High School Apex +
Apex + Courses (formerly Extended Day) are an integral component of the program.
Apex + courses are credit bearing classes with the same attendance, behavior, and progress expectations as classes held during the regular-day instructional program.
This page is designed to offer students, parents and the general public a comprehensive and centralized view of the course offerings, requirements, and other pertinent information necessary to make intelligent choices in preparation for student scheduling in Extended Day. It is provided as a "quick reference" for information concerning Extended Day requirements, Project Offerings, and Applied Lessons.
Applied Arts. Artists hone their foundation by employing the technical skills of a particular art or field of endeavor. These courses are Prime specific, unless otherwise designated as open to students from all primes.
Projects. Artists engage in projects that emphasize the creative process through opportunities designed to expand their creative lens through collaboration, community engagement, and multiple performance and presentation avenues. These courses are open to students from all primes. Enrollment and eligibility requirements vary among project offerings.
- Virutal Lab. Virtual Lab Projects are offered in an asynchronous virtual module format through Brightspace, allowing students the flexibility to opt in to their choice of project(s) at the time of their choice.
45 Hours (minimum) per year for three years are required*.
Students entering in Grade 9 will complete their requirement prior to their senior year.
Students entering in Grade 10 will complete their requirement prior to graduation.
* Students in the program prior to 2022-2023 were required to earn 90 hours per year until the 2022-2023 school year
Students may exceed the minimum requirement of hours in any given school year.
Students entering in Grade 9 – Hours that exceed the minimum requirement MAY NOT be transferred from one school year to the next.
Students entering in Grade 10 – Hours that exceed the minimum requirement MAY be transferred from one school year to the next (due to additional requirements in Grade 12).
Some Primes have more specific guidelines pertaining to EXD requirements, and may require more than 45 hours during per year.
Unless specified by Prime specific EXD requirements, students may complete their 45 hour requirement through any combination of Applied, Project, and Virtual Lab courses.
Exemplary student participation is expected.
Poor behavior and/or attendance can result in a student being dropped from a class without credit.
Students who have been dropped from a class without credit must still complete their minimum EXD hours
- Students enrolled in Projects must be present for the final presentation in order to earn credit for the project.
Students in some Applied courses will have a limited number of make-up opportunities to satisfy their base level requirements within the course.
Students who do not meet EXD requirements may be placed on probationary status and could be exited from the program.
Apex Arts Contacts
Apex Arts Magnet Program
Apex Arts Senior Manager
Apex Arts Teacher Specialist
Apex Arts - Apex+ Teacher Specialist
Apex Arts Department Chair- AHS
Apex Arts Department Chair- BHS