Miami Dade College West Campus President Roger Ramsammy and School for Advanced Studies (SAS) West Campus Principal Dr. Omar Monteagudo hosted a breakfast for City of Doral officials and School Board Member Susie Castillo on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
SAS is new to Doral this school year and Mr. Ramsammy and Dr. Monteagudo wanted to let the Doral city officials know about the tremendous opportunity now available to the residents of the City of Doral and how their constituents could apply for the program. SAS has recently been recognized by Newsweek as the Sixth Best High School in America and Niche in 2017 named SAS as the Number 1 high school in South Florida.
10th grade students with at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA may apply for SAS entry as 11th graders. SAS offers a two year program of rigorous Advanced Placement high school classes in the afternoons. SAS students take MDC college classes in the morning and 99% of the SAS graduates obtain an Associate in Arts degree from Miami Dade College a month before they graduate from high school.
Both the high school SAS classes and the MDC college classes take place on the college campus. As a result, students are on the college campus full time Monday through Friday for two whole years. This facilitates tremendous personal growth and college readiness that is unique to the SAS dual enrollment program. Students who graduate from SAS are better prepared to succeed at any of the top tier universities such as University of Florida, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, University of Miami, Yale, Penn, and Dartmouth as a result of the true college campus atmosphere that they experience for the two years they attend SAS.
The guest list included: MDCPS School Board Member Susie Castillo and her aide Andreina Espina; City of Doral Mayor J.C. Bermudez and his Chief of Staff Rafael Pineyro; City of Doral Vice Mayor Pete Cabrera and his legislative aide Gustavo Garagorry;
Councilwoman Christi Fraga's legislative aide Zeida Sardinas