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What is Cambridge AICE?
The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is an international curriculum provide students the need to master a broader range of skills critical for success in university study and employment.
To achieve the Diploma, all learners will need to study and pass the revised AS Level Global Perspectives & Research. This skills-based course challenges learners to think critically, analyse evidence and compare perspectives. The learning is assessed through a team project and presentation as well as a written examination.
In addition, Learners must achieve at least one credit from each of Groups 1, 2 and 3. A maximum of two credits can count from Group 4, which is optional.
- Group 1: Mathematics and Sciences
- Group 2: Languages
- Group 3: Arts and Humanities
- Group 4: Interdisciplinary subjects (optional)
Q: What are the benefits of AICE?
A: AICE not only prepares students to enter college with up to 30 hours of credit, it also provides them with the skills required to be successful once there. In addition, students who earn the AICE Diploma will qualify for the Florida Academic Bright Futures Scholarship. Students who pass individual papers (not earning the full diploma) will earn college credit for those papers passed.
Q: What is meant by AICE Graduation Option?
A: The Florida Legislature has determined the AICE Curriculum is a graduation option for students beginning with the graduating class of 2011. Students must remain AICE Students in good standing and complete all of the AICE Curriculum requirements to utilize this option. Students failing to meet the curriculum requirements are subject to all standard graduation requirements.
Q: What do I have to do to earn an AICE Diploma?
A: Please refer to the Cambridge site for up to date requirements
Q: Do students have to earn the full AICE Diploma in order to earn college credits?
A: No. Colleges award credit on a subject–by–subject basis according to grades earned on individual examinations passed.
Q: When are AICE Exams given?
A: AICE Exams are given in November and May/June. The November exams are used primarily as make ups for students and would need to contact the AICE Coordinator if interested in November testing.
Q: How do AICE examination grades compare with the US grading scale?
A: Passing grades available on AICE exams range from A to E with A being the highest. Performance of students below the threshold of a CIE grade of E receives a grade of U, ungraded, which is not considered passing. A Department Of Education AICE program study found that a CIE grade of E most closely correlated with an Advanced Placement exam grade of 3 and a US grade of C.
Q: Do many universities give college credits for AICE exams passed?
A: Yes. Please refer to: http://recognition.cambridgeinternational.org/
Q: Do all of the schools in Florida accept AICE exams?
A: Yes. All of the colleges and universities in Florida honor AICE Exams and give credit for passing scores.
Q: How many college credits can be earned through AICE?
A: Colleges and universities can award between 30 and 45 credit hours.
Q: Does AICE help towards Florida Bright Futures?
A: Earn an AICE Diploma, do 100 hours of community service, and fill out the Florida Financial Aid Application and you will automatically earn the Academic Scholars Award. You will not have to get the benchmark score on the ACT or SAT.
Q: How do I join the AICE Program?
A: Admission into AICE is by application. Application can be obtained by contacting the AICE Coordinator or the Guidance Department at Leesburg High. After you receive the application, fill it out, get the necessary recommendations, write the essay, and return the application.