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									                A Simple Truth
“Rigorous curriculum is a greater factor
in determining college graduation rates
than class standing, standardized test
scores, or grade point average.”


From: Answers in the Tool Box: Academic Intensity, Attendance
Patterns, and Bachelor's Degree Attainment (1999) by Clifford
Adelman, Senior Research Analyst, US Department of Education
David T. Conley

“The Challenge of
 College Readiness”
 “The Challenge Of College Readiness”

  College professors expect students to

o Conduct independent research
o Establish credentials of sources
o Draw inferences
o Interpret results
o Analyze conflicting documents
o Support arguments with verifiable evidence
   “The Challenge Of College Readiness”
  College professors also expect students to

o Think deeply about what is being taught
o Solve complex problems that have no obvious
  answers
o Draw valid conclusions
o Offer detailed explanations
o Articulate ideas in comprehensive papers and
  presentations
Advanced Studies Programs at Naples High

 NHS provides strong advanced-study options
    Advanced Placement courses (AP)
    Dual Enrollment (DE)
      Edison   State College & Florida Gulf Coast University
  Cambridge        University AICE Diploma Academy
      Began   with 2011-2012 Freshmen Class
      Five-year   plan for development
        AICE
  Advanced International
  Certificate Of Education
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, UK
                     AICE and CIE

 University of Cambridge

    Founded 1208
    Universally in top 5
    Cambridge ranked #1, 2011
        Harvard
        Oxford
        Yale
        Princeton
                    AICE and CIE

 University of Cambridge
  Europe’s largest
   assessment agency
  Heart of global
   learning community
   More   than 6,000 schools
   160   countries
   70   subjects
   Partnerships    with 25 nations
   Specialrelationship
   with Florida
                    What is AICE?


 Advanced International
  Certificate of Education (AICE)
    Administered and assessed by University of
     Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

    AICE Diploma

    Awarded directly by the
     University of Cambridge
                    AICE Diploma


 Candidates must
    Obtain six credits
        Sit for six examinations
        Take at least one exam from each of
         three subject groups:
            Group A: Mathematics & Science
            Group B: Languages
            Group C: Arts & Humanities
                  Benefits of AICE

AICE Diploma candidates
  Earn  Florida Bright Futures
     Academic Scholars Award
        Regardless of SAT or ACT scores
        With 100 hours of required community service

    Accrue up to 45 college credits
    Out-perform AP and IB students in college
      Asserted   in one University of Florida study
     AICE at Naples High 2011-2012


 Sample 9th Grade AICE Schedule
    Pre-AICE English Language
    Pre-AICE Math I or II
    Pre-AICE Biology
    Pre-AICE Spanish I or II
    AP Human Geography
    Band
    Introduction to Engineering
     AICE at Naples High 2012-2013

• Sample 10th Grade AICE Schedule
  o Pre-AICE English Literature or AICE General Paper
  o Pre-AICE Math II or Algebra II Honors
  o Pre-AICE Coordinated Science or AICE Biology
  o Pre-AICE Spanish II or Spanish III or IV
  o Pre-AICE World History or AICE International History
  o 2 Electives: Examples: AICE Thinking Skills, Pre-AICE
  Drama, Computer Science, Digital Electronics, Band,
  JROTC, Art, etc.
          General On-going Criteria

 Score requirements
   FCAT Level 4 or 5 in mathematics and reading

   FCAT Level 3 in one with recommendation

   Collier/FCAT Writes score of 4 or higher or application
    writing sample
 Grade requirements
   Minimum 3.0 un-weighted grade-point average in core
    classes: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign
    Language
Applying to Naples High’s AICE Academy

o Freshman Year
  o Term 1: Pre-AICE Preliminary Application

  o Term 2: Pre-AICE / AICE course contracts

o Sophomore Year
  o Term 2: AICE Diploma Academy Application

o           Pre-AICE / AICE course contracts
o Junior Year
  o Term 2: Pre-AICE / AICE course contracts

o Senior Year
  o Cambridge AICE Diploma Application
           Applying to Naples High’s
            AICE Diploma Academy

Criteria:
 Teachers’ Recommendations
   English Teacher

   Math Teacher

   Science Teacher

 Discipline and Attendance
   Compliance with

     CCPS Attendance and Discipline Policy
     Student Code of Conduct
     Honor Code
        Go to
http://www.cie.org.uk
 for more information
              Collier County Public Schools
   Advanced Studies Laureate Diploma
 Six or more AICE or AP courses and exams
 At least three academic areas:
    Group   A: Mathematics & Science
      Group B: Languages
      Group C: Arts & Humanities
 100 hours of community service
 3.0 Un-weighted GPA
 Two performances of excellence
 Major research paper and presentation
  Faculty - Community panel
              Collier County Public Schools
  Advanced Studies Laureate Certificate
 Five or more AICE or AP courses and exams
 At least two academic areas:
    Group   A: Mathematics & Science
      Group B: Languages
      Group C: Arts & Humanities
 100 hours of community service
 3.0 Un-weighted GPA
 Two performances of excellence
 Major research paper and presentation
  Faculty - Community panel
 Our Goals
 Student achievement
 Post-secondary Success
  AP

    Advanced   Placement
  AICE

    Advanced  International
    Certificate of Education
  DE

    Dual   Enrollment
The Four-Year Goal
   Class of 2015
AICE Four-Year Plan
Planning Sheet for Scheduling
Cambridge Pre-AICE / AICE Course Contract
Cambridge Pre-AICE / AICE Course Contract
          Required Signatures
           2012 Scheduling Dates

o January 26
 o   Mentor Homeroom

     o Video   on elective choices

o February 13-24
 o   Elective scheduling
    A Simple Truth to Keep in Mind
              as You Plan
“Rigorous curriculum is a greater factor
in determining college graduation rates
than class standing, standardized test
scores, or grade point average.”

From: Answers in the Tool Box: Academic Intensity, Attendance
Patterns, and Bachelor's Degree Attainment (1999) by Clifford
Adelman, Senior Research Analyst, US Department of Education

								
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