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DeKalb School of the Arts

Dekalb County Schools

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Upcoming Events

Mar 31

The Wiz

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Apr 1

The Wiz

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Apr 3

Spring Break (school closed)

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Apr 4

Spring Break (school closed)

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Apr 5

Spring Break (school closed)

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Apr 6

Spring Break (school closed)

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Apr 7

Spring Break (school closed)

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Apr 14

Spring Art Show

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Apr 28

Iris Bloom Film Festival

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Apr 29

Fringe Festival

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Apr 29

New Student Tea

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May 6

SPA Banquet

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May 12

Senior Awards Night

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May 22


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May 24

Last Day of School

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Latest News

Come See the Wiz!
DSA’s Production of “The Wiz” opens tonight and runs through April 1! Join Dorothy and friends as they ease on down the road to the Emerald City to see the Wiz. You can buy tickets HERE.
DSA Once Again Named AP Honor School
Once again DSA has been named an Advanced Placement Honor School by the Georgia Department of Education in the three categories it was eligible to excel in.  The categories are: AP Access and Support, AP Challenge (the only one in DCSD), and we are once again an AP School of Distinction.  Congratulations DSA students!
Congratulations to Our STAR Student and T...
On February 10, DSA’s STAR Student Stephanie Vaughn and STAR Teacher Ms. Galatioto-Ruff were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Decatur. Stephanie was able to share her future plans, hobbies, and reasons for choosing Ms. G-Ruff with the other winners from DeKalb County. Congrats to both!  
New Orchestra Teacher
Welcome to Mr. Jonathan Carmack, our new orchestra teacher!  Mr. Carmack moved up here from Savannah and has been teaching for twelve years.  He looks forward to helping our students receive superiors in LGPE and sending them to All State.  Mr. Carmack also enjoys playing the violin and French horn when not teaching.  Be sure to drop in and say hi and make him feel welcome!
Visual Arts Students Take Top Honors
DSA Visual Arts students took top honors at the 2023 National Art Honor Society Leadership Conference at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Jan. 21 - 22. Our NAHS students won monetary scholarships awarded by the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA), participated in workshops they'll bring back to our local chapter, and won the sidewalk chalk challenge with our new fire ant mascot design by Aaralyn Ellison. The team got first dibs on a mural to take home, a bag of goodies from SCAD, and a gift card for a bunch of Dominos pizzas! 
Best of Show in NAHS Electronic Pin-Up Show: Lindsay Torres 
1st Place GAEA Portfolio Scholarship: Ella Kemmerly 
2nd Place GAEA Portfolio Scholarship: Ella Shiver 
Sidewalk Chalk Champions: Sophia Ocfemia, Sean-Thomas Whitlock, Lindsay Torres, Ella Shiver and Ella Kemmerly
Chromebook Accessories
Have you lost your Chromebook, charger or bag?  Remember you are responsible for turning it in at the end of the year!  If you need to order a replacement, you may do so HERE. If you're ordering a replacement charger, choose the Acer Spin 311/511.
Senior Yard Signs
Seniors!  It's time to order your yard sign!  The early bird special before February 28th is $35.00, and after it is $40.00.  All orders must be placed before April 14th.  You can find the order form HERE.
DSA Ranks Eighth in State
US News & World Report once again RANKS DSA in the top ten high schools in Georgia for the 2021-2022 school year.  According to the rankings, we're first in the district, fifth in Metro Atlanta, eighth in the state and #284 in the country.  Even during a pandemic DSA has managed to keep academics up and once again place in the top ten.  
The PTSA Needs Your Support!
Prior PTSA meeting minutes and treasurer reports can be found at the official WEBSITE.  The PTSA supports the school and last year the PTSA did the following: 1) gave out over $5000 in grants to teachers to pay for art supplies, SmartMusic subscriptions for the entire music department, Horton dance instruction, Reading Bowl books, transportation for Drama Ensemble 2) paid for the Parchment subscription so our students can get their official transcripts, 3) paid for TimeCenter to schedule counselor appointments, 4) paid for program printing for Premiere Weekend, 5) supported farewell gifts for our seniors, 6) purchased pizza for SPA Dance and student auditions, 7) provided meals during Teacher/Staff Appreciation week and tokens of appreciation for faculty/staff, 8) supported a back to school picnic, plus many other things.  READ MORE...
22-23 Bell Schedules
Here are the bell schedules for the 22/23 school year.  Please note that we will regularly have advisory (shown as homeroom on your class schedule) on Wednesday only this year, so we have a Wednesday schedule, and a schedule for the other four days.  AM and PM activity schedules are also shown here.  Schedules for the first week of school will be: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday--AM Activity Schedule.  Wednesday--Wednesday Schedule and Friday--PM Activity Schedule.

Students should report to their homeroom first thing on Monday Morning.  Note that the school day is 8:10-3:10 this year. See you all Monday at 8:10!
Lunch Prices for 2022-2023
Please click on the graphic to see the new lunch prices.

Satellite Bus Schedule
If your student needs transportation to DSA, there are two shuttle busses to DSA, one leaving from Lakewood High School, and one from Memorial Drive.  You can find the schedule HERE.
Information Regarding Obtaining Supportin...
Driving Permits
Students seeking to obtain a driving permit should obtain a Certificate of School Enrollment form. This form can be obtained from Ms. Howard. Please email her HERE. These forms are only valid for thirty days, so do not request it more than a month in advance.
Driver's License
Students seeking to obtain their driver's license need to request a Certificate of School Enrollment and their ADAP Certificate. The school will only have the ADAP if the student took ninth grade health at DSA. If the student attended another school in ninth grade, then the ADAP form must be obtained from that specific school. Please EMAIL Ms. Howard to obtain these forms. Keep in mind that requests should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the DDS appointment date. Due to the pandemic, in-person document pick-up is limited and must be scheduled. All pick-ups will be scheduled via email with Ms. Howard. 
Work Permits
Students in need of a work permit must follow the Georgia Department of Labor guidelines. Please visit this SITE and follow these instructions. Keep in mind that employment must be secured before a work permit can be processed. Please EMAIL Ms. Howard once these steps have been followed or if there are any questions regarding the process.

Connecting to Canvas for Parents
Parents, if you need help connecting to Canvas, you can find instructions HERE.
Two ways to support DSA through linked pa...
Want to earn free money for DeKalb School of the Arts? Amazon Smiles donates a portion of every purchase from Amazon a charity/program of your choice. Log into Amazon Smiles HERE. You will select DeKalb School of the Arts, then start shopping. Shoppers do have to go through this site for donations to be collected. It will allow you access to your regular Amazon account. Publix Partners now requires shoppers to go to their website, register a phone number, and select the receiving organization. Click HERE to sign-up. Every time you shop at Publix, enter your phone number to register purchases which generates a donation to DSA. Thanks to these great partners - every dollar helps!  
Student Code of Conduct and Social Media ...
If you're looking for the Student Code of Conduct or the Social Media Guidelines you can find them on our About Us page.  You can find DCSD's Virtual Learning Support for Students HERE.

Mission & Vision

The vision of the DeKalb County School District is to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence. Our mission is to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning. We are making this vision and mission a reality – every day, in every classroom throughout the District.

Through community forums, focus groups, listening sessions, and more, we have engaged our stakeholders, refined our objectives, honed our procedures, and formulated a robust, highly-structured yet agile and adaptive strategic plan. We are pleased with the progress we have made thus far, and excited about the future – of our District, our community, and, most importantly, the 100,000+ students who daily bring to us their limitless potential.

The District has created performance measures, targets, and initiatives to ensure success in each goal area. A monitoring and data collection process has been developed, and rigorous progress check procedures have been implemented. At the local level, on-going training sessions are offered to all principals in order to support the work of aligning, refining, monitoring, and evaluating the continuous improvement efforts of each individual school.

As a community of learners, we are committed to excellence in everything we do – within the classroom and throughout the District. This continuous improvement process permeates each aspect of our Strategic Plan, and we are honored to partner with you to make it a reality for all.

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