Program Overview

  • As a Cambridge International Center, Westwood Middle School supplements the middle school Florida Standards with the Cambridge Secondary 1 Curriculum.  The Secondary 1 Curriculum encompasses a variety of international learning standards for children 11-14. Our goal is to increase students ability to be independent life long learners. The students engage in collaborative learning that encompasses technology. They learn to communicate their ideas confidently through written and oral expression as they find solutions to problems. 

    Students who successfully complete the Cambridge Program at Westwood have been successful in advanced high school programs such as the Cambridge Program at Gainesville High School, the International Baccalaureate Program at Eastside High School, or Advanced Placement courses at other local high schools.  

    Cambridge coursework at Westwood is available in reading, language arts, math, and science in grades 6-8. The program is designed to provide the rigor desired by the most highly motivated and achieving middle school students. 

    The Cambridge course sequence is as follows:

    Sixth Grade

    Advanced Reading
    Advanced Language Arts
    Advanced Science 1
    Math 1 Advanced or
    Math 2 Advanced

    Seventh Grade

    Advanced Reading Advanced Language Arts
    Advanced Science 2
    Math 2 Advanced or
    Algebra I Honors

    Eighth Grade

    Advance Reading
    Advanced Language Arts
    Advanced Science 3
    Algebra I Honors or
    Geometry Honors    

    Cambridge students are required to participate in all four Cambridge level classes.  Students who are being served in the gifted program are served in Advanced Social Studies.  Students also take an exploratory class which such as band, chorus, physical education, art, Spanish or computer applications.

    Cambridge is a highly-selective program for academically advanced students. The typical 6th grade student entering the Cambridge Program has an exceptional academic profile with a grade point average of 3.6 and an average FSA scores in the 80th percentile for both ELA and math . Most Cambridge students are also involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. These students also display exemplary citizenship and behavior.