A.C. Flora High School

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A.C. Flora High School
A.C. Flora High School
One Falcon Drive
Forest Acres, South Carolina, United States
Coordinates 34°1′2″N 80°58′58″W / 34.01722°N 80.98278°W / 34.01722; -80.98278Coordinates: 34°1′2″N 80°58′58″W / 34.01722°N 80.98278°W / 34.01722; -80.98278
Type Public
Principal Richard McClure
Faculty 87
Enrollment 1350
Schedule type A/B day block scheduling
Athletics 3A
Mascot Falcon
Rival Dreher

A.C. Flora High School is a high school in Forest Acres, South Carolina, USA. It is part of Richland County School District One. The school has won many athletic state championships and numerous academic awards. A.C. Flora is considered one of the top high schools in the state. Its enrollment as of 2011 is 1350 students.

Academics and awards[edit]

  • International Baccalaureate school
  • National and state award-winning FBLA chapter
  • JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction
  • Flagship School of Promise
  • Top literary magazine in Forest Acres

Athletic championships[edit]

  • 2014 Boys' Basketball 3A State Champions
  • 2013 Boys' Golf 3A State Champions (4 years in a row)
  • 2013 Baseball 3A State Champions (4th since 2001)
  • 2012 Baseball 3A State Champions (3rd since 2001)
  • 2012 Boys' Golf 3A State Champions (7th since 2001)
  • 2011 Football Region 5-3A Champions (reached the semifinals of playoffs)
  • 2011 Boys' Golf 3A State Champions
  • 2010 Girls' Golf 3A State Champions
  • 2010 Boys' Golf 3A State Champions
  • 2010 Football Region 5-3A Champions (made it through 1st round of playoffs)
  • 2008 Boys' Golf 3A State Champions
  • 2008 3A Upper State Baseball Champions
  • 2007 Boys' Golf 3A State Champions
  • 2007 Baseball 3A State Champions
  • 2004 and 2005 Boys' Tennis 3A State Champions, 2006 3A Runners-Up
  • 2004 Boys' Golf 3A State Champions
  • 2003 Boys' Golf 3A State Champions
  • 2001 Baseball 3A State Champions


The past three football seasons (2010-2012) have been very successful for the A.C. Flora football team. Coached by Dean Howell, they are one of the best 3A teams in South Carolina. They went 10-2 in 2010 after losing in the 2nd round of the 3A playoffs and 12-2 in 2011 and 2012 after losing in the semifinals. 2010 marked the first 10-win regular season in A.C. Flora football history, and they continued with the records in 2011 by making it to the 3A semifinals.


The A.C. Flora boys' golf team has won seven 3A State Championships since 2001. Coach Harry Huntley, who holds the Richland Country District record for most state championship wins (eight), has coached 14 golfers who have gone off to play for college.


The A.C. Flora baseball team has multiple State Championship and Upper State Championship wins in the past 10 years, and won the 2012 South Carolina 3A State Championship. They were ranked top 70 in the nation by MaxPreps at the end of the 2012 season. They won the 2013 International Paper Classic, a tournament held in Georgetown, SC. The A.C. Flora Baseball team has produced college players for the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, University of North Carolina, University of Tennessee, College of Charleston, and many other schools. The Falcons won the 2014 International Paper Classic for the second year in a row and are currently ranked second nationally by Collegiate Baseball.


The A.C. Flora basketball team continues to grow under the leadership of Coach Leon Brunson. During the 2012-13 season, they won the Region IV-AAA Championship and made it to the Upper State semifinals.

Math Team[edit]

Under the coaching of Patrick Rybarczyk, the team has received honors at The USC Math Contest,[1] the Furman Wylie Math Tournament,[2] the Carolina Panthers Numbers Crunch,[3] the Clemson Calculus Challenge,[4] the College of Charleston Math Meet,[5] and made up one third of the South Carolina ARML team, which won the Division B team award at Penn State and won the Site award at the UGA site.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]