Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX)
Through a collaboration between education, business, and the community, Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) develops highly-skilled, adaptable, global innovators and leaders. Waukee APEX draws on the expertise of business partners to bring real-world experience to high school. Through passion-based learning, authentic projects, and experiences, students add value to business partners while exploring career possibilities identified by economic trends within our metro area and state.
The standard “Waukee Purple” is included to signify its affiliation with Waukee. While the chartreuse green shows the innovative elements of APEX. The overall design of the X includes a metaphor as well. The lower left triangle of the X represents a student as he or she enters the program. The two top and bottom triangles of the X are business and community coming together with the student to collide in the middle, emerging with the top right green triangle that represents the transformed student.