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AOIT Class of 2014 Banquet

It's that time of year again. The AOIT seniors will be graduating soon. To celebrate this wonderful group of students, we are hosting a banquet in their honor on May 22nd 2014. Invited guests can use the PayPal button below to purchase tickets for the banquet. We look forward to seeing our AOIT graduates, parents, distinguished quests and families at this celebration!

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AOIT Senior Ropes Course

Monday, May 19, 2014
Morning (8-12) and afternoon session (1-5)
with everyone meeting for a picnic lunch at noon.
Please sign up on this google doc for your session

They cannot accommodate more than 35 students in a session. 
The morning group travels with a bus to the Challenge course.  The afternoon group needs to drive themselves.

(Afternoon group:  It's a real hardship to be in Chapel Hill on a Monday afternoon.  Mrs. Szep has many ideas for where you could go to dinner afterwards!)


  1. Pay - using the above links (preferred.)  Or, you can bring a check to Ms. Szep, written out to AOIT or AST.
  2. Choose a morning or afternoon session
  3. Complete permission form (will be handed out in class next week - or you can print if you lose it)
  4. Complete a driving form if you are attending the 2nd session. (will be handed out next week)

Click the following link for a document providing more info about the course.Things2Know

Directions to COEC for those who are driving.


AOIT Senior Presentations

If you are an AOIT senior and you have not signed up for you Senior Presentation you need to do so immediately. This is a requirement to complete your internship and graduate from the academy. To sign up click here.

Academy of Information Technology honored nationally

The Academy of Information Technology was honored nationally with the Sanford I. Weill Academy of Excellence Award. This award was given for exhibiting the highest standards for public-private partnerships for the benefits of the students. In addition, the academy was one of thirteen schools nationallly to earn the National Academy Foundation "Distinguished" status this year.
Congratulations to the AOIT Advisory Board, staff and students for collaborating to earn this recognition!
Click HERE to view description of the award from Mr. Sanford I. Weill himself.
Click HERE to view the Wake County blogpost!

AHS AOIT Recognized as "Distinguished"

View the video shown at the 2012 NAF Next Conference

Congratulations to AOIT alumni, students, parents, teachers, administration and advisory board for being named one of only thirteen NAF academies nationwide to reach "Distinguished" status! Read more at Mr. Wight and Mrs. Oster received a banner and check for $5000 at NAFNext in Washington DC in July for this designation..

Also at NAFNext, four AOIT students presented their mobile app as part of the Lenovo partntership. Lena McCord, John Boezeman, Louis Le, and Lane Shoffner presented their Shop Local Raleigh app. Read this article by US News for more information and to see the students after their presentation with Mike Schmedlen from Lenovo.

Lenovo/National Academy Foundation Announce Partnership

Apex High School AOIT hosted a press conference on Tuesday, January 24th to announce a partnership and AOIT's participation in a mobile app development pilot. Governor Perdue and Superintendent Tata spoke along with representatives from Lenovo and NAF. We are looking for industry volunteers with Android app development experience to assist as group mentors. Follow the links below for more information about the partnership and pilot.

WCPSS news release
National Academy Foundation/Lenovo news release
WRAL story and video
ABC 11 video
NBC 17 video
News & Observer article

NAF Chairman on The Early Show

See Sandy Weil's interview on The Early Show from 10/22/11.

Alumni Group on Facebook

An AOIT alumni group has been created on Facebook. Alumni should search AOIT Alumni and request to join.