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Hello DVD Parents,

Week 25 Updates and SLCs Preview

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

Student Led Conferences (SLCs) are coming up soon. SLCs will be hosted via Zoom from March 7th-10th (see Week 26 schedule below). Please the see attached documents here for details from each grade level about SLCs:

For further questions about SLCs, please contact your grade level teachers.

Key dates and events coming up:

  • Mar. 4th: Black History Month CD Assembly
  • Mar. 7th-10th: Student Led Conferences (via Zoom) *Schedules and Details coming soon*
  • Mar. 11th: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)

Interested in Filmmaking and Storytelling? Apply to Film2Future Today


Take your creative ideas from script to screen with Film2Future’s intensive filmmaking program! During the 2022 Animation Program, you will learn storyboarding, character design, voiceover, and post-production from more than 100 professionals working in the entertainment industry. During the summer, each student works in a team to complete a short animation. The deadline to apply is February 28.

After graduating Film2Future, students have a resume, portfolio, and professional network of Hollywood creatives, legendary filmmakers, and thought leaders from across the entertainment and media landscapes. Eligible graduates (18+ years old) of the program are supported in obtaining paid jobs and internships, launching their careers as creators.

Most programming is expected to take place over Zoom due to COVID, with limited in-person days with appropriate safety precautions in place. Film2Future provides laptops and hot spots so students can access all programming.

The application for their 2022 Animation Program is now open and will begin on Saturday, April 23. Eligibility is 14 to 18 years old on June 1, 2022 (Students must be enrolled in high school at the time of application).

Priority Application Deadline for New TK-12th Grade Students is Feb. 28th

Priority Application Deadline for New TK-12th Grade Students is Feb. 28th


Do you know a friend or family member who is looking for a real-world education in a small and nurturing school community? If yes, then keep reading!

The Priority Application Deadline for new Da Vinci students entering grades TK-12 in the 2022-23 school year is February 28th.

While most campus visits have been suspended due to COVID, Da Vinci continues to offer many virtual and self-guided options for prospective students and families to get to know our schools, including recorded info sessions and student chats, virtual campus tours, alumni conversations, and more. We are also offering in-person tours of Da Vinci Connect High’s new campus, located at 550 Continental Blvd. in El Segundo.

New students/families may apply online for the 2022-23 school year at:


Da Vinci Schools website
Enrollment Overview
Enrollment Process
Enrollment FAQ
Wiseburn Residents
Apply Now

Douglas Campus
DV Connect TK-8


High School Enrollment
Fabiola Martin

TK-8 Enrollment
Jacob Diaz

RISE Enrollment
Christian Navarro

Don’t forget — the Priority Application Deadline is Feb. 28th.

Week 24 Preview

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

Happy three day weekend! We hope all of you have a safe, restful, and enjoyable holiday weekend. Because of the Monday holiday, Tuesday will be an all periods day for our students next week. See the schedule below:

Key dates & upcoming events:

  • Feb. 21st: NO SCHOOL (President’s Day Holiday)
  • Mar. 4th: Black History Month CD Assembly
  • Mar. 7th-10th: Student Led Conferences (via Zoom) *Schedules and Details coming soon*
  • Mar. 11th: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)

Spirit Week Kick-Off: Valentine’s Day at DVD

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

DVD was feeling the love yesterday as we kicked off Spirit Week! As each Da Vinci Design student came up the stairs yesterday, they were handed a fresh flower by one of our Leadership students or a faculty administrator. And after that, our Seniors had the opportunity to celebrate their recent win in a grade-level design challenge with some shaved ice as they heard some important Senior announcements. Check out some of the photos below!

We wanted to extend a special thank you to Conroy’s Flowers Redondo Beach for being such an excellent partner for our morning flower event, providing DVD with an assortment of hundreds of beautiful, fresh cut flowers. Thank you Conroy’s!

And, we wanted to extend another thank you to Ray Houser of Philly Gourmet Ice (IG: @phillygourmetice) for providing delicious Italian shaved ice for all of our Seniors. Thank you Philly Gourmet Ice!

And finally, events like this are made possible thanks to our extended Da Vinci Design community for supporting our school with donations so that we can host fun events like these! If you or someone you know would like to make a contribution to Da Vinci Design, you may do so at our giving website here and select “Da Vinci Design”.

Industry Preparation Workshop

Hello DVD students!

Are you interested in pursuing a career in industry? California State University, Dominguez Hills, will be hosting a webinar designed for physics and other STEM students.

Workshop Leaders:

Dr. Terrence Lomheim

  • Distinguished Engineer in the Engineering and Technology Group, Sensor Systems Subdivision of The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA

Mr. Kenneth Brown

  • Operations Manager for Northrop Grumman Missions Systems Engineering & Sciences (E&S) Maritim Land Sensors and Systems/Field Engineering, Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA

This session will provide insight on:

  • What working in local industry is like
  • Best practices for being successful in gaining employment with student internships and/or after you obtain your degree
  • Time to answer questions and provide support on how to improve your resume and applications

When: Friday February 25, 2022

Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM

Attached is the flyer with the zoom link and more information!


Week 23: Black History Month & Spirit Week!

Greetings Designer and Design Families,

So much good stuff happening at DVD this week!

In honor of February being Black History Month, our DVD Black Student Union has been working hard to recognize the importance of black history on our campus. DVD BSU has produced a beautiful new display in the display case in the 1st floor atrium, and around our campus. See a photo below of some of our awesome DVD BSU team! This will all culminate in our annual Black History Month Community Dialogue on Friday, March 4th.

And, next week is Spirit Week! Students are encouraged to dress up and participate in the following dress up days – click here to see the Spirit Week flyer:

  • Monday: Color coding (and a surprise!)
  • Tuesday: Superhero
  • Wednesday: Pink
  • Thursday: Twins
  • Friday: PJs

Next week is a regular bell schedule – see here:

Week 22 Campus Highlight: DVD Black Student Union

Senior Activities & Announcements

Greetings DVD Class of 2022 and Families!

It is that time of year, Seniors, where lots of exciting things start happening: Senior Projects, Grad Nite, Prom and Graduation are coming up before we know it. So much good stuff to look forward to!

On Monday during Advisory, Seniors will meet with DVD admin and teachers to hear about upcoming Senior Activities. Information will be handed out during that meeting, students will be able to ask questions, and a Senior Activities Contract will be distributed that all Seniors will be expected to sign. If you would like a preview of this informational handout, including dates and ticket prices, click here: DVD Senior Activities 2022

Calendar Dates for Senior Events:

  • Prom: Friday, May 6th, 2022
  • Grad Nite (@ Disneyland & CA Adventure): Saturday, May 21st, 2022
  • Graduation: Thursday, June 9th, 2022 (tent. 5pm ceremony start)

*For questions about Senior Activities, including Prom or Graduation, please see the handout above for the appropriate contact. Thank you!*

Parent/Guardian Info Meeting about Senior Projects on 2/17 at 6pm:

A letter went home with Seniors this week introducing Senior Projects: DVD Senior Projects 2022 Letter (2.7.22 Version). Please read the information on this letter to learn more about this important and exciting DVD signature practice!

To attend the parent information webinar about Senior Projects on Thursday, February 17th at 6:00 pm, please use this link:

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