Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

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Basic Information

Address: 2445 San Diego Rd Jacksonville, FL 32207
County: Duval
School District: Duval County Public Schools
Phone Number: (904) 346-5620
Fax Number: (904) 346-5636
Principal: Jackie Cornelius

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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
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Additional Information

School Type: Public Magnet Arts High School
School Mascot: Puffin
Ages/Grades: 9-12
School Setting:

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 broad arts curriculum, offers students an opportunity to excel in a chosen discipline while preparing them for post-secondary education.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:25 - 3:25pm
School Size: 1200
Classroom Size: 25-30

At Douglas Anderson, we believe that the arts define us. We believe that the arts enrich all human endeavors by bridging differences among people and teaching creative and critical thinking skills. Providing a creative atmosphere where our students can realize their artistic dreams is integral to our mission as a National Leader School. Our talented faculty nourishes each student’s creativity and artistic vision, enabling our students to flourish artistically.


Courses offered: 10 Language Arts, 10 Social Studies, 12 Mathematics, 11 Science, 4 Foreign Language, 25 Visual Arts, 22 Instrumental, 17 , 3 Physical Education, 12 Vocal, 17 Piano, 4 Physical Education, 30 Theatre, 15 Cinematic Arts, 23 Dance, 16 Creative Writing.

Dual Enrollment Courses and Industry Certification—Dual Enrollment in AP Art 2D Design, AP Portfolio Drawing, Printmaking, Acting III, Acting IV, Theatre History, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Ballet Junior & Senior levels, AP Literature, and AP Language is offered through Florida State College of Jacksonville. This year DA will be offering entering ninth graders the opportunity to enter the AP Scholars Program, and those in Cinematic Arts will be provided the opportunity to earn Industry Certification in Editing and Post Production.
Advanced Placement (AP), AP Scholars Program, and Honors Courses—AP English Literature/AP Biology/AP Portfolio Drawing/AP Music Theory/AP United States History/AP Statistics/AP Calculus A/B/AP Government/AP English Language/AP Spanish/AP Physics B/AP World History/AP Art History/AP Art 3D Design/AP Art 2D Design/AP Micro Economics/AP Environmental Science.
Advanced and honors courses are offered in English, math,science, social studies, and world languages.
Arts Programs:

1.  Cinematic Arts

2.  Creative Writing

3.  Dance

4.  Instrumental

5.  Piano

6.  Theatre

7.  Technical Theatre

8.  Visual Arts

9.  Vocal

School Championships:

Best Music Program—Grammy Foundation, 2010
Best Academic High School” - Newsweek, Top 1%, 2010
Best National Exemplary Arts High school—Arts Schools Network
Florida A+ School
Gibson Guitar Grant, Recipient —one of three nationwide
Best Performing Arts High School Symphonic Band—Downbeat magazine
Essentially Duke Ellington High School Jazz Band Winner 2006

Mission Statement:

 DA’s mission is to be the best arts high school in the nation.