SEE WHY YOU BELONG AT FAU HIGH SCHOOL

Thank you for your interest in our FAU High School campuses, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Jupiter, Florida. We understand the importance of choosing a school with the opportunities and activities you care about, and are excited that you have chosen FAU High School as an option to jumpstart your future.

The FAU High School Boca Raton Campus serves students in grades 9-12 and the FAU High School Jupiter Campus, in Partnership with the Max Planck Academy, serves students in grades 11-12. Ideal candidates are students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, a high degree of motivation and maturity, concern for others, and have the goal of acceleration to the university academic environment while in high school. FAU High students are comprehensively supported in their early transition to the collegiate level, and to achieve the highest standards of success and accomplishment at Florida Atlantic University. 

Applications are open on September 1st each school year, with an early round deadline of November 15th, and a final regular round deadline of January 15th. Although the FAU High School application remains open until June 1st, there is no guarantee the application will be reviewed or considered if submitted after the final deadline of January 15th.

Process

FAU High School offers two rounds of applications every school year; the Early Applicant Round (deadline of November 15th) and the Regular Applicant Round (deadline of January 15th). Admission selections are based on the competitiveness of applicants, with acceptances offered to the most competitive candidates. Note: Students who apply by the Early Applicant Round deadline and are not accepted, will automatically roll over to the Regular Applicant Round for further review. 

While student transfers into FAU High School are possible, the process and recommended criteria for admissions consideration is different than students applying as freshmen. Please review the recommended criteria for admissions consideration for freshmen and transfer students while considering becoming an Owl.

 Download the FAU High School Admission Checklist

  • A completed FAU High School online application includes:
    • Online Application that consists of biographical information, parent information, student questionnaire and a student resume and personal statement. All support documents must be included in your FAU High School online application.
    • Academic Records are required within the FAU High School online application and are self-reported by the applicant; online application courses completed, course grades, and standardized test scores. Applicants must also attach PDF copies of student report cards for the last two years.
    • Recommendation forms must be submitted electronically within the application from the applicant’s current school. We do not accept recommendations via email or in paper form.

 Download the FAU High School Admission Testing Procedures

  • Admission Testing is required by the Admission Committee to test ability and readiness for all applicants.
  • An Admissions Interview is an important part of the application process and is required for all applicants, if selected.

Cost of Attendance

FAU High School on the Boca Raton Campus is a public school governed by Florida Atlantic University and has no tuition cost, lab fees, or book costs to students. Families are financially responsible for a minimal annual activity fee, FAU Parking and Transportation fee, orientation fee, and, in 9th grade, an iPad rental fee. Find a summary of these costs here.

On average, graduates of the FAU High School Boca Raton Campus earn 80-100 university credits by high school graduation; some students even receive their Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Atlantic University before their high school diploma.

FAU High School, in partnership with the Office of Financial Aid, currently offers the Talon Scholarship to all qualified high school graduates to complete their Bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University within two years of graduation from FAU High School. Find a summary of the program here.

 

Admissions Timeline

The application is fully available online on September 1st each year.

Early Applicant Round Deadline November 15
Regular Applicant Round Deadline January 15
Acceptance Notification* Early-Mid March 

 

*The notification of acceptance in the admissions timeline chart is to be used as a guideline. Notifications can be sent prior to the indicated months mentioned above.

 

Admissions Decisions:

Admission decisions will be posted to your online application account in early-mid March, with email notifications to follow. Admissions decisions are based on a completed application, with documents, including a completed interview. Applicants who fail to provide all required documentation including but is not limited to, resume, personal statement, recommendation forms, and entrance exams by the admissions deadline will not receive the opportunity to interview.

 

Open House Info

One of the best ways to learn about the FAU High School Boca Raton Campus is by attending one of our annual Open Houses. Open Houses are an opportunity for prospective Owls and parents to meet our staff, learn about the programs and experiences at the FAU High School Boca Raton Campus, learn about the admission process, and participate in a Q&A with FAU High School staff and current students. Due to COVID-19, Open Houses will be virtual this year, via Zoom.

We do ask that families RSVP here prior to attending. You will receive an email confirmation a few days prior to directions for the virtual event.

If you missed our Open House dates, please review our FAQ. If you can't find an answer there, feel free to reach out to us via email.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests and COVID-19, we cannot accommodate tours.

Open House Dates for the 2020 - 2021 school year are:

September 17, 2020 8:30 AM
October 15, 2020 12:00 PM
November 19, 2020 5:30 PM
December 17, 2020 12:00 PM
January 7, 2021 5:30 PM

The FAU High School Jupiter Campus, in partnership with the Max Planck Academy, offers two rounds of applications every school year; the Early Applicant Round (deadline of November 15th) and the Regular Applicant Round (deadline of January 15th). Admission selections are based on the competitiveness of applicants, with acceptances offered to the most competitive candidates. Note: Students who apply by the Early Applicant Round deadline and are not accepted, will automatically roll over to the Regular Applicant Round for further review. Current-year 10th grade students may apply and be considered for admission and enrollment in 11th grade, starting the following fall.

Admissions decisions are based on a completed application, with documents, including a completed interview. Applicants who fail to provide all required documentation including but is not limited to, résumé, personal statement, recommendation forms, and entrance exams by the admissions deadline will not receive the opportunity to interview.

 Download the FAU High School-Jupiter Campus Admission Checklist

  • A completed FAU Max Planck Academy online application includes:
    • Online Application that consists of biographical information, parent information, student questionnaire and a student resume and personal statement. All support documents must be included in your FAU High School online application.
    • Academic Records are required as part of online application and are self-reported by the applicant. Final grades from 9th grade, and first semester of 10th grade, are required. Applicants must include a copy of an official high school transcript, showing cumulative GPA, standardized test scores, and all high school courses attempted (including high school courses completed in middle school).
    • Recommendation forms must be submitted electronically within the application from the applicant’s current school. We do not accept recommendations via email or in paper form.
    • An Admissions Interview is an important part of the application process and is required for all applicants, if selected.

Cost of Attendance

FAU High School Jupiter Campus, in partnership with the Max Planck Academy, is a public school governed by Florida Atlantic University and has no tuition cost, lab fees, or book costs to students. Families are financially responsible for a minimal annual activity fee, FAU Parking and Transportation fee, and an orientation fee. Find a summary of these costs here.

On average, graduates of FAU High School Jupiter Campus, in partnership with the Max Planck Academy, earn 60 university credits by high school graduation. FAU High School, in partnership with the Office of Financial Aid, currently offers the Talon Scholarship to all qualified high school graduates to complete their Bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University within two years of graduation from FAU High School.

 

Admissions Timeline

The application is fully available online on September 1st each year.

Early Applicant Round Deadline November 15
Regular Applicant Round Deadline January 15
Acceptance Notification* Early-Mid March

 

*The notification of acceptance in the admissions timeline chart is to be used as a guideline. Notifications can be sent prior to the indicated months mentioned above.

 

Admissions Decisions:

Admission decisions will be posted to your online application account in early-mid March, with email notifications to follow. Admissions decisions are based on a completed application, with documents, including a completed interview. Applicants who fail to provide all required documentation including but is not limited to, résumé, personal statement, recommendation forms, and entrance exams by the admissions deadline will not receive the opportunity to interview.

Open House Info

One of the best ways to learn about the FAU High School Jupiter Campus, in partnership with the Max Planck Academy, is by attending one of our annual Open Houses. Open Houses are an opportunity for prospective Owls and parents to meet our staff, learn about the programs and experiences at FAU High School, learn about the admission process, and participate in a Q A with FAU High School staff and current students. Due to COVID-19, Open Houses will be virtual this year, via Zoom.

We do ask that families RSVP here prior to attending. You will receive an email confirmation a few days prior to directions for the virtual event.

If you missed our Open House dates, please review our FAQ. If you can't find an answer there, feel free to reach out to us via email.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests and COVID-19, we cannot accommodate tours.

Open House Dates for the 2020 - 2021 school year are:

September 10, 2020 8:30 AM
October 8, 2020 12:00 PM
November 12, 2020 5:30 PM
December 10, 2020 12:00 PM
January 7, 2021 5:30 PM

 

If you missed our Open House dates, please review our  FAQ . If you can't find an answer there, feel free to reach out to us via  email .