AICE is internationally recognized as a university entrance level qualification and is committed to a flexible curriculum with global currency while maintaining the academic rigor that is a keystone of Cambridge. AICE courses and examinations in the United States are equivalent to first-year college and university courses. Students study six subjects from three broad, balanced curriculum and area and “sit” for six examinations. Students who pass the battery of six examinations are awarded the AICE Diploma directly by the University of Cambridge. Students who do not earn the AICE Diploma are given credit for those examinations they do pass and are awarded individual General Certificate of Education by Cambridge. Universities in Europe and Britain accept AICE for admissions purposes. Recognition of AICE in the United States continues to grow and Cambridge has dedicated human and financial resources to increase US colleges and university recognition.
AICE students who receive the AICE Diploma are automatically eligible to receive the FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP AT THE 100% LEVEL. Students who complete the AICE curriculum with best composite scores of 1270 SAT or 29 ACT receive FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP AT THE 100% LEVEL. Students who have completed the AICE curriculum with best composite scores of 970 SAT or 20 ACT are eligible for the FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP AT THE 75% LEVEL. All require 75 volunteer hours.
The AICE program of study at Treasure Coast High School offers students one of the most demanding and rigorous college preparatory programs in the world. Students who choose the most challenging academic programs signal selective and highly selective college and university admissions offices that they are independently motivated, intellectually curious, and likely to successfully meet the academic challenges of university course work and contribute to the intellectual life of the college community.
Report on AICE student performance at University of Florida
Various acceleration programs were studied. Average freshmen year GPA's were compared. The study found students with the following educational background earned:
No acceleration 2.63 GPA
Dual enrolled 2.75 GPA
IB 3.10 GPA
AP 3.12 GPA
AICE 3.46 GPA
Additionally, at the end of four years, graduation rate was significantly above the school's average.