Archive for College Counseling

Counselor Chat

Hello Parents,

Welcome back! Please join us for our first Counselor Chat of the 2018-2019 school year, Thursday, August 30th at 8 am in the lunchroom on the first floor. This is the time for you to meet our counseling team, ask questions, and receive informative resources to help guide your students.

 

As a Reminder:

Students should see counselors according to the following:

Pam Baker – last name A – GL (pbaker@davincischools.org)

Rachel Fusco – last name GO – O (rfusco@davincischools.org)

Erin Knott (Bradlisia Dixon in Erin’s absence) – last name P – Z (bdixon@davincischools.org)

 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 30th at 8 am.

 

Da Vinci Design Counseling Team

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women

Dear DVD Seniors, 
 
Skin Care Ox, a beauty and wellness company, is awarding $4,000/year in college scholarships to support the health of college women.
The scholarship is called The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women and each quarter the company awards two $500 scholarships + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to high school women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 
 Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:
    • Award: 2x $500
    • Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year
    • Eligibility:
        + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
        + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
        + Must identify as female.
        + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!
 There is still time to apply before the upcoming deadlines! For more information, visit the scholarship page and application for review! https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/
Thanks!

Reminder: Financial Aid Workshop for Junior Families: May 15th, 2018

Dear 11th grade families,

Reminder: It is our pleasure to announce that we will host a financial aid informational workshop presented by Stephanie Hancock the CollegeAidLady on

May 15, 2018 @ 4:30pm.

The workshop will take place in the Black Box Theatre on the first floor of Da Vinci High School. All 11th grade parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the financial aid process. This informative presentation will allow you to begin thinking now about answers to “how do we pay for college” before the process begins in the fall. Please refer to the flyers below for more information.

Financial Aid 101 (English)Financial Aid 101 (Spanish)

Financial Aid 101_English + Spanish

Thanks!

-The DVD Counseling Team

Exploring College Options: Information Session for Students Interested in Ivy League Schools

Dear DVD Families,

Exploring College Options is hosting a student/parent information session where you can learn more about applying to Ivy League schools such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and more! For information on the Los Angeles information session, see below:

When: Sunday, May 20th, 7:00 PM

Where: Westin Bonaventure

404 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 92501

Contact Number: (213) 624-1000

For more information, visit: www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

Thanks!

Coffee and Chat with the DVD College Counseling Team: May 3rd

Dear Parents,

You are invited to the DVD College Counseling Team’s monthly Coffee and Chat on May 3rdThis is a great opportunity to drop by and talk with your student’s college counselor, discuss college preparation, summer opportunities, extra curricular activities, and more!

Who: All DVD Parents

When: The first Thursday of every month (Upcoming date is May 3rd) from 8-9 AM

Where: Da Vinci Schools, Lunch Room on the 1st Floor

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We look forward to seeing you there,

The Counseling Team

Pam Baker (A-GL), Rachel Fusco (GO-O), Erin Knott (P-Z)

KidGuard Scholarship Opportunities for DVD students

Dear DVD students,

Interested in scholarship money? KidGuard Education is offering multiple essay scholarships ranging from $500-$1,000 for students at Da Vinci Schools!

Within the last two years, KidGuard Education has provided $8000 in scholarship to several students and classrooms. To see a list of past winners, check out the following link: https://www.kidguard.com/scholarship-winners/ 
This scholarship will now be an annual opportunity. The deadline is every year on Oct. 31.

This annual scholarship is provided to all students and can be used towards any education-related expenses (tuition, books, stationary etc).

For more information regarding scholarship types, application requirements, and to apply, please visit https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/ 

Thanks!

Ryman Art’s Application Day: Saturday, May 5th at CSUF

Dear 9th, 10th, and 11th grade DVD students,

You’re invited to Ryman Art’s Application Day on Saturday, May 5th at Cal State University, Fullerton!

Ryman Art’s is an art organization based in Los Angeles that offers intensive studio art instruction, college and career guidance, art supplies, and support services—all at no cost to the student. In the past, many DVD students have been admitted into the program.

The event will be a great opportunity to learn about the program as well as participate in a drawing workshop hosted by Ryman Art’s faculty. This free workshop is for current 8th – 11th grade students. Students can used the drawings created on that day for their application to the program. This event is a great way for students, families and educators to get a feeling for what Ryman Arts is really like.

This workshop is free and suitable for all skill levels, all supplies and materials are provided. Students can choose between a morning (9:00 am – 12:30 pm) or afternoon (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm) session. To sign up students must email their name, session time, grade and high school name to agarcia@ryman.org.

There’s still plenty of space available for signups! Students or educators can drop off any applications on that day without participating in the event. The fall 2018 semester application deadline is May 18th. For more information on the application process, please visit the following link: https://rymanarts.org/students/apply-ryman-arts
Thanks!

Financial Aid Workshop for Junior Families: May 15th, 2018

Dear 11th grade families,

It is our pleasure to announce that we will host a financial aid informational workshop presented by Stephanie Hancock the CollegeAidLady on

May 15, 2018 @ 4:30pm.

The workshop will take place in the Black Box Theatre on the first floor of Da Vinci High School. All 11th grade parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about the financial aid process. This informative presentation will allow you to begin thinking now about answers to “how do we pay for college” before the process begins in the fall. Please refer to the flyers below for more information.

Financial Aid 101 (English)Financial Aid 101 (Spanish)

Financial Aid 101_English + Spanish

Thanks!

-The DVD Counseling Team

FREE SAT & ACT Test Prep for Juniors

Announcing FREE online test prep for BOTH the SAT and ACT!

Is test prep appropriate for me / my student?

 

We encourage all JUNIORS who are considering a 4-year college to register and take at least one SAT/ACT by October of SENIOR year.

For 9th and 10th grade families, test prep is important to know about but – for now – the best way to maximize your student’s college opportunities is by helping them focus on maximizing their grades in school and building their resume with meaningful extracurricular, volunteer, or work activities.

Free Online ACT Test Prep: https://academy.act.org/
Register for the ACT here:

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Free Online SAT Test Prep: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
Register for the SAT here:

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** Students eligible for free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers that allow them to register for 2 free SAT and ACT exams. Please talk to your counselor for more information. 

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