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Secondary 1 Curriculum

The Pembroke Pines Charter Cambridge Curriculum is the latest expansion of the high-performing, "A" rated, Pembroke Pines Charter School System. Our middle school students, grades 6-8, will engage in the Cambridge Advanced Program. After successful completion of 8th grade, PPCMS students will automatically matriculate into Pembroke Pines Charter High School in the AICE Diploma track the following school year.

Cambridge Advanced Program

The Cambridge Advanced Program (PDF) is an internationally-renown program that emphasizes students to think critically, evaluate arguments, communicate clear and well-reasoned arguments, and understand global issues with multiple perspectives. Cambridge is the largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for 5 to 19 years old. The Cambridge Curriculum is modeled in over 9000 schools in more than 160 countries. The program is part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education.

The Cambridge Advanced Curriculum, modeled after Cambridge’s Secondary 1 standards, is a progressive curriculum to prepare students to enter the upper-level Cambridge courses, including the high school distinction of the AICE Diploma. The AICE Diploma will give students a competitive edge into their university of choice. Students who attend the three middle school campuses will automatically be enrolled in the upper-level Cambridge courses in the high school.

The Cambridge Secondary I program is aligned to Florida’s academic standards.

Definition of a Cambridge Student

The Cambridge student is a child that is:
  • Confident in working with information and ideas - their own and those of others
  • Responsible for themselves, responsible to and respectful of others
  • Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.
Students in the Cambridge Advanced Program should be able to carry an A/B average in the classroom, attain FCAT test scores of a 4 or higher, have pleasing teacher recommendations, and satisfactory attendance and discipline records. Students in the Cambridge Advanced Program at the middle school campuses will be highly-motivated learners who are seeking a rigorous curriculum to prepare them for upper-level coursework in high school. Students attending the middle schools will be taking advanced courses in the core areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. In addition, students in 8th grade will be given the Cambridge Check-Point Assessment to provide evidence of readiness for the next stage in the Cambridge Program when they transfer to Pembroke Pines Charter High School.

More Information About Cambridge

For more information about the Cambridge program, please visit the website. Students registered at the Cambridge Advanced Program will be registered for the" Secondary I" curriculum.


Parents who are interested in registering their child into the Cambridge Advanced Program must apply via the City of Pembroke Pines Charter School’s lottery system.

Our advanced learners will automatically be enrolled in the Cambridge Advanced Program. There is no application.