Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men is an all-male school for grades 6-12 that offers a wide range of academic and athletic activities for students, including robotics, chess, foreign language classes, basketball, football, swimming and much more. The school has met Annual Yearly Progress goals for two of the last three years. Students wear uniforms.
College Prep, Band/Music, Foreign Language, After-School Tutoring, Accelerated Reading and Math, Science Club, Championship Chess Team, JROTC, National Honor Society/National Junior Honor Society, Debate Team, Drama Club, Media Club, Book Club, Student Government, Football Champions, Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field, Swimming, Mentors and Community Service programs. FDCPAYM offers a private school atmosphere in a public school environment. Student uniform is business attire – suits with monogrammed blazers. The school is unique because of small class sizes for individualized learning.
High Quality Pre-Kindergarten
We offer a high quality early learning experience for special needs and general education students 4 years of age by November 1. Detroit Public Schools’ Pre-K classroom curriculum is aligned with the National Early Childhood Standards and Michigan State Board of Education’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality.
Frederick Douglass College Preparatory Academy for Young Men will promote the vision of “Meeting Challenge with Effort” whereby creating a learning environment which emphasizes the development of skills, focuses on process to outcome, and provides accurate and useful feedback from instructional coaches who strive to facilitate learning that will produce men who believe that effective effort is the basis of increasing one’s ability.
Frederick Douglass College Preparatory Academy for Young Men will offer a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum that allows young men to think critically and creatively as they matriculate through the enriched, performance-based, constructivist and differentiated learning environment. These young men will be equipped to compete in a global society.
The young men of Frederick Douglass are honorable men of integrity. We demonstrate courtesy and respect for all and fear of none. We firmly commit to the principles of Ngoro Saba as we declare that “No ground is too barren for the seeds of a fertile mind” HARAMBEE!
The Name We Honor
Frederick Douglass was a 19th Century Civil Rights Leader and Abolitionist, who became a leader of the abolitionist movement. He gained notoriety for his powerful oratorical style and incisive antislavery writings. “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” -Frederick Douglass