Archive for February 10, 2016

Senior Parents: don’t forget to submit your FAFSA by March 2nd!

FAFSA needs to be submitted by March 2nd, this is a hard deadline for most colleges and it is also is a hard deadline to be (potentially) eligible to receive a Cal Grant!  If you can’t attend DV Design’s next FAFSA workshop on Feb. 24th 5:30pm-7pm, there are plenty of other workshops in the LA area! Check out the Cash for College workshops by going to the below link:–los-angeles/ccfc2016/?mode=search

HS Volunteers Needed for Rock Around the Block – March 18 + 19

DV Designers – High school volunteers are needed for the Rock Around the Block event taking place on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.  This is an awesome opportunity to gain your Semester 2 service hours and give back to our community.

Sign up for a time slot at the VolunteerSpot link below:

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot:

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Denise Sánchez (WEF Co-President) and she can help to sign you up manually.

Phone: 310-346-3399



PSAT test results presentation and score return-Sophomores and Juniors

Sophomore and junior students and parents,


Please mark your calendars for the date of Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 5:30-7:00pm for a presentation from Princeton Review at Anza Elementary School. Student scores are now available online and we will have a copy available at the presentation for your student to pick up from their counselor.

Experts from The Princeton Review Test Prep company will be presenting the following:

  • How to read and interpret your PSAT results and how the results translate into the score for the new SAT
  • What to expect from the new SAT (first test to be administered in March 2016)
  • What students should be doing now to prepare themselves to score well on standardized tests required for college admissions (SAT and ACT)

Da Vinci Design counselors will give a general presentation on what sophomores and juniors should be doing to prepare themselves for their junior and senior year to get ready for college!

Please arrive in enough time so that we can distribute your PSAT scores and our Princeton Review experts can begin their presentation on time.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Week 22 Update

Happy Saturday, Designers! Below you will find your Week 22 update.

10th and 11th grade families, don’t forget about PSAT Night on Thursday 2/11 hosted by our college counselors! It will take place in the Anza MPR at 5:30 pm.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Week 22 dvd families 2015-16

Black College Expo–Saturday, February 6, 2016

The 17th annual Black College Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center this upcoming Saturday-February 6, 2016. This is a great opportunity for all grade levels to attend workshops on various topics including FAFSA and paying for colleges, scholarship opportunities, summer programs and even a sorority/fraternity step show! Many HBCUs and other colleges will be there.  There will be on site admissions for seniors who provide a transcript and resume.  Tickets are $8 each to attend!  There will be something for everyone–parents as well as students!

Please follow the link below to learn more!

Summer Enrichment Programs Fair-Thursday, February 4, 2016

Don’t forget!!!!

Many students and parents are always requesting information on summer programs for their students, so ask no more!!!

On Thursday (Tomorrow) February 4, 2016 from 12:45-2:20pm (during lunch and during advisory), we will have a Summer Enrichment Programs Fair!

What is that you ask?

Several college and community based programs will be exhibiting on campus in the outer courtyard (adjacent to the principal’s office) to present their summer programs to  students.  Students will rotate through during their Advisory and the exhibitors will have flyers and applications available.  All of the programs will have scholarships available that students can apply for  and some programs are free to students!

Colleges love to see students involved over the summer and these are great programs for your student to get involved in!

Please remind your student to take advantage of this great opportunity and to gather as much information as available. There are many types of programs available for varied student interests!!!

Parents are also invited to stop by if you like!!

Listed below are the programs that are currently confirmed to attend:


Syracuse University Summer Programs     SummColl-LOGO-ICON


LAX Cadet Program  LAXCadet

Art Center Pasadena  Art Center

Otis College of Art and Design   banner_logoOtis

Sci-Arc Design Immersion Days  logosci-arc

Girls Who Code     girlswhocodegwc-logo

Naval Academy  Naval Academy

California State Summer School for the Arts  CSSSA logo

FIDM Fashion Design program  fdim

California College of the Arts  imagesCACOA

El Camino STEM Scholars ECC logo





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