To provide or fund programs, not included in the WCPSS district budget, that will enhance learning opportunities for students and/or educational training and resources available to educators in areas including, but not limited to, academics, the arts, technology and enrichment.


The Apex Public School Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, volunteer organization whose mission is to create and maintain a fund for the benefit of all students enrolled in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) schools located in Apex, North Carolina.


To promote creativity, innovation and collaboration within the WCPSS schools located in Apex by

  • Awarding raised funds to innovative programs and projects proposed by teachers and faculty in a formal grant submission and acceptance process
  • Maintaining and creating programs that align with evidenced-based practices in education and instructional design.
  • Supporting the WCPSS Strategic Plan
  • Increasing the Apex area community‚Äôs awareness of, support of and involvement with the public schools.

Schools to be served

All Wake County Public Schools with an Apex mailing address including, but not limited to:

High Schools

  • Apex
  • Apex Friendship
  • Middle Creek

Middle Schools

  • Apex
  • Apex Friendship
  • Lufkin Road
  • Salem
  • West Lake

Elementary Schools

  • Apex
  • Baucom
  • Laurel Park
  • Middle Creek
  • Oakview
  • Olive Chape
  • Salem
  • Scotts Ridge
  • West Lake
  • White Oak

Board of Directors

Barbara Conroy, President
Stephanie Mitchell, Secretary
Danny Mamo, Treasurer
Susan Evans
Jacques Gilbert


Mel Leach, Principal Scotts Ridge ES
Ashlie Thompson, WCPSS Southwestern Area Superintendent
Matt Wight, Principal Apex Friendship HS