Advanced Studies in CCPS High Schools
for High School Students Who Are Identified as Gifted or High-Performing
AICE College Courses in Our High Schools
Watch this video to learn more about the Cambridge AICE program from our own CCPS students and teachers.The Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) program provides an advanced academic pre-university qualification for students who are studying Cambridge International A and AS Levels. The Cambridge AICE program offers students the opportunity to tailor their studies to individual interests, abilities, and future plans. The program combines breadth of study with choice and flexibility. The Cambridge AICE program involves the selection of subjects from three curriculum areas: Mathematics and Science, Languages, and Arts & Humanities.
The Cambridge AICE program emphasizes the importance of critical thinking skills and communication in today’s global world. Worldwide, many universities recognize the AICE Diploma for advanced standing at the university level and may award up to 45 hours of college credit for achieving the AICE Diploma. The expansion of the Cambridge AICE program allows Collier County Public School students the opportunity to achieve the prestigious AICE Diploma. This rigorous academic and accelerated program of study is offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The University of Cambridge is consistently ranked as one of the top five academic universities in the world.Interested students are encouraged to check with their school counselors to learn more about the prerequisites needed and specific courses offered at their schools.AICE Diploma and Bright Futures
Students who have demonstrated academic merit through a recognition program may be eligible for Bright Futures without having to meet one or more of the requirements. Please refer to the link below for how to qualify based on one of the merit recognition programs. Speak with your guidance department for more information.
Important Items to Remember When Considering Enrolling in an AICE Class
- AICE classes require a commitment of extra hours of studying per day and/or week. Thoughtfully consideration of schedules, extracurricular activities, and future goals and interests is important.
- Cambridge AICE courses are a full term/year commitment.
- Cambridge AICE Exams are scheduled using an international calendar, and CCPS students are expected to complete an exam for each Cambridge AICE (AS or A) course on their schedules. The Cambridge AICE Exam fee is paid for CCPS students by the District School Board of Collier County as long as the student has not previously taken the same exam.
- Cambridge AICE Exams for Pre-AICE, AS, or A level courses can occur outside of the 180 school day year calendar.
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