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Cambridge Program

The Cambridge program at Bethel High School is a rigorous college preparatory program designed to help students develop critical thinking and effective problem solving skills necessary to tackle the challenges of tomorrow’s world. Cambridge courses aim to develop confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged learners who possess an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning while also preparing students for college success.

Students who chose to participate in the Cambridge Program at Bethel High also have the opportunity to earn the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (Cambridge AICE Diploma) which requires learners to study subjects drawn from three curriculum areas within Cambridge International AS & A Level: mathematics and science, languages, and arts and humanities.The Cambridge AICE Diploma places emphasis on essential skills such as the ability to: think critically, carry out independent research, evaluate arguments, communicate clear and well-reasoned arguments, and understand global issues from multiple perspectives. The Cambridge AICE Diploma is designed for students worldwide, including those whose first language is not English.Thousands of learners use Cambridge International AS & A Levels every year to gain places at leading universities worldwide, including the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. All UK universities and nearly 850 US universities, including Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale, accept Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications. With the Cambridge Pathway, students join a global community of learners from more than 10,000 schools in over 160 countries. By developing a global outlook in Cambridge learners, we aim to equip students for success in the fast-changing modern world.

A successful Cambridge student is one who:

  • Is self motivated and possesses an intrinsic love of learning

  • Is comfortable in an environment where scholarship is the norm

  • Continually challenges him/herself

  • Makes academic achievement a high priority

  • Possesses a strong work ethic

  • Exercises consistent and effective time management skills

  • Works well independently and an in groups

  • Is comfortable advocating for him/herself

  • Is determined and resilient when faced with an academic challenge

  • Possesses a growth mindset

  • Has a desire to attend a four year university

If you would like to know more about the Cambridge program at Bethel High School, please contact Jennifer Adams, Cambridge Coordinator at


Why Cambridge?

Ten Reasons to Choose Cambridge

Facts and Figures About Cambridge

Cambridge Pathway:  A Parent Guide

Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge AS and A Levels

An International Education from Cambridge

Global Perspectives and Common Core Standards

Why Do College Admissions Officers Rate Cambridge So Highly?