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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.
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.)
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.
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.
- 100% percent of our seniors are graduating with 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.
- $13.4 million dollars in scholarships awarded to the Class of 2012 comprised of 238 students
- Among them are:
- 6 POSSE Award Recipients
- 2 Broad Prize Scholarship Recipients
- 1 Gates Millennium Scholar
- 1 QuestBridge Scholar
- 3 Ford Salute to Education Scholars
- 17 Advanced Placement Scholars with Distinction
- 18 Advanced Placement Scholars with Honors
- 48 Advanced Placement Scholars.
- 4 National Merit Scholar Finalists
- 3 National Achievement Scholar Finalists
- 15 National Hispanic Scholar Finalists
- Miami Herald Silver Knight Winner in Speech
- 2 Students with Perfect Attendance for 13 Years
- 174 graduates, representing 73% of the Class of 2012, earned the Superintendent's Diploma of Distinction.
- 190 of our graduates representing 80% of the Class of 2012 have already earned an Associate of Arts degree from Miami Dade College.
- 70% of our seniors graduated from Miami Dade College with Honors, with 46% graduating with Gold Honors and a GPA of 3.7 and above from Miami Dade College.
- 95 SAS scholars representing 40% of our graduating class has a weighted GPA of at least 6.0 and four students have a GPA above a 7.0.
- 100% of these seniors are graduating Cum Laude or above from SAS.
Members of the Graduating Class of 2012 have been accepted at 26 of the top 50 universities in the United States. They will be attending many distinguished Colleges and Universities. Among them:
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, Tufts University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Brandeis University, New York University, University of Rochester, Case Western University, University of Miami, University of California - Santa Barbara, Pennsylvania State University, 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 12th Best High School in America in 2012 by Newsweek Magazine and top 100 Best High School in the nation by the Washington Post.