Why choose Cambridge?A Well-Rounded Academic Foundation
At Attucks, we believe that kids shouldn’t be put into boxes. Middle school is a time to lay a solid academic foundation and explore a variety of interests. Our program is specifically designed to prepare students to be successful in any future academic programs they choose to pursue. Our interdisciplinary active learning approach reinforces our society’s need for innovative thinkers who can work and solve problems across disciplines.Development of 21st Century Skills
A report by Hanover Research, A Crosswalk of 21st Century Skills, lists the following areas of proficiency for success in the global economy. These skills are the basic framework for teaching in our program.
Intellectual Skills & Abilities
- Oral and written communication skills
- Creativity and imagination.
- Critical thinking.
- Problem solving.
- Information literacy
- Technology literacy
Social Skills & Abilities
- Collaboration and teamwork.
- Global and cultural awareness
- Civic literacy and citizenship
- Social responsibility and ethics
- Flexibility and adaptability
Focus on Communication
While our academic coursework offers a rigorous and well-rounded education across the curriculum, our elective pathways reflect an emphasis on communication and globalism, both of which are prized throughout all industries. No matter what your job title is, chances are you have to be able to communicate effectively through reading and writing, speaking and listening, or technology to be successful.
Social Awareness and Engagement
In order to prepare our students to be engaged citizens, we actively teach social awareness and we encourage all of our students to participate in community service projects. Students may choose to engage through school-based activities, or through the community or faith-based group of their choice.
Florida Bright Future Scholarship
Participation in the Secondary I portion of the Cambridge International Examinations Pathway at the middle school level is the best way to prepare students to excel in the Cambridge Program in high school and earn an AICE diploma. The AICE Diploma is one of the two paths students may take to earn the highly coveted Florida Bright Future Scholarship. As AICE Diploma holders, students are eligible to receive 100% of the highest amount awarded for tuition and $300 per semester for books and supplies.