Cambridge AICE

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AICE, which stands for Advanced International Certificate of Education is a set of challenging college-level classes for high school students. It was developed by Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge in England.

AICE was designed to give students the option to pursue a more rigorous and ambitious curriculum by teaching you key skills to succeed in college-level work. At the same time, AICE classes and the diploma structure are flexible enough to let you tailor the coursework to your interests and strengths.

Besides the academic and intellectual appeal of learning in greater depth, AICE lets you earn an advanced diploma to boost your college application. In addition, it can potentially get you college credit or place you out of introductory college coursework as a college freshman.  

Please view the presentation below to learn more about the Cambridge AICE program at East Lee County High School.

Why Study Cambridge? (video link)


On top of its emphasis on flexible class offerings and its potential to strengthen your college application, AICE has several financial benefits as well. AICE classes and exams are free for students - your school pays all the fees for this program.

For students in Florida, an AICE Diploma is a great way to secure some college money. If you earn the diploma and complete 100 hours of community service, then you automatically qualify for the Florida Academic Scholars Award from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

How do I earn the AICE Diploma?

To earn the AICE Diploma you will be required to pass Global Perspectives along with six AICE Exams, for a total of seven.  One must be from each of the major groups.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hutto,

  • Global Perspectives is required by all 
  • At least one exam passed from each group 1, 2, and 3.

      Group 1: Mathematics and Science

      Group 2: Languages

      Group 3: Arts and Humanities

      Group 4: Interdisciplinary and skills-based subjects - maximum of two allowed

  Use the AICE Diploma Planning Guide and AICE Course Progression to plan and track your progress.

                          Still have questions about the Cambridge Program? 

 Check out the AICE FAQ document!

Cambridge AICE FAQ(pdf click here) 

Questions about the ELCHS Cambridge AICE Program
Cambridge Coordinator:
Mrs. Carolyn Hutto
Cambridge Counselor: Mrs. Jennifer Chalker

Cambridge AICE Diploma Eligibility Requirements:
   -Unweighted cumulative GPA >3.00 
   -Level 3 or higher on most recent FSA ELA and Math assessments

Students! Are You a Good Fit for Cambridge?

‚ÄčAre you an avid reader?
Do you complete assignments thoroughly and on time?
Can you work without constant monitoring by a teacher or a parent?
Can you be assigned large blocks of work and be relied upon to complete them?
Do you learn from mistakes?
Are you curious about academic pursuits in general?
Are you willing to commit to taking the most rigorous curriculum ELCHS offers?
--If you have answered YES to the above questions, you should consider applying for the ELCHS Cambridge AICE Program!

                                           HOW DO I APPLY?

This is what you will need:
1) Complete the 2020-21 Advanced High School Programs of Study Application-IB/AICE application (not available until January 2020)
2) Complete the Student Enrollment zone application
    -here's a link to LCSD Student Enrollment for more information (quick link)
3) You will need copy of your 8th grade Semester 1 report card (front & back)

To apply:
-Submit the following documents to East Lee County High School by January 31, 2020: 
       1) 2020-21 Advanced High School Programs of Study Application-IB/AICE
       2) Copy of Student Enrollment zone application receipt, online confirmation, or 
            Sibling assignment
       3) Copy of 8th grade Semester 1 report card (front & back)
*You may submit your application and the required documents in person, USPS mail, or email.  
Email all documents as attachments to the Cambridge Coordinator, Carolyn Hutto at by the deadline of January 31, 2020 to be considered for
ELCHS 2020-21 Cambridge AICE Program.

Application Timeline:
---Advanced Programs Application Period (AICE/IB): January 13 - January 31, 2020
     (submit application and report card to East Lee County High School by 1/31/20)
*you may only apply to one Advanced Program
---Acceptance/Denial letters mailed from school: February 14, 2020
---Student returns "Intent letter" to ELCHS by February 24, 2020                            
   (may email/drop off/mail "Intent" paperwork to Carolyn Hutto, ELCHS Cambridge Coordinator)

Current ELCHS students:   
-If you are an ELCHS student and are interested in the Cambridge AICE Diploma program please contact either the Cambridge Counselor or the Cambridge Coordinator.

Mrs. Jennifer Chalker, Cambridge Counselor
Mrs. Carolyn Hutto, Cambridge Coordinator

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