Comparing Advanced Studies Programs

Each of our advanced studies options offer a range of benefits, including

  • Cost-savings – earning college credit before leaving high school.

  • Time-savings – students can complete their college degree in less time earning credits before HS graduation.

  • Rigor and independence – Students learn time management, study skills, test prep, note taking, and other academic skills to be a more successful college student.

Career Focus – Through advanced coursework, students can explore career options before picking a college major.

Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma

Advanced International Certificate of Education

Dual Enrollment

  • Twenty-two independent courses are available to students- not a structured program of study.


  • A passing score on the AP exam earns a student college credit at most colleges and universities.


  • Prepares students for rigorous college-level coursework.


  • Independent course option affords students the opportunity to mix AP courses with other advanced study options.


  • Offered as a full diploma program of coursework.


  • College credit is awarded by most colleges and universities for each AICE course + exam series passed by a student.


  • Offers students a “fast track” to the FL Bright Futures Scholarship award.


  • Prepares students for rigorous college-level coursework.


  • Flexible course of study allows students to customize their program.


  • Often offers industry certifications that may be directly employable after high school or within an additional semester to one year of coursework.


  • College credit is awarded from the college/university of enrollment; An official college transcript begins with the grades earned in these courses.


  • Transferability of college credit is dependent on the course and the school of transfer.


  • Gives students career exploration opportunities.

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