SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning®, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, continues to prepare students for success on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP)* exams. During the 2012-2013 school year, 65 percent of Apex Learning Virtual School AP students scored a 3 or better on the AP exams across courses, outpacing the national average of 59 percent by 6 percentage points.
"Apex Learning online courses are a proven option to ensure all students who demonstrate academic readiness have the opportunity to participate in an Advanced Placement program," Cheryl Vedoe, CEO of Apex Learning, said. "We are proud of the successful track record of Apex Learning AP students."
Exposure to AP high standards, as students and teachers attest, help prepare students for success in college. However, the likelihood of college success is significantly higher for AP students who pass with a score of 3 or better.
Apex Learning online AP courses are carefully aligned to the College Board standards and designed to support students and teachers working in both blended and virtual learning environments. The rigorous courses develop the required knowledge and skills -- including critical thinking, problem solving, and analyzing skills -- students will need to pass the AP exams and be prepared for courses at the college level.
*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board.
About Apex Learning
Nearly two decades ago Apex Learning emerged as a leader in digital learning for secondary education, developing online Advanced Placement courses to provide students who would otherwise not have access, the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses. Recognizing the challenges schools face in meeting the needs of every student - from those struggling to stay on track for graduation to those capable of accelerating their learning - the company continues to develop innovative, digital learning solutions to support teachers by providing every student with the opportunity to excel beyond expectations.
Today Apex Learning offers a comprehensive catalog of rigorous, standards-based online courses that meet high school graduation requirements. Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses are used by schools nationwide for both initial credit and credit recovery. The company's latest digital learning solution -- Tutorials -- are a key component of effective blended learning, providing classroom teachers with critical resources to ensure all students are prepared for success on high stakes assessments, provide targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation, and enhance instruction for all students. Apex Learning, headquartered in Seattle, is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.
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