Flora Update

The Latest News and Information from AC Flora High School

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 26: Last day for students- Early Release 11:45 a.m.

Important Reminder about Returning Items

To avoid being charged a fee for your current textbooks, please return them to the main office by noon on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Please return any outstanding library books or laptops to the main office as soon as possible.

Purchase Your 2023 Yearbook!

Celebrate the many accomplishments and memories made this year at Flora by purchasing the 2023 yearbook. Click here.

Parent and Family Engagement Program Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this survey. This survey is to gain information from parents regarding activities and information provided by Richland One throughout the school year as it relates to parent engagement. Please take the survey by Thursday, May 25.

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Colonel Gatson (R) and CSM Thompson (L) keep their cadets moving. We are so grateful for their hard work, dedication, and humor. They are pictured here with Running Man.

Updates from Guidance

Seniors- Order your Final Transcript:

Seniors who need their final transcripts sent to a college must place a request using

AC Flora’s transcript service, Parchment. Students can create an account at

www.parchment.com and send a transcript electronically to any college in the United

States. Students can place a request now via Parchment; they should select the option to

“hold for grades” in order to ensure that their final transcript is the one that is sent.

Students should request their transcript to be sent no later than June 12 in order to ensure

processing before the counseling office closes for the summer break. Final transcripts

will be available for sending in June. Click here for parchment reminders.

Palmetto Fellows Eligibility:

If you are a senior who has newly met the criteria for the Palmetto Fellows scholarship or

who is re-taking the SAT and/or ACT April, May, or June in order to potentially qualify

for the Palmetto Fellows scholarship, please contact Ms. Moira Porter in the counseling

office no later than Friday, May 26 at moira.porter@richlandone.org so that she can help you

with the required paperwork. If you previously submitted an application for Palmetto

Fellows earlier this year, there is no need to reapply; this is purely for seniors who have

newly qualified or who are re-taking the SAT or ACT in May or June in hopes of


Guidelines for Palmetto Fellows can be accessed here.

Congratulations to Kaden Todd!

Kaden Todd, a Sophomore Theatre 3H student and Member of the International Thespian Society, has been accepted into the SC Governor's School for Arts and Humanities to study Voice. Kaden just came to Flora this year and has already made a huge impression in the Arts. He lent his vocals to our musical production of Xanadu as Sonny and portrayed 2 roles in the Theatre 3H one-act play Hard Candy. In addition to his work at Flora, Kaden has appeared in many productions locally with the Columbia Children's Theatre, including most recently, Fame. We can't wait to see all of the wonderful things that he will do in the future!

Senior Night

Senior night was Friday, May 19. Click here for a fun video!

Seal of Biliteracy Recipients

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award that recognizes students who have attained a certain level of proficiency in both English and at least one additional world language by graduation.

We are pleased to announce that the following students earned the Seal of Biliteracy for the Spring 2023. This is a great honor. Congratulations on your hard work and achievement!

English and French: Ella Grace Comer, Eva Edwards, Giovanna Long, Jayne Rhodes, Juliet Swaim, Virginia Truluck

English and German: Paul Goblirsch

English and Portuguese: Eva Edwards

English and Spanish: Tilden Atkins, Susana Blalock, Emily Bowman, Mia Courtney-Bohl, Lizette Dominguez-Agustin, Madeline Fawcett, Jack Hane, AnneKatherine Johnson, Lily Lawther, Juliana Lynch, Aida Ojeda, Elizabeth Perez-Gavilanes, Aden Pickel-Williams, Anna Quattlebaum, Elle Rose, Judith Shaver, Frances Smith, Siona Sturgeon, Abigail Walsh, Chapman West

4 ACF Thespians to compete at the International Thespian Festival this June

Senior Jai’lyn Wrigh-Thompson, Junior Adama Mansaray, and Sophomores Jordan Hines and Holland McDaniel will be traveling to Indiana University this June to compete at the International Thespian Festival for the chance at a National Title. The 4 Thespians will also spend the week receiving valuable Theatre training from industry professionals and meeting other Thespians from all over the world.

Rising Stars Awards and Breakfast

Monday, we held a Rising Stars Awards and Breakfast. These students have been identified as making improvements over the course of the year in grades, attendance or behavior, OR have been able to find success at school despite overcoming personal challenges. We are so very proud!

Summer Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Click here for a Richland One video about dual enrollment opportunities featuring the Tobin twins!

Our final featured department... Science!

L to R: Standing: Ms. Scurry, Ms. Petronio, Ms. Nguyen, Mr. B, Ms. Hanson, Ms. Purdy, Ms. Mwamuka. Seated: Coach Sunday, Ms. Abel.
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ICYMI: Sculpture Reveal

On Tuesday, Mr. Conway's Ceramics II students revealed and donated this amazing sculpture to AC Flora's permanent collection. Ten students have been working on this piece since March and it weights almost 40 pounds. See pictures below.

Photos from Graduation

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2022-2023 Falcon Business Partners:

Falcon Silver

Baldwin Driver Training

Green Orthodontics

South State Bank

Falcon Bronze

Pixie Belle Jewelry

HLJ Creative

Brabham Griffin Insurance

Popowski & Shirley, PA

Falcon Friend

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