High School adds new academic program
North Fort Myers High School has added an internationally recognized academic program, Advanced International Certificate of Education.
The program will start with the 2010/11 school year.
The Advanced International Certificate of Education is a specialized, English language curriculum offered to students in the higher levels of secondary school intended to prepare them for success at the university level.
The curriculum is overseen by Cambridge University in England and includes classes in the areas of mathematics and science; languages; and arts and humanities. Successful completion of the program within a 13-month period confers a Cambridge AICE Diploma. To successfully complete the curriculum, a student must achieve a minimum of six credits in courses spread across the subject areas.
The Florida Legislature has identified AICE as a graduation option and acceleration mechanism through which high school students can be awarded up to 30 hours of college credit. Students earning the AICE Diploma qualify for the maximum Florida Bright Futures tuition scholarship and students completing the curriculum can earn the Florida Medallion Scholars Tuition Award.
Source: School District of Lee County