Accolades

 

ACADEMICS
  • Recipient of Palm Beach Sons & Daughters Scholarship (2018)
  • Candidates for the 2018 US Presidential Scholars Program
  • The Class of 2018 graduated 100% of its students.
  • Dreyfoos School of the Arts is number one out of 448 public schools in the state of Florida for graduation rates.
  • National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
  • Ranked 59th by The Washington Post in the list of ‘America’s Most Challenging High Schools’ in the Nation (2017)
  • Pathfinder Awards: Science 3rd Place, Music/Instrumental 1st Place, Art 2nd Place, Communications 2nd Place, History/Political Science 2nd Place, Forensics/Speech 1st Place.
  • Recognized as one of the top 20 Debate schools in the country
  • National Merit Scholarship Winner (2017)
  • 151 Scholar Diploma Designations, 28 Merit Diploma Designations, 55 Gold Seals, and 5 Silver Seals for The Florida Seals of Bi-literacy 
  • Dreyfoos is ranked 80th in the nation and 11th in the state for best public high schools by U.S. News and World Report (2018)
  • 2nd Place in Environmental Engineering at the Intel sponsored International Science and Engineering Fair (2016)
  • 1st Place at the 2016 Commissioner's Academic Challenge (2016)
  • 2016 Dwyer Award Winner – Science Teacher Marilyn Pedek-Howard
  • 2016 Palm Beach County Teacher of the Year –  Biology teacher Stephen Anand
  • Sarah (Grandusky) Ray named Teacher of the Year for Palm Beach County.
  • The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Dreyfoos teacher, Sara Stout as a 2017 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. 
  • SAT and ACT mean scores are consistently higher than those of the school district, state and nation
  • Dr. Susan Atherley, principal of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, was named Principal of the Year for region 4, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama by the Magnet Schools of America.
 
ARTS 
  • Fourth-best speaker out of 1,100 competitors overall at the National Championship Tournament (2018)
  • 3rd, 10th in the Nation in Congress as well as Leadership Bowl Recipient (2018)
  • Top 30 in the Nation in Informative Speaking (2018)
  • Top 60 in the Nation in Congressional Debate (2018)
  • Winner of 2018 Young Artist Vocal Competition 
  • Nominee for 2018 Jimmy Award
  • Three graduates from the class of 2018 are going on to attend the Juilliard School
  • Five Dreyfoos strings students from the class of 2018 were selected for the National Youth Orchestra
  •  2nd place in Men's Contemporary and 3rd place for Men's Contemporary and Classical at the Youth America Grand Prix (2018)
  • Musician for the 2018 Grammy Jazz Band
  • 1st place in the Alhambra Concerto Competition 
  • Performed on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley 
  • 1st place in Congressional Debate, 2 finalists, 2 semifinalists, 3 quarterfinalists, and 8th place overall in team sweepstakes at the Yale Invitational Tournament 
  • 1st place Pathfinder winner in Art (2017)
  • Young Arts Presidential Scholar in the Arts (2017)
  • 1st and 3rd place winners, English Speaking Union Essay Contest (2017)
  • 6 Superior Ratings at the Florida Thespian State Festival (2017)
  • One Dance Senior was accepted into the Juilliard School (2017) 
  • 2 Gold, 7 Silver, and 1 American Vision winners in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2016)
  • Best Cinematography at the All American High School Film Festival (2016)
  • The Dreyfoos School of the Arts newsmagazine, The Muse, won a Hybrid Gold Crown Award for news publications by the Columbia Scholastic Press (2016)
  • State Champion in Student Congress at Florida Forensic League Varsity State Championship (2016)
  • 1st place winner at Swing Central Jazz Competition (2016)

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Recipient of the 2018 Beverly Sills Award
  • Contestants on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance – Seasons 6, 7, 15, and winner of Season 9
  • Actor in the upcoming film, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Author of “Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist” (Grand Central Publishing)
  • Director/Writer for the film, "Remittance"
  • Winner of 2018 Lumen Scholar Award for Environmental and Ecological Science
  • Director on High Octane Pictures’ new horror release Dead List
  • Actor in the national tour of the musical, Dirty Dancing
  • Founder/Creator of Fox & Bond Jewelry
  • Brand Creator of WKND Skateboards
  • Executive Director of Jupiter's Bush Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Carbonell Award nomination for Best Scenic Design - The Caretaker at Zoetic Stage.
  • Executive Director of Deux Mains Designs
  • Recipient of the Richard Tucker Award 
  • Emmy Award Winner for Sports Reporting
  • Actor in the film Gold
  • Artist featured in the Atlanta Biennial at the Atlanta Contemporary
  • Designers and Co-Founders of Flagpole Swim
  • Creator, Producer, Writer of Memphis Beat on TNT
  • Associate Producer of Bring It On: The Musical (2013 Tony Award nominee for “Best Musical”), Legally Blonde the Musical
  • Author of young adult trilogy Bad Girls Don’t Die and Marie Antoinette Serial Killer
  • Actress, When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel
  • Assistant Costume Designer, Broadway’s In the Heights
  • Broadway cast members of Wicked, 9 to 5, A Chorus Line, South Pacific, Evita, The Addams Family
  • Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera and winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.   
  • Intern, The White House
  • 2011 Miss Florida
  • Actor, “Coleman Reese” in Batman: The Dark Knight
  • Tuba player in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
  • Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Author/Cartoonist of Spaniel Rage and Make Me a Woman
  • Vice President, Corporate Derivatives Structuring and Marketing, Goldman Sachs
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators
  • Named on the Forbes list of “30 under 30” in Finance 
  • Producer and star opposite Kristen Bell in The Lifeguard