Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students:

It is with great honor and pride that I welcome all our Buccaneers to South Dade Senior High School. As we commence the 2022-2023 school year, we are looking forward to watching our students begin and/or continue their focus towards academic success at South Dade Senior High School.

Our school’s vision is to provide a safe, nurturing, and meaningful educational environment, which challenges the students to achieve success, academic excellence, and autonomy in our ever-changing technology-driven world. We strive to create productive members of a multicultural society who demonstrate good citizenship, social responsibility, and a lifelong love of learning, guaranteeing that no child is left behind. We firmly believe that students can achieve success through the development of core values such as integrity, respect, fairness, kindness, citizenship, cooperation, responsibility, and excellence.

Our school prides itself in providing a challenging and diverse range of academic programs for our students. Students have the opportunity to participate in six distinct career academies which include: The Professional Services Academy, The International Baccalaureate Program, The Academy of Law Studies & Public Safety, The Visual Performing Arts (VPA) Academy, The Sports and Health Science Academy, and The Academy of International Finance, Business, and Technology.

The South Dade family is committed to advancing student achievement, academic rigor, and student accountability across the curriculum. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”, and our goal is to enable all “Bucs” to achieve their full potential and change the world. South Dade Senior High School students will be academically and socially enriched throughout their high school experience. Our aim is for every student to take advantage of the superior education our school has to offer. In addition to supporting your future academic success, we encourage you to take part in our athletic programs, clubs, and extracurricular activities.

I am proud to be part of the distinguished Buccaneer family and look forward to providing you a very productive and successful 2022-2023 school year.


Jay De Armas, Principal