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9th Grade students listen to Dennis Talbert speak during community time.

Ninth Graders Take "Promise Program" to heart at Frederick Douglass Academy

The Frederick Douglass Promise Program is making a major impact on the ninth graders at Frederick Douglass Academy.  Months in the planning, the program is designed to ease the transition of freshmen to high school and encourages them to excel academically and socially by offering support from administrators, school counselors, parents, teachers, upper-classmen and community leaders. Unlike existing bridge programs, which run 4-6 weeks and focus on brushing up academics for incoming ninth graders, the Promise Program supports students year-round.

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