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.
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In Pasco County, we have three distinct Cambridge Pathways: Northwest, Southwest, and East. Students have the opportunity to engage in the Cambridge approach to teaching and learning from elementary school through the high school diploma program.
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East Cambridge Boundary:
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Cambridge Primary is currently offered at Gulf Trace Elementary School, Hudson Primary Academy (K-3), Hudson Academy (4-5), 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 schools’ boundaries zones who would like to access these schools will use the Pasco Pathways School Choice Application process.
All students who live in the attendance boundary for a Cambridge Primary School participate in the Cambridge Primary program. Students from outside of these schools’ 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 the 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.
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.
The AICE program of study at Anclote High School, Hudson High School, and Pasco High School offers students one of the most enriching 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 full Bright Futures scholarship known as 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.
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.
Attendance at a magnet school is a choice option, and as such, transportation is not provided unless the school is your zoned school and you live two miles or more from the school. Students attending their zoned school and who live two miles or more from the school will be provided neighborhood stops. Elementary students living less than two miles from the school who have hazardous walking conditions as defined in Florida Statute 1006.23 will also be provided transportation. Students living outside the boundary may not use existing stops within the boundary.
Hub stops may be provided for students living outside the boundary; however, there is no guarantee that hub stops will be provided. If provided, hub stops will generally be located at district school sites. The location and number of hub stops available will be determined by the district. If hub stops are listed by the school, these are the current hub stops planned for the school. No additional hub locations will be provided besides those listed. If a hub location does not have sufficient interest or ridership, it may not be implemented or continued. If hub stops are not listed by a school, this indicates that either there will not be hub stops or that hub stops, if any, will be finalized in May after the second school choice window acceptances are received and interest in hub transportation can be determined. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the designated hubs or directly to the school.
View the list of anticipated bus hubs.
View the Cambridge Programme Pathways map.
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Hudson Primary Academy
San Antonio Elementary School
Sunray Elementary School
Gulf Trace Elementary School
Pasco Middle School
Paul R. Smith Middle School
Anclote High School
Hudson High School
Pasco High School