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    Congratulations to ALL of our students participating in and earning honors in District Thespians in December 2021!! Theater programs from Douglas Anderson, Mandarin High School, Paxon School of Advanced Studies, Sandalwood, and Stanton all brought home huge honors including Superior and Excellent ratings as well as Critic's Choice awards! We have a number of students who will represent their programs and our district at the upcoming State Thespians event! Stay tuned for more celebrations!


    Our customers

    DCPS Theatre teachers, community members and businesses and indirectly, students, principals, and classroom teachers

    Our goals

    • To make the Arts such a vital part of education that every child is provided arts experiences as part of their educational experience in Duval County;
    • To assist theatre teachers in reaching their goal of educating children in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of theatre;
    • To provide teachers with the necessary resources to reach their goals;
    • To keep theatre teachers informed of and involved with news and activities relevant to their programs;
    • To be a liaison between classroom teachers and the administrative network, providing funding and regulations for theatre programs in the schools;
    • To be a liaison between schools and community groups or businesses with an interest in supporting theatre education.



    Dr. Laurie Hoppock, Director of the Arts

    Fine Arts Office
    2924 Knights Lane East
    Building 10
    Jacksonville, FL 32216

    Amanda Pfisterer, Elementary Music Specialist

    Music Resource Center
    Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology
    7450 Wilson Blvd | Room 305
    Jacksonville, FL 32210