Where ALL Students Can Learn
AFS High School Course Offerings
English Language Arts
- English 1
- English 2
- English 3
- English 4
- Creative Writing (Apex Learning)
- Algebra 1
- Foundations of Algebra
- Intermediate Algebra
- Probability and Statistics
- Algebra 2 (Apex Learning)
- Pre-Calculus (Apex Learning)
- Environmental Science
- Earth Science (Apex Learning)
- Physical Science
- Physics (Apex Learning)
- World Geography
- World History: The Making of the Modern World
- United States History and Constitution
- United States Government and Politics
- Psychology (Apex Learning)
- Sociology (Apex Learning)
Physical Education & Health
- Physical Education 1
- Physical Education 2
- Physical Education 3
- Physical Education 4
- Health: Fit for Life (Apex Learning)
- Google Applications
- Integrated Business Applications
- Digital Multimedia
Many Academy for Success students use Apex Learning to earn credits, recover failed credits, or to participate in course remediation and tutorials.
WHAT IS APEX LEARNING?
Apex Learning is a provider and publisher of a web-based digital curriculum.
- Courses are created by a team of educational experts and aligned to state standards.
- Technology is used in purposeful ways to enhance the learning process.
- Multimedia instruction motivates and engages students.
- Individualized learning lets students move at their own pace to master material.
- Assessment opportunities are integrated throughout each course.
This digital curriculum is helping our school offer all students rigorous coursework, raise achievement levels, and prepare them for college, work, and life.
HOW IS APEX LEARNING USED IN OUR SCHOOL?
Apex courses are used for both new learning, credit recovery, and remediation at the Academy for Success. Courses taken for original credit are graded like other seat-based courses (A-F). Credit recovery courses are graded as Pass/Fail. To earn a passing grade students must complete all of the required coursework at a 60% standard or better.
Whenever possible and appropriate, students are assigned prescriptive courses for credit recovery. Prescriptive courses allow students to test out of already learned content. Please note, however, that not all courses in Apex have a prescriptive option. Also note that students intending to participate in a NCAA sport after high school do not have the option of taking a prescriptive course as they do not meet the NCAA clearinghouse eligibility requirements.
Students taking an Apex course work with a licensed teacher. The teacher helps guide students through their Apex courses, which includes teaching, providing feedback on labs and activities, and unlocking quizzes and tests. Please be aware that while students will be with a licensed teacher, they may not be in a classroom with their teacher of record. The teacher of record will monitor your student’s progress and will meet with them regularly to discuss their progress and provide feedback. Students will be able to communicate questions or problems directly to their teacher of record through the Apex system. Students may work on their courses from home, however, students are required to be in a classroom setting before any quizzes or tests are unlocked, as all assessments are proctored.