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Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School

Overview written by the school: Frederick Douglass Academy III promotes the cultural awareness, self-confidence, and academic rigor scholars need to become lifelong learners within high school and beyond. Our mission is to empower every scholar, every day through culturally relevant and engaging instruction with supports for the whole child.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 72.000003% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 76.999998% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 81% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 38.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 88.999999% 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: Frederick Douglass Academy III
Code: X63X
Program description: FDA III empowers every scholar, every day through culturally relevant programs: a structured and sequential curriculum, enrichment programs, mentorship and guidance, wellness supports, family engagement, clubs, sports, community development, and academic support. Our school provides AP courses, NYU College Advising, College Now classes at Lehman College, and opportunities for Mentorship and Summer Internships with Bronxworks.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 316
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 109
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Meet the Author, Computer Science and Technology, Accelerated Math and Science, Model Congress, Business Savvy, GEM Nation for young woman, Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) for young men, Homework Help, National Honors Society, Peer Group Connections, Student Government, Spark House Scholar Advisory Board, Bronx Works, DIS OBEY, Film Club, Art Club, Yearbook Club, Video Game Club, Culinary Club
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Cheerleading, Dance, Fencing, March Madness (School Wide Basketball Tournament), May Mayhem (School Wide Volleyball Tournament), Fitness Club Weight Training Club, Zumba Club
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 333
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Biology, AP Psychology
Additional info: College Trips,Community School,Community Service Expected,Dress Code,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Health Center,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Claremont-Bathgate
Neighborhood: Claremont-Bathgate

School Number: X148
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 203
Council district: 16
Census tract: 14701
BIN: 2009611
BBL: 2029250001

About Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School


Address: 3630 Third Avenue, Bronx NY 10456 (40.833493,-73.903951)
Latitude: 40.833511
Longitude: -73.90449
Phone number: 718-538-9726
Fax number: 718-538-9796
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS

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Academic opportunities: 

Peer Group Connection (9th Grade): a peer mentoring program that pairs trained juniors and seniors with a group of 10-12 freshmen to mentor weekly.

Accelerated Academy (9th Grade): providing scholars the opportunity to earn additional credits towards early graduation.

Spark House (10th Grade): poetry and social justice course that empowers scholars to write and perform original poems about topics that impact their community.

Bronx Works (11th/12th Grade): after school college and career exploration and preparation program that guarantees student employment.

College Now (11th/12th Grade): partnership with Lehman College to provide college level courses to eligible scholars.

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