Apex Technical School
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the school open?

A: The NYS Governor has confirmed a phased approach for re-opening and therefore the school’s physical building location will remain closed until the NYS Governor allows technical and trade school facilities to begin re-opening in Phase 4. Apex has temporarily implemented distance learning for theory classes that were in progress as of March 16 2020. Shop classes will not be scheduled until the NYS Governor allows technical and trade school facilities to open their physical building location to students. Apex is participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s Emergency Financial Aid Grants for those eligible students who qualify due to the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19. If qualified, this emergency grant will be available to help you with expenses for course materials and technology as well as food, rent, healthcare and childcare. To speak with an Apex Representative, please call 212-645-3300.

Although Apex has not set a date for new classes to start, you can begin the process now by calling the school and speaking to a representative or by completing the Contact Us form on the Apex website.

Q: When will the school open again?

A: The NYS Governor has confirmed a phased approach for re-opening and therefore the school’s physical building location will remain closed until the NYS Governor allows technical and trade school facilities to begin re-opening in Phase 4. Apex has temporarily implemented distance learning for theory classes that were in progress as of March 16 2020. Shop classes will not be scheduled until the NYS Governor allows technical and trade school facilities to open their physical building location to students. Apex is participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s Emergency Financial Aid Grants for those eligible students who qualify due to the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19. If qualified, this emergency grant will be available to help you with expenses for course materials and technology as well as food, rent, healthcare and childcare. To speak with an Apex Representative, please call 212-645-3300.

Although Apex has not set a date for new classes to start, you can begin the process now by calling the school and speaking to a representative or by completing the Contact Us form on the Apex website.

Q: I want to enroll in a program. Can I still apply?

A: Please complete the form on the Apex Contact Us webpage. An Apex representative will get back to you.

Q: I am scheduled to start a program in March, April, or May. What should I do?

A: An Apex representative will contact you with a new start date.

Q: Can I request a copy of my diploma at this time?

A: The school is not processing requests for transcripts, diplomas, etc. until the school is able to resume classes.

Q: I have questions about COVID-19. Where can I find more information?

A: There are several resources available about COVID-19. Please check out:

Q: How do I protect myself from COVID-19?

A: Help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. To protect yourself and others:

  • Practice Social Distancing – Even if you feel well, stay at home as much as possible. In public, leave at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and Avoid unnecessary appointments.
  • Wash Your Hands and Cover Your Cough – Cover your cough and sneezes. Use your elbow or a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Take Caution with At-Risk New Yorkers – Take special caution to avoid exposing the elderly and people with underlying health conditions. Avoid visiting those most at risk—call instead. Offer help with groceries and other goods.

Q: I feel anxious and/or stressed. Is there anything I can do?

A: States have set up several resources for residents. For example:

  • NEW YORK: New York State is partnering with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, to offer free meditation and mindfulness content for all New Yorkers at headspace.com/ny. New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • NEW JERSEY: The NJ MentalHealthCares Help Line offers telephone counseling, emotional support, information and assistance to get behavioral health services to you or a loved one. For assistance or more information, please call the toll-free, confidential number: 1-866-202-HELP (4357).

Q: I’m a Veteran.  Where can I find information and resources from the Department of Veteran Affairs?

A:  The Department of Veteran Affairs has a variety of resources such as:

  • Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans need to know
  • VBA Financial Literacy
  • VAntage Point – Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans Crisis Line – Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
  • During the COVID-19 crisis, veterans are making supportive check-in calls to other veterans through Mission: VetCheck.  A collaboration between the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services, the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC, and veteran-serving organizations, these calls provide veterans with information about how to access vital public services, including free meals, COVID-19 test sites locations, and mental health resources.

Q: Where can I find the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting?

A: Apex Technical School’s report on the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students can be found here.