Valrico Academy participates in Florida State Assessments for a Schedule of Testing dates click on the image below. Click here
The elementary and middle school curriculum provides for appropriate instruction based upon the state curriculum frameworks and course description, the Florida Standards and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards prescribed by the Florida State Department of Education.
As with all handbooks it is important to try to list every possible situation that might arise in a school. We have attempted to cover as many areas of concern as possible. Please consult with the administrative team should there be any questions regarding the expectations of the handbook.
Please read this handbook very carefully. We also require you to read the School District Student Code of Conduct via the district website. Students will be provided a page that requires the signature of the student and parent/guardian. The signed formed must be returned to school for placement in the student file.
In accordance with federal antidiscrimination laws and the Florida Educational Equity Act, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.
What is AICE?
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England -- an institution consistently ranks as one of the top five academic universities in the world AICE provides a flexible, broad-based curriculum that is offered worldwide at schools and colleges in over 161 countries. For over 170 years, the prestigious University of Cambridge has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through their examinations.
Why are AICE courses and the AICE Diploma important?
American universities have responded enthusiastically to AICE. The Florida Legislature has identified AICE as a graduation option and acceleration mechanism through which students can be awarded up to 45 hours of college credit at all public universities and colleges in Florida. Students earning the AICE Diploma qualify for the maximum Florida Academic Scholars tuition scholarship (with the completion of the required number of community service hours) and are not required to meet the minimum GPA and SAT/ACT testing scores.
Why should students enroll in AICE courses?
The AICE program of study at Bell Creek Academy offers students one of the most demanding and rigorous college prep programs in the world. After completing at least one course in each of three academic areas, students have the flexibility to choose a course of study that best meets their abilities and interests. Students also have the option of taking AICE courses and their subsequent exams in order to earn college credits without applying for the AICE diploma. Regardless of the option chosen, enrollment in these rigorous courses will benefit BCA students in the college application process.