Boyd H. Anderson High School Profile
School Improvement Plan (SIP)
A School Improvement Plan (SIP) containing specific objectives and action steps for achieving Florida's educational goals is required for all schools. The SAC has the primary responsibility for monitoring the implementation of the annual SIP. The SIP must be approved by the School Board.
Boyd H. Anderson High School (also called "Boyd Anderson", or "B.A.") is a Broward County Public School suburban high school located in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. The school serves Lauderdale Lakes, as well as parts of Tamarac, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, and Lauderhill.
The school is named after the third County Judge of Broward County, Boyd H. Anderson, Sr., who served from 1933 to 1968.
Boyd H. Anderson High School administration, faculty, and staff are committed to ensuring that our students are academically challenged. We deliver personalized and global education to prepare our students for an ever-changing world. We offer a multitude of diverse course offerings to help students become College, Career and Life Ready (CCLR). We serve approximately 1900 students, who have the opportunity to enroll in one of our two Magnet programs.
In December 1985, Boyd Anderson High School gained its distinction as the first public school in Broward County to contain an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program as a magnet, which included the Middle Years Programme, the Career-related Programme, as well as the Diploma Programme. IB courses engage students in project-based learning characterized on global perspectives. Students who successfully complete the Diploma program core classes earn college credits and the possibility of earning a Bright Futures Academic Scholarship.
The school also offers a Health and Wellness Magnet Program, which prepares students to receive State certification in Electrocardiogram (EKC), Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), and Personal Training. Upon graduating from high school, Health and Wellness students have the option to transition to a program that prepares them to become firefighter or paramedic.
Additional programs offered include Culinary, which prepares students to gain certification in Self-Serve and Prostart and enables them to apply for jobs in local restaurants and hotels. The Technology department offers students global skills and certification in aviation, coding, web design, Computer Science, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Digital Media using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.
The Advancement Via Individualized Determination (AVID) program provides academic and personal support to ensure students’ continuous improvement. Each student is academically monitored, and necessary prevention is implemented to promote learning enrichment and remediation.
Through dual enrollment with Florida International University and Broward College presently, students can earn up to 30-college credits without having to leave the school’s campus. Yearly, the chorus, music, art, ROTC, and athletic programs produce students who earn scholarships to national colleges and universities.
The faculty, staff, administrators, local businesses, and city officials work together to offer the students learning opportunities in school, as well as, off-campus. The team’s goal is to help every student graduate high school, college and career ready to compete in a changing world. Staff and students proudly wear their black and orange colors and sport their “Cobra” mascot. We maintain high expectations for all students regardless of ability level. We strive to help every student embrace a demanding curriculum that “pushes the envelope” thus preparing them for college and career.