The Cambridge Program offers an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of a broad and balanced study for academically able students.
The Cambridge curriculum aims to encourage the skills of independent research and investigation, the use of initiative and creativity and the application of knowledge and skills. A range of assessment techniques is used. Emphasis is placed on the use of externally marked examination papers by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and on compulsory practical work where appropriate.
An important principle of this examination system is that students are rewarded for positive achievement - what they know, understand, and can do - rather than being penalized for an accumulation of errors. This requires students to demonstrate a high level of literacy and the ability to organize knowledge and ideas to produce reasoned, written responses.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a curriculum that provides a strong preparation for higher-level courses such as Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) and A.P. For the many courses students are required to sit for an external examination administered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Upon successful completion students receive individual subject certificates.
For more information on the Cambridge Program, please visit http://www.cie.org.uk/countries/usa.
A Cambridge student is one who:
Admission to the CAPS will be based on the following:
Applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted for students going into grades 6, 7, 8. Applications will be available at CAPS Information Sessions in the spring.
For more information on CAPS please contact the Cambridge Coordinator at Cherokee Charter Academy, Ken Turner at (678) 385-7322 email@example.com.