Cambridge Honors PBCSD With District of the Year
The School District of Palm Beach County has been honored with the Cambridge District of the Year Award, in the large district category. Cambridge Assessment International Education recognized the District for expanding access to Cambridge International exams by 30 percent since 2016. The passing rate for those exams is over 63 percent. This year, 573 students will be recognized as Cambridge Scholars.
“These achievements reflect the hard work and dedication of your district and schools’ staff, students, and teachers,” said Mark Cavone, regional director for North America of Cambridge International.
The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is an international curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study. Students who earn the AICE Diploma can be awarded college credit or advanced standing at the university level, including the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.
“Partnering with Cambridge prepares our students for college and the real world by giving them important critical thinking skills,” Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II said. “We are proud of what they have achieved by pushing themselves and taking these rigorous courses, and we are excited to see the future success these students will achieve.”
All District high schools offer AICE courses, but the exact courses vary by school. Cambridge programs are also offered at Woodlands Middle, Lantana Middle, and H.L. Johnson Elementary School.