School for Advanced Studies

Welcome to School for Advanced Studies

School for Advanced Studies (SAS) is a combined effort of Miami-Dade College (MDC) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) initiated in the 1988-89 school year.  School for Advanced Studies is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  Students admitted to the school receive free tuition and fees, free textbooks and materials, and, if eligible, school bus and metro-rail transportation funded by MDCPS. One hundred percent (100%) of our students graduate and continue their academic studies at top colleges and universities in Florida, throughout the nation, or at foreign universities.

SAS is designed for motivated and academically talented 11th and 12th grade students who wish to accelerate their studies.  Student selection is based solely on the order of application among students who meet the basic requirements for admission.  Students apply from all senior high schools in the district and numerous private and parochial schools. Additionally, many home-schooled students choose SAS to complete their secondary studies and begin their transition to college.

Each semester, students are enrolled in a minimum of three (3) college dual-enrollment courses, taught by MDC faculty, and four (4) Advanced Placement high school courses, taught by M-DCPS faculty. This opportunity for acceleration and enrichment enhances the student population of both SAS and MDC with bright, eager minds.  The SAS total student population cannot exceed 500 students, with 200 at the Kendall Campus, 100 at the North Campus, 100 at the Wolfson Campus, and 100 at the Homestead Campus.

The school population reflects the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the community. Students and faculty are supported by parental and community involvement. 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. The environment provides a uniquely supportive transition between secondary and post-secondary education.  School for Advanced Studies students gain admission to some of the top universities in the country.  To see the list of top universities to which members of the Class of 2009 have been admitted, please click here.