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1 AICE Program Overview Belleview High School 10400 SE 36th Ave Belleview, FL(352)Jeff Brewer
2 What is AICE?An international, pre-university program developed by the University of Cambridge in EnglandExaminations have been offered for over 50 years in more than 150 countriesAICE first offered in the US in 1995, and officially adopted in Florida in 2001AICE Diploma is awarded based on competence in six subjects; however, students can be take and be awarded for individual subjectsCurriculum designed as preparation for college and university programs
3 Focus of AICE High academic standards Flexibility to pursue areas of interest and strengthsInternational philosophy and approach (great emphasis on critical thinking)Range of assessment techniques (multiple choice, oral exams, essay/extended response, projects)Recognition value (every public university in Florida, along with most major colleges and universities in the U.S. and worldwide)
4 Uniqueness of AICEState of Florida has adopted AICE as a graduation option just like International Baccalaureate (IB)Students who opt for full time AICE enrollment do no have to follow traditional high school graduation planStudents who opt for part time AICE enrollment can use AICE courses to meet the new A++ Plan 4 credit major requirementAcademically broad-based component of three unitsAdditional flexibility to pursue areas of interest and strengthsFlexibility to add additional units to further pursue interests, goals and strengths
5 Benefits of AICE Increased GPA Additional ways to qualify for Bright Futures ScholarshipsPossibility of earning college creditCollege level preparationExposure to different methods of assessment with emphasis on higher order thinking skills and writingAbility to direct student’s educational interestsInternational perspective necessary for tomorrow’s leadersAbility to compete for admission to the most elite colleges and universities
6 CurriculumAICE curriculum is designed for educational breadth, balance, and studentstrengths. For educational breadth and balance, students must chooseand test in one full AICE level class from each of the following three groupsof study:Group A: Mathematics and SciencesGroup B: LanguagesGroup C: Arts and HumanitiesStudents then must choose three additional AICE level classes from anyArea.
7 Group A - Mathematics and Sciences BiologyChemistryEnvironmental ManagementPhysicsMathematics I & IIThinking Skills I & II
8 Group B - LanguagesEnglish LanguageFrench LanguageSpanish Language
9 Group C - Arts and Humanities Art & Design I & IIEconomicsEnglish Literature I & IIHistory (European, Internationaland United States)Thinking Skills I & IIPsychologySpanish LiteratureFrench LiteratureMusic
10 Sample Course Schedules by Grade 9th GradePre-AICE English LanguagePre-AICE Mathematics IPre-AICE Coordinated Science IPre-AICE Economics & American Government HonorsForeign Language or ElectiveElective10th GradePre-AICE English LiteraturePre-AICE Mathematics IIPre-AICE Coordinated Science IIAICE European History
11 Sample Course Schedules by Grade 11th GradeAICE English LanguageAICE Mathematics IAICE Science (student choice)AICE U.S. HistoryForeign Language or ElectiveElective12th GradeAICE English LiteratureAICE Mathematics IIAICE Social Studies (student choice)
12 Course Sequence by Subject Area EnglishPre-AICE English Language – 9th gradePre-AICE English Literature – 10th gradeAICE English Language – 11th gradeAICE English Literature I or I & II – 12th gradeMathematicsPre-AICE Math I (Algebra & Geometry) – 9th gradePre-AICE Math II (Geometry & Algebra II) – 10th gradeAICE Math I (Pre-Calculus and Mechanics or Statistics) – 11th gradeAICE Math II (Calculus and Statistics or Mechanics) – 12th grade
13 Course Sequence by Subject Area SciencePre-AICE Coordinated Science I (Biology & Chemistry) – 9th gradePre-AICE Coordinated Science II (Chemistry & Physics) – 10th gradeAICE Biology / AICE Chemistry / AICE Physics / AICE Environmental Management – 11th or 12th gradeSocial StudiesPre-AICE Economics / American Government Honors – 9th gradeAICE European History – 10th gradeAICE US History – 11th gradeAICE International History / AICE Economics / AICE Psychology – 12th grade
14 Course Sequence by Subject Area AICE ElectivesPre-AICE Spanish I - 9th or 10th gradePre-AICE Spanish II – 10th or 11th gradeAICE Spanish Language – 11th or 12th gradeAICE Spanish Literature – 12th gradePre-AICE French I – 9th or 10th gradePre-AICE French II – 10th or 11th gradeAICE French Language – 11th or 12th gradeAICE French Literature – 12th gradeAICE Art & Design I (Ceramics or Photography) - 11th or 12th gradeAICE Art & Design II – 12th gradePre-AICE Drama – 9th or 10th gradePre-AICE Music – 9th or 10th gradeAICE Music – 11th or 12th gradeAICE Thinking Skills I – 11th or 12th gradeAICE Thinking Skills II – 12th grade
15 Why AICE? Broad, balanced academic program Flexibility to pursue interestsAbility and time to develop strengthsFeeling of cohesiveness Internationally recognized programState University System recognizes AICEBright Futures Scholarship Program recognizes AICEAdvanced classes with like-minded academically gifted students, but NOT segregated from the whole academic environmentAbility to pursue non-academic interests (Applied Technology courses, athletics, clubs, etc.)Teachers are trained to deliver subject content by University of Cambridge Staff
16 Why AICE? (Continued) 2006 AICE Program Completers: 45 students All 45 earned either a 100% (24) or 75% (21) Bright Futures Scholarship15 Earned the AICE DiplomaWhere did they go? Baptist College – 1; Central Florida Community College – 5; Duke University – 1; Florida State University – 2; Indiana University – 1; Liberty University – 2; New College – 1; Samford University – 1; Sante Fe Community College – 1;University of Central Florida – 13; University of Florida – 12; University of North Florida – 2; University of Virginia – 1; U.S. National Cycling Team – 1; U.S. Navy Nuclear Program - 1
17 Why AICE? (Continued)Colleges and universities look for students who take academically challenging courses throughout high school.Colleges and universities look for students who can demonstrate a directed pursuit of academic study.Colleges and universities look for students who show the kind of skills required to complete the AICE diploma.Bright Futures and other scholarship committees look for students who have taken academically challenging coursework in five different subject areas.
18 Qualification Process Students will be accepted based on the following criteria:GPA from first half of eighth gradeScores on the FCAT Reading and Math sections in seventh gradeGrade earned in the Math 3, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 or Geometry in 8th gradeAttendance and DisciplineStudents may qualify to take some but not all of the Pre-AICE courses based on their grades and test scores.
19 Application Process Pick up application tonight before you leave Complete each section of the applicationReturn application packet to either the middle school guidance office or Belleview High School guidance office.All students who apply will be contacted by mail