Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) at South Miami Senior High
The Cambridge Programme includes a Pre-AICE program for 9th and 10th grade students with advancement to the AICE program during the 11th and 12th grades.
The Cambridge Academy offers an extremely flexible curriculum, which can be tailored to students' interests, abilities and future plans.
The Florida legislature has identified the Cambridge Programme as an acceleration mechanism through which students can be awarded up to 45 credits. Students who complete the Cambridge curriculum will be provided with the best possible foundation for advanced post-secondary studies anywhere in the world.
What is AICE?
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an international diploma that students can earn via an advanced academic curriculum and assessment program written and administered by a non-profit department (CIE) of the University of Cambridge in England. AICE program courses and examinations may be offered during grades 11 and 12 in schools worldwide registered as CIE Centers. Pre-AICE curriculum and assessment program is also available for grades 9 & 10 with most subjects available.
What are the benefits of AICE?
AICE not only prepares students for entrance into a university with up to 45 hours of college credit, but it also provides them with the skills required to be successful once there.
What do I have to do to earn an AICE Diploma?
Students must pass a minimum of 7 credits worth of examinations. At least one examination must come from each of the subject core groups: mathematics & science, languages and art & humanities. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level exams count for one credit; Advanced (A) level exams count for two credits. Students must also complete 100 community service hours.
Compulsory/required course-AS Level Global Perspectives course and assessment must be passed to be rewarded an AICE Diploma
Do many universities give college credits for Cambridge (AICE) exams passed?
Yes. CIE publishes a list on their website (www.cie.org.uk and search for "recognition") of US universities that have provided written statements of their AICE (which includes AS and A Levels) recognition policy. All public universities and community colleges in Florida award up to 45 hours of college credits for AICE exams passed
2015-2016 School Year Cambridge Courses (Implementation Year)
Pre-AICE/IGCSE English 1 (Honors Credit)
Pre-AICE/IGCSE World History (Honors Credit)
Pre-AICE/IGCSE Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1(Honors Credit)
Pre AICE/IGCSE Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 (Honors Credit)
Pre-AICE/IGCSE Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3 (Honors Credit)
Pre-AICE/IGCSE Drama (Honors Credit)
AICE General Paper (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
2016-2017 School Year Cambridge Courses (Anticipated additions)
AICE Biology (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
AICE Chemistry (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
AICE Environmental Management (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
AICE Global Perspectives (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
AICE Psychology (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
AICE Sociology (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
AICE Spanish (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
AICE English Language (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)
AICE Music (Honors Credit/AICE Diploma Eligible)