Antioch University Los Angeles partnered with Da Vinci Charter Schools to provide high school students access to college level courses for which they can earn credit toward both their high school diploma and a future college degree. The Da Vinci Early College programs allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses at their high school campus enabling them to gain valuable college experience, as well as units that could shorten the time and cost it takes to earn their college degree.
Students have the potential to earn up to 42 college credits – the equivalent of a year of college classes. The courses in this dual-credit program were designed to fulfill lower level college class requirements and to be easily transferable.
The classes are held at the DaVinci Charter School campuses – three public charter high schools located in Hawthorne, CA. The courses currently offered by AULA include Spanish, math, political science, economics, history, and psychology. The courses are taught by DaVinci teachers who are also AULA adjunct faculty.