Apex High News

Noche de la Familia Latina - el 13 de noviembre a las 6:30 p.m. a 8:00 p.m.

Posted 10/30/14

Esta reunión es una oportunidad para conectarse con otras familias Hispanas en nuestra comunidad escolar. Compartiremos información sobre la escuela secundaria y las maneras en que podemos ayudarle a sus hijos tener éxito en la escuela. Proveeremos comida y cuidado para los niños, ¡y habrá premios! Esperamos que ustedes y sus estudiantes nos puedan acompañar en la cafetería de la escuela. Para más información, contacte a Maureen Kurz, consejera escolar, al 919.387.3005 o mkurz@wcpss.net.

Meeting for boys and girls Indoor Track & Field

Posted 10/28/14

The meeting for indoor track & field will be held this Thursday, October 30th, at 2:25 pm in the cafeteria. If you cannot make the meeting, then you must see Coach Cooper in room 221 by November 14th in order to sign up. If you have not signed up by November 14th, then you will not be permitted to try out.

Information for the PLAN

Posted 10/27/14

The ACT PLAN will be given to all 10th graders on Thursday, Oct 30.
Students should report directly to their testing site with a calculator and 2 #2 pencils. Cell phones, snacks and/or beverages are NOT allowed in the testing rooms. Please visit https://www.act.org/planstudent for more information.
Room Assignments

Financial Aid Advisor

Posted 10/22/14

Ms. Bonnie Sykes, our Financial Aid Advisor, will be here on Wednesdays. She is available from 8:30 until 1:00, please contact Student Services at 919-387-2215 to set-up an appointment.

Powder Puff Football Game - November 5 (*RESCHEDULED*)

Posted 10/21/14

This year's Powder Puff Football Game will be on Wednesday, November 5th.

Practice Schedule

Monday, (11/3)
2:45-4:30pm - Freshman and Sophomores
4:30-6pm - Juniors and Seniors

Tuesday, (11/4)
Same as Monday

Game Night
Wednesday, (11/5)
9th vs 10th at 6:00pm
11th vs 12th at 6:45pm
Championship Game at 7:30pm


  • T-shirts will be handed out at the Tuesday practice and again before game times on Wednesday, at the ticket gate.
  • This is a Fundraiser for the Athletic Department, NO passes will be accepted at the gates, $5/pp
  • Volunteers are still needed to hand out t-shirts on Tuesday (11/4) from 3:30-5pm. Please contact Lynn if you can help at Lynn.thomas@mindspring.com.


Posted 10/21/14

The ACT Plan for all 10th graders will be Thursday, October 30 from 7:25am-11:00am.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program at Apex High School offered November 7, 2014

Posted 10/16/14

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is sponsored by the United States Armed Forces but in no way obligates students to a career in the military.*

The ASVAB is one of the most widely used multiple aptitude battery test evaluations in the world. The assessment measures the tester’s ability to learn new skills, is a predictor of success in job training and educational programs, and helps identify possible careers of interest.

Apex High School is excited to bring the ASVAB evaluation to our students on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7:30 – 11:00 in the Apex High School Cafeteria! Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can sign-up to take the ASVAB in Student Services.

When the students’ ASVAB results return, an ASVAB representative will meet with them (as a group) and help interpret their scores to make thoughtful decisions about their plans during and after high school.

Please email or call Cindy Allen, the Career Development Coordinator, with any questions (callen4@wcpss.net or 919-387-2219).

*If an Apex High School student is interested in joining the military, recruiters from all branches are available (during lunches) to speak with at our school on a weekly basis. Students should see Student Services for the military recruiters’ schedule. Students planning to join the military are required to take the ASVAB.

Senior Cap and Gown Information

Posted 9/12/14

Cap and Gown Order Forms are available in the Front Office and Student Services for those who did not attend Homeroom.
For those of you that missed turning in your order and payment on, please contact Herff Jones.
Their contact information is 919-890-5288 or https://highschool.herffjones.com
On Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31, Herff Jones will deliver the caps and gowns and graduation announcements in the gym lobby during lunches.

Transcript Request Process

Posted 8/12/2014

For Current Seniors:

  1. Transcripts requests for North Carolina colleges and universities should be requested through www.cfnc.org
  2. Transcript requests for Out of State colleges and universities as well as Counselor Recommendations should be requested at the front office of Student Services

For Former Students and All Other Requests:

(Including documents to apply for a new social security card or for DMV)

  1. Go to: wcpss.net
  2. Click on "Get Student Transcripts"
  3. Click on "Request Transcripts and Student Records"
  4. Click on the first option if you are a current student, second option if a former student
  5. Follow the prompts

NTHS Tutors

Posted 11/18/2013

Need a tutor?
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) will help with every subject. Send an email to nthstutors@gmail.com with your name, subject(s) to be tutored in, and when you want to be tutored (before school, after lunch, or during lunch…indicate your lunch period).

College and Scholarship Section


Scholarship and Testing Information:

Apex High School College Board Code (CEEB Code): 340085

For SAT registration go to www.collegeboard.com.

For ACT registration go to www.act.org.

  • Please keep ALL scholarship offers (accepted or unaccepted) and bring to Student Services for senior awards and end of year reporting.
  • Athletes: Make sure you have registered with NCAA (www.eligibilitycenter.org) if you plan on playing a college sport. Make sure to send your SAT scores from College Board to the NCAA Clearinghouse (Code 9999).
  • If you have questions regarding transcripts or scholarships, please contact Mrs. Salpietro at 387-2215 bsalpietro@wcpss.net or Mrs. Graham at 387-2166 kgraham@wcpss.net
  • Check college websites for Open House information
  • Ms. Bonnie Sykes, our Financial Aid Advisor, will be here on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 1:00. Please call 919-387-2215 to set-up an appointment
  • Sign up to receive Cougar Notes, a Bi-weekly announcement from our PTSA, at cougarnotes@nc.rr.com

Scholarship Newsletter - Please check the WCPSS Online Scholarship Guide at http://www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/ for new scholarships. For the current scholarship newsletter, please click here.

Additional Scholarships not included in Scholarship Newsletter that can be found online or in the Student Services Scholarship Drawer:

  • The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship Program: For dates and more information, please go to http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws
  • The Raleigh Elks Lodge Scholarships (deadline December 5): Applications can be found on-line at www.elks.org/enf/scholars
  • Golden Door Scholars (For Undocumented high school seniors): For any questions, or to apply please go to http://www.goldendorrscholars.org/apply-now.html
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc Sigma Rho Zeta Chapter (Deadline: November 21): For complete description, information about eligibility requirements and applications please go to SigmaRhoZetazphib.org
  • The Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship, Cary Woman's Club (applications must be received by January 9, 2015): For application rules and forms please click here.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship (deadline first Monday in February): Please click here for Guidelines and Application Form.
  • Seby Jones Scholarships for Wake County (deadline Nov 15): Please go to scholarship.appstate.edu for more information and to apply.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program (Application Deadline January 20, 2015): Please click here for more information or visit www.rmhc.org for more information or to apply.
  • Torch Scholarship, BBB Education Foundation (December 1, 2014 deadline): For more information and the scholarship application, please click here.
  • VMI The Institute Scholarship Program (February 1, 2015 deadline): For Application Procedures and Scholarship Application, please click here.
  • Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship: for more information, please click here

College Visits - Juniors and Seniors who would like to speak with a college representative need to sign up in Student Services to receive a pass.

  • Tuesday, October 28 @ 10:00 Hollins University
  • Tuesday, November 18 @ 11:00 Lynchburg College
  • Monday, November 24 @ 10:00 U.S. Naval Academy (former AHS student)

College/University Open House:

Fall 2014
  • Oct. 31: Discover the Citadel, Friday, 31 October 2014: for more info please check here
  • Nov. 1: Benedict College Fall Open House November 1: Please click here for more information
  • Nov. 1: Greensboro College Open Houses: For more information and dates, please click here
  • Nov. 1: UNC Charlotte Explore/Open House: Please click here for details
  • Nov. 8: Johnson C. Smith University Open House: For more information click here
  • Nov. 8-10: Connecticut College 2014 Explore Weekend program November 8-10. Please click here for more information
  • Nov. 11: Greensboro College Open Houses: For more information and dates, please click here
  • Nov. 15: Hampton University Open House November 15: For further details, please click here
  • Nov. 15: SC State University Open House: Please click here for additional information
  • Nov. 15: UNC Pembroke Open Houses: For more information please click here
Spring 2015
  • Feb. 21: Christopher Newport University Open House days: Please click here for more information
  • Feb. 28: UNC Pembroke Open Houses: For more information please click here
  • Mar. 21: Christopher Newport University Open House days: Please click here for more information
  • Mar. 21: Johnson C. Smith University Open House: For more information click here
  • Mar. 21: UNC Charlotte Explore/Open House: Please click here for details
  • Mar. 28: Greensboro College Open Houses: For more information and dates, please click here
  • Apr. 11: UNC Pembroke Open Houses: For more information please click here
  • Apr. 18: Greensboro College Open Houses: For more information and dates, please click here
  • Apr. 25: UNC Charlotte Explore/Open House: Please click here for details
  • Virginia Military Institute Open House (various dates): Please click here for more information
  • Experience Bridgewater College Open House. Click here for more information
SAT/ACT Prep Courses and Resources
  • College tutors Cary SAT/ACT Practice Test. For more information, please click here
  • Raleigh Tutoring SAT/ACT Boot Camp. Look here for more information
Scholarships, Financial Aid and Contests
  • 51st Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry contest for HS Sophomore and Junior Girls: please click here for information
  • WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program 2014-2015: Please click here for more information and application
  • FAFSA DAY, Saturday, February 28, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 noon (times vary, so check website). Click here for more information
  • Letters About Literature Contest (9th-12th Grade) December 15th Deadline: Please go to read.gov/letters for Contest Rules and Guidelines
  • Hollins University Playwriting, Screenwriting, or Dance Competitions for SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Please click here for more information
Misc. College Information and Opportunities
  • HOBY for High School Juniors & Seniors: for more information or to register, visit www.hoby.org/advanced-leadership-academy
  • NC School of Science and Math Summer Ventures (Application deadline January 31). For more information and to apply, please click here.
  • U.S. Military Service Academy Program (Application deadline is November 1st): For application and instructions, please click here
  • Raleigh NC Hampton University On-Site Admissions Event. Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Martin St. Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1005 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601. High School Seniors will receive an immediate admissions decision at the event. Please click here for more information and eligibility.
  • Ithica Collage Open House Dates: For more information, please click here
  • Opportunity for students to visit NC State! NSBE PCI Shadowing Day 2014, November 11th. For more information, please stop by Student Services
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars Program: To learn more please click here
  • This is Computer Science at NC State University: Please click here for more information
  • West Virginia University Admissions Update: Click here for Application & Waiver information
  • North Carolina A&T State University Aggie Nights 2014: For more info please click here
  • University of Mobile Application Fee Waiver: Please click here for more information