Additional Public School Choice Options
Florida is a national leader in K-12 Public Education, providing quality education choices to students state-wide. To meet the diverse needs of student and families across the state, a variety of types of public education options are available. Below is a brief description of several types of programs and schools that can be found in Florida school districts. For more information about any of the programs, please contact your local school district office.
Advanced Placement (AP) Programs- These programs that offer over 30 college-level courses taught in participating high schools where college credit is awarded for qualifying scores on nationally standardized AP examinations.
Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program- In this Pre-college curriculum program, high school students can earn an AICE High School Diploma and also earn college credit after passing the examination for AICE courses.
Career Academies- Career Academies are small, personalized learning communities within a high school that prepare students for a career path based on their interests, including education opportunities beyond high school.
Dual Enrollment- Dual enrollment allows Florida public high school students to earn credit toward both high school graduation and a college degree or career certificate by taking dual enrollment courses.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program- IB is a rigorous pre-university course of study for high school students. Students who successfully complete IB courses and exams are eligible for both high school and college credit.