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Apex Learning, Inc. is a privately held provider of digital curriculum. Headquartered in Seattle, Apex Learning is accredited by AdvancED.[1]

Education Software
IndustryEducational Software
FounderPaul Allen
Seattle, WA
United States of America
Key people
Cheryl Vedoe, CEO
ProductsApex Learning Comprehensive Courses, Apex Learning Tutorials



Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen founded Apex Learning in 1997 to apply online courses and test prep to K-12 material. The company initially focused on Advanced Placement courses and test prep.[2] Within one year of operation, 200 students used the Apex platform.[citation needed]

Apex Learning raised $37 million in venture capital.[citation needed] In 2002, Cheryl Vedoe founder of Tenth Planet and VP of Education Marketing at Apple Inc., became CEO of Apex.[3] That same year, it acquired Beyond Books. Apex Learning acquired Boxer Math in 2003.[2] In 2006, Apex had a $6 million round of venture capital financing led by MK Capital.[4]

In May 2017, Apex Learning was acquired by Education Growth Partners, however the terms were not disclosed.[2] The following August, Apex Learning released Tutorials for the General Education Development (GED), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) exams.[5] Since 2015, Apex has been approved by the College Board for Advanced Placement courses.[6]

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  1. ^ "Institution Summary". AdvancED. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Education Growth Partners Acquires Paul Allen's Online Curriculum Company, Apex Learning - EdSurge News". EdSurge. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  3. ^ Sellers, Dennis (Sep 18, 2002). "Cheryl Vedoe leaves Apple, joins Apex Learning". Mac World. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ Cook, John. "Apex Learning scoops up $6 million". Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  5. ^ Joshua Bolkan (August 17, 2017). "Apex Learning Debuts Personalized Learning Tutorials for High School Equivalency Exams". The Journal. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "AP Course Audit Authorized Courses". College Board. Retrieved 20 June 2019.

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