Northwestern Middle Accepted as Lower Cambridge School
Jacksonville, FL - Northwestern Middle School received their official letter of authorization to begin the Lower Cambridge program, making them the second middle school in Duval County to receive this honor. Northwestern Middle will join Jefferson Davis Middle as Lower Cambridge schools in the 2012-13 school year.
Northwestern Middle, like Jefferson Davis Middle, has been approved for the subjects of English, mathematics and science. University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 - 19 year olds. As a Cambridge School, Northwestern will gain access to teacher guides and online trainings, schemes of work, and a resource bank of past exam papers, mark schemes and examiner reports. Students will also receive access to useful resources that will help them, study and prepare for the exams.
Both Northwestern and Jefferson Davis middle schools were recognized by Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals and the School Board last night at the June School Board meeting for achieving this prestigious honor.
There are four steps to complete in the process of becoming a Cambridge School. The first step includes the school expressing interest in one of the four programmes, Primary, Secondary 1, Secondary 2 or Advanced. The second step involves the University of Cambridge International Examinations making contact with the school to find out more about the school and the students. Next, a school visit is scheduled to determine how the school handles four key aspects, management and leadership, teaching and learning, educational values, and physical environment.
The University of Cambridge International Examinations currently sponsors the AICE program at Fletcher, Forrest, Mandarin and Raines high schools. These AICE programs are internationally recognized, rigorous, pre-university curriculum and examination systems for highly motivated, academically oriented students.
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