Frederick Douglass Academy (also known as FDA), formerly known as IS 10, is a co-educational, public middle school and high school for grades 6-12 located in West Harlem, New York City. It is considered by many to be the best college preparatory school in Harlem as it offers programs such as SAT prep courses and internship opportunities. It is also one of the first high schools in Harlem to make wearing a uniform in a public school mandatory.
Frederick Douglass Academy was created in 1991 by "Ms. Patricia Black, Manhattan Superintendent of High Schools, Dr. Bertram Brown, Community School District 5 Superintendent and Dr. Lorraine Monroe (former Deputy Chancellor of Instruction)." It was created as a need to enforce better education in the inner-city area. More importantly, its mission is to have all its students graduate and matriculate. The current principal is Dr. Gregory Hodge.
Frederick Douglass Academy prides itself in its rigorous curriculum which aptly prepares students for college. It offers many Advanced Placement courses which offer the opportunity for students to receive college credit. Some of these AP courses offered are: