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Mr. Francisco E. Garnica Principal Ms. Chantal G. Osborne Assistant Principal Mr. F. Jason Glasford Mr. Jason H. Allen Assistant Principal Excelling With Strength Through Diversity

2 Why American? Received a state grade of A for the past two years
Nationally ranked in the top 3% by Newsweek Magazine Only school in Florida to be recognized by the Federal ECTAC Committee Named Do The Right Thing School of the Year for 2012 & 2013 Ranked #4 in MDCPS as Best Sports Program by the Miami Herald Graduated 80% of the Class of 2014 Our graduates were accepted to Columbia University, John Hopkins University, Brown University, Georgia Tech, as well as local and state universities.

3 Accomplishments 98% of this Senior Class of 2013 participated in an AP/Cambridge/Dual Enrollment or Industry Certification Exam 12 graduates were Silver Knight Finalist 506 received passing scores in Industry Certification Superior Rated Band 2 recipients of the Hazen Sawyer SECME Scholarship 2 recipients of the Exxon Mobil SECME Academic Scholarship 2nd place in the National SECME Essay Competition 12 students passed the Autodesk Inventor

4 Academies Academy of Biomedical Magnet
Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Academy of Information Technology Engineering Academy for Student Excellence Fine Arts Academy Law Studies Academy Undergraduate Studies Academy

5 Courses Offered at American
Honors classes beginning in 9th grade- All Subjects CTE: Early Childhood Ed., Woodshop, Computer Technology Cambridge: Pre-AICE Biology, AICE American History Advance Placement: Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, and Foreign Language Dual Enrollment courses are offered on site in English 101 and 102, Astronomy, Meteorology, Principles of Business and Sports Administration

6 Further Your Horizons at American
Industry certification as a Daycare Asst., Nursing Asst., EKG Tech., Medical Adm. Asst., Computer Automated Designer, Photoshop, Autodesk Inventor, and Dreamweaver AP/AICE/Dual Enrollment a student can graduate with a year of college completed free of charge! ( ) 214 students took on-campus Dual Enrollment American Senior High School has a tutorial program that consists of both faculty and student mentors

7 Getting Ahead at American
How can I apply for Honors, CTE, AP, AICE, or Dual Enrollment? Grades (3.0 GPA or higher) FCAT Scores (3 or higher) or comparable national examinations Teacher recommendations Students must maintain a 3.0 unweighted GPA

8 Help and Support at American
Free Tutoring! FCAT Reading and EOC Algebra I, Biology, Geometry, and U.S. History Tutoring – Time & Date TBA Free Saturday FCAT and EOC Tutoring-Time & Date TBA

9 STUDENT SERVICES Counselor Grade Ext. Room
Y. Quintana th (A-Z) Y. Constant th (A-Z) M. Ruiz th (N-Z) R. Scott-Gibbs th (A-Z) D. Perez SPED (A –Z)

10 Activities American High School offers an array of county approved extended curricular activities throughout the year. Reminder! These activities are privileges awarded by the following: Less than 10 Excused Absences Less than 20 Tardies Maintain a 2.0 GPA Healthy Disciplinary History

11 Clubs & Organizations SERVICE CLUBS SORROTA Student Government
SHAPE Students Changing the World Patriot Council Student Leadership 5000 Role Models Key Club Silver Knights

12 Academic and Interest Clubs
Access Unlimited Event Staff Mu Alpha Theta American Yearbook National Honor Society Art Club Pre-Medical Honor Society Band & Chorus Red Cross Ambassadors Cheerleading S.E.C.M.E. DECA Drama Club Environmental Club First Priority Future Business Leaders of America Future Educators of America Heritage Players Platinum Dazzlers & Majorettes PEEP HOSA JROTC

13 Globetrotters Producing global citizens is an important goal at American and with dedicated teachers our students are beginning to travel the world. 2013 London, Paris & Barcelona students went for free to Costa Rica 2015 London & France

14 #4 Overall Sports Program in the District
Athletics #4 Overall Sports Program in the District Cross Country Volleyball Football GET INVOLVED! Bowling Golf Basketball Swimming

15 2014 Baseball State Champions


17 Attendance is Mandatory
Reminder! Attendance is Mandatory School Hours 7:20 AM - 2:20 PM No pick-up after 2:00 PM Early Release Days: (9/18, 10/9, 12/11, 2/5, 4/30) 7:20 AM - 12:20 PM

18 Parent Teacher Student Association
Ms. Smith, our Parent, Teacher, and Student Association (PTSA) liaison, will be planning programs and events throughout the year to help bring the school and community closer together. Please take a moment to join AHS PTSA.

19 Additional Information
Title One School Connect Ed Phone Calls Digital Convergence/BYOD Remind 101

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