Miami-Dade County high school students in the 11th and 12th grades are eligible to participate in the joint Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College’s School for Advanced Studies. This academic and enrichment program offers students an accelerated learning program in a smaller school setting at local Miami Dade College (MDC) campuses.
School for Advanced Studies
The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) is a dual-enrollment option for high school students where they may, in their 11th and 12th grade years, attend courses at a local participating MDC campus and receive both high school graduation credit as well as college credit toward a Associate’s degree.
Traditional dual-enrollment programs are similar to SAS and are offered locally through Miami Dade College and Florida International University in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS).
SAS differs from regular dual-enrollment programs in a few ways: all daily courses are taken at the college campus during regular high school hours, high school courses are Advanced Placement (AP) and as such are much more rigorous and demanding, and students are required to take and pass AP subject tests at the end of each course in order to earn the associated credit for that course.
As a joint public school-slash-college program, students may attend SAS at no cost to their families. Fees for textbooks are also covered. Bus transportation is provided.
SAS recruitment and information sessions
The SAS program is holding information sessions at the following dates, times and Miami Dade College campus locations:
MDC North Campus – Pawley Theater
Saturday, September 23, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM
11380 NW 27 Avenue, Miami, FL 33167
MDC Wolfson Campus – Room 7128
Saturday, September 23, 2010 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
MDC Kendall Campus – Room GYM
Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM
11011 SW 104 Street, Miami, FL 33176
MDC Homestead Campus – Room F222
Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
300 College Terrace, Homestead, FL 33030
SAS is designed for motivated and academically talented 11th and 12th grade students interested in starting their college experience early. MDCPS high school students and numerous private and parochial school students apply for admission into SAS; additionally, many home-schooled students often choose SAS to complete their secondary studies and begin their transition into college.
For additional information contact:
Omar Monteagudo, J.D., Principal
School for Advanced Studies
Academy for Advanced Academics
Judith Clouet, Counselor
School for Advanced Studies, Homestead
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