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  • Hurricane Irma MakeUp Days

    To address the six instructional days lost to Hurricane Irma, the following date changes were approved by the Duval County School Board:

    February 2 is now a full instructional day (previous Weather Day)
    Six Early Release Days are now full instructional days:

    • November 1
    • November 15
    • January 17
    • February 28
    • March 14
    • May 16

    (Note: Two of the six days were declared a State Emergency by the state of Florida and waived.)

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  • Florida SAT Fee Waiver

    The College Board is offering a free November SAT and CSS Profile fee waiver for students in Florida. Students who have already registered for the November SAT can call Customer Service to receive a refund. Students can register and contact Customer Service through October 25. For those who have not registered yet, students must register and pay for the November SAT and then contact College Board at 866-756-7346 to receive a refund. Students will need to identify that they live in Duval and provide their address.

    For the CSS Profile fee waiver, students should go to cssprofile.org, complete their application, and the system will automatically apply eligibility rules. To reach CSS Profile Customer Service, please call 844-202-0524

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  • The Teen Safe Driving Program

    Did you know that Duval County offers free safe driving courses on weekends to help you to get your learner's permit?  Click Here to find out more!

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  • Free School Lunch Available
    Due to the wide ranging effects that Hurricane Irma has had on the state, Duval County, its citizens, and families, the Florida Department of Agriculture has authorized every child in DCPS to be provided a meal at no charge from today Sept 18th through Oct 20th, this does not include ala carte items on the menu, only complete meals. During this time frame, families will not have to worry about providing lunch to their children as many recover from catastrophic damage to their homes. No paperwork is require to be entitled to receive this meal at no charge.

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  • Remind 101 - Sign Up
    Parents can now sign up for grade-level specific notifications from DA.  Find out more!
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  • DA

    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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