APEX (Advanced Placement Experience)

The APEX academy requires that students take a core of Advanced Placement courses and AP exams. Required APEX courses are designed to help students reach their academic goals, to 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. APEX students will have the opportunity to participate in college symposiums with guest speakers and a senior banquet.


  • Apply for the program
  • Enroll in required courses
  • Take 2 or more years of a World Language (Spanish, French, or German)
  • Maintain a unweighted 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Do not obtain a D/F in any class
  • Take all AP Exams for completed courses


APEX Schedule

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

APEX English I

 APEX English II

English (AP or Honors Level) 

English (AP or Honors Level)

APEX Geometry or Higher

APEX Algebra II or Higher

Math (AP or Honors Level)

Math (AP or Honors Level)

APEX Biology

APEX Chemistry

Science (AP or Honors Level)

Science (AP or Honors Level)

AP Human Geography

AP World History


US History (AP or Honors Level)

US Gov. & Econ. (AP or Honors Level) 


World Language

World Language

World Language



AP World Language or Elective






*AP Seminar

*AP Research


1 AP Course

2 AP Courses

2 or  3 AP Courses

At least 3 AP Courses

Bold courses are required of all APEX students

*Grade level course sequence is 10th-11th grades.


The following will cause students to be exited from the program:

- Unweighted GPA below 3.0

- Not taking AP exams for completed course

- Not completing required APEX or AP courses at ERHS

-Receives a D/F in any course


AP Capstone Diploma AP Capstone Certificate
Enrolled in APEX 9th-12th grade

Enrolled in APEX 9th-12 grade

Earn 3 or higher in AP Seminar & AP Research Earn 3 or higher in AP Seminar & AP Research
Earn 3 or higher in four additional AP exams Completed additional four AP courses, but did not earn 3 or higher on at least four AP exams



AP Course Descriptions