Founded in 2015, Da Vinci Extension is a college and career program for Da Vinci seniors who opt to stay at Da Vinci to earn an Associate's, Bachelor's degree, or one-year of transferable college credit for free through Da Vinci's college partners, Southern New Hampshire University, UCLA Extension, and El Camino College. This program includes on-the-job work experience through internships, project consults, and boot camps in the community.
Over the past three years, 32 DVX students have earned an AA degree, 2 students have earned a bachelor’s degree, and 30 students have transferred to four-year colleges and universities, including UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, Sonoma State University, Fresno State University, Arizona State University, and many more.
Da Vinci Extension students have participated in a wide range of successful project consults with Da Vinci industry partners, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Susan G. Komen, Boys and Girls Club, Farmer Mark (South Bay farmers markets), Rock the Vote, and UPS, among others. In 2019, 20 students participated in paid internships at 72andSunny, Belkin International, and Gensler.
Da Vinci Extension recently merged with Da Vinci Connect, serving students in TK-College and beyond.