Apex Learning Expands Middle School Digital Curriculum

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Digital curriculum bridges the gap to prepare students for high school

Apex Learning helps graduate all students ready for college and career success.

For more than 20 years, Apex Learning has partnered with school districts to implement digital learning. Now with a complete digital curriculum for grades 6–8, Apex Learning is able to support middle school students in mastering grade-level content and put them on the path to high school success.

Apex Learning, a recognized pioneer and innovator in online learning for secondary education, announces the expansion of its middle school digital curriculum for the 2018–2019 school year. The recently released 2017 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) results show only 33 percent of eighth-graders are proficient in math and 36 percent proficient in reading, indicating a majority of incoming ninth graders lack the knowledge and skills required for success in high school.

For more than twenty years, Apex Learning has partnered with school districts nationwide to implement digital learning programs to keep high school students on track for graduation. Now with a complete digital curriculum in math, science, English, and social studies for grades 6–8, Apex Learning is able to support middle school students in mastering grade-level content and put them on the path to high school success.

Paul Ottum, Online Learning Specialist for Beaverton School District, recognizes the importance of readying students for success in high school. “In many cases, students leave school because they aren’t prepared academically for high school,” Ottum said. “Students who fail a course during their freshman year are much more likely to leave school before they graduate.”

The district uses Apex Learning Tutorials to help middle school students master grade-level content and prepare them for the rigors of high school. According to Ottum, “Tutorials are the way to do this right, enabling our teachers to offer each student personalized support and just-in-time remediation, which is precisely what middle school students need.”

“We’ve seen firsthand the positive impact of digital curriculum on high school achievement levels and graduation rates,” said Cheryl Vedoe, CEO of Apex Learning. “We are excited to also be able to support districts in preparing more middle school students for the rigors of high school.”

Apex Learning’s middle school digital curriculum catalog will be available for the 2018–2019 school year. To learn more, call us at 1.800.453.1454 or visit: https://www.apexlearning.com/middle-school.

About Apex Learning
Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students-from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating. Proven to increase outcomes, Apex Learning digital curriculum actively engages students in learning, with embedded supports and scaffolds to meet the needs of diverse learners. During the most recent school year, there were more than 3.6 million enrollments in Apex Learning digital curriculum. Headquartered in Seattle, Apex Learning is accredited by AdvancEd and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit http://www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.

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