A.D. Henderson University School

Alexander D. Henderson University School is a public elementary and middle school on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Students are accepted to A.D. Henderson as part of a lottery selection process to fulfill a representative mix of different student characteristics in order to match the school's student demographic profile as provided each year by the state.  A.D. Henderson & FAU High School are not part of a public school district but rather are a public laboratory school under the auspices of the State University System. 


Mission

A.D. Henderson University School endeavors to: (1) provide students a challenging curriculum, balanced with innovative academic support; (2) demonstrate best practice for university teacher education; (3) innovate, develop and disseminate curricula; and (4) conduct and support emerging educational research, currently focused on developing best practices for improving the transition from high school to the university, through high school reforms.


Vision

A.D. Henderson University School is a national exemplary model for school systems and teacher preparation programs improving education for diverse student populations through innovative, faculty-developed research and curriculum.


School Plans & Reports


Faculty & Staff

Our instructors are subject matter experts that are driven to develop and implement unconventional approaches – like using unmanned terrestrial, aerial, and water vehicles to teach the principles of engineering, or providing a classroom environment that gives students space to conduct ground-breaking peer-reviewed, published research. These experiences change our students’ lives and our students, in turn, change the world.

Our skilled instructional leaders are passionately focused on developing and caring for the holistic student. Their lesson planning and execution integrate the higher cognitive levels of learning, including applying learned concepts, analyzing new information within the concepts, evaluating the validity and reliability of information and finally, synthesizing newly acquired knowledge through an interdisciplinary approach to create ever-evolving new instructional models. This cyclical student-centered collaboration process serves as a framework for constant instructional innovation.

If you need to contact any of our faculty or staff, please find their contact information here.


Research Committee

The Office of PK12 Schools and Educational Programs Research Committee endeavors to conduct and support educational and developmental research within our school systems. Through these research initiatives, we improve education for our own diverse student population as well as those at educational institutions across the country. This unique mission is what makes us an exemplary model for PK-12 programs across the nation.

We invite you to read more about our mission and members. Please contact us with any questions, comments, or to initiate a project.


Program Cost

A.D. Henderson is a public school governed by Florida Atlantic University and has no tuition cost. Families are financially responsible for an annual activity fee that provides for a PE uniform, a school yearbook, students’ non-instructional student activities, and other student-related costs. Students participating in the reduced lunch program pay 50% of the activity fee and students participating in the free lunch program pay no activity fee. You can find a summary of these costs here.

A.D. Henderson continually maintains Title I status, allowing us to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.


Policies


School Advisory Body 

The mission of the A.D. Henderson & FAU High School Advisory Body is the development and implementation of the School Improvement Plan and the provision of general oversight and guidance for the Florida Atlantic University Developmental Research Schools, as provided under Florida law.

To read about the FAU Schools Advisory Body, or view its members, please visit them here.


Parent Teacher Organization

The FAU Schools Parent Teacher Organization is a very involved group of people who work hand in hand with teachers and staff for the benefit of our students. Volunteering as part of the PTO is the best way to support your school, your teacher and your child! We have events occurring all year long.

Consider becoming a member of the PTO and help us maximize the impact of the educational experience for all kids at Florida Atlantic University High School.


School Calendars

FAU High School students follow different school calendars depending on their grade level and coursework. 9th-grade students follow the A.D. Henderson University School & FAU High School Calendar, while 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students must follow the FAU University Calendar.

FAU High School is within its own school district and thus does not necessarily follow any other school district's calendar. Our calendar is voted on and is then approved by our School Advisory Body.


School Newsletter

A.D. Henderson & FAU High School publish a newsletter every month highlighting the innovative programs and exceptional students that make up our Owl Community. If you'd like to view past issues or subscribe, visit us here.

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Contact Us

FAU High School is located on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University which is approximately 1/2 mile east of the Glades Road exit from I-95.

A.D. Henderson University School
Florida Atlantic University 
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 

office: (561) 297-3970

fax: (561) 297-3939