Alumni 2024

2024 alumni

Jane Zhao

When I first moved to Miami, I was incredibly nervous. Having just returned from a year abroad in Germany only a few months prior, I felt unsettled and apprehensive about yet another transition. However, the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) quickly became my safe haven. Despite my initial fears, I […]

2024 alumni

Camila Di Catarina  

 I’ve rewritten this over and over again, wondering how to properly articulate the gratitude I feel towards this school. The last two years of my life here at SAS have been the most challenging and rewarding of my life, and I already wish I could go back and replay my […]

2024 alumni

Marina Baeta Cookson 

Naturally, I heard about SAS from the billboards sprawled around the city and a gentle push from my parents. Halfway through my sophomore year, the decision to apply was sprung upon me, as the deadline approached. With sincere honesty, the decision was very difficult, as a love for my previous […]

2024 alumni

Victoria Ceballos 

“School for Advanced Studies: The Dream Factory,” read an email that landed in my inbox. Intrigued by the name, I wondered what made it a “dream factory.” It was through this very email that I took the leap to enroll in the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) Wolfson Campus, hoping […]

2024 alumni

Sienna Lallemand 

A flood of nerves washed through me upon entering the metal doors. One early Saturday morning, I decided to attend the School for Advanced Studies Open House. Hearing the Principal of SAS, Dr. Omar Monteguado, discuss the expectation for students to thrive in both Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses made me begin […]

2024 alumni

Roxio Ortiz 

When I was a sophomore, my mom received a call about SAS. We had never heard of ‘School For Advanced Studies’ beforehand but we both knew that the school I was attending at the time was not the right fit for me and that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to […]

2024 alumni

Andrea Somarriba

Embarking on the journey at School for Advanced Studies felt like setting sail on an uncharted voyage into the unknown. As I stepped aboard this academic vessel, I was filled with both excitement and apprehension. Little did I know that these two years would become a transformative odyssey, not only […]

2024 alumni

Amir Alsad 

Let me tell you a story. A story that I consider to be one of the most impactful stories of my life.  It was a crisp, calm Saturday morning. The birds were chirping outside my window and the sun’s rays made their way into my room.   “Wake up Amir, we […]

2024 alumni

Sofia Sassone

It’s a bit difficult for me to find the right words to describe my experience at SAS. At no other school would have had the freedom and support to explore (nor would have I been able to get myself cafecitos in the morning at Gordo’s Café). Ms. Martinez, the counselor […]

2024 alumni

Alain Soto

After hours of contemplating whether or not leaving my formed friendships behind would be worth taking, what I perceived as extremely difficult classes with minimal leisure time at an unfamiliar high school (and college) environment (SAS), I took the qualifying test in case I qualified for SAS. However, my desire […]