Apex Debuts Summer Curricula

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3/19/2007—Digital curriculum developer Apex Learning has launched new curriculum solutions for schools that need to implement new summer school programs or improve existing ones.

According to Apex, the new curricula were developed to help improve achievement and graduation rates among students who may not have mastered skills during the regular school year. The company said that in some districts, up to 40 percent of students participate some sort of summer coursework, while other districts are unable to implement any sort of summer program at all owing to costs and lack of other resources.

"We're aware of the challenges educators face regarding summer school--including transportation costs, lack of teachers, and the need to support students with varied needs," said Cheryl Vedoe, CEO of Apex Learning, in a prepared statement. "Our digital curriculum solutions help schools cost-effectively offer students individualized learning experiences."

Included in the lineup are comprehensive all in one digital curriculum packages, including "highly qualified," certified teachers to implement summer courses quickly. Apex said that a school need only provide a computer lab and a lab manager to monitor student progress.

For those who already have summer programs, Apex is also offering enhancements that allow schools to facilitate individualized learning.

Programs are designed to align with state standards and provide regular reporting to help monitor student progress. The company is also offering assistance with implementation for schools that need it.

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