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American Heritage School5
Posted January 21, 2015
- a parent
In response to the question regarding drugs: No private or public school is immune to drugs, but American Heritage School does not allow students who are known drug users to enter the school. Heritage has a zero tolerance policy with immediate expulsion of students caught using drugs and is proactive in safeguarding the school by bringing in drug dogs on campus several times a year on an unannounced basis. American Heritage is also serious about education of drug awareness and prevention starting in elementary school, and in my opinion, American Heritage takes every step possible to protect and educate their students about the dangers of drugs. Ultimately, it is on the shoulders of the parents in their homes to be positive role models and educate their own children about the dangers of drugs.
American Heritage is a really great school. Both of my children attend there. They have been there since 3rd & 5th grades and are now in 8th & 10th. They have thoroughly excelled in their academics & social skills. I am amazed at how well they are doing and that they really enjoy coming to school everyday. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who asked me. This school is amazing and the staff as well as all the activities are top notch!!!!
My experience as a parent has been phenomenal. The school is focused on creating a well rounded student through Academics, Arts, & Athletics. My two children have attended for the last six years and we can see the benefits of the school in their conversational knowledge and community engagement. In response to the negative reviews on the site, one cannot expect the school to alleviate problems and situations that exists beyond its walls. However, the administration, staff, and faculty are truly invested in the success of each student. This can be seen in its history of the success of its graduates beyond college. I am very appreciative of the opportunity my children have and the curriculum they are exposed to in this school.
There seems to be one disgruntled parent making multiple negative reviews on this school. Ignore him. My son started this school this year as a 9th grader after attending very good public schools in the area since PK. This school is superb in all regards, spectacular teachers, caring administration, incredible athletics - a no cut policy while still producing state champion caliber teams, amazing academic extracurricular activities, even pre-law and pre-med programs. Anyone not getting their monies worth from this school is not trying and needs to look themselves in the mirror. Are some academic and financial need scholarships available - my son earned a 50% academic scholarship - and is on both academic and athletic teams. If you can go to this school, go, your children deserve it.
Today my daughter jumped in the car and shouted, "School was GREAT today, mom!" so I decided to write a review and express my gratitude to American Heritage. My daughter has attended since pk-3 and now is in kindergarten. The school's leadership is superior as the teachers are highly knowledgeable and attentive. I mean the principal greets my daughter in the morning with hugs and smiles, as she does all the children. I am so impressed with the care my daughter and I receive that I just want to share my joy. Thank you Mrs. Johnston and school faculty for inspiring my daughter!
This school discriminates and treats children who need help poorly. The principal mrs johnston lacks professionalism and speaks to small children inappropriately. She had said terrible unacceptable comments to my child. The administration ( owner, CFO) treat parents unfairly and really only care about money. People are finding out about how this school really presents. The news will be notified soon
My husband and I are extremely pleased with our decision to move our two children from public school to American Heritage. Aside from the wonderful teachers, broad class selection in academics and the arts, we are extremely impressed with the technology taught to our children. They use iPads daily in their classrooms and have learned to easily navigate through the latest programs and academic sites. We also love having an assistant supporting the teacher in the lower school classes. We feel that this allows the teacher to focus on truly teaching and meeting individual needs. Guidance is also tremendous. The individual attention you receive as a parent is wonderful. We feel our children are safe, receiving top notch education, and will be more than prepared for college. We couldn't be happier with our decision.
I am an alumni (class of 1988) with three elementary age children who attend American Heritage. My family could not be happier. We love that our children are getting the best possible education in a diverse family friendly environment. My children enjoy going to school; I love seeing all of the alumni who work at the school and alumni who send their children to the school. My wife and I know that being exposed to so many different programs (engineering/robotics, marine biology, medicine, math, law, television production, newspaper, theatre, dance, orchestra, visual arts, 70+ clubs, etc.), will help our children find their passion and we know the teachers and guidance counselors will help nurture the passions. We could not be happier and would recommend the school to anyone who asks.
This school motivates without threatening. The teachers are really connected to the students. If you want you're child to be thriving, not to be afraid of making a mistake, this is the school for you're child. The school is open minded (very important for us) where the child still can be a child. Yes, it is expensive, but you as parent and you're child will receive so much. This is a wonderful school.
American Heritage School is AMAZING! There's definitely something for everyone here, and not only are the academics superior but the opportunities available to the students to pursue their passions are unlike any other school in Florida for sure. My children are thriving here and we feel so lucky to be part of the AHS family.