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Cambridge Adavanced International Certificate of Education
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an
international pre-university curriculum and examination system for
academically able students. It is a flexible, broad based, two-year
curriculum, which is being offered worldwide in schools and
colleges. AICE features courses written specifically as preparation
for honors degree programs. It encourages high academic standards
and provides an ideal basis for study at the college and university
level. The AICE program at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School
includes a Pre-AICE program for freshman and sophomores with
advancement to the Advanced International Certificate of Education
Program during the junior and senior years. An AICE diploma is
awarded on the basis of examination scores and coursework
performance during six-cull-credit courses. The full AICE diploma
ensures that all students follow a broad and balanced academic
program. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) certificates listing subjects
passed is issued to those students who do not earn the full diploma.
Within this framework, AICE offers an extremely flexible curriculum,
which can be tailored to students' interests, abilities and future
plans. The AICE program is an innovative and accelerated method of
study offered though the University of Cambridge Local Examination
Syndicate (UCLES) in the United Kingdom. For over 160 years the
prestigious University of Cambridge had been setting worldwide
curriculum standards through their examinations. American
universities have responded enthusiastically to AICE. The Florida
Legislature has identified AICE as an acceleration mechanism and
students can be awarded up to 30 hours of credit. Students who
complete the AICE curriculum will be provided with the best possible
foundation for advanced post secondary studies anywhere in the
world. Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School is proud to offer
the Cambridge curriculum to its student body.
Benefits of a Cambridge Curriculum
AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) courses and
examinations are equivalent to first year college and university
courses (See Course Equivalents for more detail).
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 Certificates of
Education by Cambridge .
AICE and Pre-AICE teachers at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High
School are trained and certified directly by Cambridge . Each of the
courses strictly follows a course syllabus that is designed by
The AICE program of study at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High
School offers students one of the most demanding and rigorous
college preparatory programs in the world. The State of Florida
Universities and the Bright Futures Scholarship Program each award
one extra quality point for students who successfully complete a
Pre-AICE and/or AICE course with a "C" or better.
Students in the Cambridge Academy are given the flexibility to
choose a course of study that best meets their abilities and
interests. After completing at least one course in each of the three
academic areas, students can choose the other three courses they
wish to take.
AICE students are better prepared to be successful at the
University level upon graduation from high school. A study recently
done by Bill Kolb, director of admissions at the University of
Florida , showed that AICE students performed better during their
freshman year at UF, than students who took IB, AP and Dual
Acceleration Mechanism Average GPA During Freshman Year None
(honors or regular classes) 2.60 Dual Enrollment 2.65 Advanced
Placement (AP) 3.02 International Baccalaureate (IB) 3.08 Advanced
International Certificate in Education (AICE) 3.46
Of the above-mentioned AICE students, only 4 of 30 students in
the study had less than 3.0 GPA in their first year at the
University of Florida.
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Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International
Certificate of Education Programs
Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High had the highest
percentage of Cambridge students receiving AICE diplomas
(76%). Also, we offer the MOST AICE
Cambridge courses with the HIGHEST passing
rates! We are extremely proud of students and teachers
for their diligent work! Thank you for making our school
the BEST AICE Cambridge school in
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Students must submit an application to the AICE
office to be reviewed. The criteria reviewed includes:
Grades (minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA)
FCAT Scores (minimum 3 or above)
Math Placement Test
Teacher recommendations (one each from
English, Math, and Science)
How to Apply
Incoming Eighth Grade Students:
Applications are accepted during the spring semester for the
following school year. To apply to the Cambridge Academy, please
contact your middle school guidance counselor for an application or
print the application. Instructions for
completion of the application are included. Teacher recommendation
forms should be given to the appropriate teacher.
Current Reagan/Doral High School Students:
Please contact the Cambridge office for an application. This should
be completed promptly and returned to the Cambridge office so that
your application can be reviewed as quickly as possible.
For assistance, please contact the
Patrick Vega, Cambridge Coordinator at (305) 805-1900
Cambridge AICE Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is AICE?
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an international diploma that students can earn via an advanced academic curriculum and assessment program written and administered by a non-profit department (CIE) of the University of Cambridge in England. AICE program courses and examinations may be offered during grades 11 and 12 in schools worldwide registered as CIE Centres. There is an optional pre-AICE, or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), curriculum and assessment program available for grades 9 and 10 with most subjects available at two levels (extended and core) suitable for honors or regular high school students.
What are the benefits of AICE?
AICE not only prepares student to get into a university with up to 30 hours of college credit, but it also provides them with the skills required to be successful once there. A study done by the Director of Admissions found that AICE program graduates attending the University of Florida had an average end of the year GPA of 3.46 whereas students coming from other acceleration mechanisms such as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) had an average GPA of 3.12 and 3.10 respectively. A similar study conducted at University of Virginia found the same results.
What do I have to do to earn an AICE Diploma?
Students must pass six credits worth of examinations. At least one examination must come from each of the three subject groups: Mathematics and Sciences, Languages, and Arts and Humanities. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level exams count for one credit and Advanced (A) Level exams count for two credits.
What is the difference between AS and A Level exams?
Advanced (A) Level Syllabuses and exams cover approximately two years of college-level curriculum in a subject. The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level syllabus and exam covers the first year of the two-year A Level curriculum. An AS Level exam counts for one credit towards the AICE Diploma. The A Level exam counts for two credits.
What syllabuses are included in the three AICE subject group areas?
Over 40 different subject syllabuses are available. Most subjects are offered at both the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and Advanced (A) Level. A complete list is available at the University of Cambridge International Examinations website.
6. How do AICE examination grades compare with the US grading scale?
Passing grades available on AICE exams range from A to E with A being the highest. Performance of students below the threshold of a CIE grade of E receives a grade of U, ungraded, which is not considered as passing. A DOE AICE program study found that a CIE grade of E most closely correlated with an Advanced Placement exam grade of 3 and a US grade of C.
7. Do many universities give college credits for AICE exams passed?
Yes. University of Cambridge International Examinations publishes a list on their website (go to www.cie.org.uk click on the ‘Recognition’ tab and then scroll down to the ‘Useful documents’ section) of US universities that have provided written statements of their AICE (which includes AS and A Levels) recognition policy. If a university admissions counselor is unfamiliar with AICE, it is suggested you ask to speak to the international applications counselor. All public universities and community colleges in Florida award up to 30 hours of college credit for AICE exams passed.
Ronald W. Reagan / Doral Senior High School
8600 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, Florida 33178
Tel. 305-805-1900 / Fax 305-805-1901