Who We Are
The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation invests in a learning environment that empowers all students to thrive and succeed. Donations are tax deductible, as we are a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)3 corporation — Tax ID number 94-2848246.
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2016-17 Annual Report ›
2018 Back-to-school Video ›
2018 Parent Survey Results ›
Short Subject Videos ›
– PSAT Overview
– Tutorial Centers
– Class Size Reduction
– College & Career Centers
– Learning in the Cloud
2018-19 Season To Be Announced
Congratulations Class of 2018!
This fall, graduates from Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools will become part of the freshman class at 182 colleges and universities. We wish them the best of luck as they continue to thrive and succeed in the next chapter of their lives. Click on the map below to view more closely where our students plan to attend college. MVLA College and Career Centers are fully funded by donations to the MVLA High School Foundation.
Read More about “MVLA AVID Seniors Garner Nearly 400 College Acceptances”. Expansion of the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is also supported by donations to the MVLA High School Foundation.
MVHS Instrumental Music receives Innovative Learning Grant
Interview with Jason Kneebone, MVHS Instrumental Music Director
“We submitted an extremely outside-the-box proposal to the MVLA Foundation’s Innovative Learning Grant program in the Fall of 2017. The nine-month project allowed us to fuse Music and STEM by 3D-printing a set of string instruments and commissioning a piece for them. Not only did we get the opportunity to collaborate with one of the finest local 3D printing engineers (Jason Reynolds at jinxbot.com), we debuted a brand new piece of orchestral literature by Brian Balmages, a world renowned composer, conductor, and music educator. This was certainly a unique experience for our orchestra musicians – it gave them a chance to appreciate how their own instruments are made and how a very traditional field can be perfectly paired with current technology.”
“This project has created quite a buzz since the performance,” Jason Kneebone continued. “We have folks still asking about it: Will we play the instruments again? Will we play the piece again? The answers are YES! The Chamber Orchestra will be playing “Irish Junkyard Jam” on our performance tour of Ireland over Spring Break, 2019!”
To hear what students have to say about their experience, go to www.mvspartanmusic.net/special-projects.
News & Info
- MVLA Foundation Provides Record Grant, Los Altos Town Crier, May 30, 2018
- Foundation President receives Honorary Service Award from LAMV PTA Council, May 14, 2018
- College-Bound Students Network with Silicon Valley Employees, MV Voice, March 23, 2018
- AVID PEAK program wins Hoffman Award, MVLA Press Release, March 7, 2018
- Superintendent’s Leadership Circle Town Hall Breakfast Photos, March 1, 2018
- 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.
- 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