Advanced Academic Programs

Cambridge AICE, AP, & College Dual Enrollment 

MSA’s Advanced Academic Programs offers advanced academic learning tracks in Cambridge AICE AP, and Dual Enrollment through Doral College, State College of Florida, and University of South Florida.  These programs will provide students with the necessary skills and experiences to be successful in college and university level work beyond high school, while earning free college credit along the way.  MSA also provides the necessary support to help cultivate students towards their future goals.       

Cambridge AICE

The Cambridge AICE program offered at MSA is one of the most prestigious and rigorous international college preparatory programs available to high school students in Manatee County.  The Cambridge AICE Program provides a more rigorous, faster-paced instruction in the core subjects of History, Math, Science, and Language Arts, along with the flexibility of choosing a variety of art and academic electives.  Cambridge AICE prepares students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.  

The MSA Cambridge AICE program is open to qualified students in grades 6-12.  MSA is the only school in Manatee County to offer a middle and high school program in one school.  Start here and stay here!  The middle school Pre-AICE program provides a solid foundation and prepares students for the AICE Diploma program in high school.  Students who complete the AICE Diploma Program (passing 7 courses and exams) can earn a 100% Bright Futures scholarship!  This is a great opportunity to earn free college!  Qualified students may begin the program at any grade level in grades 6-12.  

Admission to the Cambridge AICE Diploma Program will be based on the review of grades, GPA (2.75 minimum), standardized test scores, attendance and discipline, application, and essay. 

If you would like to apply for admission to the MSA Cambridge AICE Program for middle or high school please complete the application and student essay.  

Middle School Cambridge Pre-AICE Application

High School Cambridge AICE Diploma Application

Please send the completed application and any questions to one of our Cambridge AICE Coordinators: 

High School:  Mrs. Simon, at, 941-721-6800 Ext. 1012

Middle School:  Mr. Luis Caro,, 941-721-6800 Ext. 1139

If you are a new student to MSA you must complete an MSA application and be accepted to MSA prior to acceptance into the Cambridge AICE program. 

AP (Advanced Placement)

Qualified high school students can earn both high school and college credit through a variety of AP courses.  These courses prepare students for the rigors of college/university work beyond high school.  Students who earn at least a 3 on the AP exam can earn college credit.  MSA offers the following AP courses:

AP 2D Art and Design

AP Art History

AP Biology

AP Calculus 

AP English Language and Composition 

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Environmental Science 

AP Government and Politics 

AP Macroeconomics 

AP Psychology

AP Statistics 

AP World History

-Note:  Courses are based on requests and enrollment numbers.  They may not be offered every year as a face-to-face course but students may have the option of taking courses online in a virtual lab.  High School AP course enrollment is based on previous grades, course specific prerequisites, and test scores. 

For more information please contact your school counselor.

Dual Enrollment (Doral, SCF, & USF College Credit)

Qualified MSA students have the option of taking Dual Enrollment courses on the MSA campus, online, or off campus as a full-time Dual Enrollment student.  These are the same courses that early college students would take on a college campus and MSA offers them for free.  Some of our students graduate with an AA degree before high school graduation.  MSA offers the following Dual Enrollment courses: 

AMH 1010 History of the U.S. I

AMH 1020 History of the U.S. II

ENC 1101 Written Communications I

ENC 1102 Written Communications II

ENL 2010 British Literature

Lit 2000 Introduction to Literature 

SLS 1101 College Success

SPC 1608 Communication Dynamics

-Note:  Courses are based on requests and enrollment numbers.  They may not be offered every year as a face-to-face course but students may have the option of taking courses online in a virtual lab.  Enrollment in this program is based on passing scores on the PERT test with the exception of SLS 1101.

For more information please contact Ms. Mills at

Choosing the right path:  College and Career Department

Advanced Academic students will work closely with guidance and the College and Career Department to determine the proper courses to take based on future goals and prerequisites already completed.  Students may choose to stay on one track or may choose to take courses in all three tracks (Cambridge AICE, AP, & Dual Enrollment).  Students who begin the Cambridge Pre-AICE track in middle school and are successful will have the necessary foundation and advantage to start AP and/or Dual Enrollment early on in high school.  

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