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General Information


Thank you for visiting the Frederick Douglass High School web site.  Feel free to browse our pages to find out more about our school.  For specific information about our school's schedule, history, location and demographics please visit our About Us page.

School Hours

8:30 AM - 3:10 PM

Supply List

Students will receive supply lists from their specific teachers the first and second day of school.  High school students have very different schedules so it is difficult to provide complete supply lists ahead of time.  Here are a few recommended supplies for the first day of school:

  1. School Uniforms

  2. Personal data drive ("thumb drive"), at least 1GB in size

  3. ID Pouch to be worn around the neck (ID chains will be provided as needed.)

  4. Single subject notebook with clean tear out pages or a small 3 ring binder with college ruled paper for notes and work the first week of school

  5. Pens (black or blue and red) and mechanical pencils (or a good supply of sharpened #2 pencils)

  6. Personal hole punch (one that inserts into a 3-ring binder)

  7. Personal stapler

  8. TI-82 or higher graphing calculator

  9. See-through or mesh book bag (Solid color book bags are not permitted in class.)

  10. Students taking a foreign language class should have a personal set of headphones to utilize our new language computer program.

Printable version of Supply List

Check the Staff Page to see if your child's teacher has posted an individual supply list.

Art Competition


The Frederick Douglass High School Art Club earns an honorable mention in the county snow plow painting competition.

School Improvement Data and Information

Frederick Douglass High School has been successful in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements.  You can review our School Improvement Plan and state testing results here.

School Improvement Plan - Executive Summary for Frederick Douglass HIgh


Easy ways to help raise funds for our school can be found on the Fundraiser page.  Check the page periodically for any new fundraisers.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Interested in Technology?

Check out the Patriots Technology Training Center.  Information about their organization can be found at http://www.patriots-ttc.org/.  They have a summer camp, competitions, and more.

Personal Preparation Guide

For essential information regarding awareness and safety issues in times of crisis please consult the Personal Preparation Guide published by the Washington Post.

State Testing

High School Assessments will soon be here. Find out more information about High School Assessments at www.mdk12.org.

College Savings

There are different options to pay for your child's college education.  Many states offer savings plans, including Maryland.  Please view the College Savings Flyer to attend information sessions about your options.

Sports Programs

In order for your child to participate in extra curricular programs, including all sports, he or she must maintain a 2.0 GPA the quarter prior to the beginning of that sport's season.  He/she must also have a current physical on file. Make sure you have made or make an appointment for sports physicals, as a student cannot participate in any sport without one.  Coaches can be contacted directly regarding tryouts.  Participation and Physical forms can be downloaded from the PGCPS web site.

SAT Question of the Day

As students plan for their future one of the main focuses should be preparing for the SAT.  Our web site has an SAT section and useful links to more SAT information.  Visit our web site each day to practice with the SAT Question of the Day.



Devon Bridges Selected to All Starr Team

On behalf of the staff and students at FDHS we would like to congratulate 3-year standout middle linebacker Devon Bridges for being selected to represent Frederick Douglass in the state's largest all-star football game, "The Maryland Crab Bowl." The game will take place this Saturday at the Towson University Football Stadium at 1:00. Tickets will be sold at the gate and the cost is $10. Come out and see the top talent of the D.C. metropolitan area go head-to-head with the Baltimore metro area in a hard hitting affair. Devon is 1 of 14 players that have been selected to represent P.G. County on a 44 man roster.

HSA Assistance for Seniors

FDHS offers AVP and/or CEP courses to assist those SENIORS who have not passed the HSA. If the student is not enrolled in an AVP or CEP course the parent should contact the Professional School Counselor.

Student Service Hours

ALL students are encouraged to complete their student service hours requirements as soon as possible.  It is a graduation requirement which will be harder to meet in the next school year due to increased regulations.  Click here for further information.

Senior Class Page

The Senior Class Page contains all information regarding class meetings, class officers, senior packages and the SAT and ACT tests.

Graduation & Important Dates

Class of 2009's Commencement Exercises
Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Graduation Rehearsal:
Date: Monday, June 8, 2009
Time: TBD
Location: Frederick Douglass High School Gymnasium

Senior Class Picnic:
Date: Friday, June 5, 2009
Time: TBD
Location: Information provided via All Call and senior flyer

Senior Prom:
Date: Friday, May 29, 2009
Time: 8:00 - 12:00
Location: Camelot by Martin's, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

School Activities Calendar

Click here for a printable School Activities Calendar for the current month.

Parent Resource Center

Visit our Parent Resource Center page to view the 2nd Quarter Newsletter.


You may register your child 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the counseling center.  You must provide 2 proofs of residency (lease, utility bill, etc..), current shot records, and a copy of a recent physical in order to register your child.  A copy of his/her most recent report card would also help in the scheduling process.

FDHS Parent/Student Email List

Click here to provide your email to receive information about upcoming events and special announcements.

Uniform Policy Changes


We have modified the Mandatory Uniform Policy for the 2008-2009 school year.  Please review the policy so you are prepared.  Ordering information is also available in the front office. You can also view our Questions & Answers document.


Any questions, please contact Mrs. Agyeman at 301-952-2400 ext 252 or email at serwa.agyeman@pgcps.org.


Sports Schedules


All sports schedules are posted on a Digital Sports now. 

Parent Resource Center

You can find updated information on our Parent Resource Center page and our PTSA page.

Sports Eligibility

Prince George's County has modified the eligibility requirements for participation in athletics.  Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA with no failing grades in order to participate in interscholastic athletics.

Students Visit Japan

The 2006-2007 Japanese Club visited our sister school Yamato Nishi High in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan.  View the Japan 2007 Page for pictures and details from the trip.

English and Language Arts Summer Assignments

The summer assignments for advanced placement and honors English and Language Arts are now posted on the English Page.

PTSA Newsletter

Please read our PTSA Newsletter to find out more information about what is going on at Frederick Douglass High School, the HSA graduation requirements, and with your PTSA.

Student to Business Partnerships

A group of our students recently visited the Ingenium Corporation, one of our business partners.  Click here to view pictures of the visit.

Seniors - Final Transcript Requests
Pick up a Transcript Request from guidance and return it with a stamped envelope addressed to your college or institution with your own address as the return address and we will mail your final transcript.

Homework Help

The Maryland Public Libraries are offering online homework help.  The website is www.tutor.com/marylandClick here to see the flyer that includes the steps and times.


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FDHS Address & Phone Numbers
Rudolph Saunders, Principal

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Revised 09/17/08