Upper School Profile
2020 - 2021

Highlights of Recognitions

The students at American Heritage School are well-prepared to be leaders of the 21st century who possess knowledge, integrity, and compassion. Each year, students attend prestigious competitions and earn exceptional awards. Here are some of their recent achievements.

  • #1 Private School in the United States for highest number of National Merit Scholars for the 11th consecutive year; 1 in 4 students in the Class of 2021 is a national scholar:
    • 54 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists (highest number in Florida)

    • 31 National Merit Commended Scholars

  • 93% earned a 3 or higher on all Advanced Placement exams (58% in Florida; 64% globally); AP average test score: 4

  • #1 private school in the U.S. in national Math competition

  • #1 high school in Florida at state-level Science Fair competition

  • Finalists at Regional Robotics competition; Semifinalists at Robotics World Championship

  • Top 5 team in the U.S. in Model U.N.

  • 6 Pre-Professional Programs are taught daily by medical doctors, attorneys, judges, engineers, computer scientists, business leaders, and entrepreneurs:

    • Pre-Medical

    • Pre-Law

    • Pre-Engineering

    • Biomedical Engineering

    • Computer Science

    • Business & Entrepreneurship

  • #1 Mock Trial and Moot Court teams in Florida

  • Top 1% in the nation in Speech & Debate competition

  • 4 Student Production Awards for WAHS Broadcast in Directing, Short-Form Non-Fiction, Photography Demo Reel, and Talent Demo Reel from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter

  • 1st place for newspapers, literary magazines and Gold with Special Distinction for yearbook from the National, American, and Florida Scholastic Press Associations

  • 14 Cappie Award nominations including Best Musical for Oklahoma!

  • Straight Superior ranked chorus, band, drama, and orchestra in Music Performance Assessments

  • 120,248 hours of community service completed by the Class of 2020

  • FHSAA State Championships: Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, and Girls Basketball

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