College Counseling

Johnstone Scholarship Application Deadline Extension

Hello DVD Parents and Students, The Johnstone Scholarship application deadline has now been extended to April 13th! The Johnstone Scholarship was created in 2018 in honor of Tom Johnstone, retiring Superintendent of Wiseburn Unified School District. Tom and his wife Terry, a retired WUSD teacher from Anza Elementary, dedicated their careers to delivering quality public




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Financial Aid Awards & COVID19

Hello Srs, For those who have completed the FAFSA, and whose financial circumstances have changed considerably, we encourage you to reach out to your institution’s financial aid office. Financial aid administrators are afforded a degree of professional judgment under the law for state and federal aid, as well as for institutional aid, and can work




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Kaplan Offering Full Access to SAT Prep On Demand for 1 Month, For Free!

Hello DVD families and students, We know that during this time SAT plans may have changed but Kaplan is offering students full access to SAT prep for 1 month, for free! This free trial includes: Instructional videos on test content, strategy, and more Practice questions and explanations Quizzes throughout each lesson Full access for one




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1-Minute Mindfulness Exercises

Hello Designers, As we slowly move into virtual territory, we want to make sure to equip our families with helpful tools that you can use in your daily life that may help manage stress and reduce anxiety.  Practicing mindfulness can increase relaxation and improve self-esteem.  Below are 9 mindfulness exercises you can do in a




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Free SAT/ACT Tests Postponed Until Further Notice

Da Vinci Students and Families, The Princeton Review SAT/ACT practice tests will now be postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you all updated as soon as we have another date scheduled. If you have any questions feel free to email one of our school counselors. Thank you for your




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Summer Classes at our Local Community Colleges

Summer 2020 Community College Classes are now posted! High School students in good academic standing are eligible to take free classes at our local community colleges during the summer. These classes look great on your college applications and job resumes (if you work hard and do well). El Camino College: https://www.elcamino.edu/academics/schedule.aspx West LA College: (the searchable list is




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9th & 10th Grade Family Meeting Resources

Hi Families, For the families who were able to attend and for the families who were not able to join, here is a link to the 9th and 10th grade family meeting presentation slides. As you review the slides, please let us know if you have any questions. Additionally, here is the link to the resource




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Princeton Review Practice Test Registration Link

If you are interested in registering for the FREE full length practice SAT and practice ACT (administered by the Princeton Review) at Da Vinci Design, please sign up in advance here: http://bit.ly/DaVinciPrincetonReview   FREE PRACTICE SAT Saturday, March 21 8:30 am – 1 pm (testing will begin at 9 am) @ Da Vinci Design FREE PRACTICE




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COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR FOR THE ARTS

Saturday, March 21, 2020 Center Theatre Group Offices at The Music Center Annex 601 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 RSVPs required to guarantee admission and be eligible for free headshots upon check-in. RSVP here – Deadline: March 19, 2020 at 5pm A totally free event to help you go to college and learn




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Counselor Family Meetings – Grade 11

RSVP Strongly Encouraged (Not Required) – Click here to RSVP For Grade 11 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn




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