Welcome to the Archimedean Upper Conservatory
The Archimedean dream began with a desire of a committee of Greek and Greek-American residents in Miami, Florida, who aspired to establish a series of educational institutions that attend, in an unparalleled manner, to the academic, social, and moral growth of its students. After the immense successes of its kinder-elementary and then middle schools, Archimedean Upper Conservatory, a conservatory of mathematics and the Greek language, joined the Archimedean family of schools, opening its doors in August 2008.
We view Mathematics as both poetry of abstract elegant Ideas and as an important instrument to model Nature, Science, Technology, Engineering, Economics, and human behavior. The Conservatory of Mathematics approach provides students with the highest quality education. Its strength emanates from a deep sense of responsibility in helping the mind to grow and in the confidence in teaching the art of thinking through Mathematics and Greek language immersion.
For centuries, the Greek language has been an important part of western civilization, with its deep connection to literature and scientific and humanistic vernacular. The teaching of the Greek Language in a partial immersion setting will bring to our students the benefit of bilingual education to the brain. Through the greek language, as a second language, the students are exposed to world-class education with elements of the Greek culture and traditions. We use a greek mathematical curriculum with an emphasis on mental arithmetic, a no-nonsense training in algebra, and a dedication to rigorous euclidean geometry, trigonometry, and finite combinatorics, as the content subject for greek language immersion. Thus the Greek language is also used as a “linguistic vehicle” to bring enhancement and fusion of the American Mathematics Curriculum with a deeper and narrow European curriculum.
Our students learns how to express their ideas with passion and solid logic. Philosophy provides the balance of Humanities to that of Mathematics and Science. We will adopt and adapt the Philosophy For Children Method at the Academy, the Socratic method in our Middle Conservatory, and will immerse our students into Logic, Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Feminist Philosophy in our Upper Conservatory.
Archimedean Upper Conservatory’s challenging and carefully designed college preparatory program is for those students wishing to reach their full academic and individual potentials.
With a program intentionally set up to produce students who are capable of successfully handling demanding coursework and course loads while balancing unique co- and extra-curricular enrichment activities, a skill certainly invaluable in college, students from freshmen year on taking two credits of additional academic coursework yearly compared to that required by the state of Florida. Students, therefore, graduate having completed a minimum of 32 credits of coursework, a total of 8 credits or 33% more than the 24 credit minimum state and district graduation requirements. Add to this high school credits completed in middle school, online, and through summer dual enrollment courses completed at F.I.U. and M.D.C., and some graduates finish their high school careers with up to and over 36 credits or over 50% more high school coursework than is typical and expected, an impressive feat to say the least.
Our Philosophy as an Education Institution
Archimedean Schools is attempting to bring new ideas and practices to the mainstream of American Public Education.
The Archimedean Schools Process.
Dates & Events
|August 10, 2022||Teachers Report|
|August 11, 12, 16||Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school|
|August 15||Teacher planning day; District-wide Professional Development Day – not available to opt; no students in school|
|August 17||First Day of School; begin first semester|
|September 5||Labor Day; holiday for students and employees|
|September 26||Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school|
|October 5||Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school|
|October 21||End first grading period; first semester|
|October 24||Begin second grading period; first semester|
|November 8||Teacher planning day; District-wide Professional Development Day – not available to opt no students in school|
|November 11||Observation of Veterans* Day: holiday for students and employees|
|November 21-23||Fall Recess for 10-month employees|
|November 24||Thanksgiving; Board-approved holiday for students and employees|
|November 25||Recess Day|
|December 23||Teacher planning day; no students in school|
|December 26 – Jan 6||Winter recess for students and 10 month employees|
|January 16, 2023||Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday; holiday for students and employees|
|January 20||End first semester and second grading period|
|January 23||Teacher planning day; no students in school|
|January 24||Begin third grading period; second semester|
|February 20||All Presidents Day; holiday for students and employees|
|March 6 – 10||Spring recess for students and 10 month employees|
|April 6||End third grading period; second semester|
|April 7||Teacher planning day; no students in school|
|April 10||Begin fourth grading period; second semester|
|May 29||Observance of Memorial Day; holiday for students and employees|
|June 7||Last Day of School; end fourth grading period; second semester|
|June 8||Teacher planning day; not available to opt; no students in school|
|June 19||Legal Holiday (12 month)|
|July 4||Legal Holiday (12 month)|
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