Archive for January 31, 2018

Ivy Prep: 8-Week ACT Course for DVD Students

Dear DVD Families and Students,

Da Vinci is Hosting an 8-Week ACT Course for its Students (a $499 value) for Only $99 per Student!

● 2/12 – 4/12 from 4:15pm to 5:45pm (no class during Spring Break)

● Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday

● Full practice exams on Sat. 2/10 at 8am and Fri. 3/30 during school

● All classes and exams held on-campus at Da Vinci SPACES WILL FILL UP SO ENROLL ONLINE TODAY!

Use code dvdfamily at checkout for the discount!


Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Qualifying CSF Members!

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Qualifying CSF Members!

List of Spring 2017 Qualifying CSF Members

Fall 2017 CSF Applications are due on 2/9/18. Applications are posted outside of the Counselor’s offices and can be turned into your counselor. An application workshop will be held on 2/8 and 2/9.


Coffee and Chat with the DVD College Counseling Team

Dear Parents,

You are invited to the DVD College Counseling Team’s monthly Coffee and ChatThis is a great opportunity to drop by and talk with your student’s college counselor, discuss college preparation, summer opportunities, extra curricular activities, and more!

Who: All DVD Parents

When: The first Thursday of every month from 8-9 AM

Where: Da Vinci Design, Lunch Room on the 1st Floor

You're Invited (2)

We look forward to seeing you there,

The Counseling Team

Pam Baker (A-GL), Rachel Fusco (GO-O), Erin Knott (P-Z)

Week 20 Update

Hello Designers, next week there is a lot going on! From the RACC College Fair for Grades 9, 10 and 11 to the Practice ACT, check out the schedules below to see what your week will look like. Athletics schedule for the week is also below.

Wednesday 1/31 – RACC College Fair – students will be able to meet reps from over 20 colleges! This will take place during advisory

Thursday 2/1 – 9th and 11th graders are taking the Practice ACT; get a good night’s sleep, be here on time and make sure to eat breakfast! Bring a pencil, a calculator, and a snack since lunch will be later in the day.

Friday 2/2 – 9th grade has a field trip to Knott’s Berry Farm

Have a nice weekend!

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Seniors: Congratulations on your hard work!

Dear Seniors,

On behalf of the Counseling Team, congratulations on all of your hard work! As of now, most of you have finished the college application process and are anticipating responses. We know the application process is stressful and we are so proud you have made it this far.

For those of you who are applying to schools whose deadlines have yet to pass or schools with Rolling Admissions, please check in with your college counselor to make sure you have all the documents and materials ready to submit.

As always, update your Naviance asap when you hear back from a college with your admittance status. Doing so will get your name on the College Acceptance Board along with the school(s) you have gotten into.

Again, congratulations!

-DVD Counseling Team


Week 19 Update

Hello Designers, we hope you had a wonderful first week back!

We start seminars on Monday 1/22, which you all had a chance to sign up for in advisory over the past couple of days.

Upcoming Events

  • RACC College Fair: Wednesday, Jan 31
  • Staff Development Day – no class – Friday, Feb 16

Athletics schedule and bell schedule for Week 19 below.  Have a nice weekend!

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Health Awareness Information – January 2018

Please see the letter below regarding lice identification and prevention. Please note that if students are found to have lice at home or at school, the school needs to be notified and then the school needs to re-check the student to allow them to return.

Lice Information DV

DVX Family Information Nights

Interested in learning more about Da Vinci Extension (DVX)? Please join us for one of our family information nights in the MPR room at 201 North Douglas:


January 24th, 6:00 PM

February 21st, 6:00 PM

February 28th, 6:00 PM



Da Vinci X’s college program, founded in 2015, builds upon the success of the Da Vinci Charter Schools and blends college, career and life to support students in their journey to becoming happy, healthy adults.

At DVX, students have the opportunity to complete a two-year associate’s degree, a four-year bachelor’s degree, or a one year GAP program that enables students to transfer to a four-year university. Each cohort of students meets in a blended format two evenings per week at a Da Vinci site through UCLA Extension, Southern New Hampshire University, and/or El Camino Community College. Students have access to tutoring, advising, and teacher/professor office hours at Da Vinci as they complete their college coursework. The program also focuses on holistic life skills through access to diverse supports and “adulting” classes in topics such as mental health, financial planning, and grit to support students’ transition into becoming lifelong learners. Students then leverage these tools by gaining exposure and access to real world opportunities through on-the-job work experience in high-skill, high-demand jobs through paid and unpaid internships, certificate programs, and strategic mentoring opportunities aligned with their personal interests.

Visit us at


Apply for our 2018-2019 cohorts now!


Applications are due on or before March 2nd.


Fill out the application online HERE

or at download and submit to the front office staff of DVS, DVC, DVD or DVRISE


For questions, please contact

CSF Application for Fall 2017 Grades

Dear DVD Families,

Congratulations on completing Semester 1. Now that your Fall 2017 grades are finalized, it’s time to apply for California Scholarship Federation (CSF) membership. CSF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize and encourage academic achievement and community service among middle and high school students in California.” CSF is an academic honor that can be added to college applications and resumes.

Students who have above a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. To apply, download an application (or get an application from your counselor) and submit an application by 2/9/18 to RACHEL FUSCO, CSF Advisor.

For students who want help with their application, we will be hosting a CSF Application Workshops for students during their Advisory classes on 2/7/18 and 2/8/18.

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