Testimonials

“AICE provides a unique intellectual experience that is unparalleled by any other interdisciplinary program. Emphasis on critical thinking and analysis allows students to get the most out of their education”
– Rendy Fernandez, University of Pennsylvania 

“AICE is a highly interdisciplinary program that allows students to quickly become engaged in high level, in-depth academic work suited to their own interests.”
- Keaton Ufheil, Vanderbilt University 

"The AICE curriculum's flexibility allows students to let their passions and interests, rather than rigid requirements, guide the learning process. As opposed to enforcing learning through memorization, AICE requires students to be taught conceptual and analytical skills that are applicable beyond high school."
-Kaylee Bement, Stanford University

"My four years in the Cambridge AICE program made my transition to college life much easier. The university-level work I did in the AICE program taught me the responsibility I needed to be successful in my freshman classes, and the credits I earned in the process saved me money in tuition."
-Vasilios Koupelis, University of Central Florida (Aerospace Engineering)

"After graduating from North Fort Myers High School, I have realized how essential the AICE program has been to my intellectual development. Not only do I feel well-prepared for the academics at my college, but I have been able to have several thought-provoking conversations with my peers and professors by drawing information directly from material I learned in my AICE classes at North. Where other programs promote memorization, AICE encourages its students to focus on the depth of knowledge."
-Melissa Biggs, Dartmouth College (Engineering Sciences & Anthropology)

AICE at North Fort Myers High School

The Cambridge program is divided into two categories:

  • Pre-AICE Courses (Honors Weighted) for the 9th & 10th Grade (also called IGCSE)

  • AICE Courses for the 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade

The Cambridge AICE program offers two examination periods throughout the school year.  The first is October and November, while the second more commonly used session takes place in May and June.  Please be aware that AICE examinations are frequently scheduled after the final day of school, but this does NOT excuse candidates from testing.  All students at North High who choose to enroll in AICE courses are EXPECTED to take the examinations.

AICE Programs of Study

The North High AICE program offers eight different areas of focus, each one designed to prepare students for a seamless transition into post-secondary education.

For information on our recommendations regarding potential course progressions within the Programs of Study, click here.

Benefits of the Cambridge AICE Program

  • AICE is a four year program.  AICE students will be eligible for college credits during their freshmen year and every subsequent year at North High.

  • AICE is flexible.  Many of our students are involved in the Center for Arts and Media, Athletics, Clubs and Organizations, as well as AICE.

  • As students complete AICE requirements they are simultaneously completing all necessary Florida high school diploma requirements.

  • Using a combination of AICE, AP, and DE courses offered on campus as North, students can earn up to 45 college credit hours.

  • A student earning the AICE diploma is guaranteed the top Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. 

CIE for Learners and Parents - http://www.cie.org.uk/cambridge-for/learners-and-parents/

For more information on the levels of AICE offered at NFMHS check out Cambridge International AS and A Levels - http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-international-as-and-a-levels/

Find out more about the Cambridge AICE Diploma HERE

AICE Frequently Asked Questions

Destination USA

More than 450 institutions across the USA formally recognise and accept Cambridge qualifications. Watch this short video to find out more about studying in the USA.

Destination USA: Using your Cambridge qualifications to study in the USA

What are the differences between AICE and IB?

Both the Cambridge AICE program and the International Baccalaureate program are advanced academic curriculum, with an established history and exemplary track record of success.  AICE, however, does offer students more flexibility in class selection and timing for college.

A student must pass six AICE exams to earn the AICE diploma.  Students are required to pass one exam from three categories: Mathematics/Sciences, Language, and Humanities.  The other three classes may be from any category, so students can customize their schedules to target a specialized area of study that will better prepare them as they progress upwards  to the university level and eventually, the workforce.

Find out the benefits of earning the AICE Diploma and what changes are taking place for the Class of 2017 - http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-aice-diploma/

For 2017 graduates and after, check out the new AICE Diploma requirements here.

For example, a student wishing to study Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Sciences might schedule 4 Math/Science, 1 Language, and 1 Humanities for their AICE classes, while a student studying Criminology or Law might prefer 1 Math/Science, 1 Language, and 4 Humanities.

Another AICE advantage is the students ability to take AICE classes and exams at any stage in their high school career, starting in 9th grade.  AICE students at North who take exams all four years are able to position themselves for an AICE diploma by the end of theirjunior year.

Having the AICE diploma on their resume when applying to colleges during the fall of their senior year helps students further differentiate them from other applicants who will not learn of their IB or AICE diploma status until the August after they graduate, when colleges have already chosen their freshmen applicants.

Parents, need more reasons to choose the Cambridge AICE Program at NFMHS? Check out this list!

AICE Worldwide

See what colleges and universities accept AICE credits on the Cambridge Recognition Page - http://recognition.cie.org.uk/

American universities have responded enthusiastically to AICE.  The Florida Legislature has identified AICE as a graduation option and acceleration mechanism through which high school students can be awarded up to 45 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.

Students who complete the AICE curriculum will be provided the best possible foundation for advanced post secondary studies anywhere in the world.  North Fort Myers High School is proud to offer the AICE program in the United States.

AICE is recognized by every Ivy League Institution and is  accepted in more than 500 institutions nationwide, but they also have a college  recognition page on their website, which I would encourage you to check out, http://www.cie.org.uk/recognition.

AICE Examinations

2017 AICE Exam Schedule

Testing dates are finalized by Cambridge, globally standardized, and will not be changed, but a more detailed schedule with exact times and locations will be released in June. 

DATE

COURSE

COMPONENT

DURATION

TIME

CANDIDATES

PERIOD

Monday 24 April

AS Marine Science

9693/01

1H30M

PM

172

12:00-2:00PM

Tuesday 25 April

AS Marine Science

9693/02

1H15M

PM

172

12:00-2:00PM

Wednesday 26 April

AL Marine Science

9693/03

1H30M

PM

8

12:30-2:00PM

Thursday 27 April

AL Marine Science

9693/04

1H15M

PM

8

12:30-2:00PM

Monday, 1 May

AP Chemistry

 

 

AM

8

7:30AM

Monday, 1 May

AP Psychology

 

 

PM

2

11:30AM

Tuesday, 2 May

AP Computer Science

 

 

AM

1

7:30AM

Tuesday, 2 May

AP Art History

 

 

PM

1

11:30AM

Tuesday 2 May

AS General Paper

8004/11

2H

AM

210

8:00-10:00AM

Tuesday 2 May

AS Chemistry

9701/21

1H15M

AM

35

8:30-10:00AM

Tuesday 2 May

AS History

9389/11

1H

PM

441

 

Wednesday 3 May

AS Biology

9700/21

1H15M

AM

16

8:30-10:00AM

Wednesday 3 May

AS Mathematics

9709/11

1H45M

PM

33

12:00-2:00PM

Thursday, 4 May

AP US Government and Politics

 

 

AM

33

7:30AM

Thursday 4 May

AS Physics

9702/21

1H15M

AM

37

8:30-10:00AM

Thursday 4 May

AL Physics

9702/51

1H15M

AM

4

8:30-10:00AM

Thursday 4 May

AS Spanish Language

8685/21

1H45M

PM

27

12:00-2:00PM

Friday 5 May

AS English Language

9093/11

2H15M

AM

201

7:30-10:00AM

Friday 5 May

AS Thinking Skills

8694/21

1H45M

PM

80

12:00-2:00PM

Friday 5 May

AP US History

 

 

PM

1

11:30AM

Monday 8 May

AS English Language

9093/21

2H

AM

201

8:00-10:00AM

Monday 8 May

AS History

9389/21

1H30M

PM

441

 

Monday 8 May

AS Business

9609/11

1H15M

PM

20

12:30-2:00PM

Monday 8 May

AP Physics Mechanics 

 

 

PM

14

11:30AM

Monday 8 May

AP Physics C Electricity

 

 

PM

14

1:30PM

Tuesday 9 May

AS Psychology

9698/11

1H30M

AM

92

8:30-10:00AM

Tuesday 9 May

AP Calculus AB

 

 

AM

35

7:30AM

Tuesday 9 May

AP Calculus BC

 

 

AM

12

7:30AM

Tuesday 9 May

AS Spanish Language

8685/31

1H30M

PM

27

12:30-2:00PM

Tuesday 9 May

AP Spanish Literature

 

 

PM

6

11:30AM

Wednesday 10 May

AS Mathematics

9709/21

1H15M

PM

33

12:30-2:00PM

Wednesday 10 May

AP Macroeconomics

 

 

PM

83

11:30AM

Thursday 11 May

AL Physics

9702/41

2H

AM

Four

8:00-10:00AM

Thursday 11 May

AS Global Perspectives

9239/11

1H30M

PM

193

12:30-2:00PM

Thursday 11 May

AS Business

9609/21

1H30M

PM

20

12:30-2:00PM

Thursday 11 May

AP Statistics

 

 

PM

25

11:30AM

Friday 12 May

AP Human Geography

 

 

AM

174

7:30AM

Friday 12 May

AS Literature in English

9695/31

2H

AM

28

8:00-10:00AM

Friday 12 May

AS Sociology

9699/11

1H30M

PM

100

12:30-2:00PM

Monday 15 May

AL Chemistry

9701/41

2H

AM

8

8:00-10:00AM

Tuesday 16 May

AS Psychology

9698/21

1H30M

AM

92

8:30-10:00AM

Wednesday 17 May

AS Physics (Practical)

9702/31

2H

AM

37

8:00AM

Friday 19 May

AS Literature in English

9695/41

2H

AM

28

8:00-10:00AM

Friday 19 May

AS Sociology

9699/21

1H30M

PM

100

12:30-2:00PM

Monday 22 May

AL Psychology

9698/31

3H

AM

14

7:30-10:30AM

Wednesday 24 May

AS Biology (Practical)

9700/32

2H

AM

16

8:00AM

Friday 26 May

AS Thinking Skills

9694/11

1H45M

PM

80

12:00-2:00PM

Friday 26 May

AL History

9389/31

1H

PM

70

1:00-2:00PM

Tuesday 30 May

AS Media Studies

9607/21

2H

AM

9

8:00-10:00AM

Tuesday 30 May

AS Environmental Management

8291/11

1H30M

PM

43

12:30-2:00PM

Wednesday 31 May

AS Chemistry (Practical)

9701/32

2H

AM

35

8:00AM

Wednesday 31 May

AS Environmental Management

8291/21

1H30M

PM

43

12:30-2:00PM

Tuesday 6 June

AS Biology (Multiple Choice)

9700/11

1H

AM

16

9:00-10:00AM

Tuesday 6 June

AL Sociology

9699/31

3H

PM

9

11:30-2:30PM

Wednesday 7 June

AS Chemistry (Multiple Choice)

9701/11

1H

AM

35

9:00-10:00AM

Wednesday 7 June

AL History

9389/41

1H30M

PM

70

12:30-2:00PM

Thursday 8 June

AS Physics (Multiple Choice)

9702/11

1H

AM

37

9:00-10:00AM

Thursday 8 June

AS Travel and Tourism

9395/11

2H30M

PM

75

12:00-2:30PM

CAMBRIDGE AICE Results Request – Graduating Seniors ONLY

Graduating seniors, as soon as you know which university or college you will be attending please complete the AICE Transcript Request Form, which is now completed digitally. Directions on how to complete this process can be found here.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Ridgeo in S-1129.

Please keep in mind this service is NOT used in conjunction with the admissions application, but rather as an official means to send your results to the school you will attend in the summer or fall following your senior year. We suggest you request your results in April or May of the senior year instead of waiting until June. The CIE offices will send your junior/prior years examination results statements and then send an additional result statement once the grades from your final examinations have been released.

Note, if a student transfers from one university to another, it is typical that the second institution will require a certifying statement be sent instead of accepting the transfer from the first institution.

If you are attending a Florida university or college, please make sure to speak to the financial aid office about deferring the tuition payment date pending your AICE results or AICE Diploma certification. Always take the name of the university or college representative you work with when taking care of this. This way if a staff member is not being informed about their university’s policies regarding AICE and credit by exams, the CIE office can deal with it more effectively. Most Florida admissions offices will be familiar with British GCE AS and A Levels or Cambridge AICE. Admissions offices outside of Florida are more familiar with the term British GCE AS and A Levels, which are the examinations required to pass at the AS or A level for the AICE Diploma – it is possible you may have to ask to speak to whomever deals with international student applications.

Again, AICE results for May/June testing typically become available in mid-August, so your final statement of results will be sent after this date.  When completing the form you need to enter the individual testing sessions you enrolled in, NOT the individual tests you took. Also, you will need NFMHS Centre Number – US823.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Jeremy Ridgeo.

AICE and the Florida Universities

Here are some of the course equivalents for a number of our Florida universities below:

Florida - https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/advising/info/AICE-examination-credit-info.aspx

USF - http://www.ugs.usf.edu/student/crbyexam/exams.cfm

FGCU - http://www.fgcu.edu/Catalog/equivdetail.asp?FMID=Equivalency+Tables&page=1

FSU - http://admissions.fsu.edu/credit/aicecredit.cfm

UCF - http://www.ucf.edu/academics

Tampa - http://www.ut.edu/freshman/ -  IB/AICE treated equally

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