Alpha Academy

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Alpha Academy

Alpha Academy is a school within a school that prepares academically talented students to succeed with the most rigorous course load possible and to compete for the top colleges in the nation. Aspiring Alpha Academy students (Pre-Alpha) will take AP Human Geography, AICE English General paper, and Honors Biology in 9th grade.  By passing the EOC for each class, students will be invited to join Alpha Academy at the start of their 10th-grade year.

Once accepted into the program, Alpha Academy students can take one of two tracks or a combination.  We offer an AICE track comprising classes that can earn the distinguished AICE Diploma and the award of full Bright Futures Scholarship without needing the GPA or test score requirement. We also offer the Advanced Placement track, where students choose the AP classes they want to take.

Alpha Academy Paths


Ø  Earn college credit

Ø  Full diploma program

ØQualify for Bright Futures Scholarship

Ø  Prepared for college success

Ø  Flexibility

Ø  Career focus

Ø  Recognized by colleges and universities


What is AICE?


AICE, which stands for Advanced International Certificate of Education and is pronounced like the word "ace," is a set of challenging college-level classes for high school students. Cambridge Assessment, a non-profit, non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge in England, developed it. 

Like the AP and IB programs, AICE was designed to allow students to pursue a more rigorous and ambitious curriculum by teaching them key skills to succeed in college-level work. At the same time, AICE classes and the diploma structure are flexible enough to let students tailor the coursework to their specific interests and strengths.

Besides the academic and intellectual appeal of learning in greater depth, AICE lets you earn an advanced diploma to boost your college application. It also has the potential to get you college credit or let you place out of intro courses once you're a freshman.