APEX Summer School Syllabus

 

What is APEX?

Apex Learning digital curriculum makes it possible to individualize instruction to help each student get the most out of the summer school experience. Direct instruction incorporates multimedia, in the form of images, audio, video, animation, and interactive elements, along with instructional text to provide students with multiple representations of concepts and to address different learning styles. Formative assessments help students to gauge their own understanding and improve performance, while summative assessments chart progress and skill development. Unit-level diagnostics allow students to move quickly over material they have previously mastered.

Each Apex Learning online course provides a complete scope and sequence based on national and state standards. The curriculum is organized into semesters, units, lessons, and activities. A typical semester includes 5 to 7 units, each with 3 to 6 lessons. A typical lesson comprises a number of activities including studies, practices, readings, projects, explorations, reviews, and embedded assessments. Semester courses include an average of 750 pages, 1,000 images, 250 multimedia tutorials, 250 interactive exercises, and dozens of vetted web links.

How does APEX work in Summer School?

 

  • Attendance is required as per the usual summer school policy.
  • A student must finish a semester's work within the 3 week/75 hours time allotted.
  • Students must work at mastery level which is 80%. Students will take the exam at the end of the course.
  • Students will take the SOL if required at the end of the second session.
  • If the student is not done at the end of the summer session, no credit will be awarded.
  • By Thursday, June 25th the teachers will meet with each student to determine if APEX is a good fit. If it decided that APEX is not the best placement for a student, the cost of summer school will be refunded.
  • In the event that the on-line computer program is temporarily down, students will work with resources provided by the teacher. These will include released SOL tests for review.
  • Students attending summer school from a private institution may wish to contact their school's counseling office to confirm that the credit will be honored.

 

Who should you contact for more information?

 

APEX teachers may be reached at phone # 975-9453, or the e-mail addresses below:

 

Math   Chariya Fisher  cfisher@k12albemarle.org  

History    Mae Craddock imcraddock@k12albemarle.org

English   Louise Weaver   lweaver@k12albemarle.org