APEX Scholars - A Bridge to Academic Success


APEX Scholars is an alternative admissions program designed to bridge the gap between high school and college. The program is based on the philosophy that students who are interested, committed, and willing to invest the time and effort, will succeed academically when provided with appropriate support services.  

The Mission: 

APEX Scholars provides an academic bridge to the successful transition from high school to undergraduate studies at Wayne State University.  In this quest, we will support students in strengthening their cognitive abilities; cultivating a thirst for knowledge; developing a disciplined approach to learning. We support the enhancement of academic achievement by assuring access to a committed staff that provides effective supportive services, leading to a structured path toward academic success.

Vision Statement:

APEX Scholars will be known by their ability, led by conscience, driven to succeed in the face of challenge, determined to serve others, and accomplish much with confidence and humility. 

Admissions Process


We're in the news!

Read about our program and student perspectives in an article from a 2018 issue of Metro Parent:

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