Who We Are
The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit 501(c)3 corporation. Its board of directors raises funds to support essential academic programs which foster student success in Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools. All donations are tax deductible (Tax ID 94- 2848246).
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- Gifts of Stock
- PSAT Overview
- Tutorial Centers
- Class Size Reduction
- College and Career Centers
Parent Education Speaker Series
We co-sponsor a Parent Education Speaker Series. View the exciting line-up of speakers planned for this upcoming season.
Our District Schools
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Santa visits the "Email-a-thon"
Board members proved once again that hard work and fun are not mutually exclusive. On the evening of Dec 10th, these dedicated volunteers were paid a visit by Santa and invited to sit on Santa's lap. Most were overheard asking Santa to make sure parents support the foundation this year so that ALL students will have access to Tutorial Centers, College & Career Centers, state-of-the-art science equipment, Chromebooks and small class sizes for freshman. More photo evidence that Santa exists!
Learning in the Cloud
Foundation's Grant for Chromebooks Matched by Google
Once upon a time it was a common refrain from parents "get off that computer and do your homework!" Today, the internet has opened up as a place for learning and collaboration, not just games and social media. The educational opportunities are limitless, but students need access and guidance to take advantage of these opportunities.
Your donation funds classroom cloud connectivity for all students. The Foundation made a $300K financial commitment which the district leveraged to apply for a grant from Google. Google matched the MVLA Foundation grant which allowed the high schools to accelerate its technology roll-out. Finally, the Tides Foundation joined and helped to fund charging stations as well.
"Learning in the Cloud" will help our students gain research and analysis abilities (using original sources), critical thinking skills and team-project collaboration and management experience that will be expected of them when they arrive at college and/or enter the working world.
The two schools are piloting slightly different programs this year. At Los Altos High, students can bring their own device, or check out a Chromebook for the school year. At Mountain View High, Chromebooks are currently kept in the English and Social Studies classrooms for use during class time. In addition, the District is providing enhanced internet access, online resources, teacher training and curriculum development to augment student learning in the classroom.
"Learning in the Cloud" is a wonderful example of Foundation, District and Corporate partnership to ensure our students are well-prepared for the 21st century!