High School Digital Curriculum
High School is proud to offer a new and expanded digital curriculum for the
2015-2016 school year. Students may pursue these opportunities through Option II, which is the State of New Jersey’s approved framework for alternative academic programs. Our recent
partnership with APEX Learning both increases the number of available course
offerings, as well as establishes a structure through which all students can access a virtual learning experience. Reasons for enrolling in a digital course
include, but are not limited to:
· Course is a graduation requirement but does not
fit in the student’s schedule
Course fulfills an elective requirement
Course is not offered at SHS
Student wishes to further his/her studies in a
particular content area
Student failed the course or exceeded the
attendance policy during a prior school year
A complete listing of available courses and course descriptions can be found by clicking here.
Grading and Transcripts
digital coursework is graded Pass/Fail with a score of 65 denoting passing. This coursework will NOT be included in a
student’s GPA calculation and it will appear on the student’s transcript with
an "APEX Virtual" notation next to the course name. To ensure academic integrity, all tests and
final exams are locked and must be completed in a supervised and proctored
environment in the High School Virtual Learning Lab.
All APEX courses are offered free of charge
to all Somerville High School students.
Student must meet with his/her Guidance
Counselor to discuss digital course options.
Student must complete the online registration form.
Within one week, the student will receive an
email at his/her Somerville Schools account indicating approval or denial of
the request. Approvals will be
accompanied by the necessary login information for the APEX website.