Spring Exhibition Night is Almost Here!

We are just two days away from our Spring Exhibition Night! Please join us for an evening of celebrating student work and project-based learning! We hope for all students and families to participate and join us for Exhibition Night this Thursday, March 30th, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  9th and 11th-grade students will be showcasing their work and are looking forward to sharing it with the community. Guests can see and hear stories from Verona, see life-sized human sculptures, meet the Men in Black, and use trigonometry to find buried treasure, among many other fun and engaging learning experiences! See you there!


Announcements From Real World Learning Director (3.27.2023)

For students interested in a paid summer arts fellowship:

The Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (ICALA) is offering local youth the opportunity to gain exposure to the creative arts sector through mentorship and hands-on experiences. The first mandatory in-person commitment for the program is April 5, 6, and 7. The program requires a commitment of 7 months from April to October 22 and students must provide their own transportation. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 28.

Youth & Young Adult Job Fair on 3/29:

The South Bay Workforce Investment Board is hosting its 23rd Annual Youth and Young Adult Job Fair on April 19, 2023, from 9am to 1pm at El Camino College. This event is open to participants over the age of 16. Transportation will be provided to and from the event via a bus that will be leaving from the 201 N. Douglas campus at 8:00am. Please note that spots are limited and not guaranteed. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, March 29 at 3pm. Those that are selected will receive an email with further instructions from Crissel Rodriguez, the Director of Real-World Learning. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.


For more information, please contact Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Click here to see other Real World Learning opportunities.

Week 29 Schedule

This has been a very busy week at DVS! We are still celebrating and recuperating from hosting last week’s FIRST Robotics L.A. Regionals at Da Vinci Schools. Congratulations to our Vitruvian Bots! Team 4201 is going to World Championships in Houston! Team 4201 qualified by winning the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award. We also competed well and made it to the semi-finals. Most importantly, the team worked hard, were gracious hosts, had fun, and demonstrated kindness and inspiration to the community- truly “more than robots!” Thank you to all those who came out this weekend to support us. 

The biomedical pathway also held our annual “Grand Rounds” where students presented their diagnosis and treatment plan to real industry doctors. We thank Dr. Ian Kramer, Dr. Jennifer Imparato, Dr. Mike Liu, Dr. Michael Healy, Dr. Jeanette Fong, Dr. Jay Lee, Jeremy Wong, and Saya Wai for hosting this amazing event. The doctors shared that this was the best presentation they have heard! 

Our counselors also gave wonderful college webinars this week. College webinars will be posted soon.

  • Da Vinci Schools CARnival is tomorrow!Da Vinci Schools will be hosting our 2nd annual CARnival TOMORROW, Saturday, March 25th, 10am-5pm! This fun day of games, food, entertainment, and cars is an important fundraiser that supports student activities and is open to the community! Please join us and invite your friends and family! For more information, check this CARnival website and please contact Kat Ramos, DVS Leadership Advisor, at kramos@davincischools.org
  • Exhibition Night is this week! Please join us on Thursday, March 30th from 5:30pm-7:30pm for Da Vinci Science High School’s Spring 2023 Exhibition Night! 9th & 11th grade students will be showcasing their learning, and we hope all students will attend. Please invite family, friends, and prospective students! See you there!
  • Spring 2023 Da Vinci Schools Experience Surveys: Your feedback is valuable to us. Please take a moment to complete this semester’s experience surveys.
  • Calling Diabetes Guest Speakers: This year, seniors in the DVS Biomedical Pathway are finishing out their semester with a Design Project on Diabetes (type 1 and 2). Their mission is to use the design process to identify a diabetes-related problem and come up with a subsequent solution. As part of the design process, students will be interviewing individuals who have experiences with diabetes in order to develop empathy and a fuller understanding of diabetes. These individuals can be patients, family/friends, researchers, or medical professionals. These interviews will take place after Spring Break. If you or someone you know may be interested in being a part of this process, please let Saya know at swai@davincischools.org
  • We still have Metro passes at the front office. If you would like a free LA Metro pass, please pick one up at the front office. 

Week 29 Schedule please note there is no school on Friday, 3/31, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. We appreciate the legacy of Cesar Chavez and all he accomplished as a civil rights leader, educator, and environmentalist.

We will then be on Spring Break from 4/3-4/7, students will return from Spring Break on Monday, April 10th.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, 3/31: Cesar Chavez Holiday – No School
  • Monday-Friday, 4/3-4/7: Spring Break
  • Monday, 4/17 Senior Beach Day
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 4/25 and 4/26 – 11th Grade State Testing  
  • Thursday, 5/11 Senior Awards Night 
  • DVS Graduation: Thursday, June 8th at 5:00pm
  • Summer School (for credit recovery): Session 1: June 13-June 30, Session 2: July 11-July 27
  • School Calendar Link


Medical Ground Rounds


College Planning Meeting Recordings

Hello DVS Families and happy Friday!

We appreciate all the students and families that attending our grade level College Planning Meetings this week. If you were not able to attend, below are the recordings and slides for each grade level.  Please reach out to the respective counselor if you have questions.


9th Grade: Presentation Slides and Recording

10th Grade: Presentation Slides and Recording

11th Grade: Presentation Slides and Recording


Have a great weekend!

The DVS Counseling Team


Ms. Valle

Academic, Career and Wellness Counselor (Grades 9th and 11th)



Ms. Ruiz

Academic, Career and Wellness Counselor (Grades 10th and 12th)



Ms. Marquez

College Counselor (Grades 9th-12th)



allcove Youth Advisory Group – Apply by 4/2/23

For students interested in leadership:

allcove Beach Cities and BCHD are looking to select the next group of young leaders who represent the diversity of the Beach Cities and surrounding communities across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, lived experience, ability and socio-economic status. Attached you’ll find a PDF with more information on the advisory group positions. 

The Youth Advisory Group ensures that youth voices are at the forefront of the allcove Beach Cities center experience. As part of the Youth Advisory Group, you will help allcove Beach Cities gain a better understanding of young peoples’ needs and opinions to provide them with relevant and effective services. The Youth Advisory Group is comprised of up to 15 young people, ages 16-25, from the local community of the Beach Cities and throughout Service Planning Area (SPA) 8. 

SPA 8 serves the communities of Athens, Avalon, Carson, Catalina Island, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Pedro, Torrance, Wilmington and others. 

Click here to apply. 

Join the youth movement leading mental health access in the Beach Cities and surrounding communities with allcove Beach Cities! Applications are due by Sunday, April 2, 2023. For more information regarding Youth Advisory Group or the application process, please contact Amanda VerWys, allcove Engagement Specialist, at amanda.verwys@bchd.org or (310) 464-2231.

Junior College Planning Meeting Tonight, 3/23

Hello DVS Families!  Thank you to all the freshman and sophmore families who joined us this week for their grade level college planning meetings.  We welcome junior families to join us tonight from 5pm-6pm for the 11th Grade College Planning meeting.

Please use the following link to join the meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/9301907728 or use Meeting ID: 9301907728


We encourage all students and parents/guardians to attend!  All meeting recordings will be posted to the DVS Blog at the end of the week. We hope to see you there!


Preparing Your Student For Their Future with Dr. Vince Bertram – RSVP today!

Join us for an upcoming seminar with Dr. Vince Bertram, a renowned international speaker, and New York Times best-selling author dedicated to transforming career learning for students worldwide. Discover how to prepare your student for success in work and life by learning about the value of a college education, skills that matter more than a degree, and the outlook for today’s job market. Space is limited. RSVP here to reserve your spot today!

10th Grade College Planning Meeting Tonight, 3/21

Hello DVS Families!  Thank you to all the freshman families who joined us last night.  We welcome sophomore families to join us tonight from 5pm-6pm for the 10th Grade College Planning meeting.

Please use the following link to join the meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/9301907728 or use Meeting ID: 9301907728


We encourage all students and parents/guardians to attend!  All meeting recordings will be posted to the DVS Blog at the end of the week. We hope to see you there!


Spring College Planning Meetings Week!

Hello DVS Families!  Please join us THIS WEEK for the Spring Semester Grade Level College Planning Meetings:


9th Grade: Monday, March 20th at 5pm-6pm

10th Grade: Tuesday, March 21st at 5pm-6pm

11th Grdade: Thursday, March 23rd at 5pm-6pm


All meetings will be on Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/9301907728 or use Meeting ID: 9301907728


We encourage all students and parents/guardians to attend!  All meeting recordings will be posted to the DVS Blog at the end of the week. We hope to see you there!


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