APEX Griggs Alternative Diploma Options Program

  • As an alternative to GED® preparatory classes for persons seeking a high school diploma, you may be referred to enroll in an individualized online credit recovery program at BCCC, in partnership Elev8 Baltimore, Inc.

    This program, known as APEX, is Internet-based and features a complete curriculum designed to meet students at different ability and learning levels. As students work at their own pace, the APEX program provides flexibility in completing the requirements for a high school diploma.   
    Based on a referral system, adults needing credits for a diploma can complete those credits anywhere they can access the Internet. 

    Students can begin the course by taking a pre-assessment test from randomly selected questions. These questions already exist in the coursework, and the results help determine what chapters the student still needs to complete the course and earn credit.

    A Maryland high school diploma includes the following:
    • 4 units of English
    • 3 units of math
    • 2 units of science (includes biology)
    • 3 units of social studies (includes U.S. history)
    • 1⁄2 unit of health
    • 1 unit of applied arts (keyboarding/word processing)
    • 1 unit of fine arts
    • 6 1⁄2 units of electives

    Additional Requirements
    • 20 hours of community service
    • $200 diploma fee

    Interested participants must provide an official transcript from the last high school they attended. Course selection will be determined by the high school transcript; however, any student earning a diploma through APEX must take a minimum of three credits. All lessons, textbooks, and homework assignments are accessed online.


Alternative Options/Referral Contact

  • Karen Allen-Curtis
    Career Pathways, Program Coordinator

    710 E. Lombard Street, Room 29
    (410) 986-3241or (410) 986-5412

Last Modified on February 27, 2024