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The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an international pre-university curriculum and examination system. It is a flexible, broad based curriculum which is being offered worldwide in schools and colleges through the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (ICLES) in the United Kingdom. For over 160 years the prestigious University of Cambridge has 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 that 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 Cambridge AICE Program at Lehigh Senior High School is intended for highly motivated, academically driven students. LSHS offers a Pre-AICE program (IGCSE) for freshman with advancement to the AICE program beginning sophomore year.
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Receive a diploma from LSHS and the University of Cambridge
- Earn the Florida Bright Futures 100% Tuition Academic Scholars Award
- Earn up to 45 college credits
Students enrolled in Cambridge courses at Lehigh Senior are able to enroll in Center for the Arts programs, ROTC programs, Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment Courses.
U.S. Recognizes Cambridge Qualifications
Over 500 US universities now recognize Cambridge qualifications
University recognition of Cambridge programs keeps on growing. Now more than 500 universities in the US recognize Cambridge qualifications as evidence of outstanding academic achievement. You'll find the full list of universities on our updated recognition database.
There's lots of useful information on their website for students who are applying to US universities with Cambridge qualifications, such as their Destination USA brochure and video. Success in Cambridge qualifications can give access to leading institutions worldwide.
The AICE Advantage
The Cambridge Advance Level AICE Advanced Subsidiary Courses (AS) are equivalent to those of Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB). Completion of the Advanced Subsidiary Level Classes and exams may lead to advanced standing at the college level or college credit.
The AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Diploma is an award for a completion of a specific number and type of classes that are recognized at many universities throughout the U.S. in which college credit may be earned.
AICE Program Requirements
Upon entering the Cambridge program, students sign a Letter of Intent that states specifically the requirements of the Lehigh Senior High School Cambridge AICE Program.
To maintain membership, students must take a minimum of five academic credits each year of high school, including AICE and Pre-AICE level courses as required. Students must maintain a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.0.
Completion of the AICE curriculum requires students to complete a minimum of six AICE courses and take the exams for each, with at least one course and exam being from each of the following three subject areas:
- Math & Sciences: Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry
- Languages: English Language, French Language, Spanish Language
- Arts & Humanities: English Literature, Geography, World History
These six courses and examinations are completed during the Junior and Senior years. Students who complete the curriculum and take the exams will be recognized as AICE Program Graduates.
AICE program students are exempt from taking HOPE, Economics and Art. However, if at any time students are no longer participating in the AICE program, these courses would have to be completed as a requirement for graduation.
AICE Syllabus Information
AICE Art and Design (9704)
AICE Biology (9700)
AICE English Language (9093)
AICE Environmental Management (8291)
AICE French Language (8682)
AICE French Literature (8670)
AICE General Paper (8004)
AICE Global Perspectives (8987)
AICE History (9389)
AICE Literature in English (9695)
AICE Marine Science (9693)
AICE Physical Science (8780)
AICE Psychology (9698)
AICE Thinking Skills (9694)
AICE Spanish Language (8685)
AICE Spanish Literature (8673)
IGSCE (Pre-AICE) Syllabus Information
IGCSE Biology (0610)
IGCSE English Language (0500)
IGCSE French Language (0520)
IGCSE Math (0580)
IGCSE English Literature (0486)
IGCSE Spanish Language (0530)