- Atlantic Community High School
Infobox Secondary school
name = Atlantic Community High School
principal = Dr. Kathleen Weigel
city = Delray Beach
established = 1949
campus = Suburban
type = Public Secondary (Magnet)
students = 2363
grades = 9–12
free_label_2 = Magnet Programs
International Baccalaureate JROTC
School District of Palm Beach County
mascot = Eagles
colors = Green and White
newspaper = "The Squall"
yearbook = "Nautilus"
website = http://www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/AtlanticHS/
Atlantic Community High School is a public
high schoollocated in Delray Beach, Florida. It is part of the School District of Palm Beach County. It is known for its International Baccalaureatemagnet program and for its academics in general; in the Newsweekhigh-school rankings, the school was listed 57th in 2004, 18th in 2005 and 25th in 2006. In 2005, the school moved to a new location and added a freshman academy and a construction-oriented magnet program. As of 2008, the principal is Dr. Kathleen Weigel.
Seacrest High School was built in 1949 as a school for white students in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach,
Florida. African-American students of the cities attended Carver High School, which later became Carver Middle School and is now the Delray Beach Full Service Center. In 1961, the school began the process of desegregationand changed its name to Atlantic Community High School. The school adopted the colors of Seacrest High School (Green and White) and the mascot of Carver High School (the eagle). In 1989, the school became an International BaccalaureateWorld School. In 2004, the school moved from its original location on Seacrest Blvd. to Atlantic Ave.
As of 2007, Atlantic Community High School had 2343 students. Its student body was 52%
African-American, 30% white, 11% Hispanic, 7% Asian-American/ Pacific Islander, and 3% multiracial, and less than 1% Native American. The total enrollment is 2343 students. [ [http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/nclb0607.cfm?dist_schl=50_862 No Child Left Behind Accountability Reports] , retrieved 2008-04-22]
Academic and Magnet Programs
Atlantic is home to the International Baccalaureate program for the southern portion of
Palm Beach County. It is regarded as a model school for this program due to its consistently high testing.Fact|date=April 2008 In 2006, 66 students graduated with the IB diploma.
Atlantic's construction academy was added to the school beginning in fall 2005. The students of the academy are designing and building a
housecalled the "Eagle Nest" in collaboration with the city of Delray Beach. The groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held in December 2005.
Atlantic participates in the 6A athletic division. It participates in 43 sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, bowling, volleyball, cross country, track and field, lacrosse, among others.Fact|date=April 2008
Atlantic also is home to the Eagle Battalion of the Army
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. The Eagle Battalion is an Honor Unit with Distinction and has an award-winning drill team.Fact|date=April 2008
marching bandhas performed around the United States, including at halftime of the 1999 Nokia Sugar Bowl( New Orleans, Louisiana),Fact|date=April 2008 the 2000 Aloha FestivalParade ( Waikiki, Hawaii),Fact|date=April 2008 the 2005 New York City Saint Patrick's DayParade,Fact|date=April 2008 and the 2007 Saint Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Georgia.Fact|date=April 2008
Mu Alpha Theta
Atlantic's competition math club is Mu Alpha Theta. Atlantic participates in several regional competitions and the annual state competition held in Orlando.Fact|date=April 2008
The school also supports an Academic Team, a French Club, and Environmental Club, a Literary Club, a Young Democrats Club, an Art Club, an International Culture Club, a yearbook, a newspaper, and chapters of the
National Honor Societyand Spanish National Honor Society.Fact|date=April 2008
Mike Rumph, cornerback for the St. Louis Ramsof the NFL
Omar Jacobs, former quarterbackfor Bowling Green State University, fifth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelersin the 2006 NFL Draft, and former quarterbackfor the Berlin Thunderin NFL Europe.
* [http://www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/AtlanticHS/ School site]
* [http://www.achsmusic.org Band site]
* [http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12532678/site/newsweek/ Newsweek's 1200 Top U.S. Schools for 2005]
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