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  • 9th Grade Universal Screening

    Duval County Public Schools is committed to improving the culture and climate of our schools and supporting the whole child. One way we are addressing the whole child is by looking at student strengths and areas of concern for social, emotional, and behavioral well-being.  

    As mandated by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act – your child will participate in universal screening (Behavioral Intervention Monitoring Assessment System: BIMAS-2) to identify student needs, provide prevention and/or positive supports and intervention.  The survey will be administered in October to help support students. This survey will also help promote social emotional well-being for all students.   


    For more information, and/or if you would prefer that your child not participate in the universal screening, please complete and sign this form, and return it to your student's English teacher by Friday October 2, 2020. 

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  • Wellness Wednesdays

    Wellness Wednesday is a state mandated program designed to be a school-wide pause in which teachers and students engage in 30 minute lessons related to mental and emotional health. The goal of the Mental Health Education Initiative is to teach students to identify signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, and how to access help for themselves and their peers.  Click here to read more.

    Wellness Wednesdays will take place on the last instructional Wednesday of the month, however, the August 26th date has been moved to this coming Wednesday, September 2nd. 

    This year we will deliver Wellness Wednesday instruction through first block (A1 or B5) and will be on a special bell schedule seen here.   As we are currently conducting all instruction on Wednesdays virtually, the Wellness Wednesday lessons will be taught via Teams to all students.    

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  • Parent / Guardian Focus Accounts

    Focus school software is the primary communications tool for all Duval County Public Schools.  Through Focus, parents have access to student grades, progress reports, report cards, attendance records, teacher e-mails and more!  If you don't have a Focus account, please CLICK HERE for instructions to create one.

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    Welcome To DA!

    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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