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Broward and Palm Beach, Florida - The prestigious American Heritage School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the #1 private school in the United States and #1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars; the school’s second campus in Boca Raton is #2 in National Merit Scholars out of all private schools in Florida. Their combined students from both campuses comprise 10 percent of all National Merit Scholars throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida.
A total of 77 seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists, and 52 seniors earned National Commended Scholar status. The students were top scorers in Florida on the PSAT exam they took junior year, which served as the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. Most Semifinalists advance to “Finalist” status in the spring and are eligible to receive college scholarships.
A former president of SC Johnson, an entrepreneur and business owner, a partner at a national accounting firm, a managing director at a financial advisory firm, and an owner of five successful businesses - it’s a list that reads like professors at an Ivy League Business School, but they are captains of industry who teach classes every day at American Heritage School’s new Business Program.
In its first year, 160 students have already chosen this four-year, pre-professional track. The honors courses include: Business Essentials, Business Entrepreneurship, Principles of Finance and Accounting, Principles of Marketing, Business Management, and Business Communications. The curriculum culminates in a power-packed internship program during the students’ senior year. Students in the pre-professional Business program will meet with top South Florida CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and entrepreneurs, engage in real-life business experiences, and make invaluable connections.