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Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Archimedean Upper Conservatory – Newsweek – 54/100

Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Archimedean Upper Conservatory – Newsweek – 54/100


Archimedean Upper Conservatory

City: Miami
School Classification: C, O
Grad Rate(%):100
AP/IB Tests:1.7
College Bound(%):100
AVG SAT: 1654
AVG ACT: 24.12

Kendale Lakes, FL, United States ‎ 

All three Archimedean Schools are conservatories of mathematics and the Greek language seeking to foster thinking skills, well-roundedness, intellectual curiosity, strong work ethics, and sound ethical conduct, believing that all students deserve to reach their full potentials and lead happy, fulfilling, opportunity-rich lives. A.U.C. is a coeducational, partial Greek immersion charter school spanning grades 9 – 12, enrolling in 2012-13 192 students who enjoy an average class size of 19.2 Students follow an academically rigorous, balanced college preparatory program culminating in a standard Florida high school diploma. Embodying the motto that for everyone “knowledge equals freedom,” A.U.C., despite its unique and incredibly intensive curriculum, is a public institution open to any Miami-Dade county resident. The twelve-acre campus is located in the suburban Kendall region of west Miami, Florida, leading to a predominantly Hispanic, working to lower middle class student body, a majority of which will be considered first generation U.S. college students. A.U.C. employs 22 full- and part-time faculty, 82% of which hold two or more degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher, with 68% having earned graduate degrees.

Founding Vision and History
The school’s vision is to offer a rigorous, balanced, and nurturing education of the highest possible quality in an effort to prepare students for successful passage all the way through to the best graduate programs in the world and develop lifelong learners capable of sound critical thinking. The Archimedean dream began with a desire of a committee of Greek and Greek-Americans in Miami, Florida, who aspired to establish a school that attends, in an unparalleled manner, to the academic, social, and moral growth of its students in a partial-immersion conservatory of mathematics and Greek language. Archimedean Upper Conservatory (A.U.C.) opened its doors in August 2008 as the newest addition to the Archimedean Academy (K-5) and Archimedean Middle Conservatory (6-8) schools. Archimedean Upper Conservatory was accredited in June 2012 by AdvancED (SACS-CASI). Archimedean Academy and Archimedean Middle Conservatory have earned the Blue Ribbon Award.

Competitive Spirit & Awards

2011 & 2012 National silver medalists in S.E.C.M.E. VEX Robotics
2011 & 2012 National History Bowl participants
2011 & 2012 Regional & State silver medalists in Science Olympiad
2012 South Florida Varsity Champions in History Bowl
2012 South Florida JV Champions in History Bowl
2011 & 2012 Miami-Dade County District Champions in Geography Bee
2011 State bronze medalists in Model United Nations (FHSMUN)
2011 Fourth place finalist in the Manatee Oceanography Bowl
2012 Fourth place finalist in Regional Euro Challenge
2011 Finalist in the Univ. of Miami’s David Essner Mathematics Competition
2012 Florida Junior Academy of Sciences first, second, and third place finalists in the literary category
2012 Silver and bronze medals earned in the Medusa Mythology Exam
2011 & 2012 Medalists in the Miami-Dade Science & Engineering Fair
2011 & 2012 Earned the rating of “Excellent" at the Festival Disney Chorus competition
2011 Regional bronze medalists in Fairchild Environmental Challenge
2012 Regional champions Florida Astronaut Challenge


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