With exceptional representation at the 2022 Mu Alpha Theta National Math Competition, the prestigious American Heritage Schools is proud to announce that its Broward campus has ranked as the No. 1 private school math team in the Nation and the Palm Beach campus as the No. 2 private school math team in the Nation for the 12th consecutive year.
430 students from the top math schools across the nation met in Washington, D.C., to participate in 62 challenging events. The competition covered such advanced topics as analytic geometry, logs and exponents, open probability and combinatorics, and calculus.
76 students from American Heritage Schools spent a week in Washington, D.C., earning a variety of awards and recognitions, including 26 perfect scores, four first place rankings under Team Events, 63 students ranking in the top 5 of their categories, 18 individual first place finishes, and top ranked private school in all three major divisions (algebra – theta, precalculus – alpha, and calculus – mu).
“From January to July, most of the big competitions take place and we have test practices and Saturday meetings to prepare us,” said Saathvik Selvan, a senior from American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus, who has been accepted to the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley. “I’ve competed in these types of competitions since middle school, so I’m used to the pressure, but it is always exciting. Mu Alpha Theta has created a lot of enthusiasm for math in general and has generated a common bond among the math community.”
Due to this great accomplishment and other winnings in state and regional math competitions, world-renowned mathematician and national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team, Dr. Po-Shen Loh, will be personally visiting both campuses in December 2022 to congratulate and meet American Heritage Schools’ mathletes.
Mu Alpha Theta is a math honor society. At the national convention, each division represents a different type of math. Mu represents calculus, Alpha represents pre-calculus, and Theta represents algebra/geometry. Each grade level competes in one of these categories and is based on what type of math the student studies in school. The competition consists of a general 60-minute test of 30 multiple-choice questions and three tests related to the specific area of math in which the students are competing. Aside from the main events, students can also choose to participate in smaller competitions such as mental math, speed math, and a presentation poster.
“Every math competition gives an individual the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and talent they have developed and hopefully win an award,” stated Richard Rovere, Director of Math Competition for American Heritage Schools. “With the right attitude, no one ever loses — you either win or learn.”
About American Heritage Schools: American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses: the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida, and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,800 students in PK3 through 12th grades, and the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered inpre-med, pre-law, pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, business & entrepreneurship, and computer science with classes taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 13 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 3 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. American Heritage Schools is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche.
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