About Cambridge AICE
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge. AICE provides a flexible, broad-based curriculum that is offered at schools and colleges in over 161 countries, and is recognized by the Florida State Department of Education as a rigorous curriculum.
For schools that offer AICE courses, eligible students may take specific AICE courses in isolation, or work to earn an AICE diploma. To earn an AICE diploma, students must earn seven credits of college-level examinations that are given at the end of AICE courses – beginning in the ninth grade. At least one examination must come from each of the three subject groups: Mathematics & Sciences, Languages, and Arts & Humanities, with an optional group four, Interdisciplinary & Skills Based Subjects, as well as the mandatory course, AS Global Perspectives and Research.
There is presently one high school Cambridge AICE site on the campus of Winter Haven High School.
Benefits of Cambridge AICE
Students who complete the high school requirements of AICE will earn a specific type of diploma called an Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma. The AICE Diploma is recognized by the state of Florida as a more rigorous diploma than a regular Florida high school diploma.
To find out more specific information regarding student benefits, please view the Cambridge information below.
Prerequisites and How to Apply
In order to attend Cambridge at Winter Haven High School, a student must apply and qualify for one of the limited seats during the open enrollment period during his/her eighth-grade year. For the upcoming school year, interested students must apply by completing two steps:
- Step 1: Register online at TestRegistration.polk-fl.net to take a placement test. Students must be signed up prior to testing.
- Step 2: Submit an online application. Applications will be available through www.polkschoolsfl.com/SchoolOptions from November 5th through December 13th, 5:00pm.
Available test dates are:
- October 19th – 8:15am-12:00 – George Jenkins High School or Winter Haven High School
- October 23rd – 2:30pm-6:00 – Bartow High School or Haines City High School
- November 9th – 8:15am-12:00 – George Jenkins High School or Winter Haven High School
- November 16th – 8:15am-12:00 – Bartow High School or Haines City High School
Free Informational Meetings Open to the Public
- October 21st, 4:30-6:30pm: Polk State College, Winter Haven Campus, 999 Avenue H N.E., Winter Haven 33881
- October 24th, 5:00-7:00pm: Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City 33844
- November 9th, 10:00-2:00pm: RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland 33815
For more information about our Cambridge Program at Winter Haven High School, visit www.winterhavenhs.com/cambridge/ or call the school at (863) 291-5330.
Students are expected to adhere to all the academic, ethical, and behavioral requirements described in the Student Code of Conduct. Depending on the location of a student’s residency, students and families need to be aware of the additional time commitment involved in utilizing district transportation.
Florida State Statutes
f.s. 1007.29.534 (1)(c)
A student is eligible for a Florida Academic Scholars award if he or she meets the general eligibility requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and: Has been awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office or an Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma from the University of Cambridge International Examinations Office.
f.s. 1007.29.535 (1)(b)
A student is eligible for a Florida Medallion Scholars award if he or she meets the general eligibility requirements for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and: Has completed the International Baccalaureate curriculum but failed to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma or has completed the Advanced International Certificate of Education curriculum but failed to earn the Advanced International Certificate of Education Diploma, and has attained at least the score required under f.s. 1009.531(6)(b) on the combined verbal and quantitative parts of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, the Scholastic Assessment Test, or the recentered Scholastic Assessment Test of the College Entrance Examination, or an equivalent score on the ACT Assessment Program.