141 Nationally Recognized Scholars
in the Class of 2021
American Heritage Is The #1 Private School in the Nation For
Highest Number of Nationally Recognized Scholars
American Heritage Schools are proud to recognize 141 nationally recognized scholars in the Class of 2021. The students from both campuses comprise ten percent of all National Merit Scholars throughout the 2,227 public and private schools in Florida making the Broward campus the #1 private school in the United States and the #1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars and the Palm Beach campus the #2 in National Merit Scholars out of all private schools in Florida.
Congratulations to the seniors named National Merit Scholars, including 74 Finalists, 77 Semifinalists, and 52 National Commended Scholars. This marks the 11th straight year American Heritage has had the highest number of National Merit Finalists in Florida.
“I am so proud of these students for earning this extremely prestigious recognition,” said Dr. Douglas Laurie, President of American Heritage Schools. "Not only are they nationally recognized in the top one percent of all students in the country for academics, but they are also extremely well-rounded, excelling both in and out of the classroom in fine arts, sports, and community service,” Dr. Laurie added.
In addition, 12 seniors were recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars. The students are selected based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations, and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.
Over $126 million in scholarships have been offered to the Class of 2021 giving students new opportunities for college and confidence about their futures. According to the National Merit Scholarship organization, colleges such as Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, and Vanderbilt enroll the greatest number of National Merit Scholars.
"Top ranked college preparatory school in the United States is ranked #1 in National Merit Scholars for 11 years"
American Heritage Schools is the #1 private school in Florida for nationally recognized scholars in math competition, science fair, mock trial, moot court, and speech and debate. American Heritage Schools alumni are notable leaders in their chosen fields who are generating positive differences in the world. American Heritage Schools is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school in South Florida serving grades PK3 to 12.