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Welcome from the DVD Counseling Team

Welcome back new and returning Designers!

Below you will find contact information for your counselors including individual URLs for the Counselor Contact virtual form with QR codes. We are excited to see you all.

Welcome from counselors 2020

Da Vinci Dance Troupe recap

Hello Da Vinci Design families!

We are excited to share with you the Da Vinci Dance Troupe Summer Intensive 2020 recap below! In attendance was such an amazing group of faculty and students from around the world-see recap graphic below!  Please visit Instagram at @davincidancetroupe or email for faculty bios and additional information on the dance troupe.

DVDT Summer Intensive Recap

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Great opportunity to learn more about African American History and Culture:


Summer Reading Challenge

Join National Museum of African American History and Culture this summer for a new digital experience: the NMAAHC Summer Reading Challenge!

Students in grades 3 through 12 are invited to read fiction and nonfiction literature about African American history. The theme for summer 2020 is “Reading through the Galleries.”

Students will choose books from a list of monthly recommendations, explore related resources and activities, record their book selections, and send in their reading lists to receive a monthly digital completion certificate! Click here for more information.

African American Museum 1

African American Museum 2


Summer Intensive 2020

Hello Designers,


Rising Senior Sydney Richardson is sharing this flyer from the Da Vinci Troupe.  They are hosting a Summer Dance Intensive via ZOOM June 29th – July 14th from 10am – 3:00pm.  All instructors are professional and pre-professional dancers from the U.S. and Canada.  This program is completely FREE, is open to incoming freshman and all students from all Da Vinci Schools.  This is an amazing opportunity for dancers in the beginner and intermediate level.  Please see the flyer below for more information.


(conflicting copy) SUMMER INTENSIVE 2020

Cal Grant Opt Out

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 (private) 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, 2021 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 high school 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

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 28, 2020.

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 gpa letter



Requesting final transcripts – Parchment: Digital Credential Services

Hello Srs!

Da Vinci schools is now partnering with Parchment: Digital Credential Services.

Parchment provides you with the ability to request official transcripts online and have them sent electronically and securely to the colleges, universities, or scholarship programs that you select. Soon you will receive an email with your registration code and instructions on how to create your online account with Parchment. Once you create your account, you will have the opportunity to request your official high school transcript be sent to the college you select. After you make your request, your official (and final) high school transcript will be processed after your final semester grades have been added into PowerSchool. When your request has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation.

Please click here for more information on ordering through Parchment.

If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.

Thank you,

DVD Counseling Team

Thank you from The Diversity Council – @The Dinner Table responses are here

Over the last 4 weeks the Diversity Council’s @The Dinner Table discussion topics have been well received. We hope you enjoyed having these conversations around your dinner table. The campaign has now ended and we’d like to share some of the responses from our DVD Families. Please click the link here to view our presentation. Slides will change every 30 seconds to hopefully give you enough time to read the responses.

Thank you all for your participation!

The Diversity Council

Da Vinci Design announces FREE SAT/ACT practice tests online with The Princeton Review

We have an exciting opportunity for Da Vinci Design students! The Princeton Review is offering FREE online practice tests for both the SAT and for the ACT. This opportunity is available for ALL grade levels.


ACT Online Practice Test

SAT Online practice test

For more information and registration on a free ACT practice test administered on May 16th, please click here
For more information and registration for a free SAT practice test administered on May 30th, please click here

Please contact your counselors if you have any questions.

The DVD Counseling Team



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