In other words, Natural Selection of the academic world at its finest.
AICE, pronounced ACE, because they are illiterate.
Tommy had high hopes for making it into the prestigious IB Programme, but when he discovered he was in fact rejected, and to avoid academic humiliation in the inferior AICE Program sic, he hanged himself. Poor Tommy.
Basically, though not officially, an AICE diploma will nearly guarantee a Florida (the program’s only viable American outpost is in Florida, despite having centers in over 150 nations) student’s admission into to The University of Florida, which is the wet dream of every public school student in Florida who has a goal other than undeviating mediocrity.
Also, the only organization that uses the words "rubbers" and "Invigilator" as part of its' test procedure. Crazy British.
For more information on the program, see www.cie.org.uk
AICE Student: "Yes"
AP Student: "Yah, I was in that program, too. But I quit after Junior year because the classes got too hard. But I'm in AP, and they are about the same, right?"
AICE Student (shaking his head): "And that is why nobody will ever love you."