Archive for Author Carolyn Ruiz

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

9th-11th Grade College Planning Meeting Recordings & Slides

Thank you to all of the students and parents who were able to attend the college planning meetings this week. In case you missed it or would like to hear the information again, click on the grade level to watch the recording of the presentation. The slides are also included below. If you have questions about any of the information addressed in the presentation, please submit them here.




Free student webinar presented by Sallie Mae: You’ve been accepted to college, now what?

This webinar will help you understand critical points with making your college decision.

• Additional research about campus and community options
• Factors for choosing a college
• How to complete the financial aid process
• Comparing financial aid offers
• What to do if you need more money
• Finding scholarships
• Your to do list once you make your college decision

Thursday, January 28 | 8pm ET Register Now

Borrow responsibly
We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.

Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do

This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their child, actions to take if their child is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources.  The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. 

In English:

  • January 27, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  (In English)

To register:

Or join the California Department of Education Facebook Live Event

Spring 2021 El Camino College Virtual Classes

Who: Juniors and seniors from DVC, DVD, and DVS

What: College courses at Da Vinci Schools through El Camino College. Courses meet transfer requirements for all Cal State and U.C. 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 are able to are appreciated.

Where: Classes will be held virtually and are asynchronous on canvas, the El Camino College student portal due to COVID-19.

To be eligible to take a dual enrollment class the student needs to pass all their academic classes, have no credit recovery for a-g classes, and be a senior or junior student.

If you are interested in applying, make sure you apply to El Camino College Spring 2021 term and email the completed dual enrollment form (located below) with your confirmation application number and/or ECC ID number to your school counselor by Friday, January 15, 2021 by 12:00pm. After you submit your completed form, your counselor will discuss next steps on how to register for the class; classes start on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. 

Click here to view the classes we are offering for the Spring 2021 term. Please note, to ensure the equity of student enrollment, the maximum number of dual enrollment classes through Da Vinci that students can enroll in is 2 classes. 

BIOL 15 – Environmental Aspects of Biology

BUS 25 – Introduction to Business

ESTU 3 – The Chicano in Contemporary United States Society

POLI 1 – Governments of the United States and California

Applying to El Camino College

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

Never applied?

Submit an application for admission for Spring 2021:

Help to Complete the Application for Admission – follow along screen-by-screen with this link

After submitting, you will receive your Welcome Email (with El Camino College ID #) within 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 us at

Previously applied?

Your application is in good standing if you applied for either Spring 2021, Winter 2021, Fall 2020, or Summer 2020 – or if you dual enrolled in a Fall 2020 or Spring 2020 course.

Not Sure if you Need to Apply Again?

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 us at

Dual Enrollment Application

All students must submit a completed Dual Enrollment Application for Spring 2021 to be registered in their 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.

Download the Dual Enrollment Application PDF

Help to Complete the Dual Enrollment Application using Fill & Sign tools in Acrobat Reader or by printing and scanning

NOTE: Our Admissions Office will not accept 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.


MyECC is El Camino College’s secure online portal where you view your 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 MyECC password requirements. Passwords must include at least 10 characters, 1 capital letter, and 1 number (and number cannot be at the end or beginning of password).

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


Registered students will have access to their class(es) in Canvas, our online course management system, when instructors publish them around the start of the term. You will need to use your MyECC login information to access Canvas.

El Camino College Canvas Resource Webpage – learn more about Canvas and find Canvas Login Page

Dropping a Class

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

How to Drop a Class webpage

El Camino College Academic Calendar with Last Day to Drop without Notation and Last Day to Drop with a “W”

Assistance is Available!

Dual Enrollment offers Drop-In Assistance 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:

Link to Dual Enrollment Online Help & Events webpage

You can also email us at

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact your school counselor via email. 

Thank You, 

The counseling team

« Older Entries