Instructional Content


Comprehensive, Standards-Based Scope and Sequence
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, journals, labs, discussions, 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.

Active Learning Experiences
Apex Learning digital curriculum takes advantage of the power of technology to create active learning experiences that keep students attentive and engaged as they read, watch, listen, inquire, write, discuss, and manipulate. Multimedia tutorials provide students with opportunities to explore and understand new concepts, allowing each student to move at his or her own pace.

Information is presented in “chunks” consistent with the way students read successfully on the web. Students are required to make decisions as they progress through the material. Prompts and interactive exercises give students frequent opportunities to check their understanding and apply what they learn.

Purposeful Use of Technology
Technology is used in purposeful ways to enhance the learning process. Images, audio, video, animation, and interactive elements integrated throughout the text provide multiple representations and address different learning styles. Interactive exercises provide hands-on opportunities for students to master difficult concepts. Scaffolding such as rollover vocabulary definitions and the ability to listen to instructional text read aloud provide important assistance to students who may otherwise be held back in their learning due to their literacy level.