Archive for May 20, 2018

Week 35 Update

DVD families,

We hope your students had an amazing time at Prom this past Friday, 5/18. Our seniors head off to Disneyland’s Grad Nite event this Tuesday, 5/22.

For the rest of our students, this week is a regular schedule and leads into the 3-day Memorial weekend. The last day for seminar classes is this Thursday, 5/24.

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Summer SAT prep

Attention Da Vinci families! We are pleased to announce that this Summer we will be offering an SAT Prep Course leading up to the August 25th SAT testing date. The course is a $499 value, but Da Vinci is able to offer it to our students for only $99. Need-based scholarships are also available (please contact the Principal). The course includes 2 full practice tests, 24 hours of instruction, and all materials. Exact dates for the course are below:

Practice Exam #1: 7/22

Week 1: 7/23, 7/25, 7/27

Week 2: 7/30, 8/1, 8/3

Week 3: 8/6

Practice Exam #2: 8/8

Week 3 cont.: 8/10

First Day of School: 8/14

Actual SAT Test Date: 8/25

Classes will take place from 9am to 12pm on campus and the practice exams will takes place from 9am until about 1:30pm (also on campus).

This is a tremendous opportunity for both rising Juniors and Seniors to increase their SAT scores and bolster their college resumes, so don’t miss out! Sign up at:

Use the code “dvcfamily” ***each school should make sure to change to “dvdfamily” or “dvsfamily” accordingly before posting***  at checkout for the discount!

Any questions not related to scholarships can be sent to Ivy Prep at

Spaces are limited and will fill up, so sign up today!

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women

Dear DVD Seniors, 
Skin Care Ox, a beauty and wellness company, is awarding $4,000/year in college scholarships to support the health of college women.
The scholarship is called The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women and each quarter the company awards two $500 scholarships + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to high school women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 
 Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:
    • Award: 2x $500
    • Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year
    • Eligibility:
        + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
        + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
        + Must identify as female.
        + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!
 There is still time to apply before the upcoming deadlines! For more information, visit the scholarship page and application for review!

Reminder: Financial Aid Workshop for Junior Families: May 15th, 2018

Dear 11th grade families,

Reminder: It is our pleasure to announce that we will host a financial aid informational workshop presented by Stephanie Hancock the CollegeAidLady on

May 15, 2018 @ 4:30pm.

The workshop will take place in the Black Box Theatre on the first floor of Da Vinci High School. All 11th grade parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the financial aid process. This informative presentation will allow you to begin thinking now about answers to “how do we pay for college” before the process begins in the fall. Please refer to the flyers below for more information.

Financial Aid 101 (English)Financial Aid 101 (Spanish)

Financial Aid 101_English + Spanish


-The DVD Counseling Team

Week 33 Update


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please drop off any notes of thanks at our front desk and if you are interested, you can sign up here to drop off breakfast, coffee or snacks throughout the week. Thank you so much for your support!

  • All 11th grade students will take the SBAC state tests (English and Math) beginning this week: 5/9, 5/10, 5/16 & 5/17
  • Senior Beach Day is this Friday, 5/11
  • There is a non-student day and Prom coming up on Friday, 5/18

This week is a regular bell schedule:

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Exploring College Options: Information Session for Students Interested in Ivy League Schools

Dear DVD Families,

Exploring College Options is hosting a student/parent information session where you can learn more about applying to Ivy League schools such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and more! For information on the Los Angeles information session, see below:

When: Sunday, May 20th, 7:00 PM

Where: Westin Bonaventure

404 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 92501

Contact Number: (213) 624-1000

For more information, visit:


Teacher Appreciation Week is next week!

Next week (May 7-11) is Teacher Appreciation Week. Many of you have already written thoughtful notes for DVD teachers, but if you have not had a chance to yet, we encourage you to do so. Your notes of appreciation mean so much to our staff who work so hard to support students in their ongoing growth and success.

Parents, would you like a way to show your gratitude for staff but aren’t sure how? Please drop off a note of appreciation at our front desk or you can donate breakfast and snack items for our staff throughout the week. If you are interested, please sign up at the link below.

Teacher Appreciation Week Donations for Staff

Any questions? Please contact our Office Manager, Maria Beltran ( and thank you in advance for your generosity.