Due to the ongoing issues with Powerschool Transcripts not being ready, we continue to utilize the NCWise Transcripts with the supporting documentation. This remains to be a state-wide issue that we have no control over.
We will continue the process we have been using to request transcripts with one exception. Effective immediately we have to reinstate the $5 fee for each transcript requested. All Seniors will receive their first three requested transcripts free. Each transcript requested after the three free will cost $5. This can be paid by cash or check. You may still submit your request via the electronic submission or at the desk in Student Services, but you must come to Student Services and pay the $5 fee before we send those out.
If CURRENT AHS STUDENTS need transcript information, look here.
ALL OTHERS need to use the transcripts link to the right, which takes you to http://www.wcpss.net/transcripts/.
Do not use CFNC to send transcripts. There are still Powerschool glitches that are preventing us from using that feature. Continue to follow the procedure above to request transcripts.
Apex High is pleased to announce that John Evans has been selected as the Director of the Academy of Information Technology. John is currently serving as a teacher in the Academy and has also worked as the Career Development Coordinator for Apex High. He replaces Kim MacDonald who left the position to work at DPI.
Please come to our December PTSA meetings this Monday, at 7 PM in the Media Center. It is a chance to see what great things the PTSA is doing at Apex and we will get an update from administration and staff. Hope to see you there. Questions, please contact Linda Colhoun at email@example.com.
The 5th Annual Triangle Youth Leadership Conference (TYLC) will be held at NC State University in Raleigh early next year. They are seeking motivated students in any high school grade to apply. The deadline to apply is December 18th. For more information please click here.
A financial aid information meeting will be held in Apex High's Cafeteria on Wednesday, December 11, at 7 PM. Presenters will be Bonnie Sykes, the Apex High Financial Aid Advisor, and Bill Cox, with the State Education Assistance Authority. Parents can learn information about the financial aid process including how and when to be filing paperwork. This information pertains primarily to the parents of Seniors, but all are invited and welcome to attend and learn about the process.
Ever think you'd get to climb the Great Wall of China? Well this spring break, Apex High, in conjunction with the Global Classroom Alliance, is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for cultural exchange with our Chinese sister high schools and their students. The Global Classroom Alliance (GCA) is sponsoring a trip to China for Apex students, parents, and teachers. The group will go sightseeing in Beijing and Shanghai and get to visit our Chinese sister schools. The trip is scheduled for March 27th through April 5th. An informational meeting with more specifics for this spring break trip to China will be held on December 5th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium at Apex High. Hope to see you there.
Also, Apex High will be hosting 20 Chinese students for six days in January. We are in need of host families, especially for boys. If you would like some more information about being a host family for a few days this January please email Leila Moog at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you more specifics. Thank you for your consideration.
This year's all school musical is Curtains. It is a comic murder mystery with lots of funny roles, both singing and non-singing. Auditions are Thurs. Dec.5 and Friday Dec. 6 in the auditorium. To prepare for the auditions there is a workshop for boys on Monday Dec. 2 at 2:30 in Trailer 5, and Tuesday Dec. 3 at 2:30, also in trailer 5. You will learn everything you need to do to audition at the workshops, including how to sing and dance! Go to blackboard/Peak Players Productions for more information about the show and auditioning.
Ms. Bonnie Sykes, the Financial Aid Advisor, will be here on Wednesdays in Student Services. Please call 919-387-2215 or stop by to schedule an appointment to meet with her. She provides great information on everything and anything financial aid related. Please mark on your calander, Wednesday, Dec. 11, Financial Aid Night at 7:00 pm in the AHS Cafeteria
The full list of programs available for students this summer can be found by going to www.apexhigh.com, clicking on Student Information, then Student Services, then Summer Programs. Check back frequently, as the list will continue to grow.
Need a tutor?
The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) will help with every subject. Send an email to email@example.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).
Please e-mail your counselor for all 2nd semester changes. As courses are limited, please list all possible choices you would be willing to take in the e-mail. It is not necessary to fill out a slip to see them.
We have been informed that at this time NCVPS (North Carolina Virtual Public School) is not taking any new enrollments for the Spring. If you had previously enrolled, you can stop by Student Services for your log-in information.
To access student E-mail, click here.
The ACT College Admissions Assessment will be given free of charge to all North Carolina 11th graders on March 4, 2014; however, students who have taken either the SAT or the ACT prior to January 1, 2014, and have scores that meet the college readiness benchmark standards, do not have to participate in the statewide ACT administration. Any such students that wish to be exempt from the ACT can look here for more information. Click here for the 2013-2014 Exemption Request Form.
Revised application form for the High School Heroes Leadership Program is available in Student Services. This is available for all high school students.
Check out the Growing Forward proposed building program and what it will mean for Apex High: http://www.wcpss.net/growing-forward/school-renovations
HOBY has a college prep oppurtunity for juniors and seniors, the Advanced Leadership Academy. For more information on the Advanced Leadership Academy, look here.
FAFSA DAY is on Saturday, February 22, 2014. For information click on this link.
Here is a link to the recently updated Parent Portal website.
Click HERE to view a Quick Reference Guide of the Power Schools Parent Portal system.
NOTE: Parents MUST create an account before signing in (scroll down below user name and password). Students DO NOT need to set up a new account, they can just sign in with the user name and password.
Scholarships - Please check the WCPSS Online Scholarship Guide at http://www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/ for new scholarships.
Click here for the Scholarship Newsletter (the Scholarship Newsletter has been updated to include December/January scholarships)
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.