SCS Virtual Learning

Virtual Information for Students and Families

We wanted to outline some basic information for you since your student will be attending the virtual option to start the 2020-21 school year.

Your student will be assigned courses through the APEX Learning system. The video below is a brief tutorial that you and your student should view to help better understand how to access and use this learning system.

Your student will be assigned to a licensed teacher who will oversee his/her progress with the APEX courses. This teacher will be available during set office hours to support your student in his or her course work. Additionally, the teacher will be available to correspond with your student via your student’s Shelbyville Central email address.

If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Language Plan (ILP), they will have a Special Education teacher or English/Language teacher or instructional assistant checking in with them as well each week.

In the next few days, you will be receiving a second email. This email will include specific information, such as: your student’s assigned teacher’s name, teacher's available office hours, teacher's contact information, as well as your student’s username and password to access APEX Learning system.

It is important to keep in mind a few expectations:

  • The virtual setting is temporary and students with parent permission may choose to leave the virtual setting and return to the classroom. However, it is advised that high school students in particular stay until the natural break of the nine-week period.

  • Once a student leaves the virtual setting, they cannot return without medical documentation.

  • Students who transfer back to the classroom will do so with the most current APEX grade assigned.

  • The required amount of time on APEX courses is 5-6 hours per day (This is an Indiana Department of Education guideline).

  • To stay enrolled in the virtual environment, a student must be making adequate progress within the courses.

  • A parent or guardian must provide oversight to ensure the student is working on the virtual courses assigned to him/her.

  • Virtual students cannot participate in or attend extracurricular activities.

  • Grades will be based on the SCS grading scale and will align with the student’s progress in the APEX courses.

  • Students will get one opportunity to attempt each assignment or assessment through APEX.

  • Students are expected to log in to APEX on each day that SCS is in session.

  • Students are expected to stay on pace to complete their courses.

Again, a second more specific email will follow. This email should reach you no later than Friday, August 7th. If you do not receive this email, please contact your student’s school immediately.

We look forward to working with you and your student in the new school year.

APEX Tutorial