Accolades

ACADEMICS
The Class of 2017 graduated 100% of its students
Ranked 59th by The Washington Post in the list of ‘America’s Most Challenging High Schools’ in the Nation (2017)
• Three 2nd Place Pathfinder winners in Science, Music, and Academic Excellence, and two 3rd Place winners in Communications and Community Involvement (2017)
• 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 Ranked #10 in the State by U.S. News (2016)
• 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
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 
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 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
Contestants, So You Think You Can Dance - Seasons 6 & 7 and winner of Season 9
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