About Army Public School Chennai
Army Public School, Chennai is a CBSE higher secondary school from Class I to Class XII under the management of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). Like other Army Public Schools, APS Chennai gives admission primarily to the wards of Defence personnel, and a few seats may be available for civilians. It is interesting to note that APS Chennai initially was the Golden Palm Army School with classes up to Std VII. In 2010 the switch to APS Chennai was completed, with Class VIII introduced, and in 2013 Science, Commerce & Humanities streams were introduced. Both, on the academic front, as well as in sports, students have made a mark for themselves and made APS Chennai proud of them.
Campus infrastructure The APS Chennai school campus is not only green in terms of the plants that dot the landscape, but they follow environmentally-friendly policies through rainwater harvesting, vermicomposting, and solar panels. The school buildings have spacious classrooms, a computer lab, a library and reading area within it, a language lab, a maths lab, a sports room, a science park, a music room, etc, and a very spacious playground. Sports infrastructure is in place for basketball, football, athletics, badminton, table tennis, etc.
APS Chennai Activities The school has its own School Band and a Jazz troupe. Students are members of one of four houses, each named after a river with a specific colour for each House, namely, Ganga (Green), Narmada (Blue), Cauvery (Yellow), and Krishna (Red). Other than reciting poems, making posters, debating, spelling bee, etc, the Inter-House competitions are quite unique, such as both English and Hindi calligraphy, designing a cover for a magazine, cooking without fire, etc. There are programs scheduled to showcase India's diverse cultures alongside academic-based ones like National Science Day. NCC cadets of APS Chennai are also very active, conducting cleanliness drives, taking out rallies in the city for awareness of personal hygiene, AIDS awareness, etc.
Admission procedure Parents can obtain the application form for admission to APS Chennai from the school office between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on working days. The application form for the current academic year is generally available in March. They have to submit the following documents at the time of admission-
- The record of service duly attested for Defence service personnel for Date of birth.
- The Birth Certificate issued by a Military or a Civil Hospital or by the Municipality or Panchayat.
- Latest marks/certificates from the previous school.
- Transfer Certificate duly attested.
- Service/Discharge/Pension Certificate and Identity issued by the Sainik Welfare Officer for ex-Servicemen.
After submitting the form and relevant documents, the child has to appear for an assessment test as per the schedule that is intimated to the parents and is displayed on the school's website. Based on the class to which admission is sought, the test has questions based on specific subjects, such as English, Maths, a third language, etc. On getting admission, the school fee has to be paid within the given time frame. The admission fee, as well as the annual fee, is based on the Rank of the Defence personnel, namely, Officer, JCO, or OR, while the fee for the wards of Civilians is higher.
At the Class XI level, students can opt for subject groups for one of three streams - Science, Commerce, and Humanities. You can check out the subject groups and fees at the official website of APS Chennai.
Admissions for 2021 - 2022 Academic YearAdmissions to schools in Chennai for the academic year 2021 - 2022 may be affected due to COVID-19 pandemic. Ask your questions as a comment below and someone familiar with the admission process will get back to you.
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