10th Grade Family Meetings

Hello 10th Grade Parents,

The sophomore family meetings are coming up in 2 weeks. This is the time to meet with the counselors in small groups to discuss summer experiences, extra-curricular activities, ACT/SAT tests, and other important information. This is also an opportunity for us to answer any questions you may have.

Below are the links to sign up for the family meetings with their assigned counselor.

Thank you and we are excited to meet with you all!

–  The Counseling Team

Pam Baker (Last names A-Gl): www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4cafaa2eabfe3-sophomore

Rachel Fusco (Last names Go-O): www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4ca8ac2fa1f49-10th

Erin Knott (Last names P-Z): www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa4ab2fa13-sophomore

Scholarship Opportunity- DAR El Redondo Chapter Scholarship

DVD Students,

Here is a scholarship opportunity from the DAR El Redondo Chapter. Please see the attachment for the requirements. Applicant must e-mail the Scholarship Chair when the complete packet is mailed. Please mail the packet to:

Linda Maxwell, Co-chair, Chapter Scholarship Committee

132-19th Street Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4509 

E-mail: scholarship.el.redondo.chapter@gmail.com

Deadline: Postmarked on or before April 15, 2019. 

2019 Scholarship El Redondo Chapter NSDAR chapter application form April 15


Week 26 Update

Designers, February flew! We are now entering March and week 26.

Congratulations to the Black Student Union for putting on an amazing Black History Month Community Dialogue today – it was full of amazing student performances and original work. We are so proud of you! Check out our Instagram page (@dvdig) to see a few pictures and videos from today.

We are excited to share that the RACC College Fair will be happening on campus during advisory from students in grades 9-11 (see special bell schedule below) on Thursday, March 7. Representatives from many regional colleges and universities will be in attendance.

SLCs – Student Led Conferences – will run from Monday, March 11 – Thursday, March 14. Please check in with your student about this ahead of time and be on the lookout for communication from the grade level team (many of you have likely received initial information!).

Have a great weekend!


Bell Schedule

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Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

Granville, OH

Application Deadline: March 3rd, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Program Date: June 16th-23rd, 2019


Description: The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is open to qualified students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school by June of the program year.  We do not admit current ninth graders/rising sophomores. The program fee for the workshop, including tuition, housing, and meals for the 8-day program, is $1,300. (On-campus residency is required.)


Financial Aid: Significant financial aid is available based on need thanks to the Reynolds Endowment.


Link to website: https://reynolds.denison.edu/program-details/

Summer of Art

Summer of Art

Los Angeles, CA

Application Deadline: April 27th, 2019

Program Dates: July 1st-26th, 2019

Description: This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and enhance their art and design skills, as well as students with limited art training, are invited to participate.

Financial Aid: Summer of Art scholarships are available to students who, for financial reasons, would not otherwise be able to attend. Awards are based on family financial information, portfolio, and grade point average. Due to limited funding, scholarships are only available for U.S. citizens. Unless otherwise stated, awards can be used toward tuition only and cannot be applied toward supplies or other expenses.


Link to website:  https://www.otis.edu/summer-art

Stanford Horizon Scholars

Stanford Horizon Scholars

Stanford, CA

Application Timeline: January 17th-April 3rd, 2019

Program Dates: June 23rd-August 18th, 2019


Description: Stanford Summer Session’s Horizon Scholars program is a residential scholarship opportunity for low-income, high-achieving rising high school seniors who reside in the state of California to attend the High School Summer College program at little to no cost.

Financial Aid: There is little-to-no cost.


Link to website:


Pomona College Academy for Youth Success

Pomona College Academy for Youth Success

Claremont, CA

Application Timeline: November 9th, 2018-February 22nd, 2019

Program Dates: June 16th-July 12th, 2019


Description: The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) enrolls up to 90 local high school students and seeks to support them in preparing for admission to selective and highly selective colleges and universities. PAYS participants engage in a thought-provoking combination of courses, cultural events, workshops, projects and field trips during the intensive 4-week, residential program as well as throughout the academic year. PAYS serves rising sophomores through rising seniors from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education—students who are first in their family to attend college; from low income families; and are African American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, and/or part of other underrepresented racial or ethnic groups.


Financial Aid: There is no student cost.

Link to website:


Penn State Honors Music Institute

Penn State Honors Music Institute

University Park, PA

Application Timeline: January 7th-May 1st, 2019

Program Dates: July 14th-20th, 2019

Description: The Penn State Honors Music Institute is an intensive, week long immersion in the art of music making for talented high school students. As one of the most exciting summer music camps, specific areas of study include chamber choir, jazz ensemble, piano and wind ensemble. Students entering ninth grade in the fall of 2019 through students who will graduate in the spring of 2019 are eligible to audition.

Financial Aid: Partial scholarships are available to qualified students upon acceptance to the institute. Scholarship Information will be sent with registration materials to accepted participants.

Link to website:


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