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Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School

Overview paragraph: Frederick Douglass Academy II is a college-preparatory secondary school focused on creating the next generation of society's leaders, who are committed to excellence in character, scholastic achievement, and community service through a rigorous academic curriculum that exceeds national standards. We are a nurturing and supportive community of learners that provides Scholars an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 71% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 82% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 60% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 39% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 74% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: The Douglass STEM Institute for New Students
Code: M39A
Program description: The Douglass STEM Institute prepares scholars for success in colleges and careers focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a performance-task-based curriculum. In addition, to our core Science and Math sequence, scholars have access to AP courses as well as electives focused on robotics and engineering. Scholars will be equipped with a foundation of essential knowledge and skills to critically explore and solve real world problems.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Ed. Opt.

Offer Rate: -29% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 77
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 295
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 13
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 141
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 11

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Districts 3 and 5 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Group Interview (on-site)
Requirement 2: Writing Exercise (on-site)


Extracurricular activities: BioBus, Chess, Chorus, College Access, College Essay Writing, CUNY College Now, Dance, Debate, Double Discovery, ExpandED Apprenticeships, Future Health & Science Professionals, GSA, Journalism, Painting, Peer Group Connections, Peer Health Exchange, President's Club, Regents Boot Camp, Robotics, SAT Prep, ScriptEd Computer Programming, S-Prep at Columbia University, Street Squash, Student Council, Theater, Video Gaming Club, Video Production, Yearbook, Youth Historians
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Outdoor Track; Girls: Flag Football, Golf, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Other info

Total students: 354
Start time: 8am
End time: 2:45pm
Grades 2018: 6 to 12
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internships; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Uniform; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Central Harlem South
Neighborhood: Central Harlem South

School Number: M088
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 10
Council district: 9
Census tract: 218
BIN: 1055204
BBL: 1018300019

About Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School


Address: 215 West 114th Street, Manhattan NY 10026
Latitude: 40.802207
Longitude: -73.954142
Phone number: 212-865-9260
Fax number: 212-865-9281
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 2, 3 to 110th St-Central Park North; B, C to 116th St
Bus: M1, M10, M102, M11, M116, M2, M3, M4, M7

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We have a College Prep curriculum that includes four years of Science and Math. Scholars complete four Performance Tasks/Projects in each course every year.

We offer the following advanced Science & Math courses: Physics, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Calculus, Pre-Calculus

Humanities Courses integrate the arts and research. We offer six AP classes.

Partnerships with Columbia University and Lincoln Center provide opportunities to work with artists and other professionals.

Scholars are to complete at least 216 Hours of career development experiences by graduation, including internships and/or paid work experiences.

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