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National School Counseling Week

Happy National School Counseling week Designers!

National School Counseling Week 2024 (#NSCW24) is Feb. 5-9, 2024, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. The 2024 theme is “School Counseling: Standards-Based, Student-Focused.”

 

 

DVD Counseling Team!

Wellness Screener

Dear DVD Families,

The number of youth nationally experiencing anxiety and depression has risen 30% in recent years according to U.S. Health and Human Services. In an effort to be more proactive in supporting students’ mental health, a wellness screener will be given on February 7th to all students at Da Vinci Design HS to identify students who may need support. Results from the screener will be used by the counselors to offer students interventions such as coping skills groups, counselor check ins, and referrals for therapy.

Scores will not be shared with students or parents/guardians. Parent/guardian consent is required if a student is referred to receive counseling services delivered by Antioch or Luminarias therapists. If you would like your student to OPT-OUT and NOT PARTICIPATE in the screener, please fill out the form by Monday, February 5.

Be Well,
DVD Counselors

OPT OUT FORM

El Camino College Dual Enrollment Information Session Recording + Presentation Slides

Happy Monday DVD Families!

We hope you had a great weekend. Thank you to all the students and parents that were able to attend the El Camino College Dual Enrollment Information session that was held on 1/25/2024.  Here is the webinar recording and Here is PDF of the presentation with hyperlinks included.

Students who are planning to enroll in Dual Enrollment courses are highly encouraged to watch the recording with their parents before applying to El Camino College.

FAFSA/Dream Act workshop Tomorrow 1/30

Da Vinci Schools is hosting a hands on FAFSA/Dream Act workshop on our campus, where an El Camino College financial aid rep will be here to answer your financial aid/FAFSA/CA Dream Act questions, help you fill out the applications, and submit that night! This is taking place on the DV Science floor on Tuesday January 30th, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Please RSVP HERE so we know how many computers will be needed.

Please have an FSA ID created and verified before the night. Please CLICK HERE to apply for an FSA ID

Please bring with you on the night:
  1. Social Security Number -parent(s) and student-
  2. Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen)
  3. Federal Income Tax Return 2022, W2’s, and other records of money earned
  4. Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  5. Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

If you have any questions, please reach out to your counselor.

 

Pam Baker, Last names A-GL                                Nicole Tafoya, Last names Go-O                               Omar Sanchez, Last names P-Z

pbaker@davincischools.org                                     ntafoya@davincischools.org                                      osanchez@davincischools.org

Attention Seniors!

DV counselors are hosting a hands on FAFSA/Dream Act workshop on the 201 campus, where an El Camino College financial aid rep will be here to answer your financial aid/FAFSA/CA Cream Act questions, help you fill out the applications, and submit that night! This is taking place on the DV Science campus on Tuesday January 30th, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Please RSVP HERE so we know how many computers will be needed.*

Please have an FSA ID created and verified before the night. Please CLICK HERE to apply for an FSA ID

Please bring with you on the night:
  1. Social Security Number -parent(s) and student-
  2. Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen)
  3. Federal Income Tax Return 2022, W2’s, and other records of money earned
  4. Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  5. Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

If you have any questions, please reach out to your counselor.

 

Pam Baker, Last names A-GL                                Nicole Tafoya, Last names Go-O                               Omar Sanchez, Last names P-Z

pbaker@davincischools.org                                     ntafoya@davincischools.org                                      osanchez@davincischools.org

El Camino Dual Enrollment Information Session

Interested in taking Dual Enrollment courses during the school year and/or summer?
El Camino College is offering a Dual Enrollment Information Session for parents and students to learn more about the application process and requirements. This session is highly encouraged for students that have not registered for a Dual Enrollment class before.

Dual Enrollment Information Session (Da Vinci Schools)

Thursday, January 25th 2024

5:00-6:00 p.m.

This 1-hour workshop is for prospective high school students and parents to receive an overview of Dual Enrollment in traditional El Camino College classes as well as in classes offered in partnership with your high school.

No registration necessary – join via link below at 5:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Join Information Session

or

https://elcamino-edu.zoom.us/j/88291330845

The deadline for Spring 2024 enrollment is Friday, February 2nd 2024
Spring 2024 Session begins on Monday, February 12th and ends on Friday, June 7th. 
Please schedule a meeting with your counselor to begin enrollment prior to the deadline.

Los Angeles Black College Expo 2024

Hey Da Vinci Design Seniors….

 

THE LOS ANGELES BLACK COLLEGE EXPO 2024

Date: February 10, 2024

Hours: 10:00am to 5pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Meet with over 50 colleges.

Get answers right on the spot. Get Educational Resources. EVERYONE is Welcome…it’s for Students of ALL Ages… Plus…Get Accepted on the SPOT, students you must bring your transcripts and ACT or SAT test scores (12th graders and some colleges may accept 11th graders). College Transfer Students this is a great opportunity for you to get accepted on the spot! Bring your transcripts from all colleges that you have attended.  FREE for College Students just show your ID.

Applications fees waived..so save hundreds $$$Scholarships on the SPOT! and giving away CASH at the STAGE…

Everyone has the opportunity to win CASH and prizes!!!

 

 

 

 

 

FAFSA/CADAA are now open! Apply for financial aid

Hello Class of 2024 families!

Over the winter break, the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) opened and are now available to submit. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for a variety of aid including federal, state, and school-based, as well as grants and scholarships. Please use THIS CHECKLIST to ensure that you are prepared to fill out FAFSA or CADAA, starting with obtaining an FSA ID, which is needed by both student and parent.

The sooner you complete the FAFSA or CADAA the better, as some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit Studentaid.gov to begin the FAFSA application or visit Dream.csac.ca.gov to begin the CADAA application.

*DVD is hosting a hands on FAFSA/Dream Act workshop on our campus, where an El Camino College financial aid rep will be here to answer your financial aid/FAFSA/CA Cream Act questions, help you fill out the applications, and submit that night! This is taking place on the DVD campus on Tuesday January 30th, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Please RSVP HERE so we know how many computers will be needed.*

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

  • The California Student Aid Commission is hosting various online Financial Aid Workshops to help with applications. Check out their free resources and sign up for a free webinar HERE.
  • Da Vinci School Counselors will also be hosting a Parent Financial Aid Workshop Night in which we cover the steps of filling out the FAFSA. Our Parent Financial Aid Workshop Night will happen this semester and we are working on finalizing a date. Expect an update soon! Please note this is separate than the hands-on workshop on Jan. 30th.
If you have need assistance or have any questions, please reach out to your counselor.
Pam Baker, Last names A-GL / pbaker@davincischools.org
Nicole Tafoya, Last names Go-O / ntafoya@davincischools.org
Omar Sanchez, Last names P-Z / osanchez@davincischools.org

El Camino Dual Enrollment Spring 2024

Hello DVD Juniors and Seniors,

This upcoming Spring semester, Da Vinci Schools is offering three dual enrollment courses. Two of these courses are asynchronous online, and one is in-person at our Da Vinci Schools 201 Campus (Room # TBD) on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 pm- 4:25 pm. Course details are listed below:

 

COMS 100- Public Speaking

 

(Asynchronous, Online)

BUS 101- Introduction to Business

 

(Asynchronous, Online)

FILM 110- Film Appreciation

 

(Synchronous, In-Person)

In this course, students will compose, present, and evaluate original speeches. Emphasis is placed on audience analysis, topic selection, research, evidence, organization, delivery, and critical analysis of persuasive communication. Students are required to attend out-of-class speaking events.

 

 

 

3 units

Transfer CSU, UC

*meets graduation requirements at most CSUs

Start Date: Monday, February 12th, 2024

This course is a survey of organization and management factors influencing the establishment, location, and operation of businesses. This course emphasizes the functional area of accounting as well as the legal framework within which business activities are conducted. The course also emphasizes the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in a multicultural and globalized environment.

 

 

3 units

Transfer CSU, UC

Start Date: Monday, February 12th, 2024

In this course, students will investigate the origins and aesthetics of cinema including the classic Hollywood narrative film and its alternatives. By analyzing representative films as unique cultural products, the student will be introduced to various methods of interpreting and evaluating motion pictures within their socio-political context.

 

 

 

 

 

3 units; 2.5 hour lecture

Transfer CSU, UC

Tuesdays/Thursdays  3:00-4:25

Start Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024



Who: Juniors and Seniors from DVC, DVD, and DVS. Based on academic performance and review, 10th grade students will need El Camino dean approval.

What: College courses at Da Vinci Schools, through El Camino College. Courses meet transfer requirements for most Cal State and UC campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.

Why: Get a start on your college credits! It looks great on your college applications.

Cost: Free! The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including textbook fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks from families that can are appreciated.

Where: Classes will be held virtually on the El Camino College student portal (Canvas & MyECC), or they will be in-person in a DVC/DVD/DVS classroom.


To be eligible to take a dual enrollment class, the student will need to pass all their academic classes from first semester, have no credit recovery for a-g classes, and be a junior or senior student. Space is limited and we are accepting forms on a first come first serve basis!

For more information click on the following links:

Applying to El Camino College

Application for Admission Help

Dual Enrollment Application

Dual Enrollment form and DV Sponsored Dual Enrollment Supplemental Form must be completed and submitted to counselors by Friday, February 2nd, 2024 at 3:30pm

El Camino College is closed December 22-January 1 for the Winter Break. The El Camino Dual Enrollment Office will return on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Dual Enrollment support will resume after our respective Winter Breaks.

 

DVD Counselors

Happy Holidays DVD

Dear Designers & families,

Happy holidays! With winter break upon us, we encourage you to relax, unwind, and settle into a safe and restful break.

The holiday season is a time for togetherness and joy, but it can sometimes bring unwelcome guests, like stress and grief. Some of us may be experiencing the holidays without a loved one. Some of us may be balancing endless to-do lists from shopping to entertaining. While we each celebrate this season’s joys, it’s important to stay mindful, acknowledge our feelings, and reach out for help if needed.

To help keep your holidays bright, below is a helpful resources. We encourage you to save this resource so you can easily reference them should you or a family member need help.

Da Vinci Schools partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of our community. If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of the circumstance. This is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service provided by Da Vinci Schools. If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a mental health care provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365.
  • Visit www.caresolace.com/davincischools and either search on your own or click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

May you enjoy your break and return rested and reinvigorated for a fantastic new year!

 

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