Q. How do I register for APEX?


If you are a Great Hearts employee, we encourage you to speak to your headmaster or direct supervisor about your professional development plans. If you're new to Apex, we recommend our summer courses as a good entry point. Two of our spring courses--Operationalizing Vision and Case Study in School Leadership--are geared toward more experienced school leaders and administrators. Find out more information by browsing our course catalogue.

To reserve your spot in the course, fill out the form here. We will follow up with you regarding next steps, including payment information.

Q. I'm a new administrator. Can I enroll in APEX courses?


Yes! Our courses are geared toward newly-appointed administrators, as well as veteran ones. If you have any questions about whether a course is right for you, contact us by filling out the form here.

Q. I am not a Great Hearts employee. Should I register for APEX?


While we do draw for some of our materials from the Great Hearts network, our courses present scenarios that any classical school may encounter. APEX is designed to offer professional development to any school whose mission and curriculum are based on a character-formation or virtue-centered model.

Q. I work for Great Hearts, but not in a school role. Are there any courses for which I can sign up?


At the moment, there is only one course that may fit your needs: Leadership for Change: Understanding Change, Managing Transitions. This is currently offered during the spring semester. Find out more information here.

Q. Is there a particular order in which I should proceed through the APEX courses?


For our summer and fall courses, there is no particular sequence through which you should proceed. You may register for them according to your interest and schedule. Two of our spring courses (Operationalizing Vision and Case Study in School Leadership) are geared toward more experienced administrators. The third spring course, Leadership for Change, is intended for any teacher or rising administrator, including those who do not currently work for a school, although the scenarios presented center on challenges facing school administrators.

Q. My schedule is tight. When are the synchronous sessions scheduled, and how long do they last?


During the school year, synchronous sessions take place on Zoom on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Arizona time and last one hour. (Please bear in mind that Arizona, with the exception of the Navajo nation, does not observe Daylight Savings Time. So, for example, if you live in Texas, you will find yourself two hours ahead of Arizona during the months of mid-March through early November, but only one hour ahead the rest of the year.) There are between two and four synchronous sessions per course.

Each summer course contains a total of two synchronous sessions, lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. Meeting days will vary, but we try to offer them toward the end of the week, on Thursday or Friday.

The synchronous elements of the courses are required. However, we do provide accommodations to those who cannot attend due to religious obligations or unforeseen circumstances. We strongly encourage you to carve out time in your schedule after registering.

Q. I am an apprentice teacher. Is APEX right for me?


The only course that we recommend to apprentice teachers is Building a Strong Student Culture offered in the summer.

Q. I have registered for APEX. What are the next steps?


After registering, you should receive an e-mail confirmation within 2-3 business days. The program manager will send out details regarding the course once registration closes. In the meantime, you should purchase the texts that are required for the course to allow ample time to receive them.