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Riordan SBI Meeting reminder-Saturday March 25, 2017

Riordan SBI Meeting Reminder

 

Ninth and tenth grade students who are a part of the Riordan SBI program—This is a reminder that your 3rd meeting of the year (one more to go) will be held this upcoming Saturday. Details are listed below:

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017

When:  9am – 1pm

Where: Room 205-Ms. Heidi Jones classroom (Da Vinci Design)

What:  Meeting/mentors

Mentors will provide a snack, but you may also want to bring a few snacks and/or lunch since the meeting will not end until 1pm.  All students who are a  part of the program are expected to attend.

All students should have received an email and should RSVP to Ms. KGB to let her know that they are attending.

 

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

 

2020 2019 2018 2017
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

Still time to apply to summer programs! Some deadlines quickly approaching!

Freshman,sophomores and juniors!  When you complete your college applications, how will you answer the following question:

-Please list the summer programs and activities that you have participated in during your summers of high school

There is still time to apply to programs for the summer–some of which exhibited at our Summer Enrichment Programs Fair in February and many of them offer scholarships and/or financial aid!

Listed below are some of the programs that are still accepting applications.  Flyers are attached with additional information. Please see your counselor if you have questions.

Explore-Postcard-2017

SummerPrograms2017   –several attached

Questbridge College Prep

 

-Questbridge Scholars

-Institute for Educational Advancement/Explore

-College for Creative Studies

-Syracuse Pre-College

-Johnson & Wales

-FIDM

 

 

 

Junior Reminders

Juniors! Don’t forget that you should test at least once this Spring for the ACT and/or the SAT!

Click on this link to create an account and register for the ACT: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

Remaining ACT dates: June 10 (must register by May 5)

Click on this link to create and account and register for the SAT: https://www.collegeboard.org/

Remaining SAT dates: May 6 (must register by April 7)

June 3 (must register by May 9)

Fee waivers are available for those students who are on Free and Reduced Lunch, just see your counselor! Haven’t applied yet? Click on this link and follow the directions:  http://davincischools.org/lunch.shtml

Don’t forget to use Naviance to research colleges and to build your college list!

Also, keep up those grades! This is your last semester that will be calculated into your CSU/UC GPA, and the last one colleges will see final grades for when you apply in the Fall as a Senior.

As always, see you counselor with any questions!

IEP/504/transfer students= Nicole Cabalar ncabalar@davincischools.org

last names A-K= Karen Grace-Baker kgracebaker@davincischools.org

last names L-Z= Erin Knott eknott@davincischools.org

 

Summer Enrichment Program Fair-flyers, applications, etc.

Parents,

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 –https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/

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

SouthBayPanhellenicScholarship

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.

 

 

ECC Placement Test

Dear Da Vinci Design Senior Students,

On Wednesday, March 9th the El Camino College Placement Test will be held at 9 a.m. on the Da Vinci Design Campus. If you have not yet applied to El Camino College for Fall 2017, please see your college counselor to apply before the exam. In addition, if you have a computer available, please bring one to complete the test. Please make sure to arrive on time and come prepared to take the exam. We encourage you to prepare before the test using the links below:


Websites for Math Review:

MY MATH TEST – FREE

http://www.elcamino.edu/academics/mathsciences/MathPlacementTest_Practice.pdf
El Camino College students have access to My Math Test, an online program, which has practice tests and creates an individualized study program specifically for the ECC Math Placement Test. For instructions on how to access this free service, go to the above website. My Math Test is highly recommended by the Math Division. Please note–there is no charge if you use the aforementioned web address. If you go directly to MyMathTest.com, there is a fee.

KHAN ACADEMY -FREE
http://www.khanacademy.org
Review for Math; divided into separate math subjects (e.g. Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Trigonometry, etc.)


Websites/Apps for English and Math Review:

ACCUPLACER WEB-BASED STUDY APP -FREE

https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org 

The ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App features practice tests in Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College-Level Math. Does not include an ESL practice test.  For computer, tablet, and Smartphone.  The Study App site includes the following features:

  • “Learn As You Go” tests provide you with explanation of the correct or incorrect responses
  • Sample Tests help you experience what a real test may be like on test day
  • Save your work and process, and resume practicing at a later time
  • Review your score history to identify areas of strength and weaknesses
  • 6 months of access to the ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App

COLLEGE BOARD -FREE
http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students
This link takes students to a complete ACCUPLACER English and Math Placement Test with accompanying answers. This one includes both the ESL Reading Skills Test and the College-Level Math Test.

Please Visit http://www.elcamino.edu/studentservices/assessmenttesting/testprep.asp for more information.

Thank you.

REMINDER—Sophomore Family meetings –sign ups!

Dear Da Vinci Design Sophomore Families,

Continuing throughout the month of February, counselors will be holding small group family meetings with sophomore families and students from their caseloads. It is expected that all sophomore families sign-up for a time and attend these meetings.

There are still time slots available–Don’t forget to sign up in order to receive important information for junior year!

In these meetings, counselors will discuss:

  • Preparing for Junior Year
  • How to build your college list
  • College entrance exams
  • Naviance Family Connection
  • Different College systems
  • Important college admission requirements
  • And much more! Individual questions will also be answered during this time.

Families: Please sign-up to meet with your counselor via the provided link:

Karen Grace Baker, Last Names A-K (kgracebaker@davincischools.org):

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a4ab22a57-kgbs

Erin Knott, Last Names L-Z (eknott@davincischools.org):

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa4ab2fa13-erin

Nicole Cabalar, IEP/504/Transfer Students A-Z (ncabalar@davincischools.org):

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949afa623aaf49-nicole

Sign-up days and times are first come, first served, so we recommend signing up early to get a time slot most convenient for you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the emails included above.

Don’t forget- College Fair TONIGHT!

WHAT: Regional Admissions Counselors of California (RACC) will be hosting a College Fair for ALL DV School’s students and families

WHEN: Wednesday January 25th 6pm-7:30pm

WHERE: Dana Middle School’s Multi-Purpose Room; 5504 W. 135th St. Hawthorne CA 90250; just east of DV Science campus

WHO: 50 out of state colleges and universities will be in attendance! Below is a partial list:

American University
Baylor University
Colby Sawyer College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Elon University
Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Hawaii Pacific University
Marist College
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Miami University
Mississippi State University
Northern Arizona University
Oregon State University
Seton Hall University
Southern Methodist University
Texas Christian University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
University of Delaware
University of Glasgow
University of Kansas

Questions? Contact Erin Knott (eknott@davincischools.org) or Nicole Cabalar (ncabalar@davincischools.org)

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