The American Heritage policy of refusing to release transcripts of graduating seniors, thereby effectively denying these students the ability to apply for and attend university, unless and until all outstanding tuition fees of his/her SIBLINGS, are paid in full, discriminates against families with multiple students enrolled at the school. After spending over $135,000 at the school in 6 years, my daughter's transcript was held for a balance of only $5,000. After many attempts to resolve the matter amicably by reaching out to the school owner, Mr. Laurie, the American Heritage CFO, Ms. June Walker, and the Delray Beach campus Business Office Manager, Ms. Marie DeFago and after exhausting all avenues of equitable and administrative relief, I made a complaint to the BBB. American Heritage never replied to the BBB complaint. Now, I have been informed by the American Heritage CFO, Ms. June Walker that due to the BBB complaint, she would not accept the re-enrollment of my children after 6 years of attending the school. The whole issue arose as a result of the callous enforcement of a discriminatory school policy. The policy is wrong and unethical, and should be changed.
This is our summation, all of which American Heritage has not established as of yet. A great school has: Excellent teachers-A small handfull Strong principal/school leadership-Absolutely Not at this campus Challenging academic programs-Only for a small % of children that qualify to AH terms.American Heritage is undoubtably concerned about the welfare of their bank account and this school is without a doubt a money making machine. The tuition at this school excels most colleges per year and does not give the advantages you would think your child should obtain when paying this amount of money. The Academics have Coaches as teachers, crude at best and simply baby sitters at this point. They will tell you your child needs summer school because of the very low quality of teachers throughout the academic school year that never taught your child properly and summer school is as high priced as their regular school year and lasts the entire summer.CaChing!$ Unimpressive, this school needs new leadership and to be internally revamped from the ground up. The American Heritage registrar has made headlines in the NEWS, the BBB will not accredit the school and it has an F Rating.
Came on an academic scholarship and was disappointed in the academics. Teachers were rude, and lazy. Sometimes they wouldn't even show up to class. Teachers discouraged me from bringing in outside knowledge into the class. Also, the students are not open to friends unless you've been attending since pre-k. The transition was awful, I was bullied and didn't have any friends. I would come home from school crying every day.
We have had our children at American Heritage for 5 years now and will not be putting them back in this coming 2012-2013 school year. The teachers and academics are just average. Granted some teachers do go above and beyond and are excellent, but the ones that are just there for the paycheck stands out more. We are not impressed with the atmosphere, its either you excel or you dont, its either you have money or your not up to their pay echelon. Parents make sure your of the same social stature that they are or believe me your child wont be their childs friends. Its pretty obvious also, I had one child come to my car door with his cellphone in his ear asking me what my first and last name was and how to spell it, obviously his parent was on the other end of that phone call feverously looking up our stats on Palm Beach County Records...Ugh if only these parents and this community wasnt so busy social climbing, your teaching your children the wrong messages. Case in point I think you know what this means. If you have the extra money and it will take quite alot, then have at it! We came away with not alot of friends at all and a snobby atmosphere, we can do without.
Really unimpressed, this school costs as much as a college per year! For that kind of money I would think there would be alot more on their agenda for the students and parents. Give us what we paid for people, we want more of this institution. Show us what our kids have accomplished and stop leaving them out of the loop just because they are not as fast, or intelligent. There are children being brought over from China by the hundreds on scholorships to attend American Heritage, but our children at the school are told we have been there more than a year so we dont get the scholorships. Makes NO sense at all.
My boys have been at American Heritage since Kindergarten and now are in the 5th grade. It was the best decision we have made. The schools in Florida were crowded and we felt that our boys would benefit from having smaller classes and 2 teachers in their classrooms. American Heritage have become our 2nd family. The Headmaster, teachers and staff have all been wonderful. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our boys lives...Middle School and their teachers are working hard on preparing them for that step. Thank you American Heritage for giving my boys the best education so far.
American Heritage is a school that strives on image. They are diligent at keeping their image intact. It will be very difficult to find complaints against the school, because they have a very well trained PR machine in place. The offer great classes and programs when you enroll only to find that most classes in the law programs need prerequisites or they are full. They promise scholarships are awarded to almost all graduates which is not true. Last but not least if you children attend the school make sure you do not fall behind on your payments, believe me they can be worst than the IRS.
Moving from seattle, we found that American heritage did everything to ensure that my kids transitioned well and made the most of their education. In addition, the swimming program is top notch. my kids are happy, challenged and surrounded by other like minded children. I am so happy to be a part of the american heritage family.
My son, now age 23, graduated from American Heritage in 2005. He began attending American Heritage in seventh grade. The first year of his attendance was in the American Academy program. Due to the exceptional teaching and guidance he was given during that year, he was able to continue from eighth grade through twelfth in honors and AP classes. He is now a Law Student, with full scholarship, who has just accepted an internship with one of Florida's top law firms. I would like to thank the exceptional American Academy, and American Heritage School teachers, principals and guidance for helping my son become the fantastic young man he is.
I have two children at AHS. Both are having wonderful academic and social experiences. The teachers care about them as individuals. Also, the school has excellent art and music programs to create well rounded students.
The courses taught at American Heritage School prepared me exceedingly well for a college education. Because of Heritage s Pre-medical Program and outstanding professional faculty, my knowledge in science and medicine far surpasses that of my college peers. My professors at Columbia University are thoroughly impressed with the subjects and books with which I am conversant and compliment American Heritage on the quality of my education. The spectrum of responses I receive when I explain that I have already taken organic chemistry, multivariable calculus, and pathology range from raised eyebrows to fallen jaws. The unique combination of the vast opportunities and qualified faculty make American Heritage School exceptional and unparalleled as a learning institution. Kyle Robinson
I can honestly say that without the benefit of attending Heritage, my years at Yale would have been but an unfulfilled dream. American Heritage provided me with the tools for acceptance at Yale. My parents pushed and supported me to be the best I could be, instructors challenged my intellect, and the administration directed my journey towards my Ivy League future. Devin Ringger
Terrible School. Administration is non-existent and teachers generally do not care and are not good or enthusiastic. I would not want to go back there ever
Our daughter attended American Heritage from fifth grade through high school graduation. She has completed her second year at a competative college university with continued success and honors. Heritage provided her with a strong academic background and opportunities for personal growth including honor society memberships and choral audition and training that culminated in a performance at Carnegie Hall. I highly recommend this school that is led by a headmaster with integrity and a teaching staff that is professional and caring.
I transfered my son to AH from a public middle school this year. It was the Best thing I ever did to help my son. The special ed. program is awesome! The principle deans and teachers constantly kept in contact with me. The school has great programs for the students to get involved in. AH teaches the students in academics and also to take responsiblity for their actions. I highly reccomand this school. My son loves to go to school now! He wants to get good grades because of the staff and teachers caring about him.
I've been going to American heritage for almost 11 years now. This school is defiantly the best school to send your child to. Excellent campus!
American Heritage is one of the finest schools in the nation. There is a great sense of family among the students and the administration. They place high priority on well roundedness, personal integrity, civics, fine arts, athletics, and not just SAT scores. This reflects their repsect for long term personal success and includes a very high percentage of Ivy League/top school placement as well, not to mention turning out some of the nation's top athletes. A strict but friendly school, hiring teachers with fine educational backgrounds, and promoting higher education, harmony, morality and hard work, but in a well balanced environment. The students are achievers and very pleased with their school! They should be too, as they have just about everything with the latest technology and infrastructure. AH is a very well run school, oriented to bring the best education and experience to your child. AH's grade: A+
I had my daughter go to American Heritage and it is the best school my daughter has ever been to. It is a great school. My daughter skipped 1st grade there. She is doing better than sh ever has before.
I recently moved to Boca Raton, Florida over the summer. We decided to try out Donna Klein Jewish Academy for our son, and it was a huge mistake. We then transferred him to American Heritage school and it was a great success story. Our son is a striaght A student no, and although he is in two acadmey classes he is doing well and exceelling in everything.It is very nurturing, caring, and helpful environment and is what a private school should be for a large tuiton.
The kids at this school made me more miserable than I ever have been in my life. I was so affected that I nearly committed suicide, and I have recently left the school. The kind of treatment I have received will be traumatic memories for the rest of my life. If you would like your kids to be neglected by teachers,and outcasted by students...this school is the perfect place. I am not saying this as a joke, or effect... This istrue and from the heart.... I am sincere in my opinion.
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