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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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  • 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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