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Apex Learning Award of Excellence Honors Innovative Schools Across the Nation

Prestigious award recognizes success in raising student achievement

SEATTLE, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, is pleased to announce the six winners of its Apex Learning Award of Excellence, an annual award that recognizes innovative schools across the country for excellence in implementing digital learning programs that result in higher student achievement.

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This year's Award of Excellence winners are Catoosa County Public Schools, Denver Public School District, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp., Hartford Public Schools, Ecorse Community High School within the Ecorse Public School District and Mat-Su iTech within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

"Congratulations to each of these schools and districts that have implemented innovative strategies and practices to meaningfully impact student engagement, academic achievement and graduation rates," said Cheryl Vedoe, CEO of Apex Learning. "The goal of this award is to highlight successful programs to serve as models for the education community." 

Recipients of the Apex Learning Award of Excellence will be honored at the Apex Learning Blended Learning Conference in Seattle on June 19, 2014. 

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 and provide every student with the opportunity to excel beyond his or her 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 the critical resources they need to meet the needs of all students including preparation for high stakes assessments, targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation and enhanced 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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