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General Information
Total teams 201 (Increase 27.22% 2021 to 2022)
Division B Champion Orlando Science School
Division C Champion Boca Raton Community High School
State Tournament Location University of Florida
Website floridascienceolympiad.org

Florida is a member state of Science Olympiad in the southeastern United States. The team has a relatively large number of teams, although less invitationals are hosted in the state for its amount of teams. Approximately 7-10 regional tournaments are held annually. The culminating state tournament has historically taken place at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, but now takes place at the University of Florida.

Popular invitationals in the state include the Orlando Science Schools Invitational and the Rickards Invitational. The OSS Invitational has historically been attended by teams from Florida and its neighboring states, with little representation from other areas of the United States. Regional tournaments in the state cover each region of the state, although the number of teams at each regional varies significantly. Florida has open regional tournaments, although most teams simply choose to attend the closest regional tournament.

The state tournament takes place in the spring of each year. Since 2009, Florida has always sent two teams to the national tournament due to its size. Common national attendees in Division B include Gulf Breeze Middle School, Archimedean Middle Conservatory, Orlando Science Middle School and River City Science Academy. Common attendees from Division C include Gulf Breeze High School, Boca Raton Community High School, Archimedean Upper Conservatory and Buchholz High School

History

For most of Florida's history, teams from Gulf Breeze have dominated. However, since 2010, other teams have become more competitive, giving different teams such as Archimedean Conservatory, Orlando Science School, and Boca Raton Community High School a chance to build a new dynasty.

In recent years, Boca Raton Community High School has been very successful at the state and their respective regional competitions, with both 1st and 2nd place at the 2015 state competition being taken by their teams, an achievement the repeated in 2019. Archimedean Upper Conservatory is now Boca High's contemporary rival at both the regional and state level.

Past State Champions

This is a record of the past state champions and runners up, and their respective places at the national competition, if applicable. Scores at the state competition may be shown in parentheses.

Season Division B Division C
Champion Runner-Up Third Place Champion Runner-Up Third Place
Team Nats Place Team Nats Place Team Team Nats Place Team Nats Place Team
1992 McNair Magnet Middle School 48th N/A Bloomingdale Senior High School 46th N/A
1993 McNair Magnet Middle School 40th N/A Titusville High School 49th N/A
1994 McNair Magnet Middle School 49th N/A Boyd Anderson High School 45th N/A
1995 McNair Magnet Middle School 36th N/A Stanton College Prep School 45th N/A
1996 McNair Magnet Middle School 33rd N/A Rockledge High School 42nd N/A
1997 McNair Magnet Middle School 19th N/A Rockledge High School 44th N/A
1998 McNair Magnet Middle School 48th N/A Dr. Phillips High School 47th N/A
1999 Gulf Breeze Middle School 42nd N/A Cocoa Beach Senior High School 47th Gulf Breeze High School N/A
2000 Gulf Breeze Middle School 39th McNair Magnet Middle School N/A Gulf Breeze High School 53rd Pine Crest High School N/A
2001 Gulf Breeze Middle School 31st Out-of-Door Academy N/A Gulf Breeze High School 34th Lake Brantley High School N/A
2002 Gulf Breeze Middle School 29th West Shore Middle School N/A Berkeley Preparatory School 48th Gulf Breeze High School N/A
2003 Gulf Breeze Middle School 34th Gulf Breeze Middle School N/A Gulf Breeze High School 31st Berkeley Preparatory School N/A
2004 Gulf Breeze Middle School 34th Gulf Breeze Middle School N/A Gulf Breeze High School 29th Olympia High School N/A
2005 Gulf Breeze Middle School 29th Gulf Breeze Middle School N/A Gulf Breeze High School 39th Pine Crest High School N/A
2006 Gulf Breeze Middle School 17th Blessed Sacrament Catholic School N/A Gulf Breeze High School 47th Pine Crest High School N/A
2007 Gulf Breeze Middle School 27th Gulf Breeze Middle School N/A Gulf Breeze High School 40th Pine Crest High School N/A
2008 Gulf Breeze Middle School 23rd PATS Center N/A Gulf Breeze High School 45th Pine Crest High School N/A
2009 Gulf Breeze Middle School (139) 34th Windy Ridge Middle School (161) 41st Gulf Breeze High School (150) 37th West Boca Raton Community High School (196) N/A
2010 Archimedean Middle Conservatory (165) 43rd Windy Ridge Middle School (211) 54th Gulf Breeze High School (146) 46th Boca Raton Community High School (234) 51st
2011 Archimedean Middle Conservatory (116) 44th Orlando Science School (177) 42nd Boca Raton Community High School (181) 38th Archimedean Upper Conservatory (205) N/A
2012 Orlando Science School (168) 41st Archimedean Middle Conservatory (171) 46th Boca Raton Community High School (97) 28th Archimedean Upper Conservatory (109) 46th
2013 Orlando Science School (194) 55th Trinity Preparatory School (208) 50th Boca Raton Community High School (91) 24th Tampa Preparatory School (153) 56th
2014 Orlando Science School (170) 51st Archimedean Middle Conservatory (234) 52nd Boca Raton Community High School (85) 21st Archimedean Upper Conservatory (168) 41st
2015 Archimedean Middle Conservatory (106) 34th Orlando Science School (185) 40th Boca Raton Community High School (121) 19th Archimedean Upper Conservatory (184) 44th
2016 Archimedean Middle Conservatory(143) 36th Galaxy Middle School (162) 49th Boca Raton Community High School (103) 20th Archimedean Upper Conservatory (143) 35th
2017 Archimedean Middle Conservatory (142) 36th Orlando Science School (152) 40th Boca Raton Community High School (126) 12th Archimedean Upper Conservatory (153) 37th
2018 River City Science Academy (167) 53rd Archimedean Middle Conservatory (172) 37th Archimedean Upper Conservatory (113) 30th Boca Raton Community High School (145) 27th
2019 Orlando Science School (72) 23rd River City Science Academy (184) 40th Boca Raton Community High School (82) 21st Archimedean Upper Conservatory (149)1 28th
2020 Cancelled due to the 2019-20 Coronavirus outbreak
2021 American Heritage Plantation (92) 39th Markham Woods Middle School (113) 35th Orlando Science School (126) James S. Rickards High School (116) 29th Archimedean Upper Conservatory (158) 31st Buchholz High School (205)
2022 Orlando Science School (117) 28th River City Science Academy (137) 31st American Heritage Plantation (147)2 Buchholz High School (138) 26th James S. Rickards High School (139) 32nd Archimedean Upper Conservatory (161)
2023 River City Science Academy (103) 30th Galaxy Middle School (137) 35th Orlando Science School (155) Buchholz High School (64) 20th Boca Raton Community High School (94) 29th Orlando Science School (149)
2024 Orlando Science School (104) River City Science Academy (105) Archimedean Middle Conservatory (171) Boca Raton Community High School (125) Buchholz High School (132) Archimedean Upper Conservatory (168)
1 A second team from Boca Raton Community High School finished in second place with 121 points.
2 A second team from Orlando Science School finished in third place with 145 points.

Competitions

Florida observes an open regional policy. This allows a team from any county to attend the regional competition of their choice. This has been used by a variety of teams, such as Archimedean Upper Conservatory, who attend the Southeast Florida Regional in Boca Raton instead of the South Florida Regional at the University of Miami.

NameTypeDateDivisionFormat
Rickards InvitationalInvitational2023-11-04B/CSatellite
Archimedean InvitationalInvitational2023-12-09CSatellite
Mt. Olympus InvitationalInvitational2023-12-09CSatellite
BullSO InvitationalInvitational2024-01-27CIn-person
Central Florida RegionalRegional2024-02-10B/CIn-person
Western Florida RegionalRegional2024-02-10B/CIn-person
South Florida RegionalRegional2024-02-17B/CIn-person
Eastern Florida RegionalRegional2024-02-24B/CIn-person
Northern Florida RegionalRegional2024-02-24B/CIn-person
Southeast Florida RegionalRegional2024-02-24B/CIn-person
Southwest Florida RegionalRegional2024-03-02B/CIn-person
Virtual Florida RegionalRegional2024-03-02B/CSatellite
2024 Florida State TournamentState2024-04-06B/CIn-person

State Competition

Annual State Tournament hosted by University of Florida - April 6th, 2024 (tentative)

State Tournament Results

Division B
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2021
2023
Division C
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2021
2022
2023

Teams

Division B

Central

Andrew Jackson Middle School
Apopka Memorial Middle School
Arbor Ridge Middle School
Bridgewater Middle School
Cavalry Christian Academy Middle School
Campbell Middle School
Chain of Lakes Middle School
Corner Lake Middle School
Denn John Middle School
Edgewood Junior High School
Florida Virtual Middle School
Freedom Middle School
Galaxy Middle School
Heritage Middle School
Holy Family Catholic School
Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida
Horizon Middle School
Howard Middle School
Hunter's Creek Middle School
Kissimmee Middle School
Lakeview Middle School
Lake Nona Middle School
Maitland Middle School
Narcoossee Middle School
Ocoee Middle School
Orlando Science School
Osceola County Middle School for the Arts
River Springs Middle School
Sanford Middle School
Southwestern Middle School
Stone Middle School
Stonewall Jackson Middle School
Union Park Middle School
Walker Middle School
West Melbourne Elementary School
West Shore Junior High School
Windy Ridge Middle School

South East

Archimedean Middle Conservatory
Caloosa Middle School
Crystal Lake Middle School
Pine Crest Middle School
Saint Andrew's Middle School
Saint Gregory Catholic School

Western

Adams Middle School
Ben Hill Middle School
Benito Middle School
Berkeley Prep Middle School
Blessed Sacrament Middle School
Buchanan Middle School
Liberty Middle School
Madison Middle School
McLane Middle School
Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School
New Spring Middle School
Orange Grove Middle Magnet School
Osceola Middle School
Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts
Seminole Middle School
Sergeant Smith Middle School
Veritas Academy Middle School
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Young Middle Magnet School

Northeastern

Cornerstone Learning Community Middle School
Fairview Middle School
Indian Trails Middle School
Liberty Pines Academy
River City Science Academy
Stars Middle School
Sweetwater Branch Academy Middle School

Division C

Central

Acceleration Academy
Bishop Moore Catholic High School
Colonial High School
Cypress Creek High School
Edgewood Senior High School
Florida Virtual High School
Lake Mary Preperatory High School
Mainland High School
New Smyrna Beach High School
Oak Ridge High School
Ocoee High School
Orlando Science High School
Osceola County High School for the Arts
Olympia High School
Palm Harbor University High School
Seminole High School
T. DeWitt Taylor High School
Trinity Preparatory High School
University High School
West Shore Senior High School
Winter Springs High School

South East

Archimedean Upper Conservatory
Atlantic Community High School
Boca Raton Community High School
Cardinal Gibbons High School
Cooper City High School
Cypress Bay High School
Dunbar High School
Miami Country Day Upper School
Florida Atlantic University High School
MST Academy at Mariner High School
Nova High School
Pine Crest High School
Spanish River Community High School
The Pine School
West Boca Raton Community High School

Western

Berkeley Prep High School
Bishop McLaughlin High School
Clearwater Central Catholic High School
Durant High School
Largo High School
Southeastern High School

Northeastern

Columbia High School
Cypress Creek High School
Episcopal High School
Lake Wales High School
Matanzas High School
River City Science Academy

Student Volunteer Organizations

Science Olympiad at the University of Florida

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