How Do You Benefit from the MVLA Foundation?

A quality public education is priceless, but not free. Local and state funding for public education provides enough for only the most basic high school curriculum and programs. Fortunately, the MVLA Foundation enables us to act locally to bridge the funding gap between what taxes can cover and the program-rich environment that students, colleges, employers and our community value.

Every student in the MVLA High School District will benefit from Foundation-funded programs. Therefore, we strive for 100% participation from the district's families. All donations are greatly appreciated by the entire MVLA community of students, faculty, staff, and parents.

How Do Our Students Benefit?

As indicated below, students at every grade level, from freshman through senior, will benefit from donations received by the MVLA Foundation during the 2013-2014 school year.

Instructional Support

 Grade Level
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Class sizes for freshman English and Math have been reduced to allow for more teacher attention to the individualized needs of the student.
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The Tutorial Centers and staff provide free one-on-one academic assistance to students desiring occasional or year-long extra help in subjects including math, English, Science, Foreign Language, History, and electives.
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State-of-the-art Science equipment that allows for more relevant labs and a full spectrum of Math programs serving students at all levels - from Bridge to High School and accelerated Geometry summer classes, to Calculus III classes during the regular school year. X X X X
Faculty professional development for the transition to Common Core standards and to support the development of innovative STEM curriculum X X X X

Academic Infrastructure

       
All students and parents enjoy 24x7 online access to the Student Information System which tracks student grades and performance on all assignments.
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Extended library hours give students a place to study and do research before and after school as well as during free periods. X X X X

College & Career Preparation

The College and Career Centers provide resources and counseling to students and their parents regarding summer programs, gap year programs, job and career options, college search and admissions, and college financial aid and scholarships.
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The PSAT exam is administered free of charge and during the school day to all sophomores and juniors.
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All students and parents have online access to the Naviance Family Connection application which provides information and tools for researching and applying to colleges.
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Numerous events and presentations on teen and college-related topics will be held for students and parents.
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