Still Enrolling in Da Vinci’s New Vocal Music/Choir Class

Are you looking to improve your vocals or to learn how to sing?

There are still a few spots available to join Da Vinci’s new Vocal Music/Choir class that meets on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00PM in the Black Box Theater.

If interested in participating, please complete the Interest Form here. The next class meets again on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 4:00PM.

This class is open to ALL Da Vinci high school students and there is no prior vocal music/choir experience required. Students are expected to attend both days each week throughout the semester.

Leading the class is Alexi Paraschos, the schools’ new choir teacher. Alexi has more than 14 years of experience as a music teacher and choir director.

We can’t wait to see you there!

By |2023-01-19T14:56:27-08:00January 19th, 2023|Student Life|Comments Off on Still Enrolling in Da Vinci’s New Vocal Music/Choir Class

Announcements From Real World Learning Director (1.18.2023)

For students interested in computer science:

Code Ninjas in El Segundo is offering an information session on their upcoming Python Club (ages 13-18) program for students interested in practical applications of Computer Science. Python is an essential building block for many data science applications (i.e., Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, etc). More information will be shared on cost and start dates on Thursday, 1/19 at 7 pm via Zoom.

For zoom invite, click here.

For students interested in animation:

Have you ever wondered what it’s like being an intern at Pixar Animation Studios? Learn the inside scoop from former interns and their mentors in this panel series taking place on Sunday, January 29 at 3 pm. Panelists include former interns Asha Farmer, Gina Beneduci, and Sadie Shipton. The panel also includes their mentor and current art director working at Pixar, Carlos León. Learn what the day is like as an intern at Pixar, how to make your portfolio stand out to recruiters, gain advice from industry professionals, and more. The panel will be followed by a 15-minute Q+A at the end. To register, click here.

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

By |2023-01-18T12:39:46-08:00January 18th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements From Real World Learning Director (1.18.2023)

Dual Enrollment Spring Information Session led by El Camino College tomorrow!

This 1-hour workshop is for prospective high school students, already registered high school students, and parents to receive an overview of Dual Enrollment in El Camino College Classes for the Spring 2023 Semester. The entire process (from applying for admission to the last day of class) will be covered.

This is a great opportunity for prospective students, already registered high school students, and parents to learn more about Dual Enrollment for the Spring 2023 Semester and ask any questions they may have.

This is largely geared towards K-12 students who want information to register themselves in traditional El Camino College classes, but we will also touch on High School Partnerships Classes – largely to distinguish the differences between these two types of Dual Enrollment. (The steps are the same, but Steps 3 & 4 of the Steps for Dual Enrollment are done for students in High School Partnership Classes.)

Thursday, January 19, 20235:30-6:30 PM (1 hour)

Sign up for this Zoom event!

By |2023-01-18T11:55:43-08:00January 18th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dual Enrollment Spring Information Session led by El Camino College tomorrow!

Announcements From Real World Learning Director (1.12.2023)

Welcome back Da Vinci students and families! I hope you all had a restful and joyful winter break. Please see the real-world learning opportunities below.

For students interested in STEM:

Cal State Dominguez Hills is having an iUrban Teen Summit on Saturday, January 21. It will be a day filled with fun and technology for middle and high school students. They will have workshops, ideation sessions, and even a parent roundtable. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. There will also be a raffle of cool prizes. To reserve your spot, click here.

For students interested in leadership and entrepreneurship opportunities:

Hidden Genius is offering a FREE, 15- month, training program that provides Black males in high school with upwards of 800 hours of holistic, trauma/healing-informed, high-touch mentorship and intensive training that seeks to develop youth into strong and responsible leaders equipped with coding and entrepreneurial skills, who can identify and develop tech-enabled solutions to address society’s most compelling challenges. The deadline is February 19. To apply click here.

For students interested in travel opportunities:

National Geographic is hosting a number of webinars related to their summer travel programs. Some destinations include the Canadian Arctic, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Iceland, Thailand, Tokyo, and Yellowstone! These travel experiences come at a cost and applications are now available. To learn more, click here. To learn about other opportunities currently available to students, click here.

To learn about other opportunities currently available to students, click here.

By |2023-01-12T12:41:29-08:00January 12th, 2023|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements From Real World Learning Director (1.12.2023)

Correction: Los Angeles Black College Expo is Saturday January 28th!

 

JOIN US

CLICK HERE AND REGISTER TODAY FOR THE GREAT EVENT

‍24th Annual Black College Expo™

Saturday January 28th • 10am to 5pm PST

Los Angeles Convention Center
Kentia Hall • South Building
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

WIN A SCHOLARSHIP! SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY BY: 01/09/23

SUBMIT ESSAY HERE

Seniors and Juniors and College Transfer Students meet one on one with over 40 HBCUs and over 150 other colleges and universities . Get ALL you need to know to WIN! Get Educational Resources. EVERYONE is Welcome…it’s for Students of ALL Ages…Plus…

Get Accepted on the SPOT, students you must bring your transcripts and test scores (12th graders and some colleges may accept 11th graders)

College Transfer Students this is a great opportunity for you to get accepted on the spot! Bring your transcripts from all colleges that you have attended. FREE for College Students just show your ID.

Application fees waived..so save hundreds $$$.

Scholarships on the SPOT! And we will be giving away CASH at the STAGE…

Black College Expo™ is 10am to 3pm and the After Show from 3pm to 5pm, featuring a Step Show, “Dance Off” for Cash hosted by our celebrity ambassadors. Everyone has the opportunity to win CASH and prizes!!!

STEAM Technology Pavilion powered by American Honda Foundation.

By |2023-01-10T14:31:01-08:00January 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Correction: Los Angeles Black College Expo is Saturday January 28th!

2023 USC Bovard Scholars application is now open!

 

The 2023 USC Bovard Scholars application is now open!We are excited to welcome our seventh cohort of Bovard Scholars to the USC campus this summer. As I write to you, our sixth cohort is in the midst of the college application process, working with our program’s college admissions counselors to refine essays and applications. And our fifth cohort is enjoying their first year as college freshmen at top-tier universities across the country — think Harvard, Columbia, the University of Chicago, the University of California, Berkeley, and right here at USC.


We invite all high-achieving high school juniors with financial need to apply.Do you or someone you know fit these requirements?

  • Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
  • Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
  • Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
  • Demonstrate financial need

If so, you are eligible to apply.


If selected, each Bovard Scholar will have one full year of support through the admissions cycle and spend three weeks on the USC campus, where they will receive:

  • Personalized career exploration
  • Expert admission and financial aid support
  • Comprehensive test preparation
  • Leadership development

This year, the summer intensive runs from July 10, 2023 through July 29, 2023.We offer the program at no cost to students or families. USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California.

Applications are due January 13, 2023, at 5:00 pm PST.

Apply Now!

By |2023-01-04T08:26:34-08:00January 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2023 USC Bovard Scholars application is now open!

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (12.15.2022)

For students interested in media production:

Fresh Films is now enrolling for their free weekly filmmaking program. In-person classes take place on Thursdays after school at the Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor. Virtual classes are also available. Registration ends December 31st. Fresh Films is also offering participants ages 16 and older are eligible to gain an on-set apprenticeship or paid internship. Click here for more information.

For students interested in mentorship opportunities:

Stanford University’s Qualia Global Scholars Summer Mentorship Program for students in grades 6-12 is now taking applicants. This program is designed to empower students to become future global leaders in the fields of liberal arts and STEM. Students are paired with Stanford mentors. Need-based financial aid is available. Click here for more information.

For students interested in travel and photography:

National Geographic is offering a China expedition to high school students in the summer. Students will be feeding pandas, photographing the Great Wall, going on an overnight camping trek and meeting photo editors at National Geographic magazine’s China Headquarters. To learn more, click here.

For students interested in leadership and social justice:

Apply to be part of Harvard’s Caring Common’s Youth Advisory Board. This board brings together a diverse group of high school students from across the country who are committed to making schools more caring respectful places. As a member you will help create solutions to some of the most pressing social challenges. To learn more, click here. For the application, please email yab@makingcaringcommon.org.

For students interested in tech:

New Earth is offering paid tech training starting in January in the areas of IT Support, Web3, content creation, entrepreneurship training, coding, marketing, and more. To sign up for more information, click here.

The Paradigm Challenge: The Paradigm Challenge, a competition based in Los Angeles, invites students aged 4 to 18 worldwide to submit an idea, invention, mobile app, or any solution that solves real-life problems presented in this year’s Paradigm Challenge. Participants with the top idea from each age division (4-8, 9-13, and 14-18) move up to the next round and compete for The Paradigm Challenge Prize of $100,000. Learn more about it here.

For students interested in entrepreneurship:

The Conrad Challenge: The Conrad Challenge is a purpose-driven innovation competition creating the next generation of entrepreneurs who will change the world. Anyone aged 13-18 is called to expand their collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills. Design an innovation, solve an important problem, and change the world through this challenge. Registration is now open so register here.

Blue Ocean Competition: Blue ocean competition calls high school students from anywhere in the world to take part in the world’s biggest virtual entrepreneurship competition. Participants need to complete the online Blue Ocean Mini Course before submitting the pitch and they can compete individually or as part of a team (max 5 students per team). Learn more about it here.

 

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

By |2022-12-15T10:27:15-08:00December 15th, 2022|Real World Learning|Comments Off on Announcements from Real World Learning Director (12.15.2022)

South Bay Connected Resources

Our youth wellness partner, South Bay Families Connected, invites you to connect with their free and accessible online parent and guardian resources to help provide you and your children with self-care and greater connection this holiday season. Below are resources featured this month:

For resources created for students, visit the SBFC Virtual Teen Center where a wide variety of mental health and wellness topics are covered. To see more youth wellness resources provided by Da Vinci Schools and SBFC, please visit Da Vinci Schools Families Connected.

By |2022-12-13T14:23:42-08:00December 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on South Bay Connected Resources
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