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CSU College Night

Hello DVS Families!

We encourage you to attend the CSU College Night where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with CSU campus representatives from all 23 campuses and get all of your questions answered. At this event, you’ll have access to CSU admission and financial aid workshops which will give you the information you need to secure your steps to college admission.

This FREE event is open to students, parents and educators.

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Where: California State University, Dominguez Hills/ Loker Student Union

Time: 5pm-7pm




Opportunity for 9th and 10th Graders: The Riordan Programs’ Saturday Business Institute

Hello 9th & 10th Grade Students,


The Riordan Programs’ Saturday Business Institute (SBI) will be accepting applications for their program. SBI provides first-year high school students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and begin to navigate the college application process.

The program includes:

  • Four Saturday sessions at the school site
  • A College Field Trip to UCLA
  • College Action Plan and financial aid counseling
  • Professional development workshops, including essay writing, resume writing, interviewing techniques, public speaking
  • Career exploration workshops

We encourage all our Freshmen and Sophomores to take advantage of this great opportunity and learn what Riordan Business Institute has to offer.


For more information, review the SBI Flyer and Application

Applications are also available in the Counseling Office.  Please submit completed applications by Wednesday, October 16th at 4pm to your respective counselor. Space is limited!


Kayne Scholarship Information Session

Kayne’s unique program of providing financial support, college advising, and career development to first generation, low income students has helped students adjust to college life and ultimately advance their potential through college graduation and into careers that they love. Kayne recently launched a new college access and persistence support program called Kayne Destination College. KDC is open to 11th grade students (rising seniors). Only students who go through KDC will be eligible to be nominated to be a Kayne Scholar in the 12th grade. KDC will provide free 1:1 virtual college admissions counseling to support first-generation students through the college application process. KDC students will participate in up to 2-4 hours of virtual counseling per month.


Eligibility to Apply:

– GPA of 3.0 or above

– First generation college student

– Interested in applying to a UC, CSU, or any other 4-year college or university

A representative from Kayne Destination College will be hosting an informational meeting on-campus at Da Vinci on Wednesday, May 29 at 4:00PM in the Black Box. Students (rising seniors) do not need to attend the info meeting to complete the Interest Form.

Interested students (rising seniors) must complete an Interest Form by June 8, 2019.

Scholarship Opportunity: The Posse Foundation

Hello DVS juniors!

We are pleased to share with you a scholarship opportunity through The Posse Foundation.

The goal of the Posse Foundation is to train students with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from one of the ten Posse partner colleges and universities.  If you are interested in being nominated, please complete the Posse Application 2019 and email it to your respective counselor by Friday, May 31, 2019 at 4pm.

Please review the Information Guides belows for more information.


Posse Student Information Guide

Posse Parent Guide

Posse Parent Guide_Spanish





Reminder: One Week Left to Apply for Summer Internship

DVS Students,

Summer internship applications are due in ONE WEEK.   This is a great opportunity to gain

You can review all open positions here and students will apply online here by April 29th.

How to Apply:

– Review all open positions: 2019-Internship-Descriptions-2019

– Make your resume and a cover letter for each position you’re interested in. You can refer to the DV Real World Learning website for resources on cover letters, resumes and interviews.

– Apply online by April 29, 2019 using this google form.

– Attend the Internship Interview Fair on May 8, 2019 from 4-5:30 PM at the Da Vinci Schools.


For any other questions or concerns feel free to contact Natasha Morrison, Director of Real World Learning at



Summer Opportunity at El Camino College

Enroll in Machine Tool Technology 101 (4 units) and learn the principles and operation of conventional and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine tools with an emphasis on the safety and setup of hand tools, power saws, drilling machines, lathes, and other industry equipment.  Summer session runs from June 17- August 8, 2019. Please view the El Camino START Summer Program flyer for more information and how to apply.

Warrior Smart Start: Event for New El Camino College Students

Event Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Check in:  Begins at 8:15 a.m.  Event begins at 9:00 a.m.

Warrior Smart Start is an opportunity for new students starting Fall 2019 and their families to get an introduction to everything El Camino College has to offer.

Students can attend a resource fair and workshops about preparing for the first semester, joining a support program, transfer strategies, and more. Computer Labs will be open for students to complete the Level Up assessment survey and apply for financial aid, South Bay Promise, or support programs.

Students can also complete steps to enrollment (orientation, assessment, educational planning) to be eligible for priority registration. Student must have already applied to El Camino College and have a Student ID number to complete these services.

This event is open to parents and family members.

Career Day

Hello Da Vinci Parents,


Da Vinci Schools is hosting a Career Day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:30pm and we need your help.  We are looking for up to 50 panel speakers to share their careers and work experiences with Da Vinci students.  This is a great opportunity to expose our students to a variety of careers. If you are interested in volunteering as a speaker, please visit the sign up by April 15.

Thank You!