As of the Fall of 2013, Vineland has become a Cambridge School. Over the summer, primary and secondary teachers were trained by Cambridge consultants to deliver an instructional program that:
- Challenges students to excel in Math, Science, and Languages
- Assesses student achievement based on international benchmarks
- Incorporates a global vision of learning with sensitivity to cultural differences
- Encourages critical thinking and the development of problem solving skills
- Provides access to high school courses in mathematics and science
- Prepares students for accelerated academic programs in high school
Benefits include an engaging, accelerated, academic experience for highly motivated learners. Students are exposed to a flexible curriculum framework that is compatible with Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) and the Common Core State Standards. Students develop skills and understanding in the core content areas that lead to the exploration of the arts and humanities. Emphasis is placed on student initiative, creativity, and analytical thinking.
Students who continue in Cambridge’s AICE Diploma at the high school level will follow a program with a proven record of success. A University of Florida study conducted by the Director of Admissions found that AICE program graduates attending UF had a higher average end-of-freshmen year GPA than students from Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
For more information, visit the Cambridge International Examinations website at http://www.cie.org.uk/.