Archive for July 31, 2023

Announcements From Real World Learning Director (7.31.2023)

Please see two exciting events below:

Indigenous Youth Organizing Academy Artivism Day:

The California Native Vote Project invites Native youth to a fun IYOA Artivism Day on Sunday, August 6 in the city of LA, filled with workshops, guest performances, and an opportunity for Native youth to connect in person. To register, click here.

Girls in Aviation Day:

Women in Aviation International is non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation and aerospace career fields and interests.

Join the Greater Los Angeles Women in Aviation Chapter, Fly Compton, and Alaska Airlines in celebrating Girls In Aviation Day at Compton Airport on Saturday, September 23 from 10am – 2pm! Families are invited to join the Compton Woodley Airport for a fun-filled day celebrating International Girls in Aviation Day!

  • Tour Airplanes and Helicopters
  • Take a spin in our flight simulators
  • Take mini ground school lessons
  • Meet Pilots, Flight Attendants, & Air Traffic Controllers
  • Play games, win raffles, eat food, and more!

To register, click here!

For more information, please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at

IMPORTANT: First Day of School Forms – Complete by August 1

As we approach the new school year, we ask new and returning families to complete our annual First Day of School Forms on SchoolMint. These forms are critical to ensure that we have your family’s current information on file.

Completing First Day of School Forms will require you to log in to your existing SchoolMint account, review contact information, sign off on annual parent notifications, and then SUBMIT at the end.

It is critical that we have these documents completed prior to your child starting school. Please take some time to complete and submit all forms on SchoolMint, before Tuesday, August 1st 2023 at 11:59PM.

To complete these forms:

If you have forgotten your password, please select “Forgot Password?” or contact SchoolMint Parent Support at (855) 957-3535. Please DO NOT submit a new application.

For Returning Students: Once logged in, click the green “Re-Enroll” button underneath your student’s name on the right-hand side. Complete all five sections and click the green “Submit Forms” button at the bottom of the page.

For New Families: Once logged in you will see 2023 First Day of School Forms under your student’s name. Glick on the green “Start” button to complete all three forms and then click the green “Submit Forms” button at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at This is one of our busiest times of the year and we greatly appreciate your patience.

We look forward to partnering with you to ensure another great year ahead!

If your plans have changed and you no longer wish to attend Da Vinci Schools this upcoming school year, we kindly ask that you let us know ASAP by contacting us at so that we may offer your spot to someone on our waitlist.

Thank you,
Enrollment Team
Da Vinci Schools

Please Save the Date!

Hello DVS Families, 

We hope everyone is enjoying summer! Please save the date for DVS Welcome Orientation on Thursday, August 10th at 5:00pm (attendance is strongly encouraged, not mandatory). More details to follow, we hope to see you there! 

For incoming Freshman students, please save the dates for Freshmen Overnighter at Camp Pondo, August 24-August 25th. More information about the Freshmen Overnighter will be provided at the Welcome Orientation on August 10th.

Enjoy the rest of summer and we look forward to welcoming you back soon, thank you!


Cxmmunity Esports Readiness Online Program- August 8

For students interested in Game Art, Game Design, or Content Creation:

Cxmmunity welcomes you to a new online workshop for high school and collegiate students interested in STEM and Gaming on August 8th 5:00-6:30pm EST.

This virtual workshop guides participants through resume building and creating their portfolios. Utilizing tools and knowledge about the career paths within the esports and gaming industry, participants will build a portfolio that includes the following:

Introduction/About me ​
Categories for their work samples/artifacts​
Contact details/form​
Link to their resume in a pdf format​

Register here.

UCLA Health Sports Performance/EXOS SPEED CLINIC- July 22

UCLA Health Sports Performance/EXOS SPEED CLINIC

Join the UCLA Sports Performance/EXOS for our first FREE speed clinic on July 22, 2023 from 9-12pm at the Campus El Segundo Athletic Field. This event is for student athletes ages 8 and above. You will work with EXOS and the top performance specialist and dial in your mechanics for acceleration and max velocity.

The goal with this speed clinic is to expose student athletes to the elite training that professional athletes are exposed to, while educating and having fun in a great environment. Register here today!

Event timeline:

8:30am- Participants will check in and fill out a waiver
9am- Introduction and warm up
9:30am- Begin movement skill (acceleration & absolute speed)
11:30am- Closing and turf talk with the pros

What to Bring:
Sweat towel

For more information, contact Julius Charles, Exos Performance Specialist, at

Announcements From Real World Learning Director (7.12.2023)

Google’s High School Computer Science Education Program 

Google’s Code Next is a free, computer science education program works with high schoolers to cultivate the next generation of Black, Latinx, and Native tech leaders. These courses are taught by Google employees. Clubs happen for approximately three months each—during the fall, winter, and spring—and are open to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. However, they target mostly 9th and 10th graders. If you are accepted, you get access to one full year in the program, where you will take part in three different clubs during the fall, winter, and spring semesters. Following that, you will have access to all of Code Next’s online resources, and be named an official Code Next alumnus. Code Next Connect is 100% online and is free for all participants. Check out the FAQ page here.

To access the application, click here. The deadline to apply is August 4th.

If you need assistance with the application, please contact Ms. Nordia Simmonds, the new Real World Learning Coordinator, at

High School Summer Docent Program at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

July 17 to August 11, 2023
Entering Grades 10, 11 and 12 in the Fall of 2023
Training week (attendance is required): Monday 7/17 through Friday 7/21, 9am-12:30pm

All materials must be received by 4:00 PM Friday, April 28, 2023.

Please contact CMA Volunteer Coordinator, Floyd Anderson, if you have any questions.

2023 Application Instructions: Click Here
2023 Summer Docent Application: Click Here
2023 Teacher Reference: Click Here (Please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at if you need a teacher reference)

FutureShock Summer Program: July 18-27

FutureShock is hosting an exciting summer workshop at Connect High School from 10am-2pm during July 18-27. Students will play a series of AI-based mini games that will help to develop their own unique project. This summer program is free for all Da Vinci high school students and lunch will be provided. Click here to see more information and a daily schedule breakdown.

Da Vinci Connect High School
550 Continental Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245

For more information, contact Evelyn Hernandez, Career Connected Learning Coordinator, at

FBI Teen Academy – Application Deadline July 10, 2023

We just learned about an exciting opportunity for students interested in a career in the FBI, cyber crime, forensics, counterintelligence, behavioral analysis, and more.

The next Teen Academy at the FBI Los Angeles Field Office will be on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The deadline to apply is tomorrow (July 10). Application forms are available here.

Students will spend a full day with the FBI learning about its role domestically and overseas; the diverse set of criminal violations investigated by the FBI; and career opportunities with the Bureau. Additionally, students will receive technical briefings on cyber security and the importance of making good choices when using online communication platforms. Participants enjoy numerous hands-on experiences with the FBI’s Evidence Response Team and Active Shooter Preparedness. Students will graduate from the academy more aware of the challenges facing their communities and better prepared to mentor their peers.

Requirements/How to Apply

High school students in grades 9-12, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and residing in the LAFO AOR are welcome to apply. Space is limited to 50 students.
Eligible students can email their completed application (attached) directly to The instructions on how to apply are also here.

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity! LA Teen Academy Application