Apex High School has expressed nothing but hard work and spirit since 1907; the only obstacle from the students and teachers performing at their highest potential is the building itself. The students and teachers at Apex High are excited for the change. Everyone at Apex High have said that the move is much needed. Dr. Diann Kearney, principal, gives details regarding the move. She says, “One of the first things I was involved with when I got to Apex was the planning of the ‘New Apex’ and the move to Green Level High. We were projecting only a one year swing but then realized the condition of Apex High and decided it needed to be demolished, taking two years.”
The county’s new high school, Green Level High School, will be the staff and students of Apex High’s new home for the next two years. It is currently under construction but should be finished soon. “Green Level is definitely a facility that is more conducive to everybody being closer together. It is also a safer building,” states Kearney. “We are trying to build the enthusiasm from this campus and all the traditions and transferring them to the new building.” She says that she would love to keep most everything the way it is.
Many things will change with the move, including transportation of many students, where they go for lunch, and more. At the new location, students can explore a new environment while still upholding the Apex High School traditions. Kearney explains, “We won’t need as much time to get to classes.” Laughing, she continues, “We want to better benefit students in a new facility, and impact student achievement. We also want teachers that teach the same thing to be closer, so they are able to collaborate more often.” Teachers agree that this will be an effective way to improve the school.
The renovation is exciting for all of the students although it may inconvenience some students because they could have to go out of their way to get to school. Most of the students, teachers, and the administration are in agreement that the school needs improvements, but will all the moving change the traditions of Apex High School?