March 06
Adapting to the New Classroom

“The impact that the Apex program has had for the students of C-A goes well beyond…


Tech & Learning — “The impact that the Apex program has had for the students of C-A goes well beyond graduation rates and credit recovery,” says high school principal Heath Quiles. “It offers hope to students who struggle in the traditional classroom environment. It also offers an opportunity for students who excel and use Apex as a way to accrue credits early on in their high school careers to free up room in their schedules for more electives in their junior and senior years.”  
Press Release — Apex Learning digital curriculum, known for rigorous, standards-based digital curriculum proven to increase student achievement, announced it is fully integrated into the ASSIST Education cloud-based program, streamlining school and education management. Apex Learning digital curriculum will be a primary resource for schools using ASSIST, an integrated education management system for K-12 schools.
Press Release — Apex Learning digital curriculum has a significant impact on student achievement, according to recent data released by Beaverton School District in Oregon (BSD). The district used Apex Learning digital curriculum to provide targeted intervention and remediation and personalize learning in the classroom to better prepare students for standardized tests. During the 2014-2015 school year, seventh and eighth grade students from two BSD middle schools demonstrated significant gains on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) in math and English compared to similar students participating in traditional classroom instruction alone.
Press Release — Apex Learning, known for rigorous, standards-based digital curriculum proven to increase student achievement, today announced the "Tell Us How Your Students are Really Ready" contest. Multiple winners will be selected for the most compelling stories about how their district, school or classroom is using Apex Learning digital curriculum to ensure their students are really ready for the next step, whether that's the next course, the next grade, college or work. Prizes include an Apple iPad, a Chromebook and Amazon gift cards.
Press Release — Dr. Lisa Williams, the director of equity and cultural proficiency for BCPS, will lead the presentation “Ignite the Potential of All Students: Baltimore County Public Schools is Closing the Achievement Gap and Raising the Bar through its Commitment to Equity of Opportunity” on Tuesday, October 24 from 10 – 11 a.m. In her presentation, Dr. Williams will cover key factors to consider when rolling out a district-wide initiative equity initiative.
Press Release — The Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Award recognizes K-12 schools and districts for breaking new ground in the use of digital content and curriculum, including: Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland, Pickerington Local School District in Ohio, Bridges Virtual Academy in Wisconsin and Coxsackie-Athens Central School District in New York. According to Kecia Ray, executive director of the Center for Digital Education, these districts are setting an outstanding example for others on how to effectively implement digital curriculum to improve student learning.
Press Release — Apex Learning, known for rigorous, standards-based digital curriculum proven to increase student achievement, announces that additional Apex Learning Courses designed specifically for the Virginia Standards of Learning have been approved by the Virginia Department of Education (DOE). Apex Learning provides schools and districts throughout Virginia and across the country with digital curriculum that actively engages students in learning, from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating.
District Administration — ASSIST LLC announced the full integration of Apex Learning content into ASSIST 4.0, the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. Schools can access and assign Apex Learning’s middle and high school courses directly on ASSIST. Furthermore, students can also access the courses seamlessly through ASSIST. Available now, the ASSIST system was designed by educators at ASSIST LLC as a new approach in meeting the needs of educational institutions within a single platform.
Utica Observer-Dispatch — 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.
Lehigh Acres Citizen — A Lee County School District-approved charter school has relocated to Lehigh Acres. The Donna J. Beasley Technical Academy kicked off the new school year in a new location, renting space from the First Presbyterian Church of Lehigh Acres. Donna J. Beasley offers pre-apprenticeship in the trades of electrical, heating, air conditioning and plumbing. All of the curriculum is online and the school uses the Apex Learning Virtual School.