• How to Apply 

    In order to be eligible to apply to the Academy of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing, students must be assigned to Apex Friendship as their base school. The Academy has an open and equitable student recruitment process that results in a student body that reflects the demographics of the school community.  A lottery is used to determine acceptance into the Academy.  The academy is designed as a four-year high school program.  Students are expected to commit to the program for the duration of their high school experience.  The academy requires specific courses as well as an internship before high school graduation.  

    The application is now closed.  Our application period runs from February 1 to March 31. Please note that students will need two teacher recommendations.  Recommendations' contact information including a current email address is needed in order to complete the application. Teachers will be sent a link via email to complete the recommendation.  We do not accept any paper copies of applications or teacher recommendations. 
    Please direct questions to the Academy Director, Diane Cadavid, dcadavid@wcpss.net or by phone at (919) 694-0500 x 20007 
    Application Timeline:
    February 1 - Application Window Opens
    March 31 - Application Window Closes
    April 1-May 15 - Request for Recommendations
    May 20 - Lottery Completed
    May 23 - Notification via Email