Our Counselors get know each student individually, and understand what it takes to uniquely help each of them achieve both academically and personally. Counselors work closely with students and their families to create school success plans to ensure a future they will be proud of. By preparing them through personalized learning experiences, APEX counselors guide the students from start to finish, in whatever it may be.
Whether it’s SAT prep or help with college application essays, or help with applying for financial aid, grants and scholarships, our counselors are there every step of the way. They help the students compare schools to determine which path is appropriate, and find the funding to go there. School reps are invited to campus to speak with students, allowing an in person comparison of majors and offerings, with an easy step by step guided application process.
• Our mission is to graduate students who are college-prepared and career-ready.
In the 21st century workplace, finding and keeping a job that pays well requires higher-order
thinking skills—those that we want every APEX student to learn.
• In order to accomplish this, students must take a thorough high school program that teaches a
foundation of skills that will help them to apply, analyze and synthesize complex information.
• APEX has incorporated A-G courses into its graduation requirements, prioritizing the ones
students need most to ensure that they are college-prepared and career-ready by graduation day
for the career course they desire and beyond.
• By adopting A-G as the standard and requiring students pass with a ‘C,’ APEX is raising the
bar for all students to be competitive in today’s workforce, whether they go straight into a
career or go on to a 4-year college.
At APEX Academy, you will find this research put in practice. Our counselor to student ratio has never been higher than 150 to 1, compared to an average of 400 to 1 (and at times higher) throughout the LA area. We believe that for our students to succeed, access to this high quality of counseling and guidance is a must.
Progressive Discipline Model
Individual, Family, and Group Counseling (Off Site and On Site)
Robust Academic Counseling in Conflict Resolution
Support Beyond “Traditional Counselor Boundaries”
High Level of Student Monitoring (Academically and Emotionally)
Partnerships with Outside Agencies & Community Resources
Transparent and Collaborative Departmental Communications
Educating Students About Opportunities for Growth
Identifying Root Desires and Goals for Each Student
Guidelines on Academic Achievement
Social Capital (Ability to Appropriately Advocate for Self and Others)
Positive Attendance Encouragement
Active Engagement in Learning
Emotional Awareness and Education
Conceptualization of Life After High School
Accessing Resources with Ease
Making Healthy Choices
Description of Counseling Department Mission
Counseling Blog Postings
Myths about College
Paying for College
Meeting with the Counselors