• Reaching Higher Levels of Excellence through our Diversity
     
    Anna Murray Douglass Academy #12 is diverse in many ways - in our academic offerings, in our student population, in our variety of arts and cultural activities, and in our partnership with numerous community organizations located here in the South Wedge and throughout the area.
     
    AN EMPHASIS ON ACADEMICS
    • High expectations and rigorous instruction
    • ACE Instruction (Enrichment) for grades 3 - 6
    • Spanish/English Dual Language enrichment program (HOLA) for grades K - 6
    • Honors/Regents classes offered at the 8th grade level

    FOCUS ON THE WHOLE CHILD

    • Clear school-wide procedures and policies for a safe learning environment
    • Recess programs for grades K-6 with support from the GRHF
    • Reflective Zones in each classroom
    • Students take leadership roles and enhance our climate through extracurricular activities 
    • School-Wide Positive Behavior Incentive System (PBIS) with monthly recognition and character traits
    • Primary Choir for grades 1-2
    • Instrumental Strings Program
    • Intermediate Choir for grades 4-6
    • Bell Choir
    • Orff ensemble
    • Band
    • Strong visual arts program
    • Annual Arts/Music Festival

     

    STRONG PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
    • School Based Planning Team (SBPT)
    • Literacy Volunteers Reading Program
    • South Wedge community connections and support
    • Wraparound before and after-school care is available through Rochester Children's Nursery
    • Connected to Frederick Douglass Recreation Center and Frederick Douglass Public library
       

    COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY LIVING

    • Green School participant working towards energy efficiency 
    • School Health Index and Healthy Kids initiatives
    • Commitment to physical education and fitness