Archive for August 5, 2015

ACT Information

If you are eligible for free/reduced lunch, your college counselor can provide you with a fee waiver which enables you to take the ACT for free. Counselors are in the DVD office beginning 8/5, but you must email them to make arrangements to receive a fee waiver in order to meet the deadline!
Register now for the ACT test
Registration Deadline: August 7

Test Date: September 12

September is a great time for students to take the ACT®.
The ACT is the only college entrance exam with a September test date, offering the earliest testing opportunity for the school year. For seniors, this opens a window to retest in October, if necessary, and still receive scores in time for college admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.

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Did you know . . .
  • The ACT is accepted by all US colleges and universities.
  • The ACT test score is based on the number of correct answers—no points deducted for guessing.
  • The ACT writing test is optional—not all colleges and universities require a writing test for admission.
  • It’s the nation’s #1 college entrance exam.
  • Your students will receive personalized career information based on strengths and interests.

Remind students to register at for the September 12 test! Late registration fees will apply after Friday, August 7.

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DVD Staff Food Donations

In preparation for the 2015-16 school year, the DVD staff is headed to Lake Arrowhead for a professional development retreat. During the retreat, teachers will be developing lesson plans, projects and Advisory goals for your students. We are asking for food donations to help make our one-night stay in Lake Arrowhead more enjoyable. If you are willing donate, we would be more than appreciative!

If you plan to donate, please sign-up on the following link:

Please drop off donations between the hours of 8:30am-4pm in the DVD front office by this Friday, August 7th. Be sure to include your name so that we know who the donations are from.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Re-enrollment Info and Clarification

Hello Designers.  We are sorry the re-enrollment process had errors – it seems there was something wrong with our online system.  Don’t worry about it – you will definitely stay enrolled, but you need a different code that we mailed out today.  New letters with corrected PIN numbers were mailed out today. You should receive them by Wednesday or Thursday. You will then be able to update your emergency contact info and complete the online meal application.

The online link will be reactivated later today so families can complete the process, but I wouldn’t use it until you get a new letter later this week. The link to re-enroll is:

We will keep the online link open until August 18 so everyone can complete the continuing enrollment process.

Thanks, and I hope you are having a great summer!


CSU Super Saturday 2015 Information

CSU Super Saturday 2015 

CSU Super Saturday is a college fair designed to provide students and families from historically underserved communities with important information about preparing for, applying to, and graduating from college.


CSU Super Saturday takes place at CSU Dominguez Hills on Saturday August 8, 2015 from 8:30am – 2pm and is open to middle, high school and community college students and their families. Each year thousands of students and their families attend.

  • Get information on how to pay for college: scholarships, state and federal grants.
  • Take guided campus tours.
  • Learn more about the “a-g” subject and test requirements for CSU admissions.
  • Learn step-by-step how to complete your CSU application.
  • During the College and resource fair, meet with representatives from all 23 CSU campuses and discover which campus is right for you!
  • Workshops on the new SAT, careers in sports entertainment, and how to enter careers in science and technology
  • Chance to win an iPad!

For more information, please  click here. Download a flier here.


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