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Academics

Virtual High Courses Of Study

Virtual High School on-line courses are from Apex Learning Academic Curriculum which provides standard-based courses in Math, Science, English, Social Studies, World Languages, Electives, and Advance Placement. With Apex Learning Academic Curriculum, Virtual HS takes advantage of a range of online learning approaches to address critical education challenges and raise achievement for all students from those who are not succeeding in traditional programs, need remediation, intervention, or credit recovery, to students capable of accelerating their learning.

Core Courses

Designed to fully meet college preparatory requirements, Apex Learning's comprehensive courses deliver a broad curriculum to support teachers in creating rich, in-depth learning experiences for their students. Each course provides a complete scope and sequence designed to guide students in mastering critical skills and developing an understanding of key concepts as well as encouraging them to go as far as they can with their learning.

Advanced Placement Options

Developed specifically for AP students at the high school level, Apex Learning's online Advanced Placement curriculum aligns to the scope and sequence specified by the college board and to widely used textbooks. The online AP curriculum makes extensive use of multimedia in direct instruction tutorials to present key concepts. Multiple forms of representation address different learning styles, allowing students to learn visually, tangibly, verbally, or formally. Students have numerous opportunities to practice skills and apply concepts, often in real-world context. Open ended activities promote the development of higher order skills. The rigorous online AP curriculum has a proven track record of preparing students for success on the AP exams in college.

Expectations

  • Always be respectful
  • No hats or head coverings
  • Cell phones should be silenced and put away
  • Appropriate dress is required
  • Be on time and on task

Graduation Requirements

MIMINUM TOTAL – 21 UNITS

  • Language Arts (9, 10, 11, 12) — 4 Carnegie Units
  • Mathematics — 3 Carnegie Units (Algebra 1; students who pass Algebra 1 in grade7 or 8 must accrue 2 additional Units of math)
  • Science — 3 Carnegie Units (1 unit of Biological Sciences and 1 unit of Physical Science:
  • Social Studies — 3 Carnegie Units (1 unit of World History, 1 unit of American History and ½ unit of US Government and ½ unit of Economics)
  • Fine Arts/Design — 1 Carnegie Unit
  • Foreign Language (optional)
  • Physical Education* — .5 Carnegie Units
  • Health — .5 Carnegie Units
  • Electives— 6 Carnegie Units

*A medical excuse is no longer a valid reason to waive the Physical Education requirement.  In such instances the pupil will participate in a modified PE program.