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  • Mrs. Roper’s Baby!
    Dollie Re Roper entered the world on 9/2 at 2:14 pm and weighed in at 5 lbs and 11 oz. Mrs. Roper and her new bundle of joy are healthy, happy, and resting at home. 

    If you’re a student with last names A-K, you still have support! Contact Ms. Strand at estrand@djusd.net with any questions or for an appointment.

    Mrs. Carlson, a wonderful Holmes counselor, will be at DVCA on Tuesdays/Thursdays to support students in person. You can find her in Mrs. Roper’s office, so stop by and say hello. To make an appointment with Mrs. Carlson, email scarlson@djusd.net

    All 504 plan meetings will continue as previously planned.
  • Email your Counselor
    Nicole Roper (last name A-K)
    Erika Strand (last name L-Z)

Announcements

  • Read the September 3rd Counseling Announcements.
  • Senior Information Night was September 9th. View session recordings below.

    Senior Information Night General Session: 
    https://djusd-net.zoom.us/rec/share/bsHOCsIVtv7joooXTri3WC3hYe81umZA_984ppTR2vxrKtVOQE03QYR6TqObhu0.sGpwd3OYnVDZPPo2
    Passcode: DaVinci1!

    Senior Information Night – PowerPoint (Set for View Only):

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bk5_9A95HphMq6DUu6Xr5x9ZEURhLFBF/edit#slide=id.p1

    Private School Presentation with Sally Springer
    (recording coming soon)
    Passcode: 

    UC Presentation
    https://djusd-net.zoom.us/rec/play/PFaYg7m8joU8QdroiUidzmdz5ZBGqhjKtIFpCnx4_07z-42FL8DoRohimQ6hMCLz1zzglgxzGS8rLPW_.hATEgsT_2ACXT9R3
    Passcode:  DaVinci1!

    CSU Presentation with Angel Orejel 
    (recording coming soon)

    Sacramento City College Presentation with Courtney Frank
    (recording coming soon)
    Passcode: 
  • AP Exam Sales from 9/7-11/8
    AP Exams offered at Da Vinci High School
    *Exam Price is $100

    Date Time Course College Board Join Code
    Thursday, May 5 12:00 p.m. AP Statistics YAP2VL
    https://myap.collegeboard.org/
    Friday, May 6 12:00 p.m. AP Art History ZQZ7GJ
    https://myap.collegeboard.org/
    **Friday, May 6 5:00 p.m. AP 2-D Art
     3VNG4A https://myap.collegeboard.org/
     **Friday, May 6 5:00 p.m.  AP 3-D Art  2RY3XG
    Monday, May 9  8:00 a.m.  AP Calculus AB  N2MPAQ https://myap.collegeboard.org/
    Monday, May 9 12:00 p.m.  AP Computer Science Principles  Q939YR

    https://myap.collegeboard.org/

    Wednesday, May 11  8:00 a.m.  AP Spanish Language + Culture DG2XYY
    https://myap.collegeboard.org/
    *If you are taking an AP course at DSHS, you MUST register at DSHS.
    *No REFUNDS on AP Exams
    *Financial aid available; consult counselor 
    *Sales end on Monday, November 8th at 11:59 am
    **Da Vinci has an internal deadline of Monday, May 2nd for portfolio submission.
  • Homework Club with Peer Tutors and Mr. Ream in Room 21
    M, T, Th:  2:35-4:30
    W:  1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • SAT for 12th Grade Students Applying to 4-Year Colleges and Universities 
    What:
      Da Vinci Charter Academy will administer the SAT on Wednesday, October 13th at 8:00 am. 
    • The cost of the exam is $55, and financial aid waivers are available.
    • The SAT may be used by colleges and universities to determine admission. The UC/CSU system will not use the SAT for admission, but it may be used for scholarship awards. 
    • For more information, please visit: 
      CSU Testing  UC Testing  Test Optional Schools
    • Participation in the SAT is a student/family-based decision. For questions, please reach out to your child’s counselor.
    When: Wednesday, October 13th at 8:00 am 
    How:  Sign up and PAY (cash or check) in the DVHS office by 9/13
  • PSAT for 10/11th Graders
     Da Vinci Charter Academy will administer the PSAT/NMQST on Wednesday, October 13th at 8:00 am. This is a FREE test for Da Vinci students, sponsored by DJUSD.
    • The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized assessment taken as preparation for the SAT. The SAT is a college admissions examination.
    • For juniors, the PSAT/NMSQT is also a scholarship competition.
    • The SAT may be used by some some colleges and universities to determine admission. The UC/CSU system does not require the SAT for admission.
    • For more information, please visit: 
      CSU Testing  UC Testing  Test Optional Schools
    • Participation in the PSAT is a student/family-based decision. For questions, please reach out to your child’s counselor.
    Register here using student DJUSD email address by SEPTEMBER 13th
  • Senior To-Do List
    Seniors--are you struggling to get organized to apply to 4-year colleges? Check out this to-do list for guidance! 
  • Senior 4-year College Application Workshops
    Tuesdays @ lunch in Ms. Conners’ room -- Bring your food & your computer! 
    September 21st Early Decision vs. Early Action 
    September 28th Common App Students: Transcripts + Letters of Rec
    October 5th CSU application
    October 12th UC application (Activities/Awards)
    October 19th UC application (PIQ)
    October 26th Common App  
    November 2nd Application work time/proofreading 
    November 9th Application work time/proofreading 
    November 16th Application work time/proofreading
  • Sac City College Course
    Interested in challenging yourself with a Sac City course? Check out Mass Media and Society! Please note that it’s an 8-week course. Complete the advanced education application  HERE
  • College Boot Camp Summer 2021 - View recordings below.
    College Boot Camp Day 1  Access Passcode: ?Aj5Cs
    College Boot Camp Day 2  Access Passcode: Kd80m
    College Boot Camp Day 3  Access Passcode: 1Xt3=Y
  • College and Career Planning Workshops--Grades 10-12
    Need a resume? Thinking about life after high school? View recordings from 2020-2021 below.
     
    Tuesday, May 18th--Resume Creation - View Recording 
    Monday, May 24th--Major/Career Exploration - View Recording
    College Lists

  • 9th Grade Parent Information Night

    February 18, 2021 Recording
  • Scholarships are a great source of free money for college! Click this Scholarship Bulletin link for a variety of current scholarships. In January and throughout the spring, the Bulletin will list local Davis community scholarships that are only offered to Davis seniors. The Bulletin is updated every two weeks, so check it often for new additions. You can find the same list of scholarships on Naviance by clicking on Colleges, then click on Scholarship List.
  • View the recording of the  Advanced Education Workshop
  • Instructions for parents on how to access the Echo Gradebook 
    View pdf instructions

    View screencast video
  • College Worshop Recordings from 2020


    September 28th Transcripts + Letters of Recommendation
    October 5th CSU application
    October 12th UC application (Awards + Activities)
    October 19th UC application (PIQ’s)
    October 26th Common App  
    November 2nd Application work time/proofreading 
    November 9th Application work time/proofreading 
    November 16th Application work time/proofreading
Da Vinci High School Counseling