Olympia High School (Orlando, Florida)

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Olympia High School
Olympia High School Torch Logo.jpg
Address
4301 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, Florida, 32835
United States
Coordinates 28°29′50″N 81°30′30″W / 28.497292°N 81.508203°W / 28.497292; -81.508203Coordinates: 28°29′50″N 81°30′30″W / 28.497292°N 81.508203°W / 28.497292; -81.508203
Information
Type Public
Motto Where Our Core Business is Teaching and Learning
Established 2001
School district Orange County Public Schools
Principal Guy Swenson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3063
Color(s) Black, Silver, and (unofficially) Teal (as of the 2012-2013 school year)
Mascot Titan
Rival Dr. Phillips High School (Panthers)
Newspaper The Oracle
Information 407.905.6400
Website

Olympia High School was opened in the fall of 2001 in Orlando, Florida. The first principal was Janice Pratt, the second was Robert Avossa, the third principal was Jenny Gibson-Linkh, and the current principal is Guy Swenson.[1] Olympia serves Windermere and Metro West areas as well as some Dr. Phillips area students. As of the 2007–2008 school year, there was an enrollment of 3,063, with a racial makeup of 48% White, 24% Black, 17% Hispanic, 9% Asian, and 2% multiracial.

School programs[edit]

APEX Academy[edit]

The Advanced Placement Experience Scholars Academy (APEX) at Olympia High School offers a rigorous, comprehensive four-year curriculum filled with Advanced Placement courses to a select group of academically talented students. Students are selected at the end of the eighth grade. Selection is based on student application, teacher recommendation, standardized testing, and interview. This application process must be completed prior to July 1 so that appropriate summer reading can be assigned and completed. Required APEX courses are designed to help students reach their academic goals, to facilitate interdisciplinary learning, and to encourage a cohort approach. With these requirements, students are still able to exercise considerable freedom to emphasize course work of their own choosing.

AVID[edit]

AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is an American college-readiness system designed for increasing the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges, focusing on students in the academic middle.

Athletics[edit]

Home of the Olympia Titans. They have many sports including football, basketball, baseball, golf, bowling, tennis, lacrosse, volleyball, water polo, swimming & diving, cross country, track, softball, soccer, wrestling, and weightlifting. The Titans won the state men's golf championship in 2005.

Notable alumni[edit]

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