Apply Now for MDC’s Top Ranked Collegiate High SchoolSchool for Advanced Studies ranked best in Florida and #3 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report

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SAS was named the #3 best high school in the United States and the best high school in Florida, in the 2023 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. SAS is a full-time, collegiate high school where students complete their last two years of high school while attending MDC and, in most cases, simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree.

Located at five MDC campuses (Homestead, Kendall, North, West, and Wolfson), SAS takes pride in its diverse student population, nurturing learning environment and commitment to providing all students with a rich and rigorous liberal arts education with many of its students specializing in STEM.

A combined effort between MDC and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), SAS is a part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district.

Now Accepting Applications. Join us at an information session!

  • MDC West Campus, Saturday, September 30, 2023, 3800 N.W. 115 Ave., at 9:00 am in Room 1102
  • MDC Homestead Campus, Saturday, October 7, 2023, 500 College Terrace, at 9:00 am Building C 4th Floor Conference Center
  • MDC Kendall Campus, Saturday, October 14, 2023 11011 SW 104 St. at 9 a.m. in Building 7, Gymnasium

All current Miami-Dade County 10th-graders with a minimum unweighted 3.0 grade point average are invited to apply and may become eligible for admission upon satisfying all program requirements, including earning minimum SAS college entrance exam scores. Enrollment is limited. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of seats available, a random selection process will be used to admit students.

SAS welcomes applicants from all public, private, parochial, and charter schools in Miami-Dade County. Additionally, many home-schooled students choose SAS to complete their secondary studies and begin their transition to college.

Students are able to obtain a true college experience since both their college dual-enrollment courses and their Advanced Placement (AP) high school courses take place on the MDC campus. All high school courses are AP level except the Research class with the SAS counselor.  In addition, students receive free tuition, fees, textbooks and, if eligible, school bus and Metrorail transportation funded by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the Best High School in Florida for 2023 and 3rd Best High School in the United States, SAS is located on five MDC campuses: Homestead, Kendall, North, West, and Wolfson. SAS has been designated as the official “Collegiate High School” for Miami-Dade County and all five campuses have been designated as “A” schools by the state of Florida.

For more information, please contact Dennis Lindsay at 305-237-0510 or visit the SAS website at

Find out more about the application process