Archive for Author Francisca Rodriguez

POSSE Foundation Scholarship

Hello Juniors!  Are you a future POSSE Scholar?Please join us on Thursday, May 20th from 2pm-3pm to learn more about the Posse Foundation Scholarships.  Each year, DVS nominates Juniors who demonstrate leadership and academic strength to participate in the running to receive a full-tuition scholarship at a Posse Foundation partner university.  Come learn about the nomination process, the scholarship and the Posse affiliated universities.  The Zoom Link will be sent to your DVS email after you registration.  There are 30 spots available for this presentation.  We will create a waitlist once we reach capacity. Please register here.

California Higher Education Leaders Present: Black Student Success Week, April 26-30, 2021

Good moring! We would like to share an opportunity for senior students to participate in Black Student Success Week, were presenters will share insights and innovative approaches for improving success among Black and African American students at California Community Colleges. During the week of April 26-30th from 12pm-1pm, The Black Hour will address the following topics:

Monday, April 26 – Follow the Money: Unapologetically Supporting Black Students
Tuesday, April 27 – The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Journey for African American Students
Wednesday, April 28 – Black Leadership in Higher Education
Thursday, April 29 – Legislative Briefing and Advocacy Day
Friday, April 30 – Faculty Diversity

For registration:

For more information and updates Black Student Success Week, you can follow @cablackstudents on Twitter and Instagram

Career Fair Volunteers Needed

Calling all Da Vinci Parents and Friends!

The Da Vinci Schools is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. Below is our flyer with more information on the Career Fair. To be a Career Fair presenter, please sign up here.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your respective DVS counselor:

Corinne Valle (Last names A-F): 

Carolyn Ruiz (Last names G-M):

Francisca Rodriguez (Last names N-Z):


Thank You, 

Da Vinci Schools Counselors 

Career Fair Flyer

SAT and ACT Practice Exams

We have an exciting opportunity for Da Vinci Science students! The Princeton Review is offering free online practice tests for both the SAT and for the ACT.  This opportunity is available for all grade levels.

The free ACT practice tests will be administered on:

  • Thursday, April 1st fom 3pm-7pm
  • Thursday, April 22nd from 3pm-7pm
  • Thursday, May 20th from 3pm-7pm

Please click here for more information and registration the ACT

You may also take a free SAT practice test on:

  • Tuesday, March 30th from 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 20th from 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 18th from 3:30pm-7:30pm

Please click here for more information and registration for the SAT

Practice exams will be scored by the Princeton Review. They will not be official scores and will not impact college applications. These exams are purely for experience and exposure. All students are invited to participate. Please contact your respective counselor if you have questions .


The DVS Counseling Team

Virtual College Fairs

The Western Association of College Admission Counselors (WACAC) is hosting its annual Spring College Fairs. Workshops provide students with the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and universities from all over the country as well as attend sessions on the college application process and financial aid process.

Fair Dates:

March 3rd from 4pm-7:45pm

March 14th from 12pm-3:45pm

April 19th from 4pm-7:45pm

Conference Information

Registration and Colleges in Attendance

FAFSA Deadline: March 2nd

Hello Senior Families! The Counseling Team would like to remind you that
March 2nd is the priority deadline for students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application to be considered for financial aid for fall 2021 with the University of California and the California State University systems. The FAFSA application is free and can be completed online at Students who qualify for an AB540 nonresident tuition exemption can file the California Dream Act application online at

Please contact your respective counselor if you have questions.

-The DVS Counseling Team

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