Sign up for a FREE Externship with AT&T!

The AT&T Summer Learning Academy is a free online externship learning program open to all high school and college students. Registration is available now and we get started on July 12th! The program has both short informative self-paced classes and exciting live events featuring well-known dynamic speakers focusing on four key areas: Personal Development, Business, Technology and insights on life at AT&T direct from our leadership and experts in their field. When you complete the program, you will be sent a unique digital badge from Credly.  Speakers include Sal Khan (Khan Academy), Troy Aikman (NFL Hall of Famer), Omar Johnson (Opus United), and Dr. Ellen Ochoa (Nasa Astronaut). 

Register HERE by June 22nd!

MORE INFO: 

·       Open to All High School and College Students

·       Dates: July 12 – August 6, 80 hours to complete for certificate

·       Live Events: July 12 – 23

·       Format: Virtual

·       Content: Web-based training, activities and guest speakers

·       Summer Credit: When you finish the course and receive a Credly certificate: Send Natasha an email with the certification and she can ensure you receive summer school internship credit.

WHAT IS THE COURSE CURRICULUM FOR AT&T SUMMER LEARNING ACADEMY?
There is a set group of courses that cover a variety of areas. An overview of the curriculum can be found here. The full syllabus of curriculum will be sent to all registered students in July. Students will receive a certificate of completion from Credly that is not specific to a particular discipline.


WILL THERE BE LIVE SESSIONS?
We have ~30 live sessions scheduled between July 12 – July 23, but attending events live is not mandatory. If you attend live, you will be able to interact with the presenters and ask questions. Live participants will have the chance to win various prizes and giveaways.


HOW LONG DO STUDENTS HAVE TO COMPLETE THE 80 HOURS WORTH OF WORK?
The program begins on July 12, with live events running from July 12 through July 23. Students will have until August 6th to complete the coursework required to receive the certificate of completion from Credly.

QUESTIONS? Contact Natasha Morrison at nmorrison@davincischools.org

Posse Scholarship Reminder

Attention Class of 2022: Are you a future Posse scholar? Every year, Posse partner institutions award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarships to top colleges and universities (Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Hobart & Williams Smith Colleges, Kalamazoo College, Middlebury College, Northwestern University, Pepperdine University, Tulane University, University of Wisconsin, Madison).

If you would like DVS to consider you as a nominee for the Posse Scholarship, please complete the Posse Foundation Scholarship Application.  The application is due no later than Friday, June 4 at 3:30 pm. As a note, we are looking for thoughtfulness and meaning in your answers rather than the length of answer. 

We will notify those who are selected for nomination via email by June 8th.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your respective counselor.

The DVS Counselors

Posse Scholarship Application

Los Angeles Posse Foundation website

Let’s Get Social

We are so excited to officially launch Da Vinci Instagram and Facebook pages to complement our existing Twitter feed so we can get even more connected with our community, a.k.a. YOU!!

Follow us today on any of our official Da Vinci Schools social media accounts to stay connected, engaged and informed. 

Instagram
Follow us: @davincischools_org

Facebook
Like our Page: @dvschools

Twitter 
Follow us: @dvschools

Athletics
We also just launched a new Wiseburn-Da Vinci Athletics blog to communicate directly with our student-athletes, families, and community members! Here you will find everything you need from updates on tryouts, game days, highlights and so much more! Sign up for the latest athletics updates here. Go Wolves!! 

Visit our Athletics blog at athletics.davincischools.org.

We are excited to engage with you!

Anticipated Testing Dates for SAT and ACT

Hello Juniors,

Even though many institutions have chosen to remain Test Optional for the Class of 2022, we want to make sure that you have all information available in order to make an decision that best fits your needs.

The decision to test or not test is yours.  If you have questions or are eligible to receive a fee waiver for the test, please reach out to your counselor.

Anticipated SAT Test Dates – please always confirm changes via the College Board

Test DateRegistration
Deadline
Late
Registration
Score
Release
August 28, 2021 July 30, 2021 August 17, 2021 September 20,
2021
October 2, 2021September 3,
2021
September 21,
2021
October 15,
2021
November 6,
2021
October 6,
2021
October 26, 2021November 19,
2021
December 4,
2021
November 4,
2021
November 23,
2021
December 17,
2021
March 12, 2022February 11,
2022
March 1, 2022March 25, 2021
May 7, 2022April 7, 2022April 26, 2022May 20, 2022
June 4, 2022May 5, 2022May 25, 2022July 13, 2022

ACT anticipated dates for 2021-2022 – please always confirm changes by via the ACT site

Test DateRegistration
Deadline
Late
Registration
Score Release
June 12,
2021
May 7, 2021May 21, 2021June 22-
August 6, 2021
July 17,
2021
June 18, 2021June 25, 2021July 27-
Sept 10, 2021
September 11,
2021
August 6, 2021 August 20,201 Sept 27-
Nov 5, 2021
Oct. 23,
2021
Sept. 17, 2021October 1, 2021November 9-
Dec 30, 2021
Dec. 11, 2021 November 5,
2021
Nov 19,2021 Dec 21, 2021-
Feb 4, 2022
Feb. 12,
2022
January 7,
2022
Jan 21, 2022February 25-
April 7, 2022
April 2,
2022
February 25,
2022
March 11, 2022April 12-
June 23, 2022
June 11,
2022
May 6, 2022May 20, 2022June 21-
August 5, 2022
July 16,
2022
June 17, 2022June 24, 2022July 26-
Sept 9, 2022

-DVS Counseling Team

After-School Career Pathways programs at El Camino College

Good news! There is still time to apply for After-School Career Pathways programs at El Camino College.  Students – be sure to fill out the ECC Pathway Interest form (link below) ASAP before spaces fill up.

After-School Career PathwaysSee attached flyers for detailed class information for each pathway:   

What is a K-14 Career Pathway?   
K-14 Career Pathways provide high school students with an opportunity to get an early start on college and begin preparing for a career in a high demand industry.  High school students take El Camino College classes through dual enrollment for FREE.  Work-based learning & industry exposure is embedded in each pathway and includes industry speakers, workplace site visits, industry events, and, when available, internships &/or summer jobs.  Students take classes as a cohort with additional student supports, including a pathway Student Success Coach.  

STEPS TO APPLY (see attached flyer for online Drop-In Help)

Who can join a K-14 Career Pathway program?  

Students who will be in the 11th & 12th grade in the Fall.  The Auto Technology & Construction pathways will accept 10th graders with the Dean’s permission.

Does it cost anything?

High School students can take Dual Enrollment college classes for FREE!  If the pathway class requires a textbook you will need to purchase it (not all pathway classes require textbooks, some use open & free materials).  Some school districts may pay for your textbook.  Please check with your school principal or counselor to find out.  

How will K-14 pathway classes be taught?    

The majority of the El Camino College K-14 pathway classes will be taught online.  The Auto Technology & Construction pathway classes will be taught in a Hybrid format with online lecture and a once a week in-person Lab at the El Camino College campus on Thursdays.  Students enrolled Auto Tech & Construction pathways will have to provide their own transportation for in-person Lab on Thursdays 4pm-7:30pm.  

When do classes start?

The majority of the K-14 career pathways start Fall semester beginning August 30th. Except for the Cybersecurity pathway which starts in the Summer, second session July 6th – August 13th.  

For more information, please contact Dr. Coleen Maldonado, K-14 Career Pathways Coordinator at cmaldonado@elcamino.edu.  

Week 37 & 38 Schedule

We are proud of all of our students as they work to prepare and deliver their Presentations of Learning! We encourage all parents and guardians who are able to be a practice audience for their students as they practice, and to join in on their students’ POLs as audience members.

The POL schedule will continue through Monday June 7th. Tuesday June 8th will be a special schedule that will be provided to students by their grade-level teachers, and our last day (Wednesday June 9th) will begin with an all-school virtual Community Dialogue at 9:00am, followed by advisory time to close out the “Season 12” school year.

This Wednesday (6/2) at 5:00pm, we will hold our final School Site Council meeting of the year in place of our regularly-scheduled parent office hours. We will do a final review of our LCAP, discuss our student support plans for this summer, and share the updates we have for next school year. All are welcome to join at this link!

Presentations of Learning begin next week!

Today marks the last day of “regular” classroom instruction, and it is also the deadline for students to submit any late & makeup work for their classes. At the end of the day today, Powerschool access will be turned off while teachers complete final assessments and finalize students’ grades for the semester.

Following the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday of next week, students will be working asynchronously to prepare for their POLs, and will follow the schedule designed by their grade-level teams. We encourage all parents and guardians to support their students in their POL preparation by being an audience for them as they practice! Students’ POL grades will appear on their transcript as a separate course and grade. Please join us in encouraging students to finish the year well!

Seniors: How to Request your Final Transcript

Hello Seniors,

You can now start requesting your final transcript to be sent to the college/university you will attend in the Fall. This request can be done via Parchment. After you make your request, your official (and final) high school transcript will be processed after your final spring semester grades have been added into PowerSchool. This will happen the week of June 14th. You will receive an email confirmation once your request has been processed.

If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.

Thank you,

DVS Counseling Team

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