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.
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.
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.
- A.D. Henderson & FAU High School 17-18 School Improvement Plan (NEW)
- FAU Lab Instructional Evaluation System
- Master Inservice Plan
- Financial Reports
- Title I Part A Parental Involvement Plan
- The purpose of this link is to display the calculations used by the Legislature, consistent with the requirements of the Florida Statutes, in making appropriations for the Florida Education Finance Program
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.
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.
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.
- Admissions Policy (SAB Amended 08-29-18)
- Attendance & Tardy Policy
- Code of Student Conduct
- Clinic Policy
- Discipline Matrix
- Dress Code
- ELL Plan
- Exceptional Student Education Special Policies
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
- Fee Policy
- Instructional Materials & Textbook Policy
- Health and Wellness Policy
- Homeless Students Policy
- Meal Charging Policy
- Policy Against Bullying and Harassment
- Student Control Restraint Policy
- Student-Parent Handbook
- Student Progression Plan
- Technology Policy & Guidelines
- Florida Atlantic University Policies
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.
A. D. Henderson University School has many different devices being used in school and numerous applications that are supported throughout our curriculum. Our school has a technology resource for parents and students designed for families to submit any technology questions regarding any of our supported applications or devices(examples – Google drive, School Pass, Focus, iPads, Kindle, Marketplace, Canvas, Chromebooks, etc.). Questions will be vetted to the proper personnel and you will receive a response within 48 hours.
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.
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.
- 2018-2019 School Calendar
- 2018-2019 Bell & Lunch Schedule
- 2018-2019 Bell & Lunch Schedule - Noon Dismissal
- 2018-2019 Middle School A/B Rotation Calendar
- 2018-2019 Statewide Assessment Calendar
- FAU University Calendar
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.
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.
fax: (561) 297-3939