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APEX Academy

The Advanced Placement Experience Scholars Academy (APEX) is a rigorous, comprehensive four-year curriculum.  APEX is offered to a select group of academically talented and gifted students. 

The Academy requires students to take a core of designated courses each of their four years in high school. This requirement includes at least six Advanced Placement courses and six Advanced Placement exams. Required APEX courses are designed to help students reach their academic goals, facilitate interdisciplinary learning and to encourage a cohort approach. With these requirements, students are still able to exercise considerable freedom to emphasize course work of their own choosing.

Students are selected at the end of the eighth grade. Selection is based on a student application, teacher recommendation, and standardized testing.

Application Process:

Students are selected at the end of eighth grade. Selection is based upon the following criteria:  Student application   Teacher recommendations  Standardized test scores  Grade point average (3.5 un-weighted minimum)  Behavior and attendance will also be considered Application Deadline is April 2, 2018. After April 2018, students may be considered on a space-available basis. Decisions can be expected sometime in May. Program Requirements Freshman Year APEX Biology Honors APEX English 1 Honors APEX AP Human Geography Sophomore Year APEX English 2 Honors APEX AP World History APEX Chemistry Honors AP Seminar (beginning with the Class of 2019) Junior/Senior Years Combined AP Research (Junior Year - beginning with the Class of 2019) 1 AP Language 1 AP Science 1 AP Mathematics 1 AP Social Studies 2 AP Electives Requirements to remain in good standing  Enroll in all appropriate APEX/AP courses for each grade level  Maintain a 3.0 un-weighted GPA  Uphold the APEX Honor Code


Contact Information
APEX Guidance Counselor August Perroti, Jr.  august.perrotti@ocps.net
Assistant Principal Kenya Nelson-Warren kenya.nelson-warren@ocps.net