Award Year: 2021

Center for International Education a Cambridge Associate School

900 NE 23rd Avenue
Homestead, FL, 33033-4700

(305) 248-7911

Ms. Lisa Pizzimenti-Bradshaw, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Jennifer Rodriguez-Ledesma, Current Principal

Magnet School, Choice School

Dade School District

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Mission

Center for International Education: A Cambridge Associate School is dedicated to working with all stakeholders in providing the highest levels of education to its learners. Our mission is to deliver a world-class education through the provision of high-quality curricula, assessments, and services. We aim to develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Our graduates will position themselves as models of academic excellence in a global community and will be equipped for success in this fast-changing modern world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 10%
  • Hispanic: 78%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
Application
CIE participated in many community events

CIE participated in many community events

Center for International Education: A Cambridge Associate School (CIE) is a magnet school and part of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. CIE is also the only full Cambridge magnet senior high school in South Florida. While other feeder schools and magnet schools may have Cambridge programs, our school is unique in that our only area of focus for our students is their success in the Cambridge AICE program. The Cambridge AICE Program is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

The AICE program not only prepares students to get into a university with up to 45 hours of college credit, but it also provides them with the skills required to be successful once there. In earning the AICE Diploma through the Cambridge advanced level courses offered at CIE, students who reside in Florida are eligible for the Florida Academic Scholars award through the Bright Futures Scholarship, regardless of GPA and SAT/ACT scores. During the 2020-2021 school year, 90% of the class earned the Florida Academic Scholarship through Florida Bright Futures which covered 100% of their college tuition.

CIE's faculty are fully prepared to deliver a world-class education through the provision of high-quality curricula, assessments, and services. We aim to develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, and engaged, through hands on activities and innovative teaching methods. CIE has had a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate since its inception in 2014.