St. Augustine High School
is the oldest public high school
in the St. Johns County School District
, located in Saint Augustine
, St. Johns County, Florida
. Its students are grades 9 through 12. SAHS is home to a notable athletics department, performing arts department, Aerospace Academy and AICE program.
The Advanced International Certificate of Education
program, administered by Cambridge International Examinations
, has been hosted at SAHS since 1998, and makes advanced college-level courses available to high school students. The program challenges students academically with an accelerated curriculum. Dena Bechtle is the guidance counselor and program coordinator. Dawn Sapp, Assistant Principal, also takes an active role in overseeing this program.
The AICE program is a 4 year set of courses. Students 9th and 10th grade years will be introduced to the IGCSE program, then later move to the AICE courses.
The program offers a rigorous international pre-university curriculum and examination system which emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study for academically advanced students.
The AICE Diploma is a group certificate which requires students to draw from three curriculum areas. The areas are Mathematics and Sciences, Languages, and Arts and Humanities. Students must pass a total of six exams with at least one in each of the three curriculum areas.
Students who earn an AICE diploma and have completed 75 hours of community service... Read More