PCPS Open Enrollment Information
The Open Application Priority period for the 2023-24 school year was January 9th through 4pm on February 15th, 2023.
If you have questions, you may contact the school or John Miller, District Curriculum Specialist for Accelerated Programs at (863) 534-0631 ext. 794.
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 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.
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.
High School Cambridge AICE Programs
There are presently two high school Cambridge AICE sites in Polk County. A student’s residential address within the school district determines which Cambridge AICE high school the student could be eligible to attend. See below for the proposed listing of schools for the 2022-23 school year.
If you have any questions regarding Cambridge AICE at Tenoroc High School (863-614-9183) or Winter Haven High School (863-291-5330), please contact the respective high school.
Tenoroc High School
Students zoned for the following high schools are eligible to attend the Tenoroc High Cambridge AICE Program (tenoroc.polk-fl.net/cambridge/)
Attend the informational meeting with a parent at the Tenoroc High School Cafeteria
- Auburndale High
- George Jenkins High
- Kathleen High
- Lake Gibson High
- Lakeland High
- Mulberry High
- Tenoroc High
Winter Haven High School
Students zoned for the following high schools are eligible to attend the Winter Haven High Cambridge AICE Program (winterhavenhs.com/cambridge/):
- Bartow High
- Davenport High
- Fort Meade High
- Frostproof High
- Haines City High
- Lake Region High
- Ridge Community High
- Winter Haven High
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.