Archive for March 17, 2017

Still time to apply to summer programs! Some deadlines quickly approaching!

Freshman,sophomores and juniors!  When you complete your college applications, how will you answer the following question:

-Please list the summer programs and activities that you have participated in during your summers of high school

There is still time to apply to programs for the summer–some of which exhibited at our Summer Enrichment Programs Fair in February and many of them offer scholarships and/or financial aid!

Listed below are some of the programs that are still accepting applications.  Flyers are attached with additional information. Please see your counselor if you have questions.


SummerPrograms2017   –several attached

Questbridge College Prep


-Questbridge Scholars

-Institute for Educational Advancement/Explore

-College for Creative Studies

-Syracuse Pre-College

-Johnson & Wales





Week 28 Update – Women in Space, Exhibition, AGC…

Designers, your week 28 update is here.  We hope you have a wonderful 3 day weekend!


If you are interested, take advantage of the opportunity provided by Spaceport LA tomorrow in Downtown LA. It is free for high school students!

Women in Space Event

Spaceport LA is hosting a “Women in Space” event this Saturday 3/18 in downtown LA.  They will have a variety of women panelists from the space industry speaking and an exhibit including robotics and rockets.  The event is free for high school students (with code below). Please spread the word as it looks to be a great event.

Women In Space
March 18, 2017, 2pm to 5pm

Cross Campus Downtown – 800 Wilshire Blvd #200 LA CA 90017

Register at:
FUTUREWIS : free for high school students
COLLEGEWIS : 50% off ($10) for college students


April 6th at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Giving Campaign

The 2017 Annual Giving Challenge Is On!
Donate or Pledge by April 30 and Your Gift Will Be Doubled!

There’s never been a better time to support Da Vinci Schools! Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Belkin, Northrop, Chevron, Gensler, 72andSunny, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, and Continental Development, all gifts to the Da Vinci Schools Annual Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000.

Make your donation or pledge by April 30 and your gift will be DOUBLED.
Every gift makes a difference. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift or pledge today by clicking this link ( We thank you!


DVD 16-17 Week 28 Update - families


Junior Reminders

Juniors! Don’t forget that you should test at least once this Spring for the ACT and/or the SAT!

Click on this link to create an account and register for the ACT:

Remaining ACT dates: June 10 (must register by May 5)

Click on this link to create and account and register for the SAT:

Remaining SAT dates: May 6 (must register by April 7)

June 3 (must register by May 9)

Fee waivers are available for those students who are on Free and Reduced Lunch, just see your counselor! Haven’t applied yet? Click on this link and follow the directions:

Don’t forget to use Naviance to research colleges and to build your college list!

Also, keep up those grades! This is your last semester that will be calculated into your CSU/UC GPA, and the last one colleges will see final grades for when you apply in the Fall as a Senior.

As always, see you counselor with any questions!

IEP/504/transfer students= Nicole Cabalar

last names A-K= Karen Grace-Baker

last names L-Z= Erin Knott


Week 27 Update

Designers, attached is the Week 27 update. Grades 9-11, we hope you enjoyed your college field trips this week!

Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the Spring Semi-Formal dance this coming Friday 3/17. They will be on sale at lunch in the student store all week (until Thursday). Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

– Theme: Masquerade

– Dress: Semi-formal

– Price: $15

– Date/Time: Lawndale Community Center, 7-10 pm

masquerade poster

Have a wonderful weekend!

DVD 16-17 Week 27 Update - families


Week 26 Update – College Field Trips, Summer Internships…

Design families, thank you for carving out the time to attend SLCs and hear about your student’s progress. We had 95% of families attend an SLC, which is incredible and we were so excited to see that data come through this morning. We are so grateful for the amazing investment our school community, and our families in particular, have in student success here at DVD!

Parents, many of you already have, but if you didn’t get a chance to fill out the DVD Parent Survey for this Spring at your SLC, the link is still open and you can do so here:

College Field Trips are coming up next week!

  • Grade 9 – Tuesday 3/7
  • Grade 10 – Wednesday 3/8
  • Grade 11 – Thursday 3/9

Opportunities for Paid Summer Internships

1. LA Youth at Work is recruiting High School juniors and seniors for paid summer internships with Metro or in Health Care. *The students must register to attend 3 sessions. The first session is the Job Skills Workshop at USC on Saturday, March 4th from 9am-12pm

·         Students must also be 16 years old and eligible to work in the US. 

·         Internship dates/times are: June 14-August 11th from 8am-5pm

2. LA Metro is hiring high school students to be a part of their Transportation Career Academy Program (TCAP) to learn about careers in transportation.   Students must be:

  •    16-19 years old
  •    Juniors or seniors
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher 
  • Eligible to work in US
  •  Available to work seven hours a day, five days a week, during the seven week program

·  Internship dates/times:

  • June 19th- August 4th, Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • To apply:  Upload resume and transcripts by Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Health Care flyer2017_EH Summer High School Internship Program Flyer METRO 2017 (003)

DVD 16-17 Week 26 Families


Summer Enrichment Program Fair-flyers, applications, etc.


Many of you have been inquiring about summer program opportunities for your students. Attached are photos of the Summer Enrichment Programs Fair held on our campus last month.

We have also attached some of the flyers, applications and scholarship/financial aid deadlines for these  programs.  Many have scholarships and financial aid available and deadlines are approaching in March and April, so there’s still time left to apply!

Please have your student contact their counselor if they need additional information.


SEP Fair SEP Fair3 SEP Fair4 SEPFair SEPFair2 SEPFair4

2016 Recruitment Poster/Emma Bowen Foundation

General Information Emma Bowen General Flyer

Emma Bowen Foundation http://www.emmabowenfoundtioncom/application_info

SummerPrograms2017 (several)

Explore Postcard 2017

Girls who code –

College Field Trip Permission Slips

REMINDER: Grades 9-11 have college field trips scheduled for March 7th,8th, or 9th. All permission slips are due Monday March 6th. If a permission slip is not turned in by Monday students will not be able to attend.


Please contact a counselor for any questions.

Nicole Cabalar:

Karen Grace Baker:

Erin Knott:

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