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9th Grade College Counseling Webinar Recording

Thank you to the students, parents, and guardians that were able to attend the 9th Grade College Counseling Webinar yesterday. Here is the recording and slides for those who were not able to attend.

We added links to POSSE and Questbridge on the Scholarship Search slide. Posse is a full-tuition scholarship and Questbridge is a full, four-year scholarship that includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, and travel expenses.

Please feel free to send us follow up questions by filling out the Q&A form.

-DVS Counselors

Counselors Are Available

Many of our students have shared that they feel overwhelmed. They have ongoing concerns about COVID. They feel exhausted at the end of the day and understandably so considering they are still getting used to the transition between virtual school and school in person all day. Some feel enormous pressure surrounding college applications. Others feel anxious about their safety at school especially after the social media post earlier this week. Many of our students feel overwhelmed by a combination of the situations above. Feeling overwhelmed given the circumstances is understandable and we welcome students to talk about it.

The counselors are available to meet with students to provide support and to discuss their concerns. We also invite reaching out to us to share celebrations 😊. Students can meet with us on a drop in basis during office hours (M-F 8-8:15am, Tu: 2:15-3:20pm) or by sending us an email to schedule an appointment.

Ms. Valle (A-F),

Ms. Ruiz (G-M),

Ms. Rodriguez (N-Z),

Individual Senior Meetings

Attention Seniors and their families/guardians!

The counselors would love to meet with the seniors and their family/guardians to discuss post-DVS plans which can include college, work, or taking a gap year. Please use the links below to sign up for a 30 minute time slot. The meetings will be held on Zoom. Students will go to their counselor’s office during the meeting time and families/guardians will join on Zoom. We look forward to meeting with you. – Ms. Valle, Ms. Ruiz & Ms. Rodriguez

Senior Individual Planning Meetings Sign Up

Ms. Valle (A-F)

Ms. Ruiz (G-M)

Ms. Rodriguez (N-Z)

Fall 2021 El Camino College Dual Enrollment Class Offering

Who:   Rising Juniors and Seniors from DVC, DVD, and DVS

What: College course at Da Vinci, through El Camino College. Course meets transfer requirements for all Cal State and U.C. campuses, as well as most private colleges and universities.

Child Development (CDEV 103) – Child Growth and Development (Synchronous)

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 hours lecture

Transfer CSU, UC

Tuesday & Thursday from 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Start Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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 due to COVID-19.

If you are interested, make sure you apply to El Camino College Fall 2021 term and email the attached completed dual enrollment form with your student ID number and/or the application confirmation number to your school counselor by Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by 3:00pm. Classes start on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. To be eligible to take a dual enrollment class, the student will need to pass all their academic classes, have no credit recovery for a-g classes, and be a rising senior or junior student. Space is limited and we are accepting forms on a first come first serve basis!

For more information click on the following links:

Fall 2021 DVD-DVC-DVS College Cours

Applying to El Camino College

Dual Enrollment Application

Thank You,

Ms. Valle, (A-F), Ms. Ruiz, (G-M) & Ms. Rodriguez, (N-Z)

Dual Enrollment in High School Partnership Classes

 Applying to El Camino College

All students must have applied for admission to El Camino College.

Never applied?

Previously applied?

  • Your El Camino student account is still in good standing if you submitted an application for admission for Spring 2021 or Winter 2021 – or earlier, if you registered for either a Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 class.
  • Your El Camino College ID # is the same as previous terms and is 7-digits (no letters)

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). Students, parents, and authorized high school signers can use Fill & Sign Tools in Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form and draw their signatures:

NOTE: Our 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


Students will have access to Canvas, our online course management system, only after they are manually registered in an online class. You will need to use your MyECC login information to access Canvas.

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!

Free Braces

Just for Kids!

(Qualified by State Scale)

Who qualifies?

Any person without insurance, no proof of Immigration status needed
Medi- Cal: California residents  
California residents, low income, no proof of Immigration status needed  
California residents, low income, no proof of Immigration status needed  
What services are provided?

   Braces (Orthodontic care)

What is the cost?

   Free! No cost for braces for qualified participants

For more information, please call:

Hawthorne Dental & Braces

(310) 973-6428



(Calificados por la escala de el Estado)


Cualquier persona sin seguro dental, no importa su situacion migratoria

Medi-Cal:                        Residentes de California

Healthy Families:            Residentes de California, bajos recursos,

                                                            No necesita pruebas migratorias

Healthy Kids:                  Residentes de California, bajos recursos,

                                                            No necesita pruebas migratorias

  • Frenos (Cuidado de Ortodoncia)
  • Gratis! No hay costo para los ninos que califiquen

Para mas informacion, por favor llame a:

Hawthorne Dental & Braces(310) 973-6428

Da Vinci Extension Information Session

The DVX College and Career program gives Da Vinci students access to:
● FREE College (including tuition and fees, books and materials, laptop)
● FREE classes through UCLA Extension and El Camino College to
complete general ed requirements, or AA and BA degree offerings
through SNHU with support from DVX Mentors and Counselors
● Real world resume-building opportunities through internships, project
consultations, and seminars

Upcoming Family Info Nights
Zoom Link
April 1st [5:30-6:30pm]
May 6th [5:30-6:30pm]

To learn more about DVX, visit:
For questions, contact Sylvia Soria at

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