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Faculty & Staff

At Apex Learning Virtual School (ALVS), students work independently—but they are not alone. Your student will be supported by certified teachers, dedicated school counselors and success advisors. Our student services team understands your student’s unique goals and collaborates with your family to chart a clear path to academic success.

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Courtney Acosta Ed.D.

Head of School

Dr. Acosta has spent her career ensuring that students receive a high-quality education and the support to succeed. Starting as a science teacher, she advanced to assistant principal, principal and chief of operations for Advanced Academics, Career and Technology Education, Counseling Services, School Safety and Operations. Dr. Acosta knows the importance of supporting students’ academic and personal growth to help them achieve their potential.

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Shondrelle M. Paul

School Counselor

Shondrelle has been an educator and guidance counselor since 2006. She spent several years working exclusively as a virtual school counselor for EdOptions Academy before joining the ALVS team. Shondrelle’s favorite part of her role is being a voice for those who cannot speak or feel their voices have gone unheard. In her free time, she can be found enjoying the sounds of nature on a quiet walk.

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Kelly Charlson

Success Coach Advisor

Kelly has worked as the student success advisor for Apex Learning Virtual School since 2019, and has been working in education for over 10 years. She believes that every student should have access to an education that works for them, and emphasizes that this will look different for every student. She loves working directly with students, helping to define what success means to them and then figuring out how to help get them there.

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