A Gold color metal and enamel shield shaped device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height blazoned: Azure, between a fess crested of six on top, superimposed by a railroad spike palewise, point downward, Or. In the first an open book of the last surmounted by a key bendwise ward to sinister base Azure, in the second two hands fesswise grasping a torch bendwise sinister, in the third a lyre and two masks and in the fourth a winged foot of the second. CREST: A wildcat's head caboshed Or. Attached below the shield, a Blue scroll inscribed "WILDCATS"` in Gold letters
Gold and navy bue are the school colors. Gold represents honor and wisdom, and conveys the constancy, determination, dignity and wisdom that the cadets strive to demonstrate in academics, athletics and community activities. Blue signifies the loyalty that the cadets show for their school and country.. The wildcat is the school's mascot and represents bravery, strength, alertness, and protection. The open book with the key symbolizes that education is the key to success. The torch alludes to scholarly achievement, knowledge, wisdom and the honor to "pass the torch" to future cadets. The lyre and mask are symbolic of music, art and drama. The winged shoe pertains to athletics and sportsmanship. The two hands holding the torch are for unity in order to bring together and work as a whole. The river symbol is for the Apalachee River at the southern border of Barrow County. The railroad spike indicates the creation of Barrow County. In 1883, John H. Winder, General Manager of the Seaboard Airline Railroad brought the railroad into Barrow County. The school's name, Apalachee, is the Choctaw Indian word meaning "allies."
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 26 April 2012.