American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) – parent company of online learning provider American Public University System, which operates through American Military University and American Public University – plans to release first quarter 2012 results after the close of U.S. financial markets on May 10, 2012. A live webcast of its first quarter 2012 earnings conference call will be broadcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 10, 2012. This call will be open to listeners through the webcast section of the Company's investor relations website, www.AmericanPublicEducation.com. A replay of the live webcast will also be available starting approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live conference call. The replay will be archived and available to listeners for one year. Webcast: http://www.americanpubliceducation.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=214618&p=irol-presentations American Public Education, Inc. American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) is an online provider of higher education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities. American Public University System (APUS), wholly owned by APEI, operates through American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). APUS serves more than 110,000 adult learners worldwide and offers 87 degree programs in fields ranging from homeland security, military studies, intelligence, and criminal justice to technology, business administration, public health, and liberal arts. Nationally recognized for its best practices in online higher education, APUS provides an affordable education through classes taught by experienced faculty who are leaders in their fields and committed to the academic achievement of their students. American Public University System is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( www.ncahlc.org). For more information about APUS graduation rates, median debt of students who completed programs, and other important information, visit www.apus.edu/disclosure.