Da Vinci Schools: Da Vinci Communications


Updated April 2015

This charter high school in Hawthorne CA that opened in Fall 2013 serves racially and socio-economically diverse students in Los Angeles through a highly personalized, student-centered approach that incorporates a flipped classroom, project-based learning, and student-driven individual learning plans. Collaborative teams help develop real world projects that bring professional practice into the classroom. Through a partnership with local colleges, students have the chance to earn college credit while in high school. 

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org.

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