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Frederick Douglass Academy II helps scholars realize the dream of a college degree and a professional career by providing them with a strong academic background and a solid sense of self-confidence. A replica of Dr. Lorraine Monroe's Frederick Douglass Academy, FDA II provides its scholars with an unrelenting academic curriculum combined with extraordinary opportunities for personal growth. With an emphasis on academics and decorum, the school accepts nothing less than 100% from scholars, parents and faculty alike. A set of core rules signals the seriousness of purpose for the school, its students and teachers. All students must adhere to a code of student conduct, the Scholar's Creed, Twelve Non-Negotiable Rules and a strict uniform code.

Osei Owusu-Afriyie
Principal

ACADEMY LIFE

FDA II welcomes new 9th and 10 grade counselor

Mrs. Sharrell Matta, FDA II’s new 9th and 10th grade guidance counselor, says the college application process really starts in 9th grade and students should start early building a transcript that will represent them well to colleges.




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Profile: Chuba O., FDA II Senior

This young man has big plans for his future that include going to college, majoring in Business Administration, starting his own business and, oh yeah, playing for the NBA! Based on the number of colleges that are rushing to recruit this young basketball star his dreams will definitely become a reality soon. 



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Profile: Tanya Thompson and daughter Brittany

Newcomers Tanya Thompson and her daughter Brittany are extremely happy with their decision to become a part of the FDA II community this year. 




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FDA II returns to FIRST Robotics Competition

Harlem, NY – April 2014 - (FDA II) – ERA 4640, FDA II’s High School Robotics team, made an impressive return to the Jacob Javits Convention Center this year to compete in the FIRST Robotics NYC Regional Competition.

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Class of 2014 – College Guide from A to Z.

Harlem, NY (FDA II) – Class of 2014 it is time to get started! You have a lot of work to do this summer and fall in order to meet all the deadlines for college enrollment and the process goes by quickly – so don’t dally! Keep reading, so you’re ready to roll!

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FDA II Summerbridge – Learning to be a scholar

Harlem, NY- August 2013 - (FDA II) – In September a new group of scholars will arrive for their first day of school at Frederick Douglass Academy II.  But, unlike a lot of students that are unsure what to expect at a new school, these scholars are well prepared because they went to Summerbridge.



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FDA II competes in FIRST Robotics Competition

Harlem, New York (FDA II) – Congratulations are in order for Frederick Douglass Academy II’s high school Robotics team, ERA 4640, which out ranked 40 other teams at the FIRST Robotics Competition on March 9that the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
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FDA II scholars get on their “A Game”

Harlem, NY (FDA II) – What does it mean to be on your “A Game”? For many people presented with that question the answer seems easy. It means, to do your best, right? Yeah. Sure, that answer is correct, but have you ever thought about what actions you need to practice to get on your “A Game”?


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Mentors help guide the way to college

Harlem, New York (FDA II) –Empowering its scholars is what Frederick Douglass Academy II is all about. This year, the school has taken that mission to another level by joining forces with iMentor to ensure students are empowered to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. 

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FDA II launches new reading and community programs.

Harlem, New York (FDA II) – Sixth period is a special time of day at FDA II. It’s the time of day dedicated to cultivating scholar’s imaginations and voices. It's the period dedicated to creating a love for learning and expression through the Academy’s new Independent Reading and Community Circles program. Read more...

Peer Mentor program participants ring in the New Year together

Harlem, New York (FDA II) – Frederick Douglass Academy II sixth graders will start off the New Year with the guidance of an upperclassman through the Academy’s Peer Mentoring program.

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Saturday, December 20
SAT Prep Class
Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess
School Closed
Thursday, January 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Monday, January 5
Students Return to School
Thursday, January 8
PA Executive Board
6:00pm
Friday, January 9
Monthly Birthday Celebration
Saturday, January 10
SAT Prep Class
Mon, Jan 12 - Fri, Jan 16
Fall Final Exams
Thursday, January 15
iMentor - Grade 11
Grade 9 moved to Monday, Nov. 24
Parent Association Meeting & Curriculum Night
6:00pm

Today, 12/20/2014
High: 40 Low: 33
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/21/2014
High: 42 Low: 34
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20% chance of precipitation.