Archive for Author Carolyn Ruiz

Transitions to Adulthood – Group Counseling Opportunity

Group Counseling Opportunity –  Topic: Transitions to Adulthood

The idea of “adulting” is both exhilarating and terrifying. Some students will be leaving home for the first time and going to college. Others may want to work and live on their own. Becoming an adult is going to happen whether there is a plan or not and we know things don’t always go according to plan. Participating in a group to talk through the transition to adulthood can help facilitate learning how to cope with these future transitions.

Details: Pepperdine therapist interns will facilitate this semester’s counseling group focused on transitions that 11th and 12th graders may face such as peer pressure, identity exploration, professional development, and future personal aspirations. The group will begin on February 24 and meet for six weeks on Mondays during seminar in the Mirzakhani Room.

If interested:

Spring 2019 Seminar: Film/Video 110 – Film Appreciation

REMINDER: If you are interested, please apply to El Camino (instructions are on the attached Powerpoint) and submit your Dual Enrollment form (attached) to Ms. Ruiz no later than Jan. 22 at noon. No exceptions. Spots will be given to the first 12 students who submit their forms.

Spring 2019 Seminar: Film/Video 110 – Film Appreciation

Who: JUNIORS and SENIORS ONLY

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.

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

Where​: Classes will be held at Da Vinci Communications at 201 N. Douglas Street.

Film/Video 110 – Film Appreciation
● Through El Camino College
● Mondays and Wednesday 3:00pm-4:25pm
● Course Description:​ Film Appreciation 3 units, Transfer CSU, UC; Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A Credit. 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.

● Start Date: Wednesday, February 19

● Room 3205 Andy

Please note that these are college courses, taught by college instructors. All students must show their counselor and administrators the academic skills and accountability necessary to be in these courses. Students must abide by the college policies, including regarding absences and tardies.

Spring 2019 DVD-DVC-DVS College Courses Parent Letter-2

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El Camino Classes during Seminar

Hist. 112 – Hist. of the Chicano in the U.S. (M/W) & Comm. Studies 100 – Public Speaking (T/Th)

Who​: Juniors and seniors from DVC, DVD, and DVS
What​: College courses at Da Vinci, 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 text book fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks from families that are able too are appreciated.
Where​: Classes will be held on the Da Vinci campus at 201 N. Douglas Street.

Interested students need to apply to El Camino college, fill out the Dual Enrollment form and submit them to Ms. Ruiz by 2pm on Friday, 8/23 . The instructions and form are below and are on Google Classroom for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. You do not need to do this again if you did it already last year.

Dual Enrollment Form: DE_App_ONLY

El Camino Application Instructions: ElCoDE

Fall 2019 DVD-DVC-DVS College Courses Parent Letter-13

FREE online or on-campus classes at WLAC Summer 2019- Concurrent Enrollment for HS Students

West Los Angeles College is offering FREE college classes for high school students this Summer 2019!

Through the Concurrent Enrollment program, rising 9th-12th graders are eligible to enroll in online or on-campus college courses at West and to have their tuition fees waived.

For more information, such as steps to apply and a list of recommended classes, please visit bit.ly/wlac-hs-summerclasses

 

College Courses Offered during Fall Seminars: Hist. 112 – Hist. of the Chicano in the U.S. (M/W) & Comm. Studies 100 – Public Speaking (T/Th)

Who​: Juniors and Seniors
What​: College courses at Da Vinci, 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 text book fees. Donations to help cover the cost of the textbooks from families that are able too are appreciated.
Where​: Classes will be held on the Da Vinci campus at 201 N. Douglas Street.

Interested students need to attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, May 30 from 12noon – 1:00pm at DVC room 3301 (Journalism room). We will discuss next steps on how to register for the class. To be eligible to take a dual enrollment class the students need to pass all their academic classes, have no credit recovery for a-g classes, and be a rising senior or junior.

Hist. 112 – Hist. of the Chicano in the U.S.
● Mondays and Wednesday 3:00pm-4:25pm

This course surveys United States history from the Chicano perspective and covers historical periods from the initial contact between European and indigenous North American societies through colonial, early national, and contemporary American historical periods. Emphasis is placed on this group’s contributions to the development of the United States. Factors that have shaped the formation of Mexican American society within the context of United States history will also be analyzed.

Comm. Studies 100 – Public Speaking
● Tuesday and Thursday 3:00pm-4:25pm
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.

Families Connected Youth Wellness Corner

Families Connected Youth Wellness Corner