Academy of Information Technology
The Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) is a small, focused learning community within Apex High School. AOIT places a strong importance on career readiness and post-high school success. The program offers a rigorous course of study based on industry-validated courses and the integration of STEM principles into the classroom. In addition, AOIT uses interdisciplinary and teamwork projects to emphasize the importance of developing presentation, communication, and technology skills. Academy students are also offered a variety of on-site and workplace-based professional training opportunities.
AOIT curriculum focuses on two main areas of study: Adobe Design, and Computer Programming. The Adobe Design track centers around the mastery of several concepts in media and web development: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, and HTML/CSS. The Programming track centers around the mastery of several coding languages: Python, SAS, and Java.
The website is an important component of our Academy and has been redesigned to provide a better representation of our Academy. Please feel free to contact our Director, Ms. Teia Robinson, with any questions or concerns.
Career Academies are personalized small learning communities within a school comprised of a small group of students and teachers for four years. Academy classes are usually blocked back-to-back in the daily schedule, and students attend them as a group. Students are able to complete academy requirements within the regular school day, with the exception of work internships. Career Academies are open for rising Freshmen. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.
Students who are admitted to the Career Academy will begin taking a sophomore-level career/academic cohort class to show the applications of academics in real-world situations. After investigating their career interests and completing an entry-level career academy course, students agree to commit to the Career Academy for the remainder of their academic career. This commitment will culminate in an internship during the student's senior year at a local business to see how all of their studies apply in a “real world” situation.
In compliance with federal law, Wake County Public School System administers all education programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.