American Academy Plantation

  • At American Academy, we believe that students with learning differences in Kindergarten through grade 12 can benefit greatly from a well-rounded program that promotes development of social, academic, and executive skills as well as collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
  • Small class sizes are staffed by experienced teaching professionals who create a nurturing and supportive classroom environment and enable students to experience success by accomplishing personalized academic tasks.At American Academy, we provide positive learning experiences for each student with an indoor/outdoor learning environment on a beautiful school campus.
  • As a child's skills and knowledge base grows, we work collaboratively to encourage creativity, critical thinking, and independent learning.
  • We are unique among schools, in that we offer a complete program that nourishes the whole student through leading educational research on curriculum, technology, and brain-based learning.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Association of Independent Schools of Florida
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dyscalculia, Processing Disorders, Executive Function Disorders, Receptive /Expressive Language Disorders/ADHD/Dysgraphia
Year Founded1965
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$1,000
Summer Program Cost NotesTuition varies based on grade level and number of sessions.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students300 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade American Academy Plantation Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses28 courses
Average SAT score1100
Average ACT score30
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Students wear a school uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$35,000
Tuition NotesTuition based on grade level
Admissions DirectorMarc Shaw
Admissions AssociateAlexandra Rollins

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
WeightliftingWinter Track,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • The American Academy educates advanced students with mild learning differences in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Our progressive curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking, leadership, and executive functioning. Our college preparatory culture is prevalent as we cater to each student`s abilities and set high expectations for all students. All of our graduates are accepted to a 4-year college or university.Our staff of expertly trained and highly experienced educators is completely dedicated to the success of each and every one of our students. Our program carefully monitors student growth. Each child`s plan is customized to meet his or her unique needs. It is important to us that our students gain confidence through success and truly realize the joy of learning. 

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  • Fort Lauderdale
    Grades: NS-12 | 140 students
    5.1 miles
    4850 S Pine Island Road
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
    (954)434-8936
    5.1 NS-12
    140

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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My son has been attending American Academy for 5 years. The educational experience that he has had has been amazing! The faculty and staff have been so very caring with him. He loves going to school and that warms my heart. The teachers find so many ways to help him learn. He has grown so much academically in just a few short years. He loves all the extra curricular activities that the school has to offer too. I am so thankful to have my son at a school that genuinely cares about him and his success.
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A few years ago we were looking for a school for my second grade son who has dyslexia. No place we visited could deal with his gifted intelligence and his dyslexia. American Heritage not only provided him the rigor he needed to challenge his curious mind but also offered him a customized reading program that utilized the researched strategies for dyslexia instruction. What we didn`t expect was how the school became a family. Their highly trained instructors really care about the students and communicate weekly with the parents. My son has flourished during his time in the Academy and he no longer hates going to school but instead looks forward to the challenges that await him.
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My daughter made the move to Academy this year. She is dyslexic, and I wanted her to have more individualized attention and a different approach to teaching. She is doing amazing! The switch has been so positive for her and her writing has really improved. Even here PSAT score in English/Reading went up! The teachers really take the time to address her needs and the smaller class size allows her to feel comfortable enough to ask questions. Dr. Cowing worked with her to make sure she was able to stay in Heritage classes where she is strongest and the balance has been perfect!
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My child has been an Academy student for 10 years. The small classroom and the multivdisplinary approach to learning has been essential in building my child's self esteem and her desire to learn. She no longer dislikes school and has an eagerness and confidence she did not have before. The teachers are well trained and educated on dealing with learning challenges and are able to teach the same curriculum using a modified approach. My daughter was given the extended time she needed on tests and the project based learning made school fun and interesting for her. The Academy staff is A+ especially the Guidance department that is always there for the students and the parents.
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