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A.U.C. ranked #1 by Florida Department of Education in 2013

Dear All,

We are extremely proud to share with all of you some great news. A few months ago the Florida Department of Education published the Accountability Report for all public schools in Florida for the 2012-2013 school year. Archimedean Upper Conservatory ranked #1 among all public high schools in the state, receiving more points than any other school in Florida (1538 out of 1600).

The Top-10 high schools in Florida in 2013 according to the FLDOE Accountability Report

Florida is one of the states that have established a comprehensive accountability system for its public schools. The grading system for Florida high schools is based on the following categories:

  • Students' performance in Reading state examinations (FCAT)
  • Students' performance in Mathematics state examinations (EOC)
  • Students' performance in Writing state examinations (FCAT)
  • Students' performance in Science state examinations (EOC)
  • Learning gains of all students in Reading
  • Learning gains of all students in Mathematics
  • Learning gains of the lower 25% of students in Reading
  • Learning gains of the lower 25% of studens in Mathematics
  • Students' participation in advanced course examinations (APs & IBs)
  • Students' performance in advanced course examinations (APs & IBs)
  • Overall graduation rate
  • Graduation rate of "at-risk" students
  • Students' college readiness in Reading (SAT & ACT)
  • Students' college readiness in Mathematics (SAT & ACT)

All the categories above are included in the calculation of a score (of maximum 1600 points) for each high school in Florida and subsequently each school is given a letter grade A through F. You can find more details about Florida' high school accountability system here. As one can see, this system takes into account a wide variety of factors, including students' performance in state high school exams, students' improvement from year to year, students' performance in college level exams, and students' preparation and readiness to enter college. 

All of us at Archimedean Upper Conservatory are very proud not only because AUC received a letter grade A, as it has every year in the past, but also because it surpassed every other high school in Florida. This stellar performance is credited to all the students of AUC's Class of 2013, Class of 2014, Class of 2015, and Class of 2016, all the faculty and staff of the school, and all the parents and friends of Archimedean.

Besides being ranked #1 in Florida (FLDOE 2013), our school has recently received outstanding rankings at the national level, being ranked #19 in the U.S. (The Washington Post 2014), #54 in the U.S. (Newsweek 2013), and #100 in the U.S. (U.S. News 2014), a testament to the quality of education and learning our faculty and our students achieve.

The accountability report for the 2013-2014 school year is expected to be released by the Florida Department of Education either later this year or early in 2015.


Demetrios Demopoulos, Director


AUC National Ranking 2014: #19 in USA by The Washington Post

The Archimedean Upper Conservatory received a US National High School Ranking of #19 (25th in 2013), by the Washington Post America's Most Challenging High Schools 2014. The ranking is based on an index that measures the depth of the College Preparatory Program,  graduating rates and   University placements, as well as the index of Free and Reduced Lunch for each school during the 2012-2013 school year. Another interesting fact is that AUC has the 8th highest SAT average score among the top 20 schools in this ranking. This satistic suggests that AUC has better top ranked University placement results than most of the top 20 schools.

This is an important accomplishment for AUC.

Proud to be Archimedean!




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Elementary and Middle School Public Lottery

The lottery for the people that applied to attend Archimedean Schools for school year 2014-2015 will be held on the following dates:

  • Kindergarten on February 27th at 8am
  • Grades 1 though 5 on February 27th at 1:30 pm
  • Grades 6-8 on February 28th at 9:00 am

All parents are welcomed to attend the public lottery. The event will be held in our cafeteria and parents should go to the front office to sign in. Detailed information on the lottery and the rules are located here


Archimedean Upper Conservatory among the Top 1% of all public schools in Florida

Florida's Governor Rick Scott has personally congratulating Archimedean Upper Conservatory for our students' performance in reading, mathematics, and science in 2013.

Overall A.U.C. ranks in the Top-10 public schools in the state of Florida (among more than 3,000 elementary, middle, and high schools). Among the highlights of the report we received by Governor Scott is AUC's:

  • first place in Mathematics among all high schools in Florida
  • fourth place in Reading among all high schools in Florida
  • first place in Science among ALL (elementary, middle, and high) schools in the state of Florida!

Congratulations to all faculty, students, and parents for this stellar performance.



AUC ArchiSci 3rd in 2013 State Science Olympiad: Aims higher in 2014

  AUC ArchiSci teams continued to shine at Florida State Science Olympiad     competition!

Science Olympiad has been an essential and integral part of Archimedean Upper conservatory (AUC) for the past three years and continues to make a huge impact in the lives of forty five or more science olympians of the school. AUC has been represented by two teams (Alpha Archisci and Beta ArchiSci) at the Florida State competition all three years and our alpha team (varsity) continues to be a powerhouse after getting placed in the top three among 42-54 teams from the entire state. In the year 2012 alpha team made history by qualifying to the National competition by winning a second place among 42 teams that was held in May at University of Central Florida. Last year (2013) at the state tournament at University of Central Florida on March 23rd, the alpha team got placed third among 42 teams and the team is getting ready to compete again in 2014! Beta team (junior varsity) has been placed in top 15 and this year the team will try to get placed in the top 10!


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