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A Year of Firsts in WDV Performing Arts, Athletics & Community Connections

This school year we had many firsts in our Wiseburn Da Vinci community. As we close out this school year, we wanted to shout loud and proud about some of these “firsts” so that we can honor the achievements and give a big THANK YOU to the people who...
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Da Vinci Connect TK-8 Students Embrace Their Talent and Share Their Passion in Talent Showcase

An evening of talent and passion was celebrated at Da Vinci Connect’s Third Annual Talent Showcase on May 17. At near capacity, the Black Box Theater became a home away from home to our TK through 8th grade students who demonstrated their creativity...
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Da Vinci Students Gain Valuable Workplace Insights at Career Spring Fling at Belkin

On April 10th, close to 100 students from all five of Da Vinci’s high schools, including 7th and 8th graders from Da Vinci Connect TK-8, attended a Career Spring Fling event at Belkin’s Headquarters in El Segundo, CA, where they were able to attend...
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Empowering Da Vinci Students for a Lifetime of Success Through Financial Literacy Education

Financial literacy education is a powerful tool to help individuals of all ages and backgrounds make informed decisions about budgeting, investing, managing debt and accumulating wealth, contributing to improved financial well-being, less stress, and...
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Two Da Vinci Connect Teams Headed to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals for Creative Problem-Solving Competition

Six teams from Da Vinci Connect TK-8 took part in Odyssey of the Mind this year with two teams of 5th through 8th graders advancing to the World Finals that will be held on May 21-24 at Iowa State University. All 42 Connect students in the competition...
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Dual Enrollment Helps Shape and Transform the Lives of Kids at Da Vinci Connect High School

When Milissa Sutton and Leo Millot chose Da Vinci Connect High School, they knew the idea of earning a college degree, and/or taking college classes, while in high school intrigued them, but they didn’t realize all the other life-changing benefits...
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DVS Students Attend The Youth & Government’s Model Legislature and Court in Sacramento

Over President’s Day weekend, 28 Da Vinci Science students embarked on a transformative journey at Youth & Government’s Model Legislature and Court program. This four-day event, which drew over 2,000 students from across the state, provided...
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Most CA High School Seniors Have Not Met the “A-G Requirements” to Apply to the State’s Public Universities

This month EdSource released its analysis of the 2023 A-G requirement records from the California Department of Education and found that most high school seniors in California are shut out from applying to the state’s public University of California...
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Da Vinci Design Celebrates Students in their First-Ever Presentation of Learning (POL) Excellence Awards

On February 2, 2024, Da Vinci Design hosted their first-ever Presentation of Learning (POL) Excellence Awards Breakfast to honor and celebrate 11 Designers who went above and beyond in their POLs last semester. Designers’ families were invited to attend...
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Advancing Career-Connected Learning with Education Leaders from Across the Country

Earlier this month, Da Vinci Schools brought together 60 leading educators, higher education partners, and innovation change agents from 40 different participating schools and organizations for a gathering on career-connected learning, in partnership...
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Students at Da Vinci Communications Showcase their Marketing Skills in ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

Da Vinci Communications hosted its very own ‘Shark Tank’ competition earlier this month with teams of Marketing Pathway students presenting their innovative business ideas to a panel of Sharks (judges) from Sony, Adobe, Netflix, UCLA, LinkedIn, and...
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Presentations of Learning: Students Gain Powerful Presentation Skills While Reflecting on Their Academic Learning and Growth

Presentations of Learning, known as POLs, are a tradition at Da Vinci Schools beginning in Transitional Kindergarten. All students in grades TK-12 prepare and deliver POLs at the end of each semester or academic year to “show what they know” in front...
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December’s Performing Arts Showcases had 560 Student Performers and More Than 2,200 Audience Members

This month, we had many firsts in our recently expanded Wiseburn Da Vinci Performing Arts Department, including two performances at two locations with 560 student performers and more than 2,200 audience members. On December 5th, we had the pleasure of...
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Industry Partners Ignite Students’ Learning Through Real-World Applications

This Fall, Da Vinci students across our high schools immersed themselves in captivating projects that seamlessly bridged the gap between traditional classroom education and real-world applications. In collaboration with our dedicated teachers and industry...
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RISE Students Build Confidence By Preparing for a Cold Call Event

Sometimes a cold call is just a cold call. Other times it’s so much more and the leaders at Da Vinci RISE High turned the idea of a cold call into a full-blown project-based learning experience for students that culminated into the first annual experiential...
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Da Vinci’s Youth & Government Delegation Returns Home from Camp Roberts, Bill Hearing Night Scheduled for Dec. 1

Over Veteran’s Day weekend, Da Vinci Science’s Youth & Government Delegation represented Da Vinci Schools in California’s first of two annual Youth & Government (Y&G) conferences at Camp Roberts in San Miguel, CA. The Da Vinci Delegation...
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As K-12 Student Enrollment Drops Across the State, Interest in Enrollment Is Increasing Here at Da Vinci Schools

Fall is one of our favorite times of the year when we welcome new and returning students to our campuses, and kick off our recruitment season during which we meet our future Da Vinci students and families at information sessions, school tours, informal...
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Summer Career Training Programs Provide Students with Exciting, Hands-On Experiences

What a summer it’s been! From welding to artificial intelligence, business, aviation, space system design, robotics, graphic design, and more — it’s been an incredible summer at Da Vinci Schools! About 200 middle and high school students...
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Visits Da Vinci Schools

April 24, 2023 -- Today, Da Vinci Schools had the honor and privilege to host State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond as he recognized Da Vinci Schools as a leader in bringing personal finance curriculum to students. Supt. Thurmond visited...
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