Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts

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Basic Information

Address: 785 Southwestern Dr El Paso, TX
County: El Paso
District: Burnhamwood
Phone Number: 9155844024
Principal: Alexandro Medina

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Additional Information

School Type: Charter
Accreditation: TEA
District ID: 071801
School ID: 441866
State District ID: 071801
State School ID: 003
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Founded: 2006
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 190
School Holidays: 26
School Colors: Hunter Green
School Mascot: Dragon
School Size: 535
Classroom Teachers: 40
Student/Teacher Ratio: 22
Support Services:

504, SPED, ELL/ESL, Counseling, testing/diagnostician, homebound, dyslexia.

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Chromebooks for high school students, IPADS, Macbook pros, Microsoft suite, google classroom, adobe, online testing.

School Championships:

InSPIRESS, Volleyball, Soccer, UIL theater.

School Clubs:

NHS, NJHS, Chess, Robotics FLL, Robotics FRC, Robotics FTC, InSPIRESS, Student Council, Cheerleading, Yearbook.

Lunch Availability: 35 min
Uniform Guidelines:

Khakis and Polos.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Burnham Wood Family of Charter Schools is to work in a solid partnership
with the family and community in order to prepare children to accept responsibility for their own
learning. This School offers students a framework that will encourage life-long learning with
skills, knowledge, creativity, a sense of self-worth and the ethical values necessary to survive
and grow in an ever-changing, diverse, global society.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Da Vinci School’s philosophy is that all students can learn and that high schools must take responsibility for the student’s learning rather than lowering expectations which ultimately leads to lower standards at the college level and higher dropout rates.

School History:

As a charter school, we are required to maintain state and federal accountability standards as well as the high academic performance goals mandated in our charter. In return, we are given more freedom than traditional public schools in developing and implementing our curriculum. We are dedicated to quality education and believe that all children can learn.

We have designed a ground-breaking teaching model that focuses on STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The arts are also integral to our daily curriculum and include classes in music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. Da Vinci began operations in August 2006. Since our inception, Da Vinci students have out-performed traditional district public schools on statewide exams.
We have been recognized for our achievements by the Texas High School Project -- a public-private partnership to increase high school student performance sponsored by the Texas Education Agency, the Communities Foundation of Texas and the Gates, Dell and other private foundations.

Notes/School Information:

The Da Vinci School for Science & the Arts is an innovative public charter school serving grades 6-12 and open to all students who live in El Paso county. We are part of the award-winning Burnham Wood Charter School District, which opened the first El Paso charter school in 1998. Admission to Da Vinci is free and by lottery.