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Adrian Santana

Adrian Santana

Choosing whether or not to attend SAS was the most difficult decision in my life. I was doing fairly well in my old school, but I knew that I needed a change. I wanted to attend a school that would both challenge me and make me stand out as a student. I was already taking AP classes at my old school, but I knew that it was not enough. I chose SAS because it offered a very strong curriculum that rewarded me with an Associate’s Degree, which in my mind would make me noticeable to universities across the country.
Although I chose SAS for its curriculum, I believe that the best aspect of the school is its environment. Upon entering SAS, I became aware of the friendly nature of the students and the staff. I was surprised to see how easy it felt to talk to a teacher about anything, which was something that I loathed in my old school. I remember when I would go to the fifth floor just to have a random conversation with any teacher that was there or even watch people play chess. I believe that this made me a more confident student inside the class, as I noticed that my classroom participation increased dramatically over time. I was never fully confident in myself at my old school, so I thank SAS for allowing me to open up and become more self assured.

Also, I noticed that I was surrounded by people with similar goals and expectations. This made me more confident, and therefore made it easier for me to communicate my thoughts and ideas with others. Due to this, I was able to form friendships that I hope will last a lifetime.

I thank SAS for the wonderful experiences that I have had for the last two years. I truly believe that these experiences will impact me for the rest of my life. I believe that I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend this school, and that I am very fortunate because of the opportunities that have come from making the decision to attend.

Adrian Santana
SAS Wolfson Campus, Class of 2017
Johns Hopkins University, Class of 2021

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