College Counseling

Upcoming Virtual College Fair

Hi Seniors, The California State University, University of California and Association of Independent California College and Universities are partnering together to provide virtual college fairs this October. All UC and CSU campuses, and a majority of independent colleges and universities from the AICCU, will participate. All events are free, and students are encouraged to attend and explore these




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College Rep visits

Hello Seniors! This is a quick announcement to let you all know that we have some virtual college rep visits lined up for you!  Who: Seniors Please look below for a quick glance at some of the colleges and universities that will be visiting Design virtually and in-person! Majority of visits will be virtual. Students




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Coca-Cola Scholarship Program

Hello Seniors! Apply now to be one of 150 Coke Scholars and win a $20,000 college scholarship! The deadline is Oct. 31 at 2pm PST. No essays, transcripts, or recommendations are required at this stage. Here are some helpful links for you to visit for more information.  Information about the scholarship and full eligibility requirements




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Cal Grant Opt Out

Dear Rising Seniors & Parents – (this refers to current Juniors) 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.




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Srs – How to request final official transcripts

Hello Srs! Da Vinci schools is now partnering with Parchment: Digital Credential Services. Parchment provides you with the ability to request your final 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




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Upcoming 11th Grade Family Meetings!

Hello 11th Grade Parents, It’s family meeting time! We will be having small group family meetings to discuss college preparation, the application process, Naviance, and other important information to get your student prepared for their senior year of high school. This will also be an opportunity for us to answer any questions that you may




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FREE Summer Art Classes

Hello Parents and Students, The Academy of Art University is offering a plethora of free online art classes during their Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) program this summer. The summer semester will start in the beginning of July and they will be offering 39 different courses for students to take. Besides the wonderful opportunity to take free art




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Upcoming 9th and 10th Grade Info-session!

Dear Parents, In case you missed the last one, the DVD counselors will be hosting another 9th and 10th grade family info session on Monday, April 12th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm! This info session will allow us to share important information on maintaining good grades, high school to career pathways, what colleges are looking for, college options




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GRAMMY Camp Application

Hello Students and Parents, The deadline to apply for Grammy Camp has been extended to April 15! GRAMMY Camp® is a 5-day nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Students from across the country can apply to one of the many career tracks offered during our virtual




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9th & 10th Grade Info-session / Sesión de Información Familiar de los Grados 9 y 10

Dear Parents, DVD counselors will be hosting a 9th and 10th grade family info session on Friday, March 12th from 11:30am – 12:30pm and again from 3:00pm – 4:00pm for our Spanish speaking parents. This info session will allow us to share important information on maintaining good grades, high school to career pathways, what colleges are looking for,




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