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WLA College Course – Cinema 003

Hello Designers!

DVD will be offering Cinema 003 as a college course this semester!

Who: All grade levels

What: College course at Da Vinci Design, through West. L.A. Community College. Course will meet transfer requirements for all Cal State and U.C. campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.

Why: Get a jump on your college credits! If you do well, it also looks great on your college applications.

Cost: FREE to all high school students. The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including textbook fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks for families that are able to are appreciated.

Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Class starts on 01/22 @ DVD in room 4101

CINEMA 003: HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURE – 3 units, UC: CSU transferable
History of the development of motion pictures, with examples, from their beginnings to the present day. Emphasis is placed on the American feature film. Classics and important films from the birth of the medium to the present time are screened and discussed with regard to their cultural influence. The course follows the evolution of the art, industry and technology of movie making.

There will be a mandatory registration with the WLA College rep on Wednesday, January 16 from 12:30 to 1:30pm at DVD in room 4101. All students will need to have the dual enrollment form completed and signed by their parents prior to registration. Please see your counselor for the dual enrollment form.
***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.

College Course – Intro to Anthropology

Hey Designers,

El Camino College will offer Intro to Anthropology 1 for the Spring 2019 semester as a duel enrollment seminar class. This class will take place at Da Vinci Communications High School on Monday and Wednesday from 3:00pm – 4:25pm. The class will start on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

The following information was taken from the El Camino College Catalogue:

Anthropology 1
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
3 units; 3 hours lecture
Transfer CSU, UC

This course explores and emphasizes the evolution and biological diversity of the human species and our closest living relative, the non-human primates. Topics include genetics, mechanisms of evolutionary change, human variation, and the reconstruction of human evolutionary history through examination of the fossil record.

If you are interested in taking the class, there is a meeting for students on Tuesday, December 4 during lunch in room 3206 to discuss the details on how to complete the El Camino College online application.

STEP 1 – Complete the online El Camino College Application at

STEP 2 – Complete the Dual Enrollment Application

The student is responsible to submit a print out of their El Camino College acceptance email and the dual enrollment form by WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12, 2018 @ 3:00PM to Ms. Barba in the counseling office.

Please keep in mind, this class is intended for 12th and 11th grade students; 10th grade students are restricted and will need an approval from the El Camino College Dean to register for the class.


Thank you,


The Counseling Team

Explore Occidental College

Hello Senior Families!

Occidental College would like to invite you to “Explore Occidental” on Friday, November 9, 2018. Students and families are invited to visit the campus on Occidental’s fall preview day. To register please visit and for further information please see flyer below:

Explore Occidental


Thank you!

Counseling Team

Visiting Colleges

Hello Senior Parents!


We just wanted to inform you of the colleges that have visited our campus so far:

University of Oregon

Goucher College

Northern Arizona University

Vanderbilt University

Beloit College

California State University, Dominguez Hills

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Azusa Pacific University

University of California, San Diego

Muhlenberg College

Oregon State University, Cascades

Cornish College of the Arts

Marymount California University

Southern California Institute of Architecture

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

University of Maryland, College Park

Purchase College, SUNY

Xavier University of Louisiana

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California Merced

Loyola Marymount University

Pennsylvania State University

University of California, Santa Barbara

Syracuse University


Below is also a list of all the colleges that will be visiting soon:

Smith College (Tue. October 16, 2018)

Bennington College (Wed. October 17, 2018)

Boston University (Wed. October 17, 2018)

University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Mon. October 22, 2018)

Mount Saint Mary’s University (Mon. October 22, 2018)

Chapman University (Tue. October 23, 2018)

University of Southern California (Thu. October 25, 2018)

University of Redlands (Wed. October 31, 2018)

Hawaii Pacific University (Wed. October 31, 2018)

If you have any questions please contact your student’s counselor.

Thank you!

Counseling Team

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