Online High School Teacher Spotlight | In Memory of Jack Rousso

Jack Rousso

Online High School Teacher Spotlight | In Memory of Jack Rousso

Apex Learning Virtual School Social Studies Department Chair

We are sad to report that teacher Jack Rousso passed away on November 23, 2017. Jack found joy in helping every student find their own way to success by connecting, understanding, and offering lots and lots of positive reinforcement. He will be missed terribly.

We have created a public Facebook group to allow our virtual students, parents, and faculty to honor Jack’s life by sharing memories, stories, and words of gratitude.

Donations can be made in Jack Rousso’s honor to YouthCare at or the ACLU at

“I would like to thank you for all your help during my AP United States History online course. I appreciate your help in advancing the due dates for my assignments, which helped me finish the course quicker.”

– Rikita, ALVS student of Jack Rousso

“Thank you for being my teacher again. You are AWESOME :D”

– Asia, ALVS student of Jack Rousso

“I would like to say thank you for being my teacher in this case. It has been a great experience… Thank you for being an understanding teacher and grading all my [AP Psychology] assignments! I greatly appreciate it!”

– Amerly, ALVS student of Jack Rousso
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About the Author:

James Bilderbeck grew up in southern California and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated in 2015 with a degree in English and Communications. Following this, James moved to Seattle for a fresh start and began tutoring for Huntington Learning Center. He was then hired by ALVS as an initial member of the tutoring program in April of 2017. James tutors English, social studies, and math. Additionally, he helped pilot the ALVS writing center, where full-time students can submit their essays and other writing assignments for editing. When he’s not tutoring, James enjoys coaching club soccer with Seattle Celtic.
Course Materials

Course Materials Semester 1:

Optional The Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka. David Wylie, translator. (Classix Press, 2009). ISBN-10: 1557427666 / ISBN-13: 9781557427663. Other editions acceptable.

NOTE: This book is provided in digital format in the course. If students wish to read offline, the above purchase is recommended. Semester 2: Optional Macbeth. William Shakespeare. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, eds. (Simon & Schuster, 2003). ISBN-10: 074377103 / ISBN-13: 8780743477109 Other editions acceptable.