By the Numbers: Twelve Fast Facts about American Heritage School
We are very proud of our school and our students, and for good reason. Here are 12 fast facts to help you get to know American Heritage by the numbers.
6 pre-professional programs are available for middle and high school students who want to get a head start in a specific field of interest. We offer college-level pre-professional tracks in pre-medical, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, and business entrepreneurship. All courses are taught daily by currently practicing experts in their fields, including a carefully designed curriculum and internships senior year.
4 Presidential Scholars in the Class of 2020. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, part of the Department of Education, is one of the country’s highest honors for students. It recognizes top graduating seniors for a wide range of academic, creative and civic achievements. Each year, as many as 161 Presidential Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors throughout the United States. Four of those exceptional individuals graduated from American Heritage School.
15 elective courses are offered to all students in our Lower School. Beyond the foundational skills of reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language, we also offer our younger students a range of fine arts offerings including drama, chorus, orchestra, 2D and 3D art, and more. We believe in starting early to encourage creative thinking at American Heritage School.
33 percent of our students were born outside the United States, representing over 60 different countries throughout the world. Our diversity helps to define the character of American Heritage School. We celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our student population and appreciate the added depths of learning and respect this diversity brings to the school.
75 fine arts classes are offered giving our students many opportunities to develop their talents and fine-tune their craft. Our extraordinary students have sung at Carnegie Hall and had their artworks exhibited in galleries throughout the world, and many of our students have won top awards both nationally and internationally.
85 student-run clubs and activities are available to all students. Getting involved in extra-curricular activities has a number of benefits. From activism to athletics, careers to competition, there is something for everyone as students find their passion at American Heritage School.
95 Nationally Recognized Scholars in our Class of 2020 reflects the dedication, hard work, and high accomplishments of the students at American Heritage School. We are extremely proud of our exceptional students! Their
94 million dollars in college scholarships were offered to the students in our Class of 2019. Many families are challenged by the high cost of education at today’s colleges and universities. The offset of tuition for many students demonstrate their achievements in high school and helps give them a better start in life after college without the burden of debt so many are experiencing today.
95 pass rate on all Advanced Placement (AP) exams indicates the outstanding preparation our students receive in our college level courses. This is compared to the 58% passing rate in Florida and 64% passing rate globally.
100 percent of American Heritage graduates matriculate to four-year colleges. This is a testament to our college preparatory curriculum and our college advising program offered to all of our students.
116 thousand community service hours were completed by our Class of 2019. We believe it is important for young people to learn to recognize the advantages they have been given in life and to give back through community service. Our students help by raising funds for those in need, working at food banks, organizing events in support of humanitarian organizations, and more. This is a fundamental part of educational growth for our students.
163 Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to our students to help prepare for the rigors of college. Studies have shown that students who study more challenging courses in high school are more successful in college. These classes are highly regarded by admissions officers and can help an applicant gain admission to top schools.
With statistics like these, it is easy to see why American Heritage is one of the top schools in the country. Still, it is more than just numbers that define us. We invite you to take a tour of our campus and learn more about what makes American Heritage the best school for your student.