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Please click here to access more information about Back to School for the 2022-2023 school year!   
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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!
Chromebook Distribution
We will be distributing Chromebooks the first week of school.  To receive a school Chromebook parents must fill out the online permission form.  You can find that HERE.  Please note that you need to enter your student's student number without the S, and then click on the word here when they locate their record.  Then proceed to fill out the form.
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.
Back to School Dates
Welcome to the 22-23 school year at The DeKalb School of the Arts!  We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our scholars and with your support, nothing is impossible.  Please see below for a few important dates that will assist with the opening of this school year.
Open House: Thursday, August 4
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (9th graders/new students)
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (returning students)
First Day of School
  • August 8, 2022
PTSA Back to School Picnic: Saturday, August 13
  • 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Curriculum Night: Thursday, September 8
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Submit DSA Schedule Change Requests by August 12
If you need to change you schedule, click HERE

In the Fall/Spring of 2021-2022 DeKalb School of the Arts allowed students to select courses for the 2022-2023 school year. Students’ first opportunity was presented during Advisement. Students were later offered a second opportunity to drop/add courses when they received a copy of their Course Verification Form. Students who submitted a Course Verification Form to the Counseling Office during that period, were placed in the courses selected during group advisement and/or from their revised course selection and verification form. Students are placed in the courses selected during the advisement process and/or in their updated course verification form. Students were reminded of the following: READ MORE
Lunch Prices for 2022-2023
Please click on the graphic to see the new lunch prices.

2022 Yearbooks
The yearbooks are coming in late July and students can pick them up then. HERE is a live link for you to view the book until then.  We are sold out of books, and no extras were ordered. Be patient with the link, we're still working on the last few pages! 
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.  
DSA Gets Top Marks from the College Board
Congratulations to DSA for being named an AP Access and Support School, an AP Challenge School, an AP School of Distinction, and an AP Expansion School by the College Board as announced by the Georgia Department of Education. We literally qualified in every AP category we were eligible for!  The ones we didn't make were because we don't offer the required AP courses.  Great work students and teachers! You can read the full story in the AJC or HERE.
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...
Two ways to support DSA through linked partners - Amazon Smiles and Publix
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 Amazaon 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!  
Information Regarding Obtaining Supporting School Documents for Driving and Working
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.

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.
Subscribe to DSA's YouTube Channel!
Subscribe to DSA's YouTube channel at  It's a great way to keep up with our latest performances, video announcements, and class projects.
Student Code of Conduct and Social Media Guidelines
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.
Quarantine Guidance
Please visit this DCSD website if you have questions about the district's guidance on Covid and quarantine.
Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, DeKalb School of the Arts would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/ or paraprofessional(s).   Read the entire letter HERE.
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