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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 www.elcamino.edu/apply

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

ACT Test Prep – Winter Break Offering

Da Vinci is once again offering a winter ACT Prep course to its students through PJ Test Prep, a small Test Prep and Tutoring company based in the south bay. The course, open to students from all DV high schools, will be 5 days over winter break from Monday January 7th to Friday January 11th, 2.5 hours per day. Students can sign up for either the AM session (10:00-12:30) or the PM session (1:15-3:45) and are expected to attend the same session for all 5 days. The cost is only $50 per student (partial scholarships are available, so please don’t let the cost stop you from signing up!)

After signing up here, students pay the $50 course fee to their school’s office. Please make checks out to “Da Vinci Schools” and write “Winter ACT Test Prep” on the memo line.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45AFAF28A64-winter2

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

The Horatio Alger Scholarship

Hello Senior Parents!

We would like to invite your student to apply for a Horatio Alger Scholarship.

The scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be considered eligible for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship Programs, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall toward graduation.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Be a United States citizen.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, the following items must be completed by October 25:

  • An online application at scholars.horatioalger.org
  • One Support Form completed online. This must be completed by an adult over the age of 21 who is not related to the applicant and who is aware of the adversities mentioned in the application. This form must be filled out online. Faxes, emails, or letter will not be accepted.
  • Online Certification Form. A login will be emailed to the applicant’s counselor.
  • High school transcript. Applicants should upload a transcript through the application. Transcripts must be submitted online.
  • Income Verification. A copy of the first page of the applicant’s parent(s) federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ or 1099 SSA-Social Security Form) or tax transcript (request a tax transcript here www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript) from 2017 is needed in order to verify income stated on the application. Income verifications may be uploaded online or sent by mail. Applicants of divorced or legally separated parents need to submit tax forms from both parents.  No emails or faxes accepted

scholarships@horatioalger.org  (844) 422 – 4200

Multi-Cutural College Fair at Vista Mar

Hello Parents/Students,

VistaMar School will be hosting their Multi-Cultural College Fair October 14, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Designers are always invited and we suggest all grades levels attend.  It is never too early to begin gathering information on colleges.  Please click on the flyer below for more information:

 

College Fair 2018 Flyer

 

Thank you,

 

Counseling Team

Week 8 Update

Bell Schedule

PD Week Bell Schedule

Athletics Info for the Week HERE

SLCS are coming up in Week 9 (October 8-11)

Don’t forget to sign up for the Ivy Prep ACT and SAT Courses! Time is limited!

Professional Development Day on Friday, October 5 – no class in session.

School Photos are available. See POST about these for more info.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Kayne Scholars informational meeting

Hello Seniors (and Parents),

 
• Are you planning on attending a California State or University of California college in 2019?
• Are you interested in receiving additional scholarship money, in addition to your Pell grant, Cal Grant and other university money that will help you pay for books, fees, emergency funds, supplies, transportation, etc.?
• Are you planning on majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) or business related field (including Sociology or Psychology) and have a minimum 3.0 GPA?
• Are you a first generation student?
• Would you like to participate in a program that will provide you with an advisor to help you navigate classes and resources on campus?
• Would you like to participate in a program that will provide you with a mentor who will help you find a paid internship/job in your field of study while in college?

If you answered yes to at least the first four of these questions, then the Kayne Scholars program may be for you! If you’re eligible (criteria attached based on GPA, financial eligibility, major and other criteria), please come to the Kayne Scholars information session at DaVinci Schools. If you’re not sure if you’re eligible, come to hear more about the program and ask questions. Please see click on informational flyer below for logistics:

 

Kayne Scholars flyer

 

Thank you,

Your Counseling Team

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