Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done....
Frederick Douglass (read all quotes)

History & Social Studies


The study of history and social studies imparts reflective and evaluative ways of critical thinking on a macro level. By investigating the past, we hope our students will be instrumental in shaping a better future. Students begin their high school careers by studying the past of our own nation and the world. The study of history and social studies is book ended during a student’s senior year with courses in Participation in Government and Economics. The sequence reflects the need to learn from our past and become agents of change to ensure a brighter future for everyone. Advanced Placement courses are offered in US History, European History, Government, and Economics.

Welcome Video

The Frederick Douglass Academy offers a college preparatory education for grades 6-12 and is known for its rigorous academic program with a proven track record of success by encouraging students to challenge themselves, take pride in their hard work, and commitments.

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