Not all applications for Florida universities are created equal. There are important differences and knowing them can save you time, effort and frustration in the application process.Read More
In this final post, we offer a few thoughts by way of comparing and contrasting AP, IB and AICE.
So how does AICE compare with IB and AP? All three programs are well established in high schools and recognized by universities around the country. Both AICE (AS and A Level) and IB are accepted at universities around the world, too. The main difference between AICE and IB is the flexibility of the AICE Diploma. Students have the freedom to create their own educational experience within the three AICE curriculum areas. We feel that AICE combines the best of both AP and IB in that students can pick and choose what courses they want but still earn an internationally-recognized diploma.Read More
What to know more about AICE? Read on.
The University of Cambridge’s AICE Diploma program is the newest advanced curriculum in the United States; it has long been implemented in Europe and around the globe. Currently, AICE is more akin to the International Baccalaureate in that both diploma programs offer a wide range of courses, and stress a global perspective. Between 1997 and 2000, AICE curricula were successfully piloted in Florida, where today the inclusion of AICE classes continues to grow and receive state legislative support.Read More
In our second installment about accelerated or advanced programs for high school students, we’ll consider the International Baccalaureate, of IB.
The IB program, too, has become an established fixture in many schools across the US. Students can receive an IB diploma, and even add AP courses and exams to the IB curriculum. The IB Diploma framework requires the study of two languages and diverse cultures; it includes required courses within each of six subject groups:Read More
In the next four postings, we’d like to provide you with insights into the three principal accelerated or advanced programs of study offered to high school students in the US. After we consider each of three programs, we’ll wrap up with a brief comparison.
This first in the series describes the College Board’s familiar Advanced Placement.Read More
Public schools in Florida permit students in good academic standing to take a dual enrollment class. Typically, this means a course at one of the state college or university campuses.
When students consider their high school courses and how their transcript will look to an admissions officer, they should keep the following in mind: almost all selective colleges prefer that students enroll in AP-level classes at their own schools rather than in dual enrollment classes elsewhere ― unless there is no equivalent higher level high school or AP course available. Occasionally, a dual enrollment class is actually given at a public high school. Some private schools allow their students to dual enroll, while others do not.Read More