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CHOOSE FREDERICK DOUGLASS OPTIONAL HIGH SCHOOL


SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT


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VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE JAN. 27!

  • Join us for our Virtual Open House events on January 27, 2021!  Meet Principal Steward and hear from our amazing teachers. You'll also have the opportunity to learn about all our school programs and why North Memphis Pride starts at Douglass High and how our Optional and Career & Technical Education Programs propels students to graduation, career readiness, and success beyond high school.

     

    Click HERE to join the 5:00 PM Open House.

     

    Download our Virtual Open House Presentation HERE.


ABOUT US

  • North Memphis pride starts at Frederick Douglass Optional High School for a variety of reasons. Check out a few below:

    • Recipient of the SPARK Award for 2020
    • Leadership Memphis Pre-professional Mentoring Program
    • Award-Winning Athletic Programs
    • Award-Winning AJROTC
    • Award-Winning Scholars
    • Dual Credit College Courses
    • Advanced Placement Courses
    • Fine Arts Partnerships & Performances
    • Award-Winning Visual Arts Department
    • Caring Faculty & Staff
    • Supportive Alumni Association
    • Peer Power Partnership
    • Community Partnerships

STUDENT PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

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    Students at Frederick Douglass High School benefit from a variety of stakeholder engagement opportunities sponsored by the National Douglass Alumni Corporation, the Jane Ross ACT Bootcamp, Leadership Memphis, and Peer Power.  In addition to exciting field trip opportunities, students benefit from academic, and career mentoring.  We also have a variety of extracurricular and curricular activities to promote student engagement and development.

    • AJROTC
    • Audio/Video Production
    • Athletics
    • Band
    • Book Club
    • Choir
    • Coding
    • Drama
    • Gardening Club
    • Orchestra
    • Principal's Advisory Council
    • STEM
    • Visual Arts
    • Work-based Learning

CONTACT US

  • As we strive for excellence every day the Douglass way, we are here to assist you in making the best decisions for your student's future! Call our Optional School Coordinator, Mr. Will Latner at 416.0990 or send an email to lattnerdw@scsk12.org for more information about Frederick Douglass Optional High School, the Jewel of North Memphis!


SCHOOL CHOICE FACTS

  • Students who live within our school attendance zone do not have to submit a school choice application.  They can simply register when the early registration period opens for the new school year.

    Students who live outside the attendance zone can submit a General Choice Transfer Application beginning January 26, 2021.  Applications are based on available space in the school and are processed in the order they are received.

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