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Da Vinci dual enrollment college courses offered by El Camino

Hello Designers!

El Camino will be offering the following college courses during seminar:

Classes will be held at Da Vinci Communications

Who: Juniors and Seniors from DVC, DVD, and DVS

What: College courses at Da Vinci, through El Camino College. Courses meet transfer requirements for all Cal State and U.C. campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.

Why: Get a start on your college credits! It looks great on your college applications.

Cost: Free! The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including text book fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks from families that are able too are appreciated.

Hist. 112 – Hist. of the Chicano in the U.S.

● Start Date August 26 ● Mondays and Wednesday 3:00pm-4:25pm

● Course Description: History of the Chicano in the United States, 3 units, Transfer CSU, UC Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A Credit. This course surveys United States history from the Chicano perspective and covers historical periods from the initial contact between European and indigenous North American societies through colonial, early national, and contemporary American historical periods. Emphasis is placed on this group’s contributions to the development of the United States. Factors that have shaped the formation of Mexican American society within the context of United States history will also be analyzed.

Comm. Studies 100 – Public Speaking

● Start Date August 27 ● Tuesday and Thursday 3:00pm-4:25pm

● Course Description: Public Speaking, 3 units Transfer CSU,UC Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A Credit. In this course, students will compose, present, and evaluate original speeches. Emphasis is placed on audience analysis, topic selection, research, evidence, organization, delivery, and critical analysis of persuasive communication. Students are required to attend out-of class speaking events.

If you are interested please see your school counselor to sign up. Please note that these are college courses, taught by college instructors. All students must show their counselor and administrators the academic skills and accountability necessary to be in these courses. Students must abide by the college policies, including regarding absences and tardies.

Cal Grant opt out notification

 

 

 

Dear Rising Seniors & Parents,

A Cal Grant is money for college you don’t have to pay back. Cal Grants can be used at any University of California, California State University or California Community College, as well as qualifying independent and career colleges or technical schools in California.

To qualify, you must apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by March 2, 2020 and meet the eligibility and financial requirements as well as any minimum GPA requirements. There are three kinds of Cal Grants (A, B and C) but you don’t have to figure out which one to apply for. Your eligibility will be based on your FAFSA or CADAA responses, your verified Cal Grant GPA, the type of California colleges you list on your FAFSA and whether you’re a recent high school graduate.  To learn more about the qualifications, please visit www.calgrants.org.

Da Vinci Design is required to submit your student’s verified GPA. By law you have the option to “opt out” of this process if you do not want Da Vinci Design to submit your student’s verified GPA.  If you choose to “opt out”, this means your student will not be eligible to receive a Cal Grant. In order to “opt-out”, please complete the attached form and return to your Counselor no later than August 23, 2019.

If you do not return the “opt-out” form, Da Vinci Design will submit your student’s verified GPA to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to determine your student’s Cal Grant eligibility.  Click links below to obtain the opt out form in either English or Spanish.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your student’s counselor.

 

Thank you,

Da Vinci Design

 

Cal Grant notification

Cal Grant Opt Out form English

Cal Grant Opt Out form Spanish

Grammy Museum – Summer Music Industry Camp

Applications for GRAMMY Camp Are Out Now!

GRAMMY Camp® is a five-day, non-residential Summer Music Industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Hosted by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (USC), students from across the country apply for one of eight offered career tracks.

AUDIO ENGINEERING
MUSIC BUSINESS
VIDEO PRODUCTION
VOCAL PERFORMANCE
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
MUSIC JOURNALISM
SONGWRITING
INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

GRAMMY Camp faculty of music professionals, as well as guest industry professionals, provide valuable insight to give the campers the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career.
July 23-27, 2019
University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA

APPLY TODAY

https://grammy.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App?mc_cid=cdbe52f8cd&mc_eid=87a5f150c8

 

Learn more at grammycamp.com and access the 2019 application. Application deadline is March 31, 2019. For more information, please contact Julie Mutnansky at jmutnansky@grammymuseum.org.

The mission of the GRAMMY Museum is to explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards®, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.

Scholarships available – The tuition for the five days is $1500, a full scholarship would cover that, and a partial scholarship would be half ($750).

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

Granville, OH

Application Deadline: March 3rd, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Program Date: June 16th-23rd, 2019

 

Description: The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is open to qualified students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school by June of the program year.  We do not admit current ninth graders/rising sophomores. The program fee for the workshop, including tuition, housing, and meals for the 8-day program, is $1,300. (On-campus residency is required.)

 

Financial Aid: Significant financial aid is available based on need thanks to the Reynolds Endowment.

 

Link to website: https://reynolds.denison.edu/program-details/

Summer of Art

Summer of Art

Los Angeles, CA

Application Deadline: April 27th, 2019

Program Dates: July 1st-26th, 2019

Description: This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate.

Financial Aid: Summer of Art scholarships are available to students who, for financial reasons, would not otherwise be able to attend. Awards are based on family financial information, portfolio, and grade point average. Due to limited funding, scholarships are only available for U.S. citizens. Unless otherwise stated, awards can be used toward tuition only and cannot be applied toward supplies or other expenses.

 

Link to website:  https://www.otis.edu/summer-art

Stanford Horizon Scholars

Stanford Horizon Scholars

Stanford, CA

Application Timeline: January 17th-April 3rd, 2019

Program Dates: June 23rd-August 18th, 2019

 

Description: Stanford Summer Session’s Horizon Scholars program is a residential scholarship opportunity for low-income, high-achieving rising high school seniors who reside in the state of California to attend the High School Summer College program at little to no cost.

Financial Aid: There is little-to-no cost.

 

Link to website:

https://summer.stanford.edu/program/high-school-horizon-scholars

Pomona College Academy for Youth Success

Pomona College Academy for Youth Success

Claremont, CA

Application Timeline: November 9th, 2018-February 22nd, 2019

Program Dates: June 16th-July 12th, 2019

 

Description: The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) enrolls up to 90 local high school students and seeks to support them in preparing for admission to selective and highly selective colleges and universities. PAYS participants engage in a thought-provoking combination of courses, cultural events, workshops, projects and field trips during the intensive 4-week, residential program as well as throughout the academic year. PAYS serves rising sophomores through rising seniors from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education—students who are first in their family to attend college; from low income families; and are African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or part of other underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.

 

Financial Aid: There is no student cost.

Link to website:

https://www.pomona.edu/administration/draper-center/pays

Penn State Honors Music Institute

Penn State Honors Music Institute

University Park, PA

Application Timeline: January 7th-May 1st, 2019

Program Dates: July 14th-20th, 2019

Description: The Penn State Honors Music Institute is an intensive, week long immersion in the art of music making for talented high school students. As one of the most exciting summer music camps, specific areas of study include chamber choir, jazz ensemble, piano and wind ensemble. Students entering ninth grade in the fall of 2019 through students who will graduate in the spring of 2019 are eligible to audition.

Financial Aid: Partial scholarships are available to qualified students upon acceptance to the institute. Scholarship Information will be sent with registration materials to accepted participants.

Link to website:

https://music.psu.edu//hmi

Camino al Futuro

Camino al Futuro

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Date: June 30th-July 19th, 2019

Description: This summer scholarship program is for motivated high school juniors going into their senior year. The program cultivates leadership potential in students who want to shape the political, economic and social issues that affect Hispanic and Latin communities.

Financial Aid: This is a fully funded program; there is no cost to apply, as long as you select the “3-Week College Intensive” option and then choose “Caminos al Futuro.”

 

Link to website:

https://summer.gwu.edu/caminos

 

Carleton College Summer Program

Carleton College Summer Program
Northfield, MN
Application Deadlines:
Feb. 15th, 2019 – First-round deadline for general and scholarship applicants and final deadline for international applicants

March 22nd, 2019 – Second-round deadline for general and scholarship applicants (this is the last day to apply for a scholarship for summer 2019)

Applications are accepted after March 22nd, but not for scholarship and on an available-space basis.

Program Dates: Varies, refer to the college’s website (link is above)

Description:
Liberal arts – Introduces black students to the strengths of a liberal arts education through a variety of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.

Quantitative reasoning institute – College-level experience in how social scientists think about the world. Students measure important variables of study, prepare research and present their findings.

Science institute – Learn how different areas of science link together. Students have the opportunity to complete a guided research project and earn college credit.

Writing program – High school juniors with strong reading and writing abilities, the program teaches students how to compose academic papers similar to those they will write in college

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available for these programs. Each program has different qualifications for financial aid and scholarships, so check Carleton’s website for details. The liberal arts program is free for all accepted applicants.

Link to website:

https://apps.carleton.edu/summer/

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