Principal’s Message


Dear Students, Teachers, Staff, and Parents,

Welcome back to a brand new school year filled with endless possibilities, growth, and excitement! As we gather once again to embark on this educational journey, we extend our warmest greetings to each and every one of you. It is with great enthusiasm and anticipation that we come together to create an environment where learning thrives and dreams take flight. This is a special year as School for Advanced Studies celebrates its 35th year anniversary and Academy for Advanced Academics celebrates its 15th year anniversary.

To our incredible students, we are thrilled to have you back with us. Your energy, curiosity, and unique perspectives breathe life into our classrooms and hallways. This year holds the promise of discovery, where you will uncover new passions, forge lasting friendships, and acquire knowledge that will shape your future. Embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, for they are stepping stones on your path to success. Our dedicated teachers and staff are here to guide, inspire, and support you every step of the way.

To our exceptional teachers and staff, you are the backbone of our educational community. Your passion for teaching, unwavering commitment, and boundless creativity make our school an extraordinary place of learning. You have the power to ignite sparks of curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and instill a love for knowledge in our students’ hearts. Your dedication to their growth and well-being goes beyond the classroom, and we are grateful for the positive impact you have on their lives.

To our supportive staff, your behind-the-scenes efforts are crucial in creating a smooth and nurturing environment for everyone. From administrators to custodial staff, cafeteria workers to counselors, your dedication ensures that our school operates seamlessly, fostering an atmosphere conducive to learning, growth, and personal development. Your hard work and commitment are invaluable, and we appreciate all that you do.

To our parents and guardians, we are honored to partner with you on this educational journey. Your unwavering support, involvement, and active participation play an integral role in your child’s success. Together, let us foster open lines of communication, work hand in hand to nurture a love for learning, and celebrate the achievements, big and small, that our students will accomplish this year. We value your partnership and greatly appreciate the trust you place in us to educate and guide your children.

As we begin this new chapter, we are mindful of the challenges and uncertainties that may lie ahead. However, we firmly believe that with our shared commitment, resilience, and adaptability, we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way. Together, we will create an environment where diversity is celebrated, kindness is practiced, and each individual is valued for their unique contributions.

Let us embrace the opportunities that this new school year brings—a chance to learn, grow, and make a difference. We are excited to witness your achievements, witness your growth, and be part of your journey.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to the school year!


Omar Monteagudo, Principal

School for Advanced Studies at Miami Dade College and Academy for Advanced Academics at Florida International University

August 17, 2023

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