My daughter just started as a freshman and my son already attends as a junior. There is not a better HS in the entire region. Awesome teachers and staff and even a law program taught by lawyers including a number of sitting judges. Spectacular nationally ranked athletics program but all teams also have a no cut policy allowing everyone to get HS athletic experience if they are willing to make the commitment. If there is any way you can afford this school (and the administration can help in some situations), you are doing your children a severe disservice if you don't encourage them to attend this school.
My two boys have been attending American Heritage School since they were in PK3 and are now in 4th and 2nd grade. They are so happy that they do not want to leave and they want to be the first to arrive. All of the teachers and assistants as well as the principals have been loving and caring with them always bringing the best of them. I can only say good things about the school and I believe they are receiving the best education in South Florida. I am proud of being part of the Heritage family and look forward for a bright future for my kids.
My children have had an awesome experience at Heritage. They have been exposed to great faculty and opportunities. Their Fine Arts Program is second to none, not many children get to experience what Heritage offers. They have had the opportunity to perform as special guests at Disney's Candlelight Ceremony as well as performing at Carnegie Hall. These moments are sure to leave a lasting impression.
I have three children attending American Heritage. I have one in high school, one in Jr. High and one in the lower school. All 3 children are thriving academically and socially. They have the opportunity to be exposed to all sorts of activities both, academic and extra-curricular. This school prepares them for real life. The administration, teachers and support staff are always in touch with me and so supportive of my children. I'm so happy I made the switch to American Heritage. Best decision ever.
The programs at Heritage are awesome. Our children have been exposed to so many different opportunities that is preparing them to become lifelong leaders. Not only is Heritage preparing them academically for college, it is also giving them the soft skills necessary to have a positive impact in their communities for the future. While it is a vigorous program, the experiences they are gaining will last for years to come.
If your kid needs special attention, they will make sure that he or she will never make it to Heritage, Academy's tuition is higher and they like it that way. I pulled my daughter out after being frustrated of asking them to place her on Heritage. They told me she would never make it. My daughter goes now to a regular school and has been doing just fine. The people from American Heritage could care less about your kid, only about the money you bring. They are money hungry.
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!!!!