• Welcome to the AFHS Class of 2027!

    Apex Friendship High welcomes the Class of 2027!  We are excited that you are joining us at AFHS for your high school experience.  We are dedicated to working with you to make your first year of high school successful!

    Freshman Orientation

    We are excited about welcoming 9th grade students to campus on August 8 & 10.  During the orientation, students will be able to get to know the school campus, learn about clubs and other activities, walk through their class schedule, and learn about opportunities and supports at Apex Friendship High!

    Students will attend according to the following schedule:

    Tuesday, August 8
    8am - 11am:  Students with last names A-E
    1pm - 4pm:  Students with last names F-K

    Thursday, August 10
    8am - 11am:  Students with last names L-R
    1pm - 4pm:  Students with last names S-Z

    We know that students may have a conflict that would make it easier to participate during a different session.  We will work to accommodate that.  Just let us know that you need to make an adjustment by emailing to apexfriendshiphs@wcpss.net.

    More details about the Patriot Academy will be shared leading into summer!  Questions?  Email Mr. Pittman at bpittman@wcpss.net.

    Patriot Academy Flyer Mailed June 2023

    Freshman Parent Orientation

    We know that rising 9th grade parents are one of our greatest resources in supporting a smooth transition to high school.  We will incorporate a parent orientation session into our Patriot Academy days as well.  Parents are welcome to join us at any of the following times.  The same presentation will be made at each session.  Each session will be in the AFHS auditorium.  Slides from the presentation can be found at this link.

    • Tuesday, August 8 from 8:30 - 9:30am
    • Tuesday, August 8 from 2:30 - 3:30pm
    • Tuesday, August 8 from 6:00 - 7:00pm
    • Thursday, August 10 from 8:30 - 9:30am
    • Thursday, August 10 from 2:30 - 3:30pm



    Fall athletics teams will engage in workouts and tryouts prior to the first day of school.  All 9th graders are automatically eligible in their first semester of high school.  Information about workouts and tryouts will be shared in June 2023. Questions about high school athletics should be directed to our Athletic Director, Matt Clifton (eclifton@wcpss.net).

    Course Registration for 2023-2024

    Students will participate in registration through their base middle school.  Students are encouraged to choose courses that will provide them the most challenge where they can still be successful.  AFHS course offerings for 9th grade students for 2023-2024 can be found at this link.  Descriptions of courses can be found in the AFHS version of the High School Program Planning Guide.

    Additional information will be posted to support course registration in the coming weeks.  Middle school counselors will be your primary point of contact on registration for high school.

    AFHS will host a rising 9th grade curriculum night on Thursday, February 9 from 6-8pm.  You can access information about this event at this link.

    Other information:


    Information about the Class of 2027

    The Class of 2027 will be amazing!  The AFHS Class of 2027 consists of about 700 students.  A little over half of the freshman class comes from Apex Friendship Middle with a large group also coming from Lufkin Road Middle.  Overall, our 9th graders come from 18 different middle schools in Wake!

    Some other school details include:

    • The Class of 2027 will be 10th graduating class at AFHS.  The first class graduated in Spring 2018.
    • Our students are the Patriots!  Our student section at ball games is called the “Pit.”


    We welcome your questions!  There are many who are able to help answer your questions.  As we work through the spring semesters, most of our staff will be focused on supporting our current students.  Any questions you have this spring can be sent to our principal, Brian Pittman (bpittman@wcpss.net).

    Communication with Class of 2027 & Families