Transforming Education

RISE Class of 2019

On the RISE: The third graduating class of RISE High (Class of 2019)

Transforming education requires creativity and collaboration. Da Vinci Schools have ambitious goals that have long defined our culture of innovation.

A seamless pathway of lifelong learning
We seek to create a seamless pathway of lifelong learning from kindergarten through college and beyond, as students transition into and through college and gainful employment. Our aim is to shepherd students into happy, independent adults.

Professional learning by educators, for educators
Through the yearly Transforming Learning Conference and Incubator, we seek to support educators who wish to redesign existing schools or incubate new ones. The ultimate goal: equitably prepare all students to thrive in a diverse and changing world. Da Vinci Schools is a founding partner of the Transforming Learning Collaborative, in partnership with Next Generation Learning Challenges and Schools That Can.

An affordable pathway to degree completion
Just 11% of low income students graduate college. Most leave college with debt and no degree. At Da Vinci, we strive to create affordable, flexible pathways leading to AA or Bachelor's degree completion through Da Vinci Connect High School and Da Vinci Extension, two post-secondary college and career program known as Da Vinci Extension (DVX). DVX offers two unique pathways through UCLA Extension + El Camino College and College for America at Southern New Hampshire University (CfA). Through UCLA Extension + El Camino College, students can take their general ed courses at Da Vinci and earn up to two years of transferable college credit. CfA offers an AA or BA degree via an online competency-based approach aligned to workforce needs with real world projects and support by Da Vinci coaches. Students gain on-the-job work experience in high-skill, high-demand jobs through paid and unpaid internships that are aligned with each student's interests.   LEARN MORE >

Diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism
We seek to create spaces in our organization for diverse voices to be heard, especially for those who have been marginalized. We have an organization-wide commitment to closing the opportunity gap and providing equitable access for deeper learning.