The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is an international curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study. Alongside in-depth understanding of a variety of subjects, students also need to master a broader range of skills critical for success in university study and employment. An AICE Diploma is awarded on the basis of examination scores and course work performance during seven full-credit courses. By requiring students take a minimum of seven full-credit courses with at least one course chosen from each of the three subject areas (Language, Mathematics & Science and Arts & Humanities) and Global Perspectives, the AICE Diploma ensures that all students follow a broad and balanced academic program. Within this framework, AICE offers an extremely flexible curriculum which can be tailored to students’ interests, abilities, and future plans. Every AICE test that is passed also awards the student college credit. This pre-university program that was developed by the administrative and research department at Cambridge University includes:
- In-depth subject content
- Independent thinking
- Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
- Handling and evaluating different types of information source
- Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
- Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
- Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
- Working and communicating in English.
The Florida Legislature has identified AICE as a graduation option and acceleration mechanism through which students can be awarded up to 45 hours of college credit at all public universities and colleges in Florida, and the state’s Bright Futures program recognizes AICE diploma recipients who also complete the required community service hours with the Florida Academic Scholars Scholarship.
Applications for the program are available at all middle schools and at Deltona, New Smyrna Beach, Pine Ridge, Seabreeze and University High Schools.
See Cambridge International at: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/