Core Principles


  • Henderson has high expectations for academic achievement and conduct which is clearly defined, measurable, and makes no excuses based on the background of the student.
  • Students, parents, and staff create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support through a range of formal and informal rewards and consequences for academic performance, attendance, and behavior.


  • Parents, students, and staff of Henderson choose to participate in the program.  No one is assigned or forced to attend.  Everyone must make and uphold a commitment to the school and to each other to put in the time and effort to achieve success. 


  • Henderson knows there are no shortcuts when it comes to success in academics and life.  With an extended school day, students have more time in the classroom to acquire the academic knowledge and skills that prepare them for a successful transition to the traditional high school setting.


  • Henderson relentlessly focuses on high student achievement performance through rigor, standardized tests, and other objective measures.
  • By taking a student centered approach, our students will achieve a level of academic  achievement that will enable them to succeed in their future endeavors.