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At Apex Learning Virtual School (ALVS), we believe in putting students first. We provide students and families around the world with a unique, innovative educational experience that sets them up for success.

Our Beginnings

In 1997, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen created Apex Learning to deliver online Advanced Placement courses to students in rural areas. His vision would grow to include a comprehensive catalog of Courses and Tutorials for students in grades 6–12. In 2021, Apex joined the Edmentum family, expanding our reach to bring high-quality digital curriculum and flexible virtual learning to millions of students and families worldwide.

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A Letter from Our Head of School


Welcome to Apex Learning Virtual School (ALVS). Here, we believe that every student should have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their location, schedule or interests.

Our mission is to help students achieve their academic potential by delivering high-quality online education with flexible scheduling options. ALVS empowers students to control when, where and how fast they progress through their courses.

We are committed to fulfilling our mission by combining strong academics with the advantages of online education. We provide a learning experience that engages students through challenge, variety, interactivity and support. Our faculty and staff consistently communicate, accommodate multiple learning styles, respect others’ perspectives and act with integrity.

We strive to meet your student where they are and allow them the opportunity to achieve their personal goals while attending our online school.

I am honored to be a part of each and every student’s educational journey at ALVS. Thank you for choosing our team to serve you! Please do not hesitate to contact me directly with any questions or concerns about our program.

Thank you,
Dr. Courtney Acosta
Head of School
Apex Learning Virtual School

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Who We Are

ALVS is a fully accredited, private online school for students in grades 6–12. We provide students with flexible learning options taught by experienced, certified teachers. Our comprehensive catalog offers part-time courses as well as a full-time, diploma-granting virtual school.

Our Student-First Approach

At ALVS, we believe in a world where students succeed and thrive. Like our parent organization, Edmentum, we take a student-first approach—ensuring that you’ll be supported, engaged and prepared, everywhere that learning occurs.


Our certified teachers provide guidance and personalized feedback, while a team of counselors, advisors and staff offer support and assistance to families and students.


Designed to meet diverse learning needs, ALVS Courses incorporate multimedia lessons, constructive practice, feedback and assessments to ensure understanding.


ALVS offers the flexibility for students to work at their own pace. They can work ahead or follow a series of due dates to ensure they stay on track in their courses.

Careers at Apex Learning Virtual School

Are you passionate about education and looking for a career that allows you to make a positive impact on students’ lives? Consider a career at Apex Learning Virtual School and our parent organization, Edmentum. As leaders in online education, Edmentum and ALVS equip students to succeed academically and beyond. As a member of the Apex team, you'll have the opportunity to work with talented educators and support staff who are dedicated to providing the best possible education experience for students.

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