Welcome to the Frederick Douglass Academy at the Keith Center.
This school is designed to help students who struggle with decision-making learn more appropriate patterns of behavior by using our level system in conjunction with the Girls' and Boys' Town behavior model "The Well Managed Classroom." The Frederick Douglass Academy staff is updated yearly on the use of this model, and it works well as it makes the student think about each decision made during the day. It also helps parents and staff communicate during the most critical first weeks of school at the Frederick Douglass Academy.
While behavior remediation is our primary concern, academic issues are not ignored. Students are taught with the same books and curriculum used in the mainstream. Special attention is paid to any weak academic areas caused by missed class time. MCAS is the focus at every grade level, and the same district wide benchmark tests are used to evaluate student ability so that individualized remedial work can be planned as needed.
We are proud to offer a Brockton Public School Diploma to students who fulfill district requirements and pass MCAS. We offer a large choice of vocational education opportunities, and can boast that two of our activities are taught by a Massasoit professor. We currently offer two electives, and are enriched by our relationship with many community partners.
The Frederick Douglass Academy will continue to grow and learn as an educational community - changing to meet the needs of the students we teach. You can find out more about us by reading our handbook.