APA Junior High School
APA Junior High Mission Statement
APA Jr. High assists students in their efforts to become student scholars by providing an academically rigorous liberal arts program that prepares them for advanced study at the high school level.
APA bases its education on two vital pillars: High academic rigor and character development. Our academic program is organized in a modified block schedule with 8 classes for 47-minute periods three days a week and four classes offered the remaining two days on a rotating block basis with 81-minute periods.
Grading & Curriculum
The GPA scale is a 4.0, unweighted calculation. A passing grade is a D-, or 60%. All grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA may be computed at the end of each semester. APA does include class rank, which may be computed at the end of each semester. We have honors classes that are weighted as .025. As we focus on high academic rigor, honors classes are the standard coursework.
The Character Development Ambassador program revolves around seven areas of focus: social graces, professional behavior, self-management skills, peer leadership experience, community service, civic awareness, and arts/cultural appreciation. These seven focuses are presented and reinforced through a combination of hands-on, high-energy workshops, service projects, leadership experiences, field trips, and culminating activities.
According to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 389.445, students must complete 1½ (one and one-half) credits in mathematics, 1½ (one and one-half) credits in English or reading, 1 (one) credit in science, and 1 (one) credit in social studies with a passing grade during seventh and eighth grade for promotion to high school.
½ Credit = 1 Semester
|English||3 Credits||1 ½ Credits|
|Social Studies / History||2 Credits||1 Credit|
|Science||2 Credits||1 Credit|
|Math||2 Credits||1 ½ Credits|
|Physical Education||1 Credit|
|Character Development||2 Credits|