The jury is still out on Atlantic High for our family. We have children in the IB program and the teaching and communication appears to be sub-standard. Try and find contact emails on the school website. This makes communication more difficult than they need to be. Response from teachers to e.g. requests for lesson plans etc. is non existent. Sports is a joke. Drop off and pick-up is a nightmare (and this is a new school!).
Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida is ranked 25th out of the top 100 High Schools in the USA (Newsweek, 2006). I have had one daughter graduate from the IB Diploma program and another in her 1st year in the IB program. I have taught at Atlantic for the last 6 years and have been extremely pleased with the school. Atlantic has some very dedicated teachers and administration. I am very pleased with the location, academics, and people that I work with and teach my children. They go out of their way to help!
My daughter just graduated from Atlantic's IB program. I'd have to say that the IB program has one of the best curriculums available for students. Being in the IB program allowed her and her peers to get into top tier schools that their peers in other high schools (who had the same grades) couldn't get into. The IB program focused on studying and research and had some of the most interested teachers.
We are moving to NC and have looked around for an IB for my daughter and, honestly, there is nothing out there like Atlantic High, especially after the move to the new facility. The teachers are great as well as the staff (the only problem is the access!). We will miss it! Keep up the great work!
I am a past student of Atlantic High,class of 1993. I have gained alot from this school.The teachers were nice and focused on the students achieving their goals and grades. The JROTC programme is a plus. I was tutored under the leadership of Col. Calderon and Sgt. Breckner.This experience thought me to be descipline andgave me the courage to conquer my fears and face responsibilities. My guidence teacher was always concerned when I had a concern and she dealt with it and it was smiles of joy at the end of the day. I appreciated the care and treatment that I had recieved from Atlantic, that it brings tears of joy when I hear the name call. I recommend anyone to entrust their childs education in the care of Atlantic. They will fly like EGALES in the future. I am now a CEO, of Transportation in the Bahamas.
Great school! Academics are the best! IB program is a rare find in public school! Dr. Weigel is a great role model and principal
Academics are excellent at this 18 outta the nations top 100 high schools. Extracurriculars are decent not great. Parent involvment is bassicaly null.
My child is in IB. I am thrilled with the program and with the impending move to a new site it's everything I would want for my child. The guidance counselors are the best.
Great school. My daughter went there and now she is attending Harvard. The IB program is excellent!
Parent of a junior honors and freshmen honors students. The buildings are shabby, but if you look past that, it is the best kept secret in palm beach county high schools. Quality education, great staff, principal really cares about the students. The colleges are well aquainted with the caliber of students hailing from atlantic. Our kids were accepted to ib, but declined in order to play 2 varsity sports, work and do clubs, community service, etc. We are not disappointed in that decision, as honors is rigorous, but not overwhelming. We love being a part of the atlantic family, and love the deep roots it has in the community. Some teachers have been there 30 years.
Speaking as an Atlantic High senior and International Baccalaureate diploma candidate, I can say that this school has an encouraging environment. The teachers are very skilled and professional and guidance counselors are supportive, caring, and helpful. The AHS IB program molds well rounded individuals who are prepared for college and the real world. Atlantic High offers IB, AP, and honors courses that are both rigorous and stimulating. Also, The extracurricular activities available are so varied that each student can find a club or activity which they can enjoy and which fits his or her needs. I have been quite satisfied with my academic career at Atlantic.
I graduated from the International Baccalaureate program at Atlantic in 2000 and my sister is graduating from honors classes in 2003. I am currently in medical school and still pull out some of my high school notes for reference... my teachers at Atlantic were incredible. They knew their subjects, enjoyed teaching, and spent as much time with me as I needed to learn the material. My chemistry teacher spent her lunch break with me on more than one occasion to help me through the class. I have no reserve saying the teachers at Atlantic are hands down the most caring instructors I've ever had. There are extracurricular activities for any sport, hobby, or interest you can imagine. Some students can be rough or violent at times, but the administration has a handle on that. I didn't feel completely sheltered, but I never feared for my safety. Overall, Atlantic High should be ranked one of the top schools in Florida.
Atlantic High pays more attention to who is wearing a short skirt rather than providing a good education for the kids.
atlantic high school has been great to me it is the best school i can say that really focus on student education than what they can get out of the students of the school.
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