About JDS Creative Academy

The mission of JDSCA is to advance education and training in the visual, performing and digital arts: theatre, music, creative writing, fine art and digital-production art. JDSCA classes and programs fulfill the VAPA requirements, per the California Education Standard for k-12, the Apprenticeships Standards for the State of California and the Title-17 training standards for Inland Regional, providing hands-on training to the home school, online school, traditional school, and trade-school populations. JDSCA provides opportunities to gain creative enrichment, self-confidence, leadership, and collaborative skills so that our students can obtain the expertise needed to advance to higher arts education and prosper in a competitive marketplace.

About The Founders

In 2010, Scott and Diane Strand, the owners of JDS Video & Media Productions started a Drama Club program which launched in the Temecula Unified School District. There was such a huge response that they decided to create an Actors Studio for all ages to learn the technique and craft of Acting, which is now known as JDS Actors Studio.

The Strands felt that the Temecula Valley area would benefit from advanced education in all the Arts. In addition, they want to help home schooled and online students fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) requirement per the California Education Core Standard, and assist those looking for a career in the arts. To that end, they created the non-profit JDSCA and recruited a group of talented industry professionals training in the arts to make up the Board of Directors.