The APLE Program is designed for elementary and junior academies that have students who are unable to attend a boarding school hundreds of miles away. By enrolling with APLE, such schools are able to use a combination of GIA and local school resources to offer grades 9-12 to students who might otherwise enter the public school system. It is designed to fit into the traditional school year.
APLE was developed cooperatively by the North American Division Office of Education (NADOE) and Griggs International Academy to meet the needs of K-8 schools and junior academies who have students unwilling or unable to go to a boarding academy hundreds of miles away. By enrolling for APLE, such schools are able to use a combination of Griggs and local school resources to offer Grades 9-12 to students who might otherwise enter the public school system.
A senior academy may also use APLE to extend its course offerings through the addition of an Griggs course. (For example, a number of senior academies have used APLE to add foreign language courses.)
On occasion, and with approval from both conference and union, schools may offer a complete high school program using APLE. Students of such schools receive Griggs Maryland state-approved diplomas. APLE may be viewed as an interim solution for a school wishing to permanently expand its program.
For information on the APLE program, contact:
Lamar Nangle, GIA APLE coordinator