Olympia High School (Orlando, Florida)
|Olympia High School|
Where Our Core Business is Teaching and Learning
|4301 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, Florida 32835
|School district||Orange County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Black, Silver, and (unofficially) Teal (as of the 2012-2013 school year)|
|Rival||Dr. Phillips High School (Panthers)|
|Website||Olympia High School|
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. 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.
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, and standardized testing. This application process must be completed prior to July 1. 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, 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.
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.
- Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals running back
- Maurice Price, Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver 
- Brad Miller, Tampa Bay Rays shortstop
- Sherwood Brown, professional basketball player, member of Florida Gulf Coast team that reached the 2013 Sweet Sixteen
- Nick Gordon, Minnesota Twins shortstop
- Michael Lockley, professional football player
- Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos quarterback