Cambridge Programme

About Cambridge

The Cambridge curriculum and assessments are designed with the five Cambridge attributes in mind: confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England — an institution consistently ranked as one of the top five academic universities in the world.  Cambridge provides a flexible, broad-based curriculum that is offered worldwide at schools and colleges in over 161 countries.  For over 170 years, the prestigious University of Cambridge has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through their examinations.

Recent Awards and Recognitions:

  • Cambridge International Education authorized Pasco Middle School in 2020 as one of the first two middle school Cambridge International School Demonstration Centers in the United States. For more information on this exciting honor click here.
  • In 2018 Cambridge International Education awarded Pasco County Schools District of the Year for medium sized districts.

Cambridge Primary

Cambridge Primary is currently offered at Gulf Trace Elementary School, Hudson Primary Academy, San Antonio Elementary, and Sunray Elementary School. Cambridge Primary utilizes an international curriculum that affords the opportunity for enrichment as well as experiences that create global minded citizens. Students from outside of these school zones who would like to access these schools will use the Pasco Pathways School Choice Application process.

How can I attend a Cambridge Primary School?

All students who live in the attendance boundary for a Cambridge Primary School participate in the Cambridge Primary program. Students from outside of these school zones who would like to access these schools will use the Pasco Pathways School Choice Application process. All out of zone students who apply are to be sent for the lottery, even if this number exceeds the total number of available seats. Preferences established in the Controlled Open Enrollment Plan will be followed when the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of seats open. Students residing in district will be given preference, followed by students outside the district. Applicants are randomized and seats are filled by the number of open opportunities designated during the seat setting process. Students not placed during the lottery process will be placed on a randomized waitlist. Please review the Cambridge boundary map below.

Cambridge Lower Secondary

The Cambridge Lower Secondary program at Hudson Academy, Pasco Middle School and Paul R. Smith Middle School utilizes an international curriculum that affords the opportunity for acceleration and enrichment. Cambridge gives schools a flexible framework for developing skills and understanding in English, mathematics, science, and Cambridge Global Perspectives. These skills prepare students for the college level coursework they will be exposed to as they progress to high school.

AICE Diploma Programme

The AICE program of study at Anclote High School, Hudson High School, and Pasco High School offers students one of the most demanding and rigorous college preparatory programs in the world.  After completing at least one course in each of the three academic areas, and the required Global Perspectives course, students have the flexibility to choose a course of study that best meets their abilities and interests.  Students also have the option of taking AICE courses and their subsequent exams to earn college credits without applying for the AICE diploma. 

American universities have responded enthusiastically to AICE.  The Florida Legislature has identified AICE as a graduation option and acceleration mechanism through which students can be awarded up to 45 hours of college credit at all public universities and colleges in Florida. Students earning the AICE Diploma qualify for the maximum Florida Academic Scholars tuition scholarship (with the completion of the required number of community service hours) and are not required to meet the minimum GPA and SAT/ACT testing scores.

How can I become part of the Lower Secondary or AICE Diploma Programme?

All students interested must apply to be a part of the Lower Secondary or AICE Diploma Programme utilizing the Pasco Pathways School Choice Application. Student applications will be reviewed to ensure the application meets eligibility criteria including: advanced or accelerated course completion as applicable to the grade level applying, above average grades in courses completed, and proficiency on the ELA and Math district and/or state assessments. Specific criteria will be outlined in the Pasco Pathways School Choice application for each program. Preferences established in the Controlled Open Enrollment Plan will be followed when the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of seats open. Students residing in district will be given preference, followed by students outside the district. Applicants are randomized and seats are filled by the number of open opportunities designated during the seat setting process. Students not placed during the lottery process will be placed on a randomized waitlist.

Will I receive transportation if I am accepted?

Bus transportation may be provided for magnet students within a designated magnet zone in accordance with district approved procedures. Students will be provided neighborhood stops from within the established attendance boundary, and hub stops may be provided for students living outside of the attendance boundary. Hub stops will be located at district school sites. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from designated hubs or directly to the school. Students living outside of the attendance boundary are not permitted to use stops located within the attendance boundary. All students will be eligible for transportation, except for students living within 2 miles of the school, unless based on statute, or hazardous walking conditions exist as defined by Florida Statute 1006.23.

View the Cambridge Programme Pathways map.

 

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Schools

Elementary:

Hudson Primary Academy

San Antonio Elementary School

Sunray Elementary School

Gulf Trace Elementary School

Middle:

Hudson Academy

Pasco Middle School

Paul R. Smith Middle School

High:

Anclote High School

Hudson High School

Pasco High School