Henderson Academy of Design and Energy’s students are exposed to pre-engineering concepts and music technology. This exposure includes solar energy panel design and construction, robotics, building science kits, rocket system design, music technology, Black Girl Coding and other hands-on activities. These activities prepare the students for careers in several industries including manufacturing, engineering, music and computers.
Henderson has a transformative culture where safety and security is our top initiative. The academy has on staff: DPSCD and DPD Police, two security officers, a Dean of Culture, three Culture Facilitators, six parent volunteers, an attendance officer, an assistant Principal and two Ceasefire personnel.
Henderson has two of the following staff members to meet the students’ needs: Psychologists, Social Workers, counselors, occupational therapists and speech therapists. There is also a school nurse available to address medical concerns.
The majority of Henderson’s students met their academic targets because we have several dynamic partners to assist with academic and social growth. These partners include General Motors, DTE Energy, Oakpoint Church, Body of Christ International Church and Lawrence Institute ofTechnology. We also have Pathway to Potential sponsored by the Department of Human Services (DHS) along with an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to promote parent engagement.
Welcome to 2018-2019 school year! This year we have an ambitious and challenging task before us: to educate our students in reading, writing, and mathematics at the same time that we prepare them for college or career readiness. As a family, we are committed to embarking on this extraordinary journey with a focused eye on student achievement and student development! Our goal is to ensure that every initiative we address reflects the voices and opinions of all staff. In this regard, we commit ourselves to supportive and collaborative leadership through the use of cognitive coaching, professional learning communities, and reliance on high quality learning research. We are all successful educators who must be unafraid to be extraordinary in our quest to educate the students; therefore, failure is not an option.
In the words of Winston Churchill:
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is courage to continue that counts.”