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FDA Students Study Martin Luther King, Jr. and Famous March Thanks to “Selma In Schools” Program


By Sandy Kenyon Sunday, February 22, 2015 HARLEM (WABC) — At Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, they’re studying the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his famous march for the right to vote, thanks to a program called “Selma in Schools”, a curriculum backed by Paramount Pictures – the studio that released the film. There are […]

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Frederick Douglass Academy beats Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, 69-58, for PSAL Manhattan borough championship!!!


FDA wins borough championship one year after losing to WHEELS in title game. BY James Wilkins NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:29 PM Most sequels don’t live up to the original, but for Frederick Douglass Academy, a second Manhattan borough championship matchup against Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School in as many years […]

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Congratulations! Two FDA Teachers gain a prestigious award!


On November 23rd, 2013, Mrs. Herchenroether and Mr. Murphy both received notification that they achieved National Board Certification. This was a process that each had begun in the summer of 2011. In NYC, the number of National Board Certified Teachers in the Department of Education equals .002% of the entire teaching pool. Nationwide, less than […]

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The Frederick Douglass Academy and the American Cancer Society are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Sunday, October 20, 2013.  Students and staff who are participating in the walk, should meet Mr. Price and Booda at the main entrance on West 72nd street and Central Park West at 9:00 am. Please return the Breast Cancer Walk […]

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Summer School 2013


High School Dates – July 8, 2013 – August 14, 2013; 8AM – 3PM Middle School Dates – July 8, 2013 – August 6, 2013; 9AM – 1PM High School students who failed any of the core classes (i.e. Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Living Environment, ELA, U.S. History, Global History, Earth Science, Chemistry) and/or corresponding Regents […]

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High School Football comes to FDA!


The Frederick Douglass Academy was recently approved by the PSAL for a Football team.  This will make FDA one of the few football programs in all of Manhattan.  For the 2013-2014 school year there will be a Junior Varsity Team with 9th and 10th graders participating.  The first game will be in September 2013. All […]

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Frederick Douglass Academy High School Orientation (For those students accepted)


At FDA, we believe that in order for our students to achieve the goal of attending a college or university of their choice, we have to begin preparing our students from the moment they are accepted into our school. Much of the success at FDA is due to our mandatory summer preparation classes. We are […]

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Mentoring In Medicine


Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created by physicians passionate about addressing health care disparities by helping increase health literacy in urban communities, to ignite an interest in health careers and to help disadvantaged students to create a strategic plan for graduation from a health professional school.  MIM’s goal is to create a […]

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Future and Options Internship


This is the 10th year in a row that Futures and Options is working with FDA to provide some of their students with structured, paid internships over the summer. Over the past nine years, over 220 FDA students have worked in various businesses, nonprofits, and corporations throughout New York City. This summer, Futures and Options […]

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