Congressman Deutch Announces $2.24 million Javits Grant at A.D. Henderson
Dean Valerie J. Bristor, Tricia Meredith, FAU President John Kelly, FAU High student Devon Willis, Congressman Ted Deutch, Principal Sherry Bees
by Teresa Crane | Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Congressman Ted Deutch presented the Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Grant to A.D. Henderson & FAU High School. The award is to help gifted and talented students from all backgrounds excel and begin receiving college credits early. The grant comes from the US Department of Education's Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program, which supports programs that help gifted and talented K-12 students from underrepresented groups, including those from economically disadvantaged families, limited English language proficiency, and students with disabilities, excel in gifted programs at their schools.
The grant will total $2.24 million over five years and will serve to enhance and replicate the model at FAU High School and A.D. Henderson University School.
“We are fortunate to have received the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program federal grant,” said Valerie J. Bristor, Ph.D., dean of the FAU College of Education. “This recognition validates the hard work of our faculty and staff. Grants like this have enabled our school district to continue to develop and provide an educational platform that will continue to impact our student body as well as serve as an example for other schools.”
View video from from the Javits announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tynPFFWpO2Y&feature=youtu.be