September 2014, Volume 18, Number 3

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National Merit Scholars in SAS at MDC
Each year more than 1.5 million students apply to become National Merit Scholars. SAS students at MDC regularly beat out thousands of others across the country to receive this prestigious award.

An Unbeatable Entry to College

The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) at Miami Dade College was once again recognized nationally for its rigorous curriculum and the outstanding caliber of its students when The Daily Beast ranked SAS ninth in its prestigious ranking of the top 50 high schools in America. Most notably, SAS was the only high school in South Florida to make the list. Among the criteria used were student graduation rates, equity and excellence in Advanced Placement courses, SAT/ACT mean scores and postsecondary enrollment rates. Now with locations at four MDC campuses, SAS was founded in 1988 in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, enabling high-achieving high school juniors and seniors to accrue college credits while benefiting from a challenging curriculum and engaging academic environment. Setting the school apart from any other in its district, all of its students take dual-enrollment courses directly at MDC campuses. At the recent graduation in May, 95 percent of the SAS Class of 2014 received associate degrees from MDC at the same time that they received their high school diplomas.

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