This school has the potential to be very good. There is great need for organization of extracurricular activities and involving students. The leadership for most clubs is very poor and a lack of commitment. Timeliness of handing out progress reperts andreport cards is poor. Trying to communicate with teachers and counselors is near to impossible. Should invest in e-mail for all teachers and make communication more parent and student friendly.
As an alumni of american senior high, I believe that the school strives to keep all students involved in the extra curricular activities of the school. The school gives students the opportunity to succeed while offering them a caring and safe enviroment to explore the opportunities of bettering themselves as individuals. The teachers at the school try to keep the parents aware of the different opportunities there child will have as a student. I am now finishing up my masters and I know that if it weren't for the individuals that helped me along the way while at American I would not be as successful as I am today.
Quality of academic programs is not so good. Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities is to little. Level of parent involvement is too low.
I believe this school is a great school...I am not a parent, or a teacher, but I am a student who's been to this school. Now I go to Miami Lakes tech, and let me tell you Im going back to American, because American beats Miami Lakes Tech by a long shot..Trust me!
The academic programs are okay. The extracurricular activites needs more organization and the level of parent involvement is very poor.
I LOVE AMERICAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. This school has great teachers, a great mix of races and alot of extra curricular activies. I recommend this school 100%.
I believe that the school should have more programs for students in order for them to stay out of trouble. I also think that the school should add more academies because most of their future students are going to Miami Lakes Tech instead.
American high school is a great school and has a great learning atmosphere it has a history of exceling in academics and sports.
This school should have only intelgent children . because those whild children are given this school a bad rating (d's ) I was going to let my children go there but because of the rating NO NO AND NO!! BECAUSE OF THE RATING .
There are many extracurricular activities, but not enough focus on curriculum. More attention should be paid to helping students become motivated in their educational life and less in sports. This is why the school has scored so poorly in the FCAT & as an educational institution overall.
The biggest problem with our school system is communication. The work load is heavey for everyone but we need to think about our future and how our we going to help shape it. Now my son has come home with two progress report that were borderline. As a parnet I look at myself first to see what I can do to improve his grades the first time around. The second time I requested a parnet teacher conference and the respons was the teachers will call you. It took about a week for 3 to 4 teachers to speack with me and they didn't have alot time (lunch break). My solution to this problem is to get in a medeator one who handles the red flags of grades and attendence because the Kids get home before the parnets. We want to wipe out the stero type that were just to busy.
No way is the average class size less then 30 students. Unless you include special education classes which are about 10 students per teacher and required by law. Classes have at least 40 students and many of them have much more then that. Halls are way to croweded and because of the massive number of students lunch is also an issue.
There is too much vilence in this school teachers don't seem to care.
Administration needs to get their act together and worry less about 'code of conduct' and more about curriculum.
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