Prior to becoming a student at SAS, I was enrolled in the IB program and had barely enough hope to pass my AP exams, let alone pass the IB exams. I was desperate not to let my life's hard work go to waste and during that stressful period, my mother just so happened to lay eyes on an SAS bumper sticker. True story. Not only has SAS given me the advantage of earning my AA degree a semester before my high school degree, but it has also given me the opportunity to be able to further build a strong academic record, be involved in many community service opportunities and clubs, and still thoroughly enjoy my senior year (grad bash, senior brunch, prom, etc).
My two years at SAS has provided me with well-educated teachers, welcoming administrators, supporting peers, and the independence along with responsibility of handling my college classes as a great preparation for schools like Johns Hopkins and beyond. I succeeded and thrived in the school without having to sacrifice more of my life outside of school than was needed. I wholeheartedly believe I couldn't have been accepted to any top 20 school without SAS.
I highly recommend the program and would hope it could be expanded in the future so that even more students could benefit from the experience.
School for Advanced Studies, Class of 2014
Johns Hopkins University, Class of 2018