2019-2020 Upper School Profile

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 high school in Florida for highest number of nationally recognized scholars for 10th consecutive year; 1 in 4 students in the Class of 2020 is a nationally recognized scholar                                

  • 44 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists (highest number in Florida)
  • 40 National Merit Commended Scholars
  • 31 National Hispanic Scholars

•  #1 high school in Florida with 11 Presidential Scholar Candidates

•  $94 million in college scholarships offered to the Class of 2019

•  95% passing rate on all Advanced Placement exams (58% passing rate in Florida; 64% passing rate globally); AP average test score: 4

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

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

•  Finalists at Regional Robotics competition; Semifinalists at 2019 Robotics World championship

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

•  #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 Public Service Announcement, On-Camera Talent, and Photography from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter

•  1st place for Patriot Post newspaper and Expressions literary art magazine; Gold with Special Distinction for Spotlight yearbook from the National, American, and Florida Scholastic Press Associations

•  11 Cappie Award nominations including Best Musical for Chicago

•  Superior ratings for Thespians, Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Guitar

•  4 national medals from the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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

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