#1 Private School in Palm Beach County for Highest Number of National Merit Scholars
Out of a total of 50,000 students who were recognized high scorers, 22 students in our Class of 2021 have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This puts American Heritage at the top in Palm Beach County for private schools with the highest number of National Merit Scholars.
Fourteen seniors received commended status on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score. This is typically below the level required for participants to be named semifinalists in their respective states. Commended students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, however, some students are candidates for scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
Nine students were selected to be National Hispanic Scholars out of approximately 5,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who took the PSAT. The NHRP uses the junior year PSAT/NMSQT as the qualifying test
American Heritage’s Broward and Palm Beach campuses combined make up 10% of all National Merit Scholars of all schools in the state (Florida has 2,227 schools - Private & Public).
Congratulations to all of our nationally recognized scholars at our American Heritage School, Palm Beach Campus!
Commended Scholars (21)
National African American Recognition Program
National Hispanic Recognition Program
National Indigenous Recognition Program