Archive for Grade 12

Virtual Senior Family Planning Presentation

What: Senior Family Planning Presentation (before Senior 1:1 meetings starting next week)

When: Thursday 8/31/23 at 5:00 p.m.



Please contact your counselor for questions.

Pam Baker: A-GL

Nicole Tafoya: Go-O

Omar Sanchez: P-Z

South Bay Families Connected- Parent Chat

The Families Connected Parent Chat, established in 2017, will relaunch in September 2023 as a free monthly support group open to all South Bay parents and caregivers. Provided in partnership between South Bay Families Connected, Beach Cities Health District and Thelma McMillen Center, the Parent Chat offers its participants a confidential and supportive space to share their parenting challenges and successes. Dr. Moe Gelbart, Executive Director of the Thelma McMillen Recovery Center, is the lead moderator for the group and offers his professional insight and expertise on a variety of topics. He is joined by Laura Short McIntire, Founder of SBFC. Please note that the Parent Chat is not a therapeutic program, but rather a peer to peer support group with educational guidance from a mental health professional.

Join the Parent Chat the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Please join the next session September 12, 2023.  Click HERE for more information. 


SBFC’s parenting resources, videos and blogs are free and accessible to all. Below is a link to the resource pages:

El Camino Dual Enrollment Opportunities: Fall 2023

Good Morning Junior and Senior Families,

We hope you had a restful summer break and are ready to take on your junior and senior year. This Fall semester, Da Vinci Schools is offering the following dual enrollment courses:

COMS 100- Public Speaking 

(Synchronous, In-Person)

CDEV 103- Early Childhood Growth & Development 

(Asynchronous, Online)

ART 101- Art/Visual Culture:  

A Global Perspective

(Asynchronous, Online)

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; 3 hour lecture

Transfer CSU, UC


3:30 pm -5:00 pm

Start Date: Monday, August 28th, 2023

This course is an introduction to child development from conception through adolescence with an emphasis on the interaction between the maturational processes and environmental factors relating to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe and interview children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. Also, the effect of cultural influences on development will be studied. 

3 units; 3 hour lecture

Transfer CSU, UC

Start Date: Monday, August 28th, 2023

This course is an introduction to art and visual culture across time and diverse cultures with a global perspective. Examining works of art through themes, theory, terminology and media, students acquire analytical and interpretive skills to develop visual literacy as well as an understanding of the role of art and visual culture in relation to contemporary life. This course explores how meaning is constructed, transmitted and negotiated in an increasingly visual world. 

3 units; 3 hour lecture

Transfer CSU, UC

Start Date: Monday, August 28th, 2023

Note: Some CSU/ UC transferable courses have credit limitations. For details, see a El Camino Counselor, the El Camino Transfer Center adviser, or Please note that these are college courses, taught by college instructors.  Students must abide by the college policies.


Who:   Juniors and Seniors

What: College courses 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 jump on your college credits! If you do well, it also looks great on your college applications.

Cost:   Free! The state of California and Da Vinci Schools pick up the costs, including textbook fees.

Where: Classes will be held virtually and are asynchronous on Canvas, the El Camino College student portal.  Students will be responsible to complete the course on their own time.

Dual Enrollment form must be completed and submitted to your counselor by Wednesday, August 23rd at 3:30pm.

El Camino Dual Enrollment Form

Space is limited and we are accepting forms on a first come first serve basis!


Helpful Information on applying to El Camino and enrolling in a Dual Enrollment Course:

Applying to El Camino College

Application for Admission Help

Dual Enrollment Application


Never applied to El Camino?

  • Submit an application for admission for Fall 2023:
  • Students can follow along screen-by-screen with this link: Help to Complete the Application for Admission
  • After submitting, you will receive your Welcome Email (with 7-digit El Camino College ID #) in 1-3 business days at the personal email address given on your application.  If you do not receive your Welcome Email after 3 business days, please email

Previously applied to El Camino?

  • Your El Camino student account is still in good standing if you submitted an application for admission for Spring 2023 or Fall 2022. You don’t need to reapply if you took courses during the Spring 2023 or Fall 2022 semesters, you’ll just need to submit a dual enrollment form to your counselor.
  • Your El Camino College ID # is the same as previous terms and is 7-digits (no letters)
  • If you do not know your El Camino College ID #, please email

Dual Enrollment Application

All students must submit a separate, completed Dual Enrollment Application for each term they wish to be manually registered for class(es).

NOTE: ECC Admissions Office cannot accept forms with typed signatures. All signatures need to be drawn using the above methods, either by pen, mouse, or touchscreen. This is the most common reason why a form cannot be processed and students will not be registered.


MyECC is El Camino College’s secure online portal where students view their registered classes, grades, unofficial transcripts, etc. Your MyECC username and password are included in your Welcome Email. You will be prompted to create a new password when you log into MyECC for the first time.

NOTE: El Camino College recently updated the Password Requirements for MyECC. Passwords must include at least 10 characters, 1 Capital letter, 1 number (number cannot be at end or beginning of password), and no repeated/consecutive characters. View Complete Password Complexity Requirements

  • Log into MyECC – this link can also be found at the top of every webpage
  • If you are unable to into MyECC, please email us at

Dropping a Class

Registered students who wish to drop the class must perform this action themselves in MyECC by the drop deadlines.

Help is Available!

Dual Enrollment offers Drop-In Help via Zoom every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. to assist students one-on-one with questions they may have about their application for admission or Dual Enrollment Application.

Please join us using the links on this webpage – no sign up necessary!

Please email your counselor with any questions

Pam Baker: Last names A-GL

Nicole Tafoya: Last names Go-O

  • Omar Sanchez: Last names P-Z

IMPORTANT: First Day of School Forms – Complete by August 1

As we approach the new school year, we ask new and returning families to complete our annual First Day of School Forms on SchoolMint. These forms are critical to ensure that we have your family’s current information on file.

Completing First Day of School Forms will require you to log in to your existing SchoolMint account, review contact information, sign off on annual parent notifications, and then SUBMIT at the end.

It is critical that we have these documents completed prior to your child starting school. Please take some time to complete and submit all forms on SchoolMint, before Tuesday, August 1st 2023 at 11:59PM.

To complete these forms:

If you have forgotten your password, please select “Forgot Password?” or contact SchoolMint Parent Support at (855) 957-3535. Please DO NOT submit a new application.

For Returning Students: Once logged in, click the green “Re-Enroll” button underneath your student’s name on the right-hand side. Complete all five sections and click the green “Submit Forms” button at the bottom of the page.

For New Families: Once logged in you will see 2023 First Day of School Forms under your student’s name. Glick on the green “Start” button to complete all three forms and then click the green “Submit Forms” button at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at This is one of our busiest times of the year and we greatly appreciate your patience.

We look forward to partnering with you to ensure another great year ahead!

If your plans have changed and you no longer wish to attend Da Vinci Schools this upcoming school year, we kindly ask that you let us know ASAP by contacting us at so that we may offer your spot to someone on our waitlist.

Thank you,
Enrollment Team
Da Vinci Schools

Dual Enrollment: Summer and Fall 2023 Classes

Hello Designers,


Dual Enrollment classes are a great way to be competitive in the college application process by taking community college courses over the summer break and during the Fall 2023 semester.  Below you will find helpful information on the Dual Enrollment process.


A message from the Dual Enrollment Office at El Camino College.

Please read the following completely and carefully:

Summer 2023 & Fall 2023

• The Class Schedules for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 are available online: View Class Schedules

• Registration for Summer 2023 classes is scheduled to begin May 18 for K-12 students. Registration for Fall 2023 classes is scheduled to begin May 25 for K-12 students.
K-12 students must complete Steps 1-3 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment before they can Register for Classes (Step 4).Emailing us your Dual Enrollment Application Form? At this time, we are prioritizing forms for Summer 2023, regularly processed within 2-3 business days. Forms for Fall 2023 are processed within 3-5 business days. Please read below to ensure your form is complete and can be processed.

• Please make sure Sections I, II, and III are complete, including Semester and Year (e.g. Summer 2023), Grade Level, and High School Graduating Class year.

• Student, Parent, and High School Authorized Signatures must be drawn (they cannot be typed) in order to be accepted by our Admissions & Records Office.

• Students in Grades K-10 must also include Division Dean Approval on their Dual Enrollment Application form.

• Make sure you have emailed your form to us as an attachment to allow Dual Enrollment and Admissions Office staff to access your form.  You will not receive an email notification when your Dual Enrollment Application form is processed. Instead, students can check the MyECC portal: after your form has been processed, all K-12 Form notifications and error messages will disappear, and the course(s) listed on your form will appear under Petitions & Waivers.  See Page 5 of How to Register for Classes


Next Steps to Register:

Please refer to the Steps for Dual Enrollment on our website for support to complete Steps 3-4.
• Step 3. Clear any Prerequisites – Students are responsible for clearing any prerequisites prior to registering for classes.
• Step 4. Register for Classes – This is the last step to save your seat in El Camino College classes!

After You Register
Please read After You Register to discover how to:
• Check your registered classes
• Check your account balance
• Look up and purchase required textbooks and course materials
• Access Canvas and your email address
• Learn important dates for the term

More Information & Help
Complete steps and support for each step of the dual enrollment process can be found on our website:

Ask us anything! Dual Enrollment Zoom Help is available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Helpful Links:
Tips for Dual Enrollment – NEW!
Read FAQs about Dual Enrollment – answers to common questions for K-12 students
• A list of Popular Courses for Dual Enrollment by grade level
Help & Events – Find online and on-campus support and upcoming and past events about Dual Enrollment

If you are a parent, know that we are unable to discuss a student’s application, dual enrollment, or registration status with anyone except the student who will be taking the class due to FERPA.

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