Douglas Anderson

Schools grapple with commencement changes during Coronavirus pandemic

Schools grapple with commencement changes during Coronavirus pandemic

They were born in the shadow of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in United States history, and now members of the Class of 2020 have also been dealt another unsettling blow: graduating amidst a devastating global pandemic. In mid-March when most schools in Jacksonville’s historic districts complied with directives from Gov. Ron DeSantis and Mayor […]

Extravaganza showcases student’s artistic talents

Extravaganza showcases student’s artistic talents

It was a evening of celebration as major donors, former and current Jacksonville City Council members, Duval County Public School leaders, local school board members and parents joined local arts connoisseurs at Douglas Anderson School for the Arts 34th Annual Extravaganza, Feb. 7 at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts. The event offered […]

Rave reviews for ASN Conference from arts community

Rave reviews for ASN Conference from arts community

Jacksonville’s reputation as a thriving arts community climbed substantially in the estimation of many arts school educators and leaders from around the world when the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) Foundation hosted the four-day 2019 Arts School Network (ASN) Conference in late October. A nonprofit organization, ASN was founded in 1981 as an […]

Douglas Anderson students share New Year’s reflections

Douglas Anderson students share New Year’s reflections

Samantha Hill, Senior, Classical Guitar What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year and why?  Media entertainment. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with school work or college applications, I turn to YouTube videos, Twitter drama and Snapchat stories. These things are all great, but not when I have very close upcoming due […]