The Cambridge Secondary Program, together with the AICE Program, prepares students for graduation, college, and beyond – helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning. Cambridge International helps students become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Students are encouraged to develop an international outlook and become confident global citizens. Ready to tackle the demands of tomorrow’s world, capable of shaping a better world for the future.
With the Cambridge Pathway, students build more than just a deep understanding of their subjects. They also develop higher order thinking skills so that they can apply what they have learned.
Cambridge students get to play an active role in the classroom. They will be asked to think critically, to learn how to construct an argument and evaluate evidence. They will learn to work independently, and to collaborate with one another to bring a project to a successful outcome - and if it’s not successful, they’ll also learn lessons from reflecting on why that might be.
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England -- an institution consistently ranks as one of the top five academic universities in the world AICE provides a flexible, broad-based curriculum that is offered worldwide at schools and colleges in over 161 countries. For over 170 years, the prestigious University of Cambridge has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through their examinations.
Why are AICE courses and the AICE Diploma important?
American universities have responded enthusiastically to AICE. 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. Students earning the AICE Diploma qualify for the maximum Florida Academic Scholars tuition scholarship (with the completion of the required number of community service hours) and are not required to meet the minimum GPA and SAT/ACT testing scores.
Why should students enroll in AICE courses?
The AICE program of study at Palm Glades Preparatory Academy offers students one of the most demanding and rigorous college prep programs in the world. After completing at least one course in each of three academic areas, students have the flexibility to choose a course of study that best meets their abilities and interests. Students also have the option of taking AICE courses and their subsequent exams in order to earn college credits without applying for the AICE diploma. Regardless of the option chosen, enrollment in these rigorous courses will benefit BCA students in the college application process.