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Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 226 students

The school known for its unique challenging curriculum & national academic teams
 
 

 
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Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014

This is an excellent academic schools, but it has too many drawbacks. The school does not allow any chance for children to decide on how to move on their studies. They make sure children are not eligible to transfer for magnet programs by their curriculum arrangement e.g. they never teach Biology honors in early high schools. The other major problem is they force children to study Greek just because the founder and school administrations are all Greek in origin! It is a language spoken by a single country in this world, why to teach children from KG till high school this language! This does not leave a chance for children to learn a language of their own choice. I think the Greek language will limit the school attraction as many parents will hesitate to have their children forced to learn a language without any utility or use in the future (other than if they ever spent a holiday in Greece itself!!) My son is, like too many children who are attending this school, hoping to get accepted in Coral Reef but he was denied admission to Coral Reef so he had to stay around for another year at Archimedean hoping next year he will can transfer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

How can I even begin to rate Archimedean Upper Conservatory! Being an Archi parent since the beginning I am proud to call Archi "HOME". As a single working mother you always want the best for your child, and I decided to place my son in the arms of Archimedean, not the hands, but the arms. This school is a family. You can pick up the phone any time day or night and talk to either the Director, Asst. Principal, or a teacher, they will do whatever it takes to see a child succeed. From the President of the school, the Director, the teachers, the staff, I couldn't have found a better place to educate my son than Archimedean. The school is challenging to say the least, but, with the hard work and dedication of all involved you can clearly see why it is ranked #19 in the Nation. The staff goes above and beyond when educating your child. They care! The best of the best as far as I am concerned! Just look at the graduates of Archimedean, all have been accepted into 4 year Universities. I know how much the school could use this $5000.00
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

my school is great, AUC is #1 and so are the other Archimedean schools, been there for 10 years so far, and i have seen the school grow A LOT so its great. It can improve by building more to have more students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2014

This school is one of the worst schools ive ever seen. The teaching is totally inadequate. A very close to me person goes there and the teachers do not interact well with the students whatsoever. Not long ago the teacher said after taking away the bag of the person i mentioned: "You don't need it because you're gonna fail anyway." Not to mention that the education will not get you anywhere.


Posted September 12, 2013

Love Love AUC! Best of the best. 2 years in a row ALL of the students were admitted into 4year Universities! #26 in the Nation. Faculty is amazing, hard working and dedicated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

Best Highschool all around, excellent mathematics!, Engaged staff and student body. School not for everyone, lots ofhard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2010

AUC is an excellent high school. It offers a unique and highly challenging curriculum and has extremely dedicated faculty, administration, and staff. The results in the 2010 FCATs were phenomenal. It is rated in the top 10 schools in Florida, a very high achievement for a high school that started just 2 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Although this school says they are advanced in math, praparing their students for college and the outside world, they are not. The teachers are intelligent, however they do not know how to transmit or teach that knowledge to their student properly. The students might be 'advanced' in math, however the do not learn most theories, identities and formula that are required by the course. The school forces the children to take courses that are not given credit for and if your child enters this school they will probably end up going to Saturday school as well. The adminstration is not the best either.


Posted January 27, 2010

This school is not very well developed or organized and all the classes are mandatory. Academics is stessed greatly, however the teachers sometimes exaggerate the amount of work. The enviornment is closed and safe, however teachers sometimes get too involved in the students social life


Posted December 13, 2009

Archimedean is the best school! I am so lucky we found this school. My mom brought me here from a private school 7 yrs ago and I am soooooo glad she did! The president of Archimedean is truly awesome! We love you Dr. Kafkoulis
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School provides a more demanding, higher education to prepare your children for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Archimedean Upper Conservatory is a Great School because of the students, faculty, and the parents. The curriculum is very challenging. The support for the kids is excellent. They are given control of their lives in that they are told what is expected of them and then encouraged to find the methods in which to accomplish those expectations. The students are treated as adults and often rise to the occasion showing an unusual amount of maturity for their age. This is a most unique school and I look forward to its continued success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Archimedean Upper Conservatory challenges our students at all levels and at the same time supports them academically and on a one to one level. It is a small school so students receive personalized attention and their progress is closely monitored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

EXCELLENT SCHOOL! The teachers are great and the principal is superb. Teachers and principal take their students' success very personally, they are always involved with the students by guiding and praising them, and at the same time disciplining them when necessary. VERY HIGH ACADEMIC standards, UNIQUE curriculum.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 8, 2009

I have 2 kids in Archimedean upper Conservatory and Archimedean Academy, academics is fenomenal, staff and teachers are amazing, I am so happy and give thanks to God for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

I moved into the Ocala area and truly miss the excellence of Archimedean. Archimedean is the best school in academics that my kids have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Archimedean upper Conservatory has been wonderful, the staff and teachers there ar amazing, this will be my doughter second year,
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
100%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 78%
White 14%
Asian 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 42%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/AN/A
Female 58%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 97%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Archimedean Middle Conservatory
Herbert Ammons Middle School
George Carver Middle School
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 2% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 98% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Florida
University of Miami
Florida International
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 45%58%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 10%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 42%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Dutch
French
Spanish
Greek, Hindi, Tamil
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Ranked #19 America's Most Challenging HS by Washington Post (2014)
  • Ranked #54 America's Best High School by Newsweek (2013)
  • 9 Academic Teams made it to Nationals during 2011-2014 (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Dance club: Salsa
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Greek
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Greek, Hindi, Tamil
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Greek, French, Japanese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College Representatives Visits
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 4:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Demetrios Demopoulos
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (305) 675-8448

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Greek
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Greek, Hindi, Tamil
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College Representatives Visits
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Salsa
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Greek, French, Japanese
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • SADD
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
131
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
185
Students typically come from these schools
Archimedean Middle Conservatory
Herbert Ammons Middle School
George Carver Middle School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Florida
University of Miami
Florida International
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College Representatives Visits
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 2%
4 year college - 98%
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12425 SW 72nd St
Miami, FL 33183
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Phone: (305) 279-6572

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