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  • DA Musicians Selected for Prestigious National Band/Orchestra Programs

    Don Zentz, the Director of Jazz Studies and Ted Shistle, Band Director, at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, are proud to announce that their students have been selected for inclusion in three of the most distinctive high school honor jazz bands and orchestras in the nation: The National Youth Orchestra (TJ Shistle), National Youth Orchestra Jazz Band (Maurice Chakour) and Next Generation Jazz Orchestra (Giovanni Martinez and Beckett Miles).

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  • Laptops available for students in need

    Read our FAQ for more information.

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  • Tina Wilson Confirmed as DA's Permanent Principal.

    District administration announces that Tina Wilson, a DA graduate, will continue as the permanent principal of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Congratulations, Ms. Wilson!

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  • Class of 2022

    Check the Senior Class Information Page for all of the latest information on Grad-Bash, Senior Activities, and Graduation. If you missed the Virtual Senior Meeting on March 29, you will also find the presentation from that event.

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    Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is a Duval County Public School for students grades 9 through 12 with a desire for intensive study in the arts.

    Established as an arts school in 1985, the school attracts students from all parts of North Florida and South Georgia who have talent in dance, instrumental or vocal music, performance or technical theatre, film and video production, creative writing, and visual arts.

    A high academic standard, coupled with a broad arts curriculum, offers students an opportunity to excel in a chosen discipline while preparing them for post-secondary education.

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