Who We Are
The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation invests in a learning environment that empowers all students to thrive and succeed in Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools. Donations are tax deductible, as we are a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)3 corporation — Tax ID number 94-2848-246.
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2016-17 Annual Report ›
2017 Back-to-school Video ›
Short Subject Videos ›
– PSAT Overview
– Tutorial Centers
– Class Size Reduction
– College and Career Centers
– Learning in the Cloud
Progress to Goal
Thanks to our Foundation’s Family of Supporters — generous parents, alumni, local businesses and other community members — the MVLA Foundation is well on its way to achieving the $1,704,000 it needs to fully fund this school year’s initiatives which benefit all students.
Parents: If you haven’t yet made your donation for the 2017-18 school year, please consider the value to your student of the programs and services our foundation funds, and give what you can. We strive for 100% participation from district families.
Your participation matters. We hope you will join our Foundation’s Family of Supporters and help us meet this year’s goal!
The 25 parent volunteers who comprise the MVLA Foundation Board of Directors
New College & Career Center Staff
The MVLA Foundation is funding a new position in the College & Career Centers (C&CCs) at both LAHS and MVHS campuses which will allow the centers to shift from a resource center to an advice/counseling center and will hopefully broaden and deepen student utilization.
Jessica Yazdani (right) has joined the MVHS C&CC staff to assume Ms. Tabuchi's former role as C&CC Coordinator where she will coordinate college visits and the many workshops, presentations and evening events hosted by the C&CC for students and parents. After one and a half years as the MVHS C&CC Coordinator, Jaimie Tabuchi (left), will take on the newly-created position of College Counselor at MVHS.
At LAHS, Angela Price recently joined the C&CC as College Counselor. Ms. Price has experience as a college admissions officer at Connecticut College, as well as a College Advisor at Berkeley High School. Andrea Gorman will continue in her role as C&CC Coordinator.
Both Ms. Tabuchi and Ms. Price hope to offer students more personalized guidance and support as they plan and prepare for life after high school. They will be offering all juniors and seniors a one-on-one meeting to help navigate the college application process and hopefully create a less stressful experience for all involved.
New Tutorial Center Coordinator
“The MVHS Tutorial Center is the best place to hang out and share knowledge” says Nancy Rafati, the new Tutorial Center Coordinator at MVHS. Nancy is the founder of Olimpico Learning, an education nonprofit which successfully partnered with Alta Vista science teacher, Shannon Wernette, to win an Inspire Mountain View community impact grant last year. Nancy has served on the boards of Camp Galileo, AYSO and Music Boosters. “My goal for my first year at the center is to build on the exemplary work of the previous coordinator and to increase students’ awareness to further integrate the center into the day-to-day life of MVHS.”
News & Info
- Support the realtors who support our schools. Check out our 2018 Honor Roll of Realtors.
- LACF Grant Drawing Winner directs donation to MVLA, August 2017.
- Local teachers use eclipse to celebrate wonder of science, Town Crier August 16, 2017.
- Space Science Soars at MVHS, Innovative Learning Grant Project, MV Voice July 21, 2017.
- MVLA Foundation Breaks Fundraising Record, Town Crier June 21, 2017.
- Urban Farm Takes Root at Alta Vista High School, Innovative Learning Grant Project, Town Crier May 31, 2017.
- LAHS Students Decode the Mysteries of Biodiversity, Innovative Learning Grant Project, Town Crier May 17, 2017.
- From Composition to Concert, Innovative Learning Grant Project, Town Crier April 12, 2017.
- Extended Library Hours, Oracle, Feb 10, 2017.
- AVID expands, students grow, Oracle, Feb 10, 2017.
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What People Say About the Foundation…
“As a result of the foundation’s investment in the College and Career Centers, more of our students are gaining admission into their first choice colleges.”
– Dr. Jeff Harding, MVLA Superintendent
“The Foundation has allowed our high schools to maintain the best possible learning environment for all of our students… We would not be the schools that we are today without the support of the MVLA Foundation.”
– Wynne Satterwhite, LAHS Principal
“On Naviance I could see what GPAs and test scores it took to get into to each college, and I created a list of schools realistic for me.”
– MVLA High School Foundation Student
“Smaller classe sizes enable teachers to spend more time with each student and better cater to multiple learning styles. We can build personal rapport and help our 9th grade students as they mature and adapt to the demands of high school.”
– MVLA High School District Teacher
“The Tutorial Center has really been my daughter’s lifeline in honors and AP chem. Thanks!”
– MVLA High School District Parent