FAU Schools Awarded $3.1 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant

ADHUS students

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By brittany sylvestri | 8/25/2022

Florida Atlantic University Schools (FAUS) recently was awarded the Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Grant to increase the number of students from underserved groups, including students with disabilities, who apply for and are accepted to FAUS.

The grant, awarded through the U.S. Department of Education, is worth $3.1 million over five years and will serve to identify, recruit and develop underserved students for FAUS. It also will go toward Supporting Talent through Recruitment, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (STRIDE), which will serve 825 unduplicated underserved high school students, 75 middle and 180 elementary students, as well as 145 teachers over the five-year grant period. 

“While A.D. Henderson and FAU High School continues to redefine public education in the United States, we are excited for the opportunity to further evolve our early college model,” said Joel Herbst, Ed.D, superintendent of FAUS. “The Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program allows our students, who are often underrepresented, to access top-tier education, research and social resources at Florida Atlantic University.”

FAUS is affiliated with FAU’s College of Education and this grant builds on FAUS’ nationally ranked model, FAU High School – with campuses in Boca Raton and Jupiter – and A.D. Henderson University School, which is built on the premise of access and affordability. FAUHS and ADHUS equips all students, regardless of financial circumstances, gender or race, with the necessary skills for an ever-evolving job market.
The Department of Education’s Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program awarded only 13 projects nationwide that support evidence-based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities that enhance elementary and secondary schools’ capacity to identify gifted and talented students and meet their unique educational needs.

For more information on FAUS, visit labschools.fau.edu