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Why SAS?

Jump Start on College:

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.

Academic Advantage: 

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.)

Personal Attention:

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.

Financial Advantage:

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.

MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho's Announcements:

Recent SAS Accomplishments and Distinction

  • SAS was ranked as the #1 high school in South Florida by U.S. News and World Report in 2019
  • All five SAS campuses have been designated as "A" schools by the state of Florida
  • In the SAS Class of 2019, 314 (100%) earned an Associate of Arts degree from MDC        
  • In the SAS Class of 2019. 75% were designated as Advanced Placement Scholars
  • SAS is consistently #1 in SAT and ACT test scores for public and charter schools in Miami
  • SAS has consistently produced students recognized for Silver Knight Awards (four in 2019)
  • In the SAS Class of 2019, 99% were designated as honors grads (at least 4.0 weighted  GPA)
  • SAS has been nationally recognized by Niche, U.S. News and World Report, Great  Schools,
    and the Washington Post as one of the top high schools in America
  • In the Class of 2019, 47% were admitted to one or more Top 50 national colleges or Universities
  • SAS has consistently graduated students who were designated as National Merit Scholars,
    National Hispanic Scholars, Posse Scholars, QuestBridge Scholars, and Gates Scholars

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.