The majority of faculty seem to be sincerely concerned about my child's success and doing well in their classes. The school is very big and students education and development needs may get lost on administrators. specifically unimpressed with the administrations concern for budget needs as it relates to technology in a classroom (something was broken and needed replaced) and the administrator stating they could not help a student because if they did, they would not have the funds for the other issue. The student had a state approved development plan to adjust some resources - WHICH PLAN AND RESOURCES HAD ALSO BEEN APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT!
Combining multiple core classes in each semester, as is needs to graduate, tends to overwhelm students with the amount of homework. Since required courses cannot be reduced, unless online or summer courses are considered, a reduction in homework would be wonderful so students can spend time in extracurricular activities without grades suffering.
I loved American Fork High school. It has a really good atmosphere and feel to it. The student body is friendly, the teachers help those who want to learn and it's just an overall fun high school to be at. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good high school to go to.
The Best School Ever, They Care about the students and that they graduate, they care about your education and what best for you, Im glad that i was able to graduate, they do need to work on the Counseling Department, some of the Counselors they seemed like they didn't want to help the student with graduating, they need to stop making students pay for their Transcripts, they used to send them to the school and give you your transcript but now you have to pay. but in all they are the best school out there
We relocated to Utah, my son is a senior this year with very good grades at his previous school. Back there, only 24 credits were required to acquire an advance High School Diploma. Here at American Fork HS, the standard diploma requires 28 credits for graduation leaving students that come from other states with no other choice but to accept a mediocre diploma with a "mark on it" basically stating they did not meet the credit requirements for graduation along with a "differentiation at the graduation ceremony" as they call it, held at the same time in front of the fellow classmates who received the 28 credit standard. To top it off, the diploma won't state a home school, rather it will say it was given from the school district. My personal experience is that students get discriminated here if they are from another state which holds other requirements however, students are still able to graduate with honors in that state. But instead of taking in consideration of these students good characteristics and hard work in the past, they demean their abilities and hard work that they had put in at other schools making them believe they are not good enough for future education.
We are new to this area and live in Lone Peak boundaries. After talking to many other parents and students, we chose to send our children to American Fork High. So happy with our decision. Teachers and counselors couldn't be more helpful and the student body seems very welcoming and friendly. My kids are excelling in challenging classes and thriving at tjs school.
American Fork High School is an excellent school. Not only does it help the average, or below students, I have a child who has ADD, excel in every way they are willing to, but it also has amazing A.P. programs, in Foreign Language, Fine Arts, History, Social Studies, Mathematics, Language, and Science. I have been really impressed with the principal and the administration. The teacher are always willing to help anyone who is willing to put forth the time to learn the material. American Fork High School is, in my opinion, one of the better schools in Utah.
I transferred my child to this school from Lone Peak. He received the warmest welcome from the teachers and students. This school does well in academics and athletics, and has a very welcoming environment. Highly recommended!
We moved here a year ago after living in Phoenix. I have to say this is average. The school is overcrowded, and not kept up. There is a new wing to the school, but the older halls/classrooms are falling apart. They do have an excellent sports/music programs, but the academic programs is geared towards those students are highly acheiving. Students struggling in school or not at the top of their class are somewhat forgotten. If you are from out of state the students are very unfriendly and it was very difficult for my child to make friends. After receiving almost straight A's in school in Phoenix, he came to American Fork High School and his grades plumeted to a 2.8gpa, mostly due to social issues. Overall, I wouldn't say this school is 'fantastic' only average.
American Fork high school is a fantastic school. The teachers are helpful, knowledgable and reliable and the student body is friendly and welcoming. At American Fork, the faculty goes to many great lengths to make the school an excellent place for learning and growth. We also have very reputable music and drama departments. Overall, I would most definitely recommend this school.