How You Benefit
How Do You Benefit from the MVLA Foundation?
Quality public education is priceless but not free. State and Federal funding sources account for less than 7% of the District’s total revenue. Combined with local property taxes, total funding for public education provides for only the most basic high school curriculum and programs. Fortunately, our community’s support of parcel taxes and the MVLA Foundation enables us to act locally to achieve the program-rich environment that students, colleges, employers, and our community value.
MVLA Foundation is a valuable piece of the education funding puzzle.
Our high schools use Foundation funds to provide students with more opportunities for achievement. Since these programs are provided across the District, individual schools or organizations such as PTSAs or booster groups could not fund them. The Foundation works in tandem with these groups to ensure our students are offered a full range of educational and extracurricular opportunities.
Every student in the MVLA High School District will benefit from Foundation-funded programs. Therefore, we hope that every high school family will contribute to the Foundation. Please consider the value of the programs to your student, and give what you can. It is important that all of us invest in our students, and the Foundation strives 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?
Students at every grade level, from freshman through senior years, benefit from your donations.
Student Academic Support
|Reduced class sizes for freshman English to allow for more individualized attention and community building.||X|
|Reduced class sizes for math through Algebra II to allow for more individualized attention.||X||X||X||X|
|The Tutorial Centers provide free one-on-one academic assistance to students desiring occasional or year-long extra help with their homework.||X||X||X||X|
|An intake therapist at each site.||X||X||X||X|
|Parent Education Speaker Series offers presentations on teen parenting and college-related topics.||X||X||X||X|
Technology & Innovation
|Chromebooks for check-out||X||X||X||X|
|Innovative Learning Grants to promote leading-edge, learning-by-doing collaborative projects||X||X||X||X|
|Subscriptions for online resources||X||X||X||X|
College & Career Readiness
|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.||X||X||X||X|
|All students, parents, and counselors have online access to the Naviance Family Connection platform, which provides online information and tools for aptitude assessment and the college application process.||X||X||X||X|
|The PSAT exam is administered free of charge and during the school day to sophomores and juniors. The SAT exam is administered free of charge to any junior or senior who would like to take it.||X||X||X|
|Expansion of the AVID program to prepare more diverse and underrepresented student groups for college and the workplace||X||X||X||X|
|Summer college counseling for rising seniors||X|
|Summer college webinars for rising sophomores and rising juniors||X||X|
Donations Benefit the Community
Strong schools help keep property values high, and make communities desirable places to live and work.