Welcome to our site for the Cambridge International Assessment Program! Jupiter High School is proud to be in its 11th successful year of the program with students engaging in international curriculum, earning college credits, and working towards the Cambridge International Diploma.
Find information about the Jupiter Community High School AICE Diploma Program here.
What is AICE?
The Advanced International Certificate of Education program (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England--an institution consistently ranked as one of the top five academic universities in the world. AICE provides a flexible, broad-based curriculum that is offered worldwide at schools and colleges in over 161 countries. For over 170 years, the prestigious University of Cambridge has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through their examinations.
Why are AICE courses and the AICE Diploma important?
American universities have responded enthusiastically to AICE. The Florida Legislature has identified AICE as a graduation option and acceleration mechanism through which students can be awarded up to 45 hours of college credit at all public universities and colleges in Florida. Students earning the AICE Diploma currently qualify for the maximum Florida Academic Scholars tuition scholarship, and students completing the curriculum (without earning the diploma) can earn the Florida Medallion Scholars tuition award.
Why should students enroll in AICE courses?
The AICE program of study at Jupiter Community High School offers students one of the world's most demanding and rigorous college preparatory programs. After completing at least one course in each of three academic areas, students have the flexibility to choose a course of study that best meets their abilities and interests. Students can also take AICE courses and their subsequent exams to earn college credits without applying for the AICE Diploma. Regardless of the option chosen, enrollment in these rigorous courses will benefit JHS students in the college application process.
Why is AICE preferable to IB?
Another AICE advantage is the students’ ability to take AICE classes and exams at any stage in their high school career starting in ninth grade, whereas IB students are only allowed to take exams during their eleventh and twelfth-grade years, respectively. AICE students who take exams within three years are able to position themselves for an AICE diploma by the end of their junior year.
Having the AICE diploma on their resume when applying to colleges during the fall of their senior year will only help to differentiate them from other applicants, especially those who will not learn of their IB diploma status until August after they graduate from high school when colleges have already chosen their first-year students' applicants.
"One of the things we find with students who have studied Cambridge International AS and A Levels is that they have a real depth of understanding of the subject matter that they have had classes in, and a real engagement with it"
- Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admissions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)