Accipiter Academy

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Overview:

The Accipiter Academy is  dedicated to preparing students for college through rigorous coursework in a academy setting.  The Accipiter Academy offers students the opportunity to begin earning credit for college (45+ credits may be earned) while meeting the requirements to earn the AICE diploma.

Requirements:

minimum 3.0 GPA (taking into account quarter 4 of 7th grade and quarters 1 & 2 of 8th grade)

  • minimum level 4 on FSA ELA & Math
  • successful completion of Algebra I by end of 8th grade
  • submit an Accipiter Application

Application:

Apply to our Accipiter Academy here: Seminole Ridge Accipiter Academy Application

Course Sequence (Class of 2021 and beyond):

9th grade:

  1. AICE General Paper
  2. Geometry Honors or higher
  3. Biology Honors
  4. AICE European History
  5. Spanish or French
  6. Physical Education
  7. Academy or other elective

10th grade:

  1. AICE English Language
  2. Algrebra II Honors or higher
  3. Chemistry Honors
  4. AICE Thinking Skills
  5. Spanish or French
  6. AICE Environmental Management, AICE Marine Science, or AICE Psychology
  7. Academy or other elective

11th grade:

  1. AP English Language
  2. Any Math
  3. AP Biology or AP Chemistry
  4. AP U.S. History
  5. AICE Spanish Language or AICE French Language recommended
  6. AICE Global Perspectives
  7. Academy or other elective

12th grade:

  1. AP English Literature
  2. Any Math
  3. AP/AICE Science choice
  4. Economics/U.S. Government
  5. Any elective
  6. AP/AICE choice
  7. Academy or other elective

 

AP = Advanced Placement (College level course)

AICE = Advanced International Certificate of Examination (College level course)

 

Course Sequence (up to Class of 2020):

9th grade:

  1. AICE General Paper
  2. Accipiter Spanish*
  3. Accipiter Biology
  4. AP Human Geography
  5. Geometry Honors or higher
  6. Academy or elective
  7. Physical Education requirement

10th grade:

  1. AICE English Language
  2. Accipiter Spanish II*
  3. Accipiter Chemistry
  4. AICE European History
  5. Algebra II Honors or higher
  6. AP/AICE elective recommended
  7. Academy or AP/AICE elective recommended

11th grade:

  1. AP English Language
  2. Accipiter Spanish III*
  3. AP/AICE level Science
  4. AP U.S. History
  5. Mathematics course
  6. AICE Global Perspectives recommended
  7. Academy or AP/AICE elective recommended

12th grade:

  1. AP English Literature
  2. AICE Spanish Language**
  3. AP/AICE level science
  4. Economics/U.S. Government
  5. Mathematics course
  6. AP/AICE elective recommended
  7. Academy or AP/AICE elective recommended

*Alternate World Language course may be substituted

**An equivalent academically rigorous course may be substituted