National Rank #11
Pacific Collegiate School
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 479-7785
District: Santa Cruz County Office Of Education
Pacific Collegiate School places a strong emphasis on technology and cultural awareness. Completion of Advanced Placement courses is required for graduation, as is proficiency in at least one foreign language. Students at the Pacific Collegiate School must also complete at least 20 hours of community service per year. Parents are also called on to serve, and the school asks each parent to dedicate volunteer hours to help at the school.
National Rank #12
High Technology High School
BCC NEWMAN SPRINGS RD
LINCROFT, NJ 07738
Phone: (732) 842-8444
District: Monmouth County Vocational School District
High Technology High School’s curriculum is engineering centric, with courses in civil engineering and architecture, computer integrated manufacturing, and digital electronics. Students at High Technology High School can earn college credit for core coursework through partnerships with Rochester Institute of Technology, Georgian Court University, and Brookland Community College. The school encourages parent involvement through an active Parent Faculty Association, open houses, and fundraising opportunities.
National Rank #13
Maine School of Science & Mathematics
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750
Phone: (207) 325-3303
District: Me Sch Of Science & Mathematics
Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) is a boarding school that fosters a community learning environment through small class sizes, extracurricular activities, and work assignments. Students live in a dorm, separated into wings by gender and grade level. The curriculum at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics includes AP courses in physics, English literature, and statistics, among others. During January Term, students can participate in internships, conduct research projects, or expand upon in-class learning.
National Rank #14
Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
1718 R B CULLUM BLVD
DALLAS, TX 75210
Phone: (972) 749-5200
District: Dallas Independent School District
Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School is ranked 2nd within Texas. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School is 100 percent. The student body makeup is 0 percent male and 100 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 91 percent. Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School is 1 of 35 high schools in the Dallas Independent School District.
National Rank #15
International Studies Charter High School
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-2955
District: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
International Studies Charter High School is ranked 2nd within Florida. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at International Studies Charter High School is 100 percent. The student body makeup is 43 percent male and 57 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 83 percent. International Studies Charter High School is 1 of 90 high schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
National Rank #16
5172 ORANGE AVE
CYPRESS, CA 90630
Phone: (714) 220-3055
District: Anaheim Union High
Oxford Academy runs an intensive honors curriculum that requires a minimum Advance Placement completion for graduation. During their sophomore year, students choose between a business or health/science track to supplement their core courses. Oxford Academy boasts a culturally diverse student body, with many students coming from homes where English is the second language. Student groups include National Honor Society and the OA Fiddlers. The school engages parents through newsletters, conferences, and field trip participation.
National Rank #17
Carnegie Vanguard High School
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051
Phone: (713) 732-3694
District: Houston Independent School District
Carnegie Vanguard High School’s curriculum consists of Advanced Placement and pre-AP courses, as well as honors electives. Students at Carnegie Vanguard High School consistently exceed state and national averages on SAT and ACT exams. The low student-teacher ratio at Carnegie allows instructors to tailor lessons to the needs of individual students. Carnegie places a strong emphasis on community involvement, and requires every student to complete 100 hours of community service prior to graduation.
National Rank #18
1020 EAST SQUARE LAKE RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48304
Phone: (248) 341-5905
District: Bloomfield Hills School District
Every student at the International Academy participates in the International Baccalaureate program, which emphasizes academics alongside community service. Through the IB program, students can earn up to a year of college credit prior to graduation. The International Academy also offers enrichment opportunities ranging from career mentorships to a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Parent engagement efforts include newsletters and volunteer opportunities. The International Academy has campuses in Bloomfield Hills, Troy, and White Lake.
National Rank #19
Stanton College Preparatory School
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 630-6760
District: Duval County Public Schools
The Stanton College Preparatory School challenges students to excel via a rigorous curriculum comprised of advanced, honor, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses. Students can earn college credit for courses taken through partnerships with the University of North Florida and Florida Community College at Jacksonville. The majority of Stanton College Preparatory School graduates enter the State of Florida University System. Opportunities for parent involvement include field trips, volunteering, and fundraising.
National Rank #20
Design & Architecture Senior High
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 573-7135
District: Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Academic programs at Design Architecture Senior High (DASH) include fashion, entertainment, visual communications, fine art, architecture, and industrial design. Students at DASH combine courses from their chosen program with traditional math, science, and language arts courses offered with honors and AP options. Admittance to Design Architecture Senior High requires online and in-person auditions and an optional workshop. Parents can participate in the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association.