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The Knights of Cambridge Academy

  • Details forthcoming when the Cambridge Application Window will Re-Open.

    The Cambridge courses aim to assist students in becoming productive contributors to society. Each course makes continuous connections between the curriculum taught in class and the global and social issues surrounding us.

    The Cambridge program will be administered through our English courses with the scope extending each subsequent year. Cambridge Lower Secondary English (1111) promotes an inquiry-based approach, developing learners’ confidence, creativity, and intellectual engagement. This subject is designed for learners who have English as a first language and can be used in any cultural context. Learners develop English skills they can apply for a range of different purposes and audiences in everyday situations and study. They will communicate confidently and effectively and develop the critical skills to respond to a range of information, media, and texts with understanding and enjoyment. They will develop first language competency in English. 

    Divided into three stages, the curriculum framework covers knowledge, skills, and understanding in the three strands: 

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Speaking and listening

    The course supports progression to a range of English subjects Cambridge Upper Secondary such as provided at Flanagan High School.

    What is the difference between the Cambridge program and the Gifted program at WCY?

    The Cambridge program adheres and follows the curriculum of Cambridge University and enhances the Broward County curriculum and the Florida Standards. The Gifted program enriches the Broward County curriculum with additional resources and strategies for Gifted Learners, while meeting the requirements of the Florida Standards. If the student is currently in the Gifted Program and transfers to the Cambridge Program, will he/she still be considered Gifted? Yes. A student who has been identified as Gifted will always be considered a Gifted Learner by the district and the Cambridge teachers will continue to follow the student’s education plan (EP). However, the actual placement in school will be in the Cambridge classes that contain both Gifted and High Achieving students. It is recommended that students have scored both a 4 or 5 on the FSA Reading and Math state assessment and have earned an A or A/B grade point average. Students also need to have good attendance and good background knowledge of current global events. Please make sure to apply online and to apply prior to the deadline.  

    What is unique about the Cambridge Program at WCY?

    We pride ourselves on treating the Cambridge students and faculty as a family and foster a culture of respect and academic excellence. We continuously bring the world around us into the classroom and relate topics taught to global and social events. Our students will participate in many group and team projects exploring their academic studies centered on these global themes and issues.  

    For any further questions or assistance, please contact Walter C. Young at 754 - 323 - 4500.


    Students are recommended to have the following:

    • Score level 3 in both FSA Reading and Math (Level 4/5 Recommended)
    • A and/or AB grades in elementary school
    • Strong writing skills
    • Good attendance (Cambridge focuses on team and group work and attendance is vital for the success of the program)

Why Choose the Cambridge Program?

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    Middle School Experience

    The Cambridge International program has proven to prepare students for life after high school through its curriculum that is both rigorous and recognized internationally. Cambridge learners become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Cambridge qualifications open doors for learners to be accepted at the world’s best universities. They are recognized by leading universities and employers around the world as evidence of academic ability. By choosing Cambridge, you will be giving your child a solid foundation for achieving high levels of academic and personal attainment.

    High School Experience

    The Cambridge Program is an internationally recognized course of study for academically talented and motivated students. It is referred to as AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) at the high school level, and “Cambridge –Secondary I”, at the middle school level. The program operates under the sponsorship of Cambridge University in England and offers a wide range of classes. In the United States, there are more than 250 Cambridge Schools since the inception of the American program in 1990. The program is designed to encourage students to reflect on their learning so that they are able to build on experience and plan ahead. They will be confident, innovative and resourceful, secure in their knowledge yet open to new ideas and opinions. They will also be responsible – to themselves, and to others. These habits lay the foundations for productive study and employment.  They are actively promoted and encouraged by Cambridge syllabuses and qualifications.

    Students who successfully complete the required AICE courses will 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 scholarships, the AICE diploma is recognized internationally by hundreds of top colleges and universities.

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Qualities of a Cambridge Student

  • Students are recommended to have the following:

    • Score a level of 4/5 in both FSA Reading and Math
    • A and/or AB grades in elementary school
    • Strong writing skills
    • Good attendance (Cambridge focuses on team and group work and attendance is vital for the success of the program)

    CURRENT CAMBRIDGE STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY FOR THE PROGRAM. If you no longer wish to continue in the program, you will need to speak to your grade level counselor regarding academic placement.

    Students in the Cambridge Program become confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others.

    Cambridge students are confident, secure in their knowledge, unwilling to take things for granted, and ready to take intellectual risks. They are keen to explore and evaluate ideas and arguments in a structured, critical and analytical way. They can communicate and defend views and opinions as well as respect those of others.

    Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others

    Cambridge students take ownership of their learning, set targets, and insist on intellectual integrity. They are collaborative and supportive. They understand that their actions have an impact on others and on the environment. They appreciate the importance of culture, context, and community.

    Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn

    Cambridge students understand themselves as learners. They are concerned with the processes as well as the products of their learning and develop the awareness and strategies to be lifelong learners.

    Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges

    Cambridge students welcome new challenges and meet them resourcefully, creatively, and imaginatively. They are capable of applying their knowledge and understanding to solve new and unfamiliar problems. They can adapt flexibly to new situations requiring new ways of thinking.

    Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference

    Cambridge students are alive with curiosity, embody a spirit of enquiry, and want to dig more deeply. They are excited to learn new skills and are receptive to new ideas. They work well independently but also with others. They are equipped to participate constructively in society and the economy – locally, nationally and globally.