I came here in need of rigorous academics and freedom to explore them. In college classes, time management is key; SAS has given me a chance to begin developing my burgeoning sense of using time responsibly. I have also been given the courage to speak with professors and understand what needs to be done when under the pressure of a class with only a few exam grades. The advantages of SAS can be used by any kind of hardworking, independent student. For those who know what they want from dual enrollment, they may take a series of classes that prepare them from what is to come––others may simply explore. I myself know I wish to study astrophysics, and I so took classes like Microbiology and Music theory; thus I am able to grow cultures of bacteria and write musical compositions, things I may not be able to do in college due to my focus. It has engendered the truly well rounded student in me. The fact that I have been so successful in applying and being accepted into universities is also easily attributed to SAS. Due to the intimate environment, SAS has always been personally concerned with ensuring I am informed about all scholarship opportunities available (this is why I have become a Posse Scholar attending the University of Pennsylvania). The school has prepared me for applications and living life after high school. Each student matters to the teachers, and they are always willing to help. In these two years I have grown and matured intellectually more than I could have imagined. It would be difficult to ask much more of high school.
School for Advanced Studies, Class of 2012
University of Pennsylvania (U Penn), Class of 2016