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Cafeteria Openings

The schedule is great: afternoons, weekends and holidays off! Full-time employees are eligible for benefits, including health insurance and retirement.

Step 1: Complete the Online Employment Application.

Step 2: E-mail with your application reference number, full legal name and phone number. You will immediately receive an e-mail with instructions.

Step 3: Supply copies of required documents to the hiring manager.

  • Proof of 10th grade education (mandatory, no exceptions)
  • Florida driver’s license or Florida ID card
  • Social Security card (do not fax or e-mail)

Please e-mail or call 863-647-4804, ext. 1, for the location and time to deliver in person.





Fall picture day will be on Tuesday, September 26th

Yes, these are the pictures that will go in the yearbook!
We will have a makeup picture day; however it is important that pictures are taken this day for student IDs to get printed. Picture orders can be placed online or by sending cash/check with the order form.

September LIM News

The Leader in Me Family Learning Squad invites you to join with your students in practicing the 7 Habits by being informed through our monthly newsletter. The Family Learning Squad is composed of students, teachers, and volunteers with the common goal of including and communicating with our DSA families. Check out the Leader in Me page or download the newsletter HERE.

Student Safety is our #1 Priority.

We are monitoring weather conditions daily using Polk County Public Schools Weather Advisory Guidelines for Physical Education and Recess.  Student safety is our #1 priority.  Teachers are checking weather conditions daily prior to recess, PE and outdoor activities to ensure student safety.  In the event of a day where the heat advisory is above 99 degrees, teachers will have indoor activities to replace outdoor recess and PE.  This also includes ESTAR recess and outdoor activities. Students always have access to water and shade while outdoors.  Please help us make sure your child knows that they do not have to ask permission to use the outdoor water fountains.

Protect Your Device!

Polk County Schools provides digital devices to all students for educational use. You can protect your device by investing in a low cost insurance covering accidental damage, loss and theft. Unlimited claims, full transferability, with no deductibles and no hidden fees! Purchase online at Device Protection.



Leadership at DSA

Check out the Leader in Me page to see how we use Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits as a “Leader in Me” Lighthouse school. There will be a monthly LIM newsletter posted on the page to give ideas and inspiration of how you can practice the 7 habits at home as your student works through the habits at school.

Davenport School of the Arts was recently certified by FranklinCovey Education as being a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. DSA is one of only 650 schools worldwide to achieve this designation. To learn more about the process of becoming a Leader in Me Lighthouse School and what that means, read the entire Press Release.


TSA LogoTSA Supporters Needed

Please feel free to print and distribute our sponsorship letter and distribute to any businesses that would be interested in supporting our team and advancing our student’s STEM education. For more information about TSA, click HERE.


Sponsors Needed!

Would you like to sponsor filling our staff’s bucket and emotional bank account?

At DSA we LOVE blessing our staff! 

We would like to do this monthly beginning at the end of September.  We are looking for a business sponsor who would be willing to pick a month to support.  If you or someone you know is interested in blessing DSA staff members, please email Mrs. Braaten at


Space Night Highlights

Space Night was out of this world again! Check out the picture gallery to find out why.


Continue to Support DSA

Continue to clip box tops and Tyson labels while you are home. See the links below for more instructions.

Box Top Collections

Tyson Chicken Labels


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Get important information for parents including enrollment, and parent portal.

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Links for lessons, communication, and resources.

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Middle School

Links for lessons, communication, and resources.