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Frederick Douglass Academy VI High School

Overview written by the school: Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) VI High School is a high school built on Dr. Lorraine Monroe's vision of academic and personal excellence for all students. The emphasis on college preparation is supported by a challenging academic program and cultural enrichment. A set of core rules visible at every Frederick Douglass Academy signals the seriousness of purpose for the school, its students, and teachers. All students must adhere to a code of student conduct and a uniform code. Students are also required to participate in extensive after-school academic enrichment programs.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 43% (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: 81% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 53% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 32% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 73% 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: Graphic Arts and Design
Code: Q75X
Program description: Our Graphic Arts and Design program trains students to use their creativity to explore, plan, express and project ideas and experiences with captivating visual and textual content. Students learn to combine everyday observations and experiences with their ability to create remarkable work products that speak to audiences. Students can train to become graphic designers, design artists, creative directors, animators, and production artists - to name a few.
Interest: Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 92
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 147
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 53
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Queens 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): Boyz2Men, Cheerleading, Computer Graphics Design, Homework Help, Leading Ladies, Lunch & Learn, PSAT and SAT Prep with Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation, Queens Law Associates, Regents Help, Student Government, Yearbook, Youth Court
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis
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, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, 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: Double Dutch
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Dance, Football
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 346
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Seminar, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Far Rockaway-Bayswater
Neighborhood: Far Rockaway-Bayswater
Campus name: Far Rockaway Educational Campus
School Number: Q465
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 414
Council district: 31
Census tract: 100802
BIN: 4300730
BBL: 4157360001

About Frederick Douglass Academy VI High School


Address: 8-21 BAY 25TH STREET, FAR ROCKAWAY NY 11691
Latitude: 40.60201
Longitude: -73.762795
Phone number: 718-471-2154
Fax number: 718-471-2890
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: A to Beach 25th St
Bus lines near the school: Q22, QM17

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