#1 School in Florida for highest number of National Merit Scholars Semifinalists
Out of a total of 50,000 students who were recognized high scorers, 51 seniors in our Class of 2022 have been named National Merit Scholars Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)®. This marks American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus, as #1 in Florida out of all private and public schools for the highest number of National Merit Scholars Semifinalists and the #2 private school in the nation. One in four students in the Class of 2022 scored in the top 1% of students in the nation.
Additionally, 38 seniors received National Commended Scholar status. More than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
The College Board included additional National Recognition Programs that give students from underrepresented communities the chance to connect with universities throughout the U.S. by awarding them academic honors. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT and are African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, or attend school in a rural area or small town may be invited to apply for this new national scholar recognition.
American Heritage’s Broward and Palm Beach campuses are the #1 and #2, respectively, with the most National Merit Scholars Semifinalists out of all private and public schools in Florida and make up 9% of all National Merit Scholars Semifinalists of all schools in the state (Florida has 2,227 schools - Private & Public).
Congratulations to all of our nationally recognized scholars at our Broward Campus!