DA Spotlight News & Announcements

  • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts - Awards Ceremony 2022

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  • Hazel Heath Available to DA Students this Summer!

    Hazel Health and Duval County Public Schools have partnered to provide same day urgent care visits at home for students this Summer! This service is no cost for Duval County Public School families.

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  • Transportation Request Required for all DA students wishing to ride the bus in 2022-2023

    If your child will be riding the bus for the 2022-2023 school year, you will need to register for a bus stop. Once you register, your child will be assigned to a bus stop based on your home address. Bus stop registration will be available in FOCUS beginning June 13.

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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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  • Join us in congratulating Ms. Shaneka Ferrell, our 2021 Teacher of the Year

    We are so proud to honor Ms. Shaneka Ferrell, the chair our of School Counseling Department, as the 2021 DA Teacher of the Year. Ms. Ferrell gives 110% to everything she does, and is a true asset to the school.

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  • Lunch & Learn at DA

    The Lunch & Learn program returned to Douglas Anderson this year. This program allows students to get 30 additional minutes of help from teachers and peer tutors each day. Click the headline for more information on the program.

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  • Join the DA PTSA online

    If you are a teacher, student or have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew or neighbor, etc. at DA then you should join today. Community members also welcome. Only $7.50 for individual memberships, these funds are vital for teacher back to school breakfast, teacher luncheons, AB honor roll students, senior breakfast, and many other things!

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Douglas Anderson

    Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is scheduled to offer Dose #2 of the COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, September 21 to all students who participated in the first vaccine event. Click on the headline above for the consent form, or visit www.duvalschools.org/vax for more information.

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  • Welcome to DA for the 2021-2022 School Year

    We are excited about beginning another year at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA), and we are pleased that you will be with us for the 2021-2022 school year. DA is a special school that offers you an opportunity to develop your talent and interest in the arts, as well as excel in the academics.

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  • DA Offering Student Ambassadors Class

    We are bringing back the DA Student Ambassador’s class and we are looking for interested candidates. Students in this class will take field trips to middle schools to help recruit students for DA. They will also create press releases for local publications and promote DA on social media. Students interested in joining the class should complete the survey in Microsoft Forms. They can also see Ms. Hammer or Ms. Cinotti for more information.

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