Senior Families- Sign up for your Individual Senior Family Meetings with your student’s College Counselor!

Da Vinci Design’s College Counselors will be holding individual senior family meetings throughout the month of September. Sign up early to reserve a day/time most convenient for you. An informational handout will be given to your student.

In the meetings, your counselor will discuss with you and your student:

  • Post secondary plans
  • Refining college list
  • College Entrance Exams
  • Naviance
  • FAFSA/CSS Profile
  • Alternative post high school options as appropriate
  • Important dates/deadlines
  • College Applications
  • Any individual questions you may have

And more!

Click on the link below to sign up for your meeting via your counselor’s Sign Up Genius (Make sure you sign up for meetings with the appropriate counselor, caseload is divided based off last names).

Pamela Baker (Last names A-GL):

Rachel Fusco (Last names Go-O):

Erin Knott (Last names P-Z):

We look forward to meeting with you!

First Day of School (August 22) Reminders!

Hello Designers!

The new school year is almost upon us! We are so excited to welcome our new DVD family members as well as those of you who are returning.

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 22 and we start promptly at 9:00 am.  We are starting the year at the Da Vinci Design campus located at 12501 S. Isis Ave in Hawthorne as our new facility is not quite yet ready for us.

We suggest arriving between 8:30-8:40 to avoid heavy traffic during drop-off. Please review the previous post regarding traffic safety, flow and etiquette. 

Students will receive their schedules in their Advisory class, which is the first class they attend on Tuesday.  If your student is unsure who their advisory teacher is, there will be giant signs hanging on the front gate. They are broken down alphabetically and by grade-level.  Find your name and you will be able to see the name of your advisory teacher next to it.  Administrators and counselors will be available to help students get to the appropriate classrooms.

Here’s to another amazing year at DVD. We’ll see you soon!

PowerSchool Disabled

Hello Designers. We hope you are having a nice summer.

We want to inform you that PowerSchool is disabled while we are working on student schedules. You will not be able to log in or access any of the information stored there this week. Many times, we go through many iterations of a schedule before it is finalized, so much is still changing and being edited. You will receive your schedule on the first day of school as in all past school years.

We look forward to welcoming you back on August 22nd!

Update: First Day of School and New Building Construction

Da Vinci Design families and students,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer! We are excited to start the 2017-18 school year, welcoming both our new and returning students back to DVD.

As you may have already heard or seen, the opening of the new building at 201 N. Douglas is delayed for approximately 6-8 weeks. If you would like to review details regarding the delay, you can do so HERE.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we ensure the safety and preparedness of our new home.

Fortunately, we have a lot of practice launching a successful and exciting first day on our existing DVD campus – get ready for one more! We will be starting our school year at the Da Vinci Design site located at 12501 S. Isis Avenue and the first day of school remains on Tuesday, August 22nd.  We will begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:55 pm (returning families, this is the same as last year).  We will maintain this bell schedule at the new site.  Students – remember to look for your name on the lists near the front gate on day 1 and note who your advisory teacher is; this is the first class you will report to and here you will receive your schedule.

While we are disappointed that we cannot begin the year at our new home, we know that it will be an excellent start regardless of location because of the amazing students and staff that make DVD the very special place it is.

Please let us know if you have any questions as the school year approaches. We look forward to seeing you all on August 22nd!

Kate Parsons

Principal, Da Vinci Design

Police Activity near Campus – Update for Families

Parents & families, an incident involving police activity occurred on Aviation Blvd. between El Segundo Blvd. and Rosecrans Blvd. near the 360 housing development around 10:00 am this morning. Upon hearing this, we immediately went into a soft lock down and contacted the police.  They shared with us that the suspect was already in custody and that we were cleared from lock down.  We will ensure there is additional staff presence at the dismissal of summer school today at noon.

Class of 2017 – Antioch University Transcript Update

Class of 2017: If you are a student attending a Cal State or UC college in the fall, and if you listed your Antioch college courses on your application, your college is expecting to receive your Antioch transcript. Antioch shared they would mail them to the DVD front office but they have NOT arrived as of today, Monday June 26, 2017. Please note – your Da Vinci Design final transcripts WERE sent out two weeks ago by your counselors.

We are working to obtain these as soon as possible, and are hoping they arrive by tomorrow (Tuesday 6/27), but in the meantime we strongly advise you to do the following:

  • Contact the admissions office at your college and tell them that you were enrolled in a college program at your high school campus (Antioch University) and the transcript they have sent to Da Vinci Design has not arrived yet. Let them know you will be able to pick it up from DVD upon their arrival (hopefully this week!) and mail it to them once you do so.


  • You can go to the Antioch University LA office in Culver City and pick up a copy of your transcript and mail it to your school by no later than Thursday, June 29 so that it arrives by July 1.
  • Their office is located at: 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

Last Day of School – Wed 6/7 + Summer School Info

Last Day – Minimum Day Tomorrow

Designers, tomorrow is the last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year.  We have a minimum day for all students running from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm.


June 7 schedule

Summer School Info

If you are in need of recovering credit and are enrolled in summer school, Session 1 summer classes begin on June 13 and run from 8:00 am-12:00 pm daily until June 29. Session 2 runs from July 5-July 21.  Many of you have already received a form from your counselors and need to turn them in as soon as possible. As outlined in the registration form, uou are not allowed more than one absence (or three tardies, as 3 tardies = 1 absence).


Congratulations, Class of 2017! We look forward to your graduation this evening!

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