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Why SAS?

Jump Start on College:

Each semester, students are enrolled in a minimum of three (3) college dual-enrollment courses, taught by MDC faculty, and four (4) high school courses, taught by SAS faculty. After two years at SAS, students will earn a minimum of 36 college credits. Many students graduate with both an Associate in Arts degree and a high school diploma as a result of success on the AP exams, CLEP exams, and summer school at MDC.

Academic Advantage: 

One hundred percent (100%) of our students graduate and continue their academic studies at colleges and universities in Florida, throughout the nation, or at foreign universities. (Some have been accepted at such prestigious universities as Cornell, NYU, Yale, University of Chicago, Harvard, Emory, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Edinburgh, and all the universities in the state of Florida.)

Personal Attention:

The school population reflects the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the community. The school prides itself on its family-like environment, small school setting, and its focus on the humanities and a traditional education. The small high school environment affords the opportunity for individual student tutoring, counseling, and mentoring by faculty and staff. Students and faculty are supported by parental and community involvement. The environment provides a unique transition between secondary and post-secondary education.

Financial Advantage:

Students admitted to SAS receive free tuition and fees, free textbooks and materials, and, if eligible, school bus and metro-rail transportation funded by MDCPS.


School for Advanced Studies - Class of 2013 Profile 

  • 100% percent of our seniors earned their high school diploma
  • 100% of our students plan to pursue post-secondary studies
  • 95.4% of this graduating class has qualified as Florida Bright Futures Scholars
  • $17.3 million dollars in scholarships were awarded to the Class of 2013 comprised of 252 students
  • Among them are:
    • 6 POSSE Award Recipients
    • 2 QuestBridge Scholars
    • 1 Quest Scholar
    • 3 Ford Salute to Education Scholars
    • 40 Advanced Placement Scholars with Distinction
    • 20 Advanced Placement Scholars with Honors
    • 54 Advanced Placement Scholars.
    • 1 National Merit Scholar
    • 1 National Achievement Scholar
    • 12 National Hispanic Scholars
    • 2013 State Moot Court Champions
    • 2013 District Mock Trial Champions
    • 2013 District African American Brain Bowl Champions
    • 2013 District We the People Champions and State Runner-up
    • 2013 District Brain Jeopardy Champions
    • Miami Herald Silver Knight Honorable Mention Winner in Music and Dance
    • 4 Students with Perfect Attendance for all 13 years of school
  • 184 graduates, representing 73% of the Class of 2013, earned the Superintendent's Diploma of Distinction.
  • 226 of our graduates representing 90% of the Class of 2013 had already earned an Associate in Arts degree from Miami Dade College at the time of their high school graduation.
  • 70% of our seniors graduated from Miami Dade College with Honors, with 46% graduated with Gold Honors and a GPA of 3.7 and above from Miami Dade College.
  • 97 SAS scholars representing 38.5% of our graduating class had a weighted GPA of at least 6.0 and 6 students had a GPA above a 7.0.
  • 100% of the seniors in the SAS Class of 2013 graduated as either Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude (with honors).

33% of students in the SAS Class of 2013 were accepted at schools in the Top 50 national universities in the United States. They are now attending many distinguished colleges and universities throughout the country.

Among them are: Cal Tech, Stanford, MIT, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Washington University at St. Louis, Rice University, Vanderbilt University, University of Notre Dame, Emory University, University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, New York University, University of Rochester, Case Western University, University of Miami, University of California - Santa Barbara, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, and will be well represented in all of the best colleges and universities in State of Florida.

School for Advanced Studies is a Nationally Recognized High School of Excellence ranked 6th Best High School in America in 2013 by Newsweek Magazine and top 100 Best High School in the nation by the Washington Post.



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