Apex High News

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.

Thank you for helping with the Welcome Back Breakfast

Posted 8/25/2014

PTSA would like to thank our volunteers who helped with the welcome back breakfast for our teachers and staff. We'd like to extend a special thanks to the moms who stayed to help. This was a great way to kick off the new school year and the teachers and staff were very appreciative.

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

Schedule Changes

Posted 8/20/2014

Schedules need to be requested via e-mail to you counselor. With that said, please only e-mail your counselor once, as they are trying to get everyone taken care of. If you send multiple e-mails, it will only take them longer to respond!


Results of the Junior Parking Pass Lottery

Posted 8/19/2014

Click here to see the ID numbers for students who may come on Wednesday from 8:00am until 2:00pm or Thursday from 4:00pm until 6:00pm to purchase parking passes.  The students must bring a copy of the Parking Regulations found in the original parking information, a photo copy of their driver's license and a photo copy of the registration for the vehicle and $170 check made payable to Apex High or cash.  Students may also opt to pay online through the online school payment found on the main page icon on the AHS webpage. 
Lunch passes will not be available until Thursday or Friday of this week


Powerschool Log-in

Posted 8/14/2014

All students have now received their Powerschool log in information. You will need to access your account in order to view your schedule and see where your homeroom is located. All students will report to their homeroom first on Aug 25th.

Attention Seniors

Posted 8/14/2014

For information on the first day of school parade, proceed to Cougarnotes under Parent Information. All details about the event will be located there.

No Planners Available This Year

Posted 8/14/2014

As you prepare for the coming school year we wanted to make you aware that Apex HS will not have planners available for purchase.

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

New Apex High Athletics Site

Posted 8/01/2014

Apex High School has a new "Athletics" website. Click "Athletics" on the menu of the main page only or click here to access the new site.

Junior Parking Lottery

Posted 8/08/2014

Juniors interested in putting their name in the parking space lottery need to go to the Parking Info page or click the link below

Click here to sign up for the Junior parking space lottery.

Schedule for 2014 AHS Women’s High school tennis try-outs

Posted 8/01/2014

At Annie Jones in Cary from 8-10am - August 1, 4, 5

At Kildare Farms Tennis Club in Cary from 12-2pm - August 6, 7 ,8

At Annie Jones in Cary from 3-5pm - August 11-15

Team may be determined by August 8th at the earliest, Aug 13th at the latest

Physical forms:
Code of Conduct forms:

Physical Location if Needed:


Annie Jones- 1414 Tarbert Drive, Cary

Kildare Farms Tennis Club- 162 Pebble Creek Dr., Cary  919 467-4313

Contact Coach Lynn Thomas for any questions:  Lynn.thomas@mindspring.com

Orientation for Parents of Freshmen/New Students August 20th

Posted 7/18/2014

Apex High School will host a Freshmen and New Student Orientation on Wednesday August 20th from 7:00PM until 8:15PM. Please click here for general information. Please click here for detailed information and rotation schedule.

Parking and Off-Campus Lunch Passes

Posted 7/18/2014

Senior and Junior Parking/Off-Campus Lunch Pass information is now available. Students should carefully read all information and keep in mind Apex High has a very large Senior Class and and even larger Junior Class. After Senior parking passes are purchased there will be a lottery for Junior parking spaces. Lunch passes will be available to purchase the same dates/times parking spaces are sold.

Information Needed for Lunch and Parking Passes:

AP English IV Summer Reading List

Posted 6/05/2014

Any student who has enrolled in AP English IV must complete the summer reading assignment (which involves reading several books and participating in an online discussion forum). Click here for more information. Contact Mr. Stapleton cstapleton@wcpss.net or Mrs. Freed cfreed@wcpss.net if you have any further questions. here

AP English III Reading Assignment

Posted 5/29/2014

Information for Self-Selected Reading Assignment Self Selected Reading Assignment
Information for AP English III Summer Reading Assignment here

Cougar Camp for Rising Freshman

Posted 5/29/2014

Cougar Camp 2014 will be on Friday, August 15th. Cougar Camp is an orientation experience for rising Freshmen to get acquainted with the campus before the first day of school. Please click here for more specific detail

Class of 2015/Senior Parade

Posted 5/20/2014

The Class of 2015, will be seniors in a few short weeks!ATTN: Class of 2015 Rising Seniors the deadline is FAST approaching to order your Senior Shirt. All orders must be received by June 2nd! We will hand them out during finals week. You can print off your order form from Cougar Notes or pick one up in the Apex HS office! Class of 2015 Parents: If you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming Senior Parade & Breakfast on Aug. 25th please contact Melissa Otto - We will have a planning meeting on Wed. June 4th @ 9:00. Location TBD.

College Redirection Pool

Posted 4/21/2014

If you choose to participate in the College Redirection module, your name will be submitted to a "pool" from which North Carolina colleges and universities with open admissions slots can prospect. This service is provided during the later months of the application season to connect denied applicants with NC colleges and universities which still have open admission slots. The "pool" is open from April 1 through August 31, so why not jump in now? Participation is voluntary and is advantageous for both denied applicants and schools. The College Redirection module allows denied applicants who have not been accepted into their school of choice to be recruited by colleges they may not have considered; it allows NC colleges seeking to fill admissions openings to prospect from a pool of interested, qualified candidates. Click on the following link, which will lead you to CFNC, and all of the info you will need about the CFNC Redirection Pool. CFNC You must have an account on CFNC in order to participate in the College Redirection Pool.

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).

Student Email

Posted 10/23/2013

To access student E-mail, click here.

Growing Forward

Posted 09/26/2013

Check out the Growing Forward proposed building program and what it will mean for Apex High: http://www.wcpss.net/growing-forward/school-renovations

Parent Portal Information

Posted 09/17/2013

Here is a link to the recently updated Parent Portal website.
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.

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.

Explore Weekend 2014 - Explore diversity at Connecticut College November 8-10, 2014. 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.

  • Thursday, September 4 @ 9:00 Meredith College
  • Wednesday, September 10 @ 9:00 Randolph-Macon College
  • Wednesday, September 10 @ 12:30 John Hopkins University
  • Tuesday, Spetember 16 @ 11:00 Randolph College
  • Thursday, September 18 @ 9:00 University of South Carolina
  • 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
  • Wednesday, October 1 @ 10:00 Hofstra University
  • Friday, October 3 @ 8:00 Bridgewater College
  • Monday, October 6 @ 9:00 University of Mary Washington
  • Monday, October 6 @ 10:00 University of Chicago
  • Tuesday, October 7 @ 1:00 Greensboro College
  • Thursday, October 9 @ 9:00 Marshall University
  • Tuesday, October 14 @ 12:00 Gardner-Webb University
  • Wednesday, October 22 @ 11:45 Vanderbilt University

College Information Presentations - Washington University in St. Louis on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Please click here for more information