahler


Todd Mahler

Chuck Lanphier


Chuck Lanphier



Jill Hedrick

Duane Call


Duane Call

Jennifer Thresher


Jennifer Thresher


Tech & Learning Best Remote Learning Tools Award

Tech & Learning Best Remote Learning Tools Award

Apex Learning Districtwide Digital Curriculum received the 2021 Best Remote & Blended Learning Tools award from Tech & Learning. Apex Learning enables educators to seamlessly navigate between in-class, hybrid and at-home learning models, providing districts with the flexibility they need to keep all students learning. Many districts have partnered with Apex Learning as their districtwide curriculum provider, reducing confusion and stress for educators and students by providing a single solution for learning.

Apex Learning Courses Named Best of 2020 by Tech & Learning

Apex Learning Courses Named Best of 2020 by Tech & Learning

The judges evaluated individual products on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as value, uniqueness in the market, and the product’s ability to solve specific problems for educators and administrators.

2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence program

Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

Tech & Learning selected the Apex Learning - Learning Continuity Program for the Awards of Excellence. The judges evaluated each product based on their uniqueness in the market, ability to solve a problem, price value, and suitability for use.



Apex Learning Recognized as a Finalist for Multiple EdTech Awards Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors. The EdTech Awards recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology.

Awards Excellence

Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

Apex Learning was recognized by Tech & Learning 2019 Awards of Excellence for the use of Technology Courses at Wautoma High School, a small, rural district in Wisconsin.

Eddie Award Winner 2018

2019 ComputED BESSIE AWARDS (Best Educational Software) Recognizes Apex Learning in the Middle School and High School Categories for the following awards:

  • Science & Social Studies Website: Apex Learning Middle School Tutorials
  • 3-D Animation Creator: Technology Courses

"We found the carefully constructed and detailed lessons easy to learn, and it is always encouraging when your (virtual) teacher tells you emphatically, "You can, and you will ... make a spectacular animation."

BESSIE AWARDS Award Winner 2018

2018 ComputED BESSIE AWARDS (Best Educational Software) Recognizes Apex Learning in the High School Category for the following awards:

  • Professional Development Resource Website: Educator Academy
  • Tutorials (Multi-Subject): High School Tutorials

"There are some good self-paced learning solutions out there, but High School Tutorials, with its highly intuitive interface, nonjudgmental and straightforward approach is, quite simply, one of the very best."

Eddie Award Winner 2018

2018 ComputED EDDIE AWARDS (Annual Education Software Review) Recognizes Apex Learning products for innovative and content-rich software fostering educational excellence:

  • Apex Learning Middle School Courses
  • Apex Learning New Generation Courses
  • Apex Learning CTE Courses

Eddie Award Winner 2017

2017 ComputED BESSIE AWARDS (Best Educational Software) Recognizes Apex Learning in the High School Category for the following awards:

  • Best Test Prep: High School Equivalency and College Readiness Tutorials
  • Best Environmental Science: Apex Learning AP Environmental Science
  • Best Vocational Courses: New 2016-2017 CTE Course

Eddie Award Winner 2016

2016 ComputED EDDIE AWARDS (Annual Education Software Review) Recognizes Apex Learning products for innovative and content-rich software fostering educational excellence:

  • Apex Learning Middle School Tutorials
  • Apex Learning English 912
  • Apex Learning Algebra 1

Readers' Choice Top 100

The District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Products annual awards program highlights the best educational products selected by school leaders from across the country.

“Apex Learning started as a credit recovery program after school and has expanded into a program called Ranger Academy. Twenty percent of the 2014 class from North Ridgeville High School used Apex Learning to graduate on time. Without the Apex Learning program and the ability to offer blended learning for our students, we would not have the success we do in making kids lifelong learners, thus allowing them to achieve long-term goals.”

—Rachel Hill, Ranger Academy coordinator, North Ridgeville City Schools, Ohio

SIIA CODiE Awards 2012

The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize software, information and education technology companies for achieving excellence.

  • Winner for Best Education Administrative Product
  • Finalist for Best Mathematics Instructional Solutions

Accreditation & Approvals

Apex Learning is committed to educational quality and standards alignment as evidenced by the following accreditation and approvals by these organizations:

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  • The Arkansas Department of Education
  • The College Board
  • The Florida Department of Education
  • The Georgia Department of Education
  • Idaho State Department of Education
  • Illinois Virtual School
  • The Learning List
  • The Maine Online Learning Program
  • The Maryland State Department of Education
  • Michigan Virtual University
  • Missouri Online Virtual Instruction Program
  • The Nevada Department of Education
  • North Carolina Virtual Public School
  • North Dakota Office of Public Instruction
  • Quality Matters
  • The Texas Education Agency
  • The Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)
  • The University of California Office of the President (UCOP)
  • The Virginia Department of Education
  • The Washington State Digital Learning Department

Memberships & Affiliations

Apex Learning is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations:

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Career Opportunities

We are driven by a passion to provide opportunities for students to succeed. If you're motivated to be part of such a team, come join us.

We offer our employees:

  • A comprehensive health benefits package
  • Paid time-off benefits 
  • Financial growth and security, including 401(k) plan and company match
  • Opportunities for career and personal growth
  • A culturally inclusive community with the common goal of closing the opportunity gap in schools
  • Free Apex Learning courses
  • And much more!

Apex Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, genetics or disability. Apex Learning participates in the E-Verify program through USCIS. Benefits are dependent on eligibility requirements.