Students must submit an application to be reviewed. The criteria reviewed includes:
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 the University of Cambridge International Examinations in England. The AICE program courses and examinations are offered during grades 10, 11 and 12. There is a pre-AICE curriculum for grades 9 and 10.
AICE not only prepares students for acceptance to a university with up to 45 hours of college credit, but it also provides them with the skills required to be successful once there.
Yes, by earning the AICE Diploma and completing 100 hours of service during the high school years, a student will qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholar Award which currently pays 100% tuition Florida public institution. Students completing an AICE curriculum but not earning the AICE Diploma may qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Medallion scholar award which currently pays up to $76 per credit hour at a Florida public institution.
The Florida Department of Education has determined that the AICE Diploma Curriculum is a graduation option. To graduate from high school, students must complete the pre-requisites and requirements of seven AICE courses, one from each of the three areas plus Global Perspectives. This means that a student in the Bay High School AICE Program will have a broad, balanced curriculum designed to be successful in earning the AICE Diploma while gaining admittance to a university. Students are not obligated to take Physical Education, Personal Fitness, or other standard graduation requirements.
Please contact the AICE office at Bay High School at 850.767.4642.
Students must pass seven credits worth of examinations within a twenty-four month period. At least one examination must come from each of the three subject groups: Mathematics & Sciences, Languages, and Arts & Humanities.
Yes. During the last 20 years, 99% of our students have earned credit by passing AICE examinations. Combined with dual enrollment and AP classes, AICE students graduate from Bay High School with an average of 50 college credit hours. The Class of 2020 had a 87% pass rate on the diploma and 90% of the students earned a Bright Futures Scholarship.
Bay High School AICE currently offers 22: English Language, Latin Language, Spanish Language, Literature in English, US History, International History, Modern European History, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Classical Studies, Thinking Skills, Art and Design, Biology, Environmental Management, Marine Science, Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Mathematics, Advanced Level Mathematics, and General Paper.
Yes, you may choose the AICE examinations for which you would like to sit provided you choose one from each of the three subject groups. Additionally, you may choose as many AICE courses that your plan of study will allow.
No. Students receive General Certificate of Education (GCE) subject certificates for each AICE examination passed. Colleges award credit on a subject-by-subject basis according to grades earned on individual examinations passed. Therefore, if a student does not earn the full AICE Diploma he can still earn university credit. Also, students earn credit through dual enrolled courses which are Gulf Coast Community College classes taught on the Bay High campus.
Yes. CIE publishes a list on their website (go to www.cie.org.uk click on the Cambridge International A/AS Level link then click on the Recognition tab and then scroll down to the Recognition search) of US universities that have provided written statements of their AICE recognition policy. All public universities and community colleges in Florida award college credit for AICE exams passed.
No. You will have homework each night but each year AICE students participate in every varsity sport and hold offices in every club on campus. Building team work and cooperative skills are important to every high school student, as well as learning to manage your study time and activities.