acceleration and cambridge

Acceleration Opportunities

Putnam County Public Schools offer many acceleration opportunities for students. Each of our area high schools offer options to challenge students including Honors Programs, Cambridge Programs, AP classes, and Dual Enrollment classes. Honors and Cambridge Programs are available at the elementary level as well.

Cambridge Program

Cambridge schools are part of a global community working to equip learners for success in our changing world. The Cambridge program is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds across a range of ability levels.

The Cambridge Program (also known as AICE) is recognized by the State of Florida as the highest esteemed, most rigorous available public school program for K-12th grade students. The Cambridge Program is housed at the following schools:

  • James A. Long Elementary School

  • Kelley Smith Elementary School

  • Middleton-Burney Elementary School

  • Robert H. Jenkins Jr. Elementary School

  • Q.I. Roberts Jr.-Sr. High School

  • Crescent City Jr.-Sr. High School

  • Interlachen Jr.Sr. High School

  • Palatka Jr.-Sr. High School

AP & Dual Enrollment

AP (Advanced Placement) is a program of classes developed by the college board to give high school students an introduction to college-level classes and also gain college credit before even graduating high school. These courses are more difficult than the usual high school class and also require passing an AP exam at the end of the year to gain the college credit. Visit the College Board website for more information.

Dual Enrollment courses are available for senior high school students through St. Johns River State College. Taking dual enrollment courses allows students to take college courses while still satisfying high school graduation requirements. For more information, please visit the PCSD Dual Enrollment page.

Honors Courses

Honors classes are available at the following schools:

  • Browning Pearce Elementary School