Boca Raton Community High School
|Member of SO since||2009|
|Best finish, regionals||1st (2009-2017)|
|Best finish, state||1st (2011-2017)|
|Best finish, nationals||12th (2017)|
Boca Raton Community High School is a Division C school which first founded their Science Olympiad team in 2009. They won their first State Science Olympiad competition in 2011 and have won every year since. Their placement at Nationals has generally increased over time Their highest placing at Nationals in their school's history was 12th at the 2017 National competition. Their school website can be found here.
Coach-run with high stress on equality among members. Majority of preparation done during after-school gatherings in the coach's classroom on weekdays and at student-led gatherings at a nearby university on weekends.
The school's Team 1 and Team 2 broke the Florida States Competition record, for being the first school to attain both 1st and 2nd place rankings at the 2015 States competition in the Florida Science Olympiad history. However, 3rd place Archimedean Upper Conservatory won 2nd place by default, and went to the 2015 National competition in place of Boca High's Team 2.
Boca Raton had a breakthrough performance at the 2017 Nationals placing 12th from 20th the previous year and decreasing their point total by ~100.
Invitational Results History
|Year||Competition||Team 1||Points||Team 2||Points|
National Tournament Medals
|2017||Electric Vehicle (2nd), Microbe Mission (2nd), Invasive Species (5th), Forensics (6th), Hydrogeology (6th)|
|2016||Electric Vehicle (2nd), Protein Modeling (2nd), Wind Power (2nd), Robot Arm (3rd), Bridge Building (6th)|
|2015||Technical Problem Solving (3rd), Bridge Building (4th), It's About Time (4th)|
|2014||Water Quality (5th)|
|2013||Water Quality (2nd)|
|2012||Water Quality (1st)|