Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
The AICE Program is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations, a division of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. AICE provides a flexible, broad-based curriculum that is offered worldwide at schools and colleges in over 160 countries. For over 170 years, the prestigious University of Cambridge has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through their examinations.
Sanda Lalicic, Cambridge Coordinator
What makes this program unique?
Unlike other magnet or choice options, the Cambridge program adheres and follows the curriculum of the Cambridge University and enhances the Broward County curriculum and the Florida Standards.
Students who successfully complete the AICE courses required to earn the AICE diploma in high school and their service hours are automatically eligible to receive the full Bright Futures Scholarship regardless of their scores on the SAT or ACT.
Benefits of the AICE program
The AICE program of study at South Broward High School offers students one of the most demanding and rigorous college preparatory programs in the world. After completing at least one course in each of three academic areas, students have the flexibility to choose a course of study that best meets their abilities and interests. Students also have the option of taking AICE courses and their subsequent exams to earn college credits without applying for the AICE diploma. Regardless of the option chosen, enrollment in these rigorous courses will benefit SBHS students in the college application process.
Importance of AICE courses and the AICE Diploma
U.S universities have responded enthusiastically to AICE. The Florida Legislature has identified AICE as a graduation option and acceleration mechanism through which students can be awarded up to 45 hours of college credit at all public universities and colleges in Florida. Students earning the AICE Diploma qualify for the Florida Academic Scholarship, the highest level of the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, in addition to the completion of 100 community service hours, and are not required to meet the minimum GPA and SAT/ACT scores.
How does Cambridge relate to the Bright Futures Scholarship?
Students who successfully complete the AICE courses required to earn the AICE diploma in high school and their service hours are automatically eligible to receive the full Bright Futures Scholarship regardless of their scores on the SAT or ACT. Beyond scholarship, the AICE diploma is recognized internationally by hundreds of top colleges and universities.
Any student who wants to sign up for Cambridge Exam retakes must follow the steps below.