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New World School of the Arts at Miami Dade College Again Ranks Among the Nation’s Best

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Miami, May 11, 2012 - New World School of the Arts (NWSA), a high school housed at Miami Dade College (MDC), was once again named among the nation’s best high schools in a new report by U.S. News & World Report.

NWSA was one of only eight Miami-Dade County high schools to receive Gold Medal honors.

To rank the schools, U.S. News & World Report analyzed data from nearly 22,000 high schools. The analysis was based on state proficiency standards, how well the schools prepare students for college and other factors.

NWSA has been consistently included in the nation's best high schools, as rated by U.S. News & World Report and others. It is Florida's premier center of excellence in the visual and performing arts. As a conservatory, NWSA develops talented students in the areas of dance, music, theater and visual arts from the ninth grade in high school through a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor in Music college degree.

Another top performing high school housed within MDC, the School for Advanced Studies, has also been the recipient of many national distinctions.

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