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El Camino College FAFSA and Dream Act workshops!

Still need help completing and submitting your FAFSA or Dream Act application? El Camino College is hosting several FAFSA and Dream Act application workshops this Spring you can attend! Remember, either the FAFSA or Dream Act needs to be submitted in order for your Senior to receive the best financial aid package possible! Click on the link below for the flyer and more info:

ECC FAFSA and Dream Act workshop flyer

El Camino College also has a Financial Aid Lab on campus to assist you with many different financial aid services, such as making corrections to your FAFSA/Dream Act or accessing the Cal Grant website. Click on the link below for their flyer and more info:

ECC Financial Aid lab services flyer

Congratulations to the qualifying CSF Members for Fall 2016


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Ashanti Bracken Crystal Aguilera Katelyn Bautista Maria Campos
Alana Faust Elena Antonio Jacqueline Bolanos Omari Groves
Mikayla KIdd Ashley Ayala Jesse Ca Cody Nakagawa
Jashae Lattie Roberta Banks Karina Cardenas Lauryn Newsome
Elliot Menzies Dylan Delaney Hannah Davis
Adelle Shaw Nathalie Gonzalez Ieshia Domingo
Lauryn Hill Alysson Distor
Vivian Huynh Bianca Esquivias
Daniela Iniguez Ariana Galvan
Henry Lee Guadalupe Galvan
Sophia Maglabe Natalie Galvan
Tommy Medina Karen Galvez
Ashley Mendoza Alexa Ghilardi-Ali
Paris Merriner Guillermo Gonzalez
Lauren Miller Jannely Haro
William Modster Rechelle Ann Jimenez
Anisah Moutra Emily Leon
Liliana Salvatierra Valerie Marquez
Claire Stebbings Joselyne Mendez
Natalie Zamudio Tatyana Peters
Catherine Rodas
Marta Reyes-Diaz
Samantha Rodriguez
Jackelyn Rubio
Cristina Salvatierra
Alexandra Thompson
Austin Wakefield
Ana Yanez
Moises Yanez

Week 28 Update – Women in Space, Exhibition, AGC…

Designers, your week 28 update is here.  We hope you have a wonderful 3 day weekend!


If you are interested, take advantage of the opportunity provided by Spaceport LA tomorrow in Downtown LA. It is free for high school students!

Women in Space Event

Spaceport LA is hosting a “Women in Space” event this Saturday 3/18 in downtown LA.  They will have a variety of women panelists from the space industry speaking and an exhibit including robotics and rockets.  The event is free for high school students (with code below). Please spread the word as it looks to be a great event.

Women In Space
March 18, 2017, 2pm to 5pm

Cross Campus Downtown – 800 Wilshire Blvd #200 LA CA 90017

Register at:
FUTUREWIS : free for high school students
COLLEGEWIS : 50% off ($10) for college students


April 6th at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Giving Campaign

The 2017 Annual Giving Challenge Is On!
Donate or Pledge by April 30 and Your Gift Will Be Doubled!

There’s never been a better time to support Da Vinci Schools! Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Belkin, Northrop, Chevron, Gensler, 72andSunny, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, and Continental Development, all gifts to the Da Vinci Schools Annual Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000.

Make your donation or pledge by April 30 and your gift will be DOUBLED.
Every gift makes a difference. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift or pledge today by clicking this link ( We thank you!


DVD 16-17 Week 28 Update - families


Week 27 Update

Designers, attached is the Week 27 update. Grades 9-11, we hope you enjoyed your college field trips this week!

Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the Spring Semi-Formal dance this coming Friday 3/17. They will be on sale at lunch in the student store all week (until Thursday). Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

– Theme: Masquerade

– Dress: Semi-formal

– Price: $15

– Date/Time: Lawndale Community Center, 7-10 pm

masquerade poster

Have a wonderful weekend!

DVD 16-17 Week 27 Update - families


Week 26 Update – College Field Trips, Summer Internships…

Design families, thank you for carving out the time to attend SLCs and hear about your student’s progress. We had 95% of families attend an SLC, which is incredible and we were so excited to see that data come through this morning. We are so grateful for the amazing investment our school community, and our families in particular, have in student success here at DVD!

Parents, many of you already have, but if you didn’t get a chance to fill out the DVD Parent Survey for this Spring at your SLC, the link is still open and you can do so here:

College Field Trips are coming up next week!

  • Grade 9 – Tuesday 3/7
  • Grade 10 – Wednesday 3/8
  • Grade 11 – Thursday 3/9

Opportunities for Paid Summer Internships

1. LA Youth at Work is recruiting High School juniors and seniors for paid summer internships with Metro or in Health Care. *The students must register to attend 3 sessions. The first session is the Job Skills Workshop at USC on Saturday, March 4th from 9am-12pm

·         Students must also be 16 years old and eligible to work in the US. 

·         Internship dates/times are: June 14-August 11th from 8am-5pm

2. LA Metro is hiring high school students to be a part of their Transportation Career Academy Program (TCAP) to learn about careers in transportation.   Students must be:

  •    16-19 years old
  •    Juniors or seniors
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher 
  • Eligible to work in US
  •  Available to work seven hours a day, five days a week, during the seven week program

·  Internship dates/times:

  • June 19th- August 4th, Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • To apply:  Upload resume and transcripts by Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Health Care flyer2017_EH Summer High School Internship Program Flyer METRO 2017 (003)

DVD 16-17 Week 26 Families


Summer Enrichment Program Fair-flyers, applications, etc.


Many of you have been inquiring about summer program opportunities for your students. Attached are photos of the Summer Enrichment Programs Fair held on our campus last month.

We have also attached some of the flyers, applications and scholarship/financial aid deadlines for these  programs.  Many have scholarships and financial aid available and deadlines are approaching in March and April, so there’s still time left to apply!

Please have your student contact their counselor if they need additional information.


SEP Fair SEP Fair3 SEP Fair4 SEPFair SEPFair2 SEPFair4

2016 Recruitment Poster/Emma Bowen Foundation

General Information Emma Bowen General Flyer

Emma Bowen Foundation http://www.emmabowenfoundtioncom/application_info

SummerPrograms2017 (several)

Explore Postcard 2017

Girls who code –

Scholarship opportunity –Female senior students-South Bay area-March 15 deadline!


The South Bay Panhellenic Foundation is offering an opportunity for our female senior students to apply for a scholarship.  The eligibility criteria:

-Female resident of the South Bay

-Attend participating high school in South Bay area

-Have a minimum GPA of 3.5

-Plan to attend a four year college

-Financial need

The application is attached, and the deadline for receipt of all materials is March 15, 2017.



$1000 School Hack Challenge – Opportunity to Innovate & Create Change in your School or Community


Reframe Labs ( is an organization that helps to launch new, innovative schools. Da Vinci staff has worked with Reframe in a number of ways and they have offered up this unique opportunity for our students. They have passed along this message:

In 13 days (March 11th), Reframe is hosting The $1,000 School Hack Challenge, a free daylong event in which Los Angeles students ages 13-18 team up to design and test their innovative ideas to improve their school, classroom, or community. Winning ideas get $1,000 for implementation, and they will be selecting 5-10 winners.  

The event will most likely be held at Mendez High School at 1414 Kemmett Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90033. 

It’s free and open to middle- and high school students. Here’s the registration page to pass along for any potentially interested students:

A few other things to know…

  • Students attend as individuals. After pitching, the top 10 ideas will be identified via crowd-sourced voting and students participants will then self-form teams. A team of Da Vinci students could still work together under this process.
  • Students don’t necessarily need their own ideas to participate, since they can simply join another team, but they do hope each student comes with his/her own idea for the initial pitch.

Please let us know if you have any other questions and we will be happy to answer (or find the answer!) for you.



Week 25 Update – SLC Week, Girls Who Code…

Designers, next week is SLC week! The school day runs from 9:00-1:30 and then Student Led Conferences will run from 1:45-4:00 Monday through Thursday. Friday is a regular schedule, running from 10:00-3:55.

Teachers have provided materials in class as well as on their weebly sites. Please make sure you have signed up for an SLC spot!

DVD 16-17 Week 25 update families

SLC Schedules


Girls Who Code Opportunity

Da Vinci students – we encourage you to apply to this great opportunity.  Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a free, 7 week summer program for current 10th and 11th grade girls to learn computer science. The application is due on March 17th and is fairly simple. Students don’t need any prior computer science experience. Here a flyer with more information. 




Parent Volunteers Needed for Prospective DV Counselor Interviews – Friday 2/24

Counseling Hiring Event – Parent Volunteers Needed for Friday 2/24

Would you like to interview prospective Da Vinci counselors? This Friday, 2/24, there are candidates coming in for both a morning and afternoon session.  Please sign up at the link below if you would like to participate!

Parent Interviews for Prospective DV Counselors – SIGN UP HERE!

Morning Session runs from 10:00am-12:00pm and the afternoon session runs from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. We need at least 1 to 2 parents per session. If you can only make it for a portion of the session, it is still helpful. Please contact Kate Parsons, Principal, at or 310-725-5800 if it is easier to RSVP using either of those methods.

Thank you in advance!

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