FAU HIGH EARNS PERFECT GRADUATION RATE FIVE YEARS STRAIGHT
by BRITTANY SYLVESTRI | Friday, Mar 26, 2021
The Florida Department of Education recently released Florida’s High School Cohort 2019-20 Graduation Rate and Florida Atlantic University Lab School is the only district in the state with 100 percent graduation rate for five years straight.
In 2019-20, FAU Lab School was one of only two districts in the state with a 100 percent graduation rate.
Florida’s graduation rate is a cohort graduation rate. A cohort is a group of students on the same schedule to graduate. The graduation rate measures the percentage of students who graduate within four years of their first enrollment in ninth grade.
“Data like this is the result of the enormous efforts and support for our students done by our faculty and staff each and every day,” said Sherry Bees, principal/director of A.D. Henderson & FAU High School. “The incredible detail missing from this report is that not only are all of our seniors graduating, but they are earning placement into the nation’s top universities, into Florida Atlantic University, and usually graduating with their bachelor’s degree years before their counterparts at other high schools across the state.”
The highly selective program at FAU High serves as a dual-enrollment prototype. Students spend their ninth-grade year in a high school classroom taking advanced coursework. This prepares them for grades 10-12, where all classes are collegiate courses taken at Florida Atlantic University for both high school and college credit.