The Best of Both Worlds

Students who are admitted to the Cambridge program can still be involved in other interests. It is not uncommon to find Cambridge students who are also enrolled in one of our many academies. Many Cambridge students continue to pursue their outside interests including involvement in athletics, band, drama, art, and student government. You name it; you can do it all! 

What is the difference between AICE, AP and IB

The main difference between AICE, AP, and IB, is the flexibility of the AICE Diploma. Students have the freedom to take courses that revolve around their strengths and interests.  AICE combines the best of both AP and IB in that students can select which advanced courses to take while still earning a diploma.

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 the August after they graduate from high school when colleges have already chosen their freshmen applicants.

Cambridge/AICE Application Process:

(Applications accepted January 17th - 27th, 2023)

How do I apply for the Cambridge/AICE Program at Mariner High School?

 STEP 1: Go to Lee County School Student Enrollment and register for high school (West Zone). You will need the confirmation receipt from student enrollment to complete your application.

*Parents will receive information from the Lee County School District by 1/13/23 about how to enter their child's student school choice student enrollment application in FOCUS via their parent portal; there is no PIN required. If you do not have a parent FOCUS account, you will find a link to create a your account on the Lee County School Student Enrollment webpage. 

 STEP 2: Gather the documents you will need to submit the Cambridge/AICE Program application (this is a separate application in addition to the School Choice student enrollment application completed with the school district):

 Documents to submit WITH the Cambridge/AICE Program application (1/17-1/27/23):

  • Student Enrollment confirmation receipt
  • Copy of student's 8th grade, 1st Quarter report card
  • Most recent FSA ELA and Math test scores (can be found in parent’s FOCUS portal under progress monitoring, or check with student's counselor to get a copy of the student's Academic History)

STEP 3: Complete the 2023-24 West Zone Advanced Program application and submit the required documents listed above between January 17th thru January 27, 2023. This application may be submitted with required documents electronically via google form, emailed, or hard copy.

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