Apex High News

Parent Meeting

Posted 11/19/14

Dr. Robinson, the Southwestern Area Superintendent, would like to meet with the parents of Apex High on Monday, November 24th at 7:30 in the cafeteria to receive input on their thoughts on the new principal.

NTHS Tutors

Posted 11/19/14

Need a tutor?
National Technical Honor Society members are available to tutor for any subject. Please note this is a new website.
Use this link: https://sites.google.com/site/apextutorconnect/ to sign up for a tutor.
Include name, subject(s) to be tutored in, and when you want to be tutored (before school, after school, or during lunch(indicate your lunch period)).

One More Chance to Buy a Senior Ad

Posted 11/18/14

One Final reminder to the parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles/siblings/cousins of all seniors: November 22nd is the final deadline to place a senior ad in the 2015 AHS yearbook. After that it’ll be too late. Click here to download the ad order form; if you have any additional questions, email Mr. Stapleton at cstapleton@wcpss.net.

Great American Smokeout

Posted 11/17/14

Thursday is the Great American Smokeout. This annual event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and encourages those who smoke to make the "Smokeout" the day they quit smoking! In preparation for this event in homeroom this week, students will receive a brochure entitled: Tips for Teens: Tobacco. They will also watch and discuss two short videos (http://youtu.be/mcteRv08Aco and http://youtu.be/WnqZoKZuHCg). Our hope is to keep students who do not smoke from starting. However, we know that we do have students who smoke and we are pleased that Apex High School is able to provide a smoking cessation program for any students who are interested in quitting smoking. We have been trained by the American Lung Association to offer group sessions for students voluntarily seeking support to quit smoking. If your child is interested in this program and willing to stay for some after school sessions, have them stop by Student Services to sign up.

Salvation Army Stockings

Posted 11/17/14

Salvation Army stockings are ready for filling!! This year the Salvation Army will register over 8000 kids in Wake County that are in need of a Christmas. This is a great way to give back to your community and make a less fortunate child feel special on Christmas morning!! The stockings are age specific, boy or girl, and are very inexpensive (and fun!) to fill. Please come to Student Services to pick-up stockings & suggestion lists. Stockings are due by Monday, December 8. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Financial Aid Workshop

Posted 11/12/14

The Financial Aid Workshop is scheduled for Monday, December 8, at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. Bill Cox with the NC State Education Assistance Authority Scholarship & Grant Programs in NC will be our presenter.

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.

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 on October 20 and 21, please mail the completed form and payment by December 15 to Herff Jones, PO Box 98687, Raleigh, NC 27624.
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

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.
  • 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
  • Cary Lodge No. 198 Scholarship: For more information and application please come to Student Services
  • Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships - The Eunice Riggins Memorial Scholarship, The Mary Rose Mills - Linda Rankin Memorial Scholarship, and The Clare Johnson Marley - Mary Earle Berger Fine Arts Scholarship (All applications have a deadline of February 1 and need to be turned in to Student Services by that date by the end of the school day): Please click here for application.

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.

  • Monday, November 24 @ 10:00 U.S. Naval Academy (former AHS student)

College/University Open House:

Fall 2014
Spring 2015
  • Jan. 26: Meredith College Open House for Seniors: Please click here for more information.
  • Feb. 21: Christopher Newport University Open House days: Please click here for more information
  • Feb. 28: Meredith College Open House for Juniors: 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
  • 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
  • The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel for Juniors (deadline January 6): Please click here for more information.
  • NC School of Science and Math Summer Ventures (Application deadline January 31). For more information and to apply, please click here.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University Teaching Scholars Program: To learn more please click here
  • 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
  • Triangle Youth Leadership Conference 6 - Conference 2015: Click here for more information