Apex High News

Governor's School

Posted 9/12/14

Governor’s School is a summer program for academically &/or artistically gifted high school juniors. This is a residential 6 week summer program. The cost is $500. Traditionally, Wake County has paid half of the fee for all of the students they approve. Students reside on a university campus and are immersed in their scholastic or artistic program along with an enrichment program. To qualify for consideration, the student must possess a 92 or higher percentile grade on one of their EOC exams.

If you feel you’d like your son/daughter to apply for this program, please attend the information session given by the state which will be held at Meredith College, Carswell Concert Hall 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh on Monday evening, September 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You’ll be able to get a complete picture of the Governor’s School and get answers to your questions.

For students who would like to apply, please come to Student Services to sign up for the information session. The application process will begin with an information session for all those who have signed up. We will meet September 23 during period 4 in the Media Center. Students who sign up in Student Services will receive a pass to be there at the beginning of period 4 for the 30 minute presentation of vital information. There is an extremely detailed and lengthy process for acceptance to the Governor’s School program and students must adhere to all deadlines for their application to be processed by Wake County, no exceptions!

Senior Cap and Gown Information

Posted 9/12/14

On Wednesday, October 8, we will have a senior class meeting in the gym to receive information about how and when to order your cap and gown and graduation announcements.
On Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21, Herff Jones will visit our school to accept your order and payment. They will be in the gym lobby during the lunches until 2:30 on both days to accept orders. Parents may visit to place an order after lunches end at 12:40 until 2:30.
On Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31, Herff Jones will deliver the caps and gowns and graduation announcements in the gym lobby during the lunches.

Davidson College: John Montgomery Belk Scholarship

Posted 9/12/14

Selection process the Belk Scholarship begun. Students need to be nominated for this scholarship. If you are interested in being nominated, please see your counselor. All nominations are due November 7th or as soon as possible. This scholarship is highly competitive, for students demonstrating superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability.


Standards for NCAA Division I Sports

Posted 9/9/2014

The initial-eligibility standards for high school student-athletes who want to participate in NCAA Division I sports are changing. For more information, please visit eligibilitycenter.org or 2point3.org. DON'T GET STUCK ON THE BENCH IN COLLEGE!

Junior PSAT Registration Information

Posted 9/9/2014

The PSAT Test Date is October 15th in the Cafeteria. Juniors can register to take the PSAT beginning Wednesday, September 10th through Thursday, October 2nd.
To sign-up you need to pay $14.00 online or in person (10TH GRADERS TAKE THE PSAT AT NO CHARGE)
You can pay online using Online School Payments beginning September 10th. (Click the Online School Payments Link to the right.)
If you prefer, you can pay by submitting your check or money order (payable to AHS) in person to Student Services.
Please stop by Student Services to pick up the the student guide after you have signed up.

PSAT Information for Homeschooled Students click here.

Biggest yearbook sale of the year

Posted 9/3/2014

Why pay $85 for a yearbook in May? Through September you can pre-order a 2014 yearbook for just $65. Click here to save some money by reserving your yearbook today.

Wake County College Fair

Posted 8/28/2014

There will be a Wake County College Fair at NC State University-McKimmon Center Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

New School Bus Route Information

Posted 8/20/2014

This is a message from the Wake County Public School System for families at traditional calendar schools who will ride the bus to school. With the new school year, bus locations may change based on the students on the route.

Bus stop locations will be posted online Monday, August 18 at www.wcpss.net/transportation Click the bus routes link.

Look for your school on this page and click the link to find the school’s bus routes. Find the intersection nearest your residence. Be at the stop 10 minutes prior to pick up.

Families that do not have access to the internet should check their bus routes with their school.

We encourage parents to review bus safety and their family bus plan with their children to get the new school year off to a great start

NC State Fair Tickets

Posted 8/14/2014

As part of a partnership between WCPSS and the State Fair, schools will receive $2 for every adult ticket sold and $1 for each children's ticket if the tickets are purchased online using the Apex High School code 316. Watch for the web link coming soon or simply use the Apex High School code 316. You can purchase the tickets here.

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).
  • A Financial Aid Advisor, will be at Apex HS to help parents and students with Financial Aid questions and concerns. Appointments can be made by calling 387-2215.
  • 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
  • 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.

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, September 22 @ 1:00 High Point University
  • Monday, September 22 @ 9:00 Salem College
  • Tuesday, Spetember 23 @ 12:00 College of William & Mary
  • Wednesday, Spetember 23 @ 8:00 Georgia Tech
  • Wednesday, September 24 @ 9:00 UNC Wilmington
  • Wednesday, September 24 @ 10:00 Pomona College
  • Wednesday, September 24 @ 11:00 Virgina Tech
  • Wednesday, September 24 @ 1:00 UNC Charlotte
  • Friday, September 26 @ 10:00 Ohio University
  • Friday, September 26 @ 1:00 Furman University
  • Tuesday, September 30 @ 9:30 University of Southern California
  • Tuesday, September 30 @ 11:00 Acadia University
  • Wednesday, October 1 @ 10:00 Hofstra University
  • Thursday, October 2 @ 9:00 University of Alabama
  • Friday, October 3 @ 8:00 Bridgewater College
  • Friday, October 3 @ 9:00 Brandeis University
  • Monday, October 6 @ 9:00 University of Mary Washington
  • Monday, October 6 @ 10:00 University of Chicago
  • Tuesday, October 7 @ 9:00 George Mason University
  • Tuesday, October 7 @ 1:00 Greensboro College
  • Thursday, October 9 @ 9:00 Marshall University
  • Thursday, October 9 @ 10:00 NC Wesleyan College
  • Tuesday, October 14 @ 12:00 Gardner-Webb University
  • Wednesday, October 15 @ 12:00 Binghamton University
  • Monday, October 20 @ 11:00 Appalachian State
  • Wednesday, October 22 @ 11:45 Vanderbilt University
  • Thursday, October 23 @ 11:00 Elon University
  • Thursday, October 23 @ 1:00 College of Charleston
  • Tuesday, October 28 @ 10:00 Hollins University

Other College Information:

  • Experience Bridgewater College Open House. Click here for more information
  • Connecticut College 2014 Explore Weekend program November 8-10. Please click here for more information
  • Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago Information Session, Monday, October 6, 2014. Please click here for more information
  • FAFSA DAY, Saturday, February 28, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 noon (times vary, so check website). Click here for more information
  • College tutors Cary SAT/ACT Practice Test. For more information, please click here
  • St. David's School SAT Prep Class Verbal Section October 11, Math Section October 25. Please click here for more info
  • Raleigh Tutoring SAT/ACT Boot Camp. Look here for more information
  • Infinite Scholars Program, Scholarship Fair on October 10. Please click here for more information
  • Emory University: Engage with Emory, October 9, 2014: Click here for more information
  • WACE National Co-op Scholarship Program 2014-2015: Please click here for more information and application
  • NC State Open House Saturday, October 18: Please check here for more info
  • Experience Penn, A Panel with Recent Graduates, Spetember 21st. 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.
  • NC State University College of Design Informational Experience - dates in September and October. For more information please click here.
  • Free PSAT/NMSQT Cram with Kaplan Test Prep. Click here for more information and dates through October 13th.
  • UNCG Spartan Showcase, Saturday, October 25: Please click here for more details
  • Greensboro College Open Houses: For more information and dates, please click here
  • NCCU Open House, October 18: Click here for more information
  • UNC Charlotte Explore/Open House: Please click here for details
  • UNC Pembroke Open Houses: For more information please click here
  • Hampton University Open House November 15: For further details, please click here
  • Christopher Newport University Open House days: Please click here for more information
  • SC State University Open House: Please click here for additional information
  • Ithaca Collage Open House Dates: For more information, please click here
  • Bryn Mawr 2014 Fall Open House October 27: Click here for further information
  • Benedict College Fall Open House November 1: Please click here for more information
  • Learn more about Dartmouth September 22: For more info. please click here
  • Evening with the area West Point Admissions Representatives Wed 22 Oct 2014: please click here for more info