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Welcome to Frederick Douglass High School
We are "the essence of a student -centered school". 
Our mission is to collaboratively prepare students for their post-secondary options. We do so by engaging and empowering students, parents, teachers and the greater school community. 

We will provide opportunities for you to review and understand your child’s transcript in 
our subsequent Parent CHATS. This opportunity will give you a clear assessment of 
your child’s status for graduation and academic progress.
We are going full uniform for the 2013-14 school year. We are inviting parents and 
students to provide their input on the selection of uniform choices. Parents may visit our 
front atrium and view the currently proposed designs for student uniforms. Order 
information and pricing will be prepared at the conclusion of the official adoption of 
Parent participation in our Parent Academy has been very low. We are encouraging our 
parents to participate in these opportunities to develop and expand your personal 
portfolios. Your engagement makes our efforts worth while.
As you review your child’s progress reports and confer with his/her teachers, please be 
reminded of the hosts of opportunities that we have available for providing enrichment 
and extra-help for our students. The services are without success if your and your child 
does not participate in the opportunity. Help us help your child(ren) experience success!
April 22, 2013
www.frederickdouglasshigh.orgParent Engagement Opportunities
PTA Meetings
April 29, 2013 @ 6:00PM

LSAC Meetings
April 23, 2013 @6:00PM

Parent CHAT 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 9:00AM
JROTC Student Awards Program
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 9:00AM

Vision of the School Presentation
May 7th
Hospitality Suite

Parent Liaison Meet and Greet
Wednesday Mornings 9:00AM-10:00AM
Visions of the Future
May 23rd @ 7:00PM
May 25th @ 9:00AM

District Announcements

  • Atlanta Families' 2014 Nominations
    The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders in Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools. 

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  • APS Superintendent Finalist Dr. Meria Carstarphen

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  • March 21, 2014
    Atlanta Public Schools is aware of recently reported abduction attempts near multiple school properties.  

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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754

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  • APS Statement Regarding Personnel Changes

    Atlanta Public Schools is appreciative of the leadership demonstrated by all of our principals, particularly those who have served the district for many years.  Like all school districts, APS conducts an annual assessment of where we are as a system, as well as a review of any revisions to state law. Necessary changes are made to ensure the district remains in compliance and that all of our students are prepared for the next level and long-term success. This process includes an intense and methodical performance review of all of our schools and their leadership teams. For the full statement, please click here. 

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  • Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

    The Georgia Parent Survey has 20 questions and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete it. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.


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  • Learn More About Gifted Parent University 


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  • Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year! 

    Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School. 

    Finalists for this year's award included Nathaniel Snyder, Middle School Teacher of the Year from KIPP Ways Academy and Danielle Gilley Costarides, High School Teacher of the Year from North Atlanta High School. 

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  • Move On When Ready

    Dual enrollment opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school.

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  • 21st Century Atlanta Scholars

    Congratulations! 21st Century Atlanta Scholars: Kaitlin Camp, Paris Jerome & Rifat Mursalin

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    We have four students participating in the All-City All-Star game on January 7, 2012: Corey Hicks, Reginald Stevens, Rashaun Darden & Chris Lipsey.

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  • AP Scholar

    Congratulations to Rifat Mursalin our AP Scholar he earned the College Board’s AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2011 AP Exams.

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  • Georgia All-Star player

    We have one student participating in the Georgia All-Star: Congratulate our own, Corey Hicks

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  • Gold Medal Yearbook Committee

    The Polaris Yearbook Staff has earned a Gold Medal from the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the second year in a row for its 2011 “REVIVE” publication! In addition, the staff earned “All- Columbian Honors” for the reference section of the publication

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  • HTM $30K MDRC Grant recipient

    Hospitality, Tourism & Marketing SLC received a second MDRC $30,000 Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to sustained the (CAPS)Careers Academy Projects with a focus on Career Explorations, College Readiness, and Internships.

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  • JROTC & CHAMPS partnership

    The JROTC Department established a partnership with the More Than Conquerors, Inc. and Morris Brown College to implement the Collegiate Health Awareness Messages Protecting Students (CHAMPS) program. The program is designed to respond and support the need for strategic youth development, teen pregnancy prevention and service learning. The CHAMPS meet with the cadets one class period a week.

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    The winner of the KENO competition was Frederick Douglass High School’s Business SLC team lead by Sedrica Stovall.

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