Acclaimed School For Advanced Studies Opens New Campus At Miami Dade College West In Doral

SAS to Hold Information Session on Saturday, March 12

sasMiami, March 1, 2016School for Advanced Studies (SAS), a nationally recognized collegiate high school, will be opening a new campus at Miami Dade College (MDC) West Campus for the 2016-2017 school year. An information/application session for students and their parents will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m., at MDC’s West, Room 1102, 3800 N.W. 115th Ave., Doral, Florida.

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 is a combined effort of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and MDC. It was ranked as the Best High School in Florida for 2015 and 2016, according to Niche, a ranking and review site focused on schools, colleges, and neighborhoods. Students attending SAS complete their last two years of high school while attending MDC and, in most cases, simultaneously graduate with both a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree. 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 for Pre-calculus and Research. Students receive free tuition, fees, textbooks, and, within certain defined boundaries and eligibility criteria, bus transportation funded by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

SAS is already located on four MDC campuses: Homestead, Kendall, North and Wolfson. This new SAS campus at MDC West in Doral will become the fifth SAS campus beginning in the 2016-2017 school year.

Media Contacts:

M-DCPS:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, Chief Communications Officer: 305-995-2060,