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AICE Diploma: Work towards a brighter future

A student looks at AICE Cambridge information to make a decision
Sofia Sierra
A student looks at AICE Cambridge information to make a decision

AICE classes are heavily talked about at West Boca, especially since this is the first year our school has taught Pre-AICE programs. But what really is AICE?

The AICE Program stands for the Advanced International Certificate of Education Program. Although created in England, UK, Florida has adopted the program in order to encourage high schoolers to advance to a college education. 

Each student is required to take seven AICE classes and pass each exam during a three year period while the student is in high school. Referring to the chart, students must take a class from each of Groups 1, 2, and 3, in addition to the mandatory AICE Global Perspectives. Group 4 classes are optional, as none are needed to receive the diploma, but each can count as a class for the total seven each student needs.

Chart of the many AICE Classes offered at West Boca High School (Tasia Sawyer)

A completion of the AICE Diploma is an incredibly impactful academic achievement to add to a college resume, demonstrating advanced critical thinking and college writing skills. 

Additionally, in Florida, completion of the AICE Diploma allows a student to bypass all the academic requirements of the Bright Futures Scholarship. The Bright Futures Scholarship is a Florida Scholarship that allows students a chance to receive 100% free tuition at a four year public university. With the completion of AICE and 100 hours of community service, students can attend a Public Florida College of their choice free of charge!

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) / Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)
2023-24

As an AICE Diploma recipient myself, I find the program to be quite rewarding, knowing that a full-ride is waiting for you after graduation. I would highly recommend it to students hoping to go to college in the future. 

If you or your parents would like more information on the AICE Diploma, West Boca is hosting an AP/AICE Night on Tuesday, February 6th at 6PM in the theater. Many of the AICE and AP teachers will be in attendance to answer any questions you have!

You can also visit the official AICE Cambridge website here!

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Sofia Sierra, Reporter
Hii, my name is Sofia Sierra and I am a junior here at West Boca. This is my second year on The Bullseye where I plan on writing entertainment and current event pieces. I am the president of West Boca’s Film Club and am on the soccer team and the track and field team. Outside of school, I volunteer at Sugar Sand Park, paint, play video games, and watch movies. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, playing with my dogs, and traveling. In the future I hope to make big advances in science as a researcher and psychologist. 
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