• Eau Gallie High School Cambridge AICE Program Overview

    Cathy Poulos, Cambridge AICE Program Coordinator

    poulos.cathy@brevardschools.org ~ 242-6400 x 5111

     

    What is AICE? (Advanced International Certificate of Education)

    • An international, pre-university program developed by the University of Cambridge in England
    • Examinations have been offered for over 50 years in more than 150 countries
    • AICE was first offered in the US in 1995, officially adopted by Florida in 2001
    • AICE Diploma is based on competence in seven subject areas
    • Curriculum was designed as preparation for college and university programs

     

    Benefits of AICE?

    • Increased GPA (see website statistics at cie.org.uk/usa )
    • Additional ways to qualify for the Florida Academic Scholar Award -Bright Futures Scholarship
    • Possibility of earning college credit
    • Exposure to different methods of assessments with emphasis on higher order thinking and writing
    • Ability to direct student’s educational interests
    • Ability to compete for admission to the most elite colleges & universities

     

    What about the Curriculum?

    AICE students interested in earning the AICE Diploma must achieve a total of seven points from at least three subject groupings and pass the core assessment (Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives).*

    • Group 1: Mathematics & Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Management, Marine Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology
    • Group 2: Languages -  English Language, Spanish Language
    • Group 3: Arts & Humanities –Art & Design, European History, English Literature, US History, Classical Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Management, Music, Medai Studies
    • Group 4: Interdisciplinary Studies – Thinking Skills, General Paper, Global Perspectives Independent Research Report
    • Core: *Global Perspectives course

     

    Students then must choose three additional AICE level classes from any area. A suggested course framework can be provided through the guidance office.

     

    Why AICE?

    • Broad, balanced academic program
    • Flexibility to pursue strengths & interests
    • Internationally recognized
    • State University System recognizes AICE equally with AP & IB
    • Advanced classes with like-minded academically achieving students
    • Ability to pursue non-academic interests

     

    Qualifications?

    A composite score will be figured and based on the following criteria:

    • GPA
    • Achievement on standardized tests (EOC, FCAT R,M, WRITES, etc.)
    • Two academic teacher recommendations
    • Attendance & Discipline records
    • Hand written entrance essay