In 2020, every student who attended a brick-and-mortar school was suddenly thrust into using digital curriculum out of necessity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With this experience came a greater understanding of how online learning works. Online schools and learning online from home became more tangible. It was something we all knew existed before, but every family with school-aged children was able to experience it in one way or another, with some for the first time.
For students and families who struggle with the traditional school calendars and daily bell schedules or who have been unsatisfied with the return to in-person learning, now is the perfect time to really look at the benefits of becoming a full-time student at Apex Learning Virtual School.
To help with this, we have compiled a top 10 list of reasons to enroll full-time with ALVS.
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#10 Start Any Time of the Year
We’re flexible, and one of the biggest benefits of being a full-time virtual school student is flexibility. Classes start every Monday of the year. We’ll be here for you whenever you are ready to start.
#9 Why Wait Until September?
Speaking of starting any week of the year- enroll now not just because you can, but because there’s a huge benefit to starting now. ALVS runs on a 12-month calendar, not a traditional school year calendar. Students can get started now and spread their course load out over the 12-month period any way they wish—take one class at a time, take three now and three later; it’s totally up to each student.
#8 Work Anytime, Anywhere
Did we mention how flexible we are? With 24/7 access to classes, students can work at their own pace. They can work ahead of schedule, never having to wait on the rest of the “class.” For those not working ahead, we provide deadlines and due dates as recommendations to help keep them on track.
#7 ALVS Is Fully Accredited
This may not sound exciting, but it’s important. ALVS is fully accredited by Cognia™, ensuring that schools and colleges around the world accept our credits and diploma. We have your back.
#6 Courses Are Approved by the NCAA® and UC
Does your student hope to become a collegiate athlete? We offer more NCAA-approved courses than any other online school. And our experienced staff works with students to meet initial NCAA eligibility requirements.
Is your student California dreaming? Considering attending college in the University of California (UC) system? We have you covered. Our courses are UC-approved to meet minimum admission requirements. (If you know, you know.)
#5 ALVS Has a Large Advanced Placement® Catalog
Our AP® game is strong. We offer 13 College Board®–approved AP courses.
#4 Get Academic Support from Certified Teachers
Our teachers are certified and experienced in online teaching. They provide individualized feedback on assignments and one-on-one support when needed. They respond to questions through our message center within one business day and return graded assignments within three business days. Learn more about how ALVS provides support for full-time students.
Additional Live Help is available five days a week for just-in-time support from certified teachers.
#3 Parent Communication
The ALVS Parent Portal keeps you informed about your student's progress and provides a transparent view of their academics. Through your guardian account, you can access courses your student is enrolled in, teacher contact information, suggested pacing schedule, the gradebook, and useful links to help your student navigate our learning platform.
The instructor will include you on student communications throughout your enrollment, keeping you informed on your child’s progress and performance. If you have questions or need additional support, you can always contact ALVS teachers and academic counselors. Learn more about parent involvement at ALVS.
#2 Affordable Tuition
Our full-time tuition is affordable for families, especially compared with other virtual schools out there today. Families can pay in full to receive a discount, or we offer a payment plan which is conveniently spread out over 11 months.
And last, but certainly not least:
#1 Rigorous AND Engaging Curriculum
Not all online schools are created the same. Apex Learning Virtual School meets the needs of every student with our rich and engaging curriculum.
ALVS courses are built from standards, focus on need-to-know information, and include direct instruction, practice, review, and assessment. They include extensive scaffolds and embedded supports based on an understanding of the literacy, language, and academic needs of middle and high school students. Multi-media is thoughtfully used to engage students throughout the duration of each course. Students are actively doing something on every page in the course, keeping them involved and progressing to completion.
ALVS has been recognized for providing high-quality online learning options for students around the world. Here are a few of the most recent honors and awards received by our courses, tutorials, and staff.
Full-time virtual schooling through ALVS is a great learning option for any student looking for a more flexible schedule, personalized support, engaging curriculum, and much more.
Ready to enroll? Apply now.