Cambridge/AICE

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What is AICE?

AICE
stands for Advanced International Certificate of Education.  The program is administered through the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and is offered around the world in more than 161 countries.

Cambridge International School

What are the benefits of the AICE program?

Future College Preparation
AICE 
courses are designed to provide students with access to highly rigorous course content that helps students work with college level curriculum while being supported by all of the academic, socioemotional, and extracurricular resources that SFMHS has to offer.
Financial Preparation
AICE courses require an end of the year exam.  The cost of the exam is paid for by the school.  If students pass the exam they earn college credit towards any one of thousands of Colleges and Universities around the world

The AICE Diploma, when earned, combined with 100 hours of community service automatically qualifies students for the Florida Academic Scholars Award from the Florida Bright Futures Program which covers close to 100% of in-state tuition.

The AICE Diploma
A student may take any AICE course at any time in their high school career.  However, in order to qualify for the AICE Diploma.  Students must pass a minimum of 7 AICE courses.  There is flexibility in how a student may earn the Diploma, but all students must meet these minimum requirements:

Global Perspectives and Research
AND AT LEAST ONE EXAM PASSED FROM EACH GROUP BELOW:

Group 1:Mathematics and Science

Group 2: Languages

Group 3: Arts and Humanities

Group 4: Interdisciplinary Studies
(only 2 courses are allowed from this group)

For a complete listing of SFMHS's AICE Courses 
 Go to AICE Planning Guide

Cambridge Planning Guide

A level vs. AS level Courses
A level courses are considered two credit courses.  So if a student earns a passing score on an A level course they earn 2 credits in that group towards the AICE diploma.  A level course are often two year courses.  AS level are less rigorous than A level course and thus only offer one credit towards the diploma.  These courses can be completed in a single academic year.

Assessments
 Assessments are  given at the end of the academic year (typically April and May) and makeups are offered in November of the following year. Assessments vary from course to course but usually are heavily reliant on reading and writing skills.  Most exams are taken over a two-day window.  Some courses include practical projects, portfolios, and oral presentations as part of their exam requirements.

For a complete list of exam dates for the 2021-2022 academic year, please Go to Exam Schedule.

Scores awarded to students range from A through E (although no AS level course can earn a score of an A).  E is considered a passing score.  In order to earn the AICE diploma student's must obtain 140 points towards the diploma.
Cambridge Exam Points

Cambridge Passing Levels

Cambridge AICE Diploma With Distinction: 
Awarded to students with a score of 360 points or above.
Cambridge AICE Diploma with Merit:Awarded to students with between 250 and 359 points.
Cambridge AICE Diploma at Pass Level:Awarded to students with between 150 and 249 points.

Are You Ready for Cambridge?
Are you curious?
Do you possess good time management skills?
Are you independent and can work without constant oversight from your teacher?
Do you have a growth mindset and are willing to learn from challenges and mistakes?
Do you possess good reading and writing skills?

If you answered yes to the above then look below to learn how to apply.

How Do You Apply?
Step 1:Click here to download the required Advanced High School Programs of Study Application-IB/AICE before the school choice enrollment deadline.  The application is also available in Spanish at the link here.

Step 2: Complete the Student Open Enrollment Process online with the District letter and PIN number or by registering in person at the Student Enrollment Office.  Students must complete the Student Open Enrollment Process and rank the schools available in their zone.

Step 3:Email Steven Wilkie, mail, or bring your completed application to SFMHS along with the following:
8th grade quarter 1 report card
8th grade quarter 2 report card or quarter 2 interim.

The deadline to receive complete AICE Applications and the supporting materials is January 28th 2022.

Acceptance letters will be mailed out in early February.  A letter of intent must be returned to the school (e-mail, mail or drop off) by the indicated date on the acceptance letter or the seat will be made available for another student.
 

For current SFMHS students wishing to join the AICE program please contact Mr. Wilkie directly at his e-mail below.  Please put Cambridge Program in the subject line

For additional information regarding Cambridge contact:
Steven Wilkie
[email protected]
AICE Teacher/Student/Parent Support Coordinator

Taylor Locke
[email protected]
AICE Testing Officer Coordinator

Additional information can be found at the following website

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-aice-diploma/

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