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Cambridge AICE Diploma Program

Prospective Students

Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education
(AICE)
Diploma Program

AICE is an international program with over 10,000 participating schools in over 160 countries. The rigorous pre-university curriculum is writing-based with a strong emphasis on critical thinking, interpretation and analysis. Candidates should be highly motivated students who excel academically and are well rounded in their extracurricular activities.

Program Benefits
  • Develop global awareness and critical thinking skills
  • Explore areas of strength and interest
  • Take college-level courses
  • Flexible schedules create well-rounded students
  • Rigor of courses prepare students for college success
  • Earn college credit in high school
  • Potential to graduate with Distinction
  • Increased scholarship opportunities
 
Eligibility

In order to be considered for the AICE Diploma Program, students must:
  • Earn a B or higher in all academic courses
  • Score in the 90th percentile or higher on State Assessments
  • Undergo a transcript review
  • Demonstrate excellent attendance and good conduct

 
Applications
Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students may apply for the AICE Program.
 
AICE Diploma Requirements:
  • Students must take and pass examinations for 6 courses across the four domains and the capstone course, Global Perspectives by the end of their 11th grade year. (See below for more info.)
  •  Domains:
      • Math / Science (Minimum 1 AICE point)
      • Humanities (Minimum 1 AICE point)
      • Languages (Minimum 1 AICE point)
        (Note: Spanish Language = Spanish 3/4, English Language = English 2)
      • Global Perspectives (11th/12th Grade Capstone Course)
      • Interdisciplinary (General Paper (Required 9th grade course)
      • Any 2 Cambridge Course Electives.
 
Cambridge Course Catalog:
 

Core

Languages

Global Perspectives AS

Spanish Language AS

 

Spanish Language AS – Heritage

Science/Math

Spanish Language A

Environmental Management AS

Spanish Language A - Heritage

Marine Science AS

English Language AS

Math AS

 

Math A

Humanities

Wellness AS

Music AS

Physical Education A

Art and Design AS

Physics AS

Drama AS

 

History AS

Interdisciplinary/Elective

History A

General Paper AS

 

Thinking Skills AS

 

 
 
*NOTE: Some courses may not make due to low enrollment/interest.