College Counseling

Cal Grant Opt Out

Dear Rising Seniors & Parents, A Cal Grant is money for college you don’t have to pay back. Cal Grants can be used at any University of California, California State University or California Community College, as well as qualifying independent (private) and career colleges or technical schools in California. To qualify, you must apply for




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Requesting final transcripts – Parchment: Digital Credential Services

Hello Srs! Da Vinci schools is now partnering with Parchment: Digital Credential Services. Parchment provides you with the ability to request official transcripts online and have them sent electronically and securely to the colleges, universities, or scholarship programs that you select. Soon you will receive an email with your registration code and instructions on how




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Headspace App Free for LA Country Residents

Hello DVD Parents and Students, Headspace is a great resource for you and students during this time and they are offering its services for free to all LA County Residents. At Headspace, they like to think of meditation as exercise for the brain. Through meditation, we can build up areas of our brain and actually rewire




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Class of 2020 Virtual College Acceptance Board

Hello DVD Family, We would like to congratulate all of our Seniors on their college acceptances. We know that you have all worked hard and it has paid off. We are so proud of you! Please click here  for our virtual acceptance board. – DVD Counselors Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn




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Virtual College Exploration Week

Hello Jrs, As you are using your time at home to get ahead of the college application process before Sr year, here is a great week of college exploration to assist you in your search for colleges that are a good fit for you. Strive Virtual College Exploration Week Monday, April 20 – Thursday, April




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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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