How You Benefit
How Do You Benefit from the MVLA Foundation?
A 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 enable 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 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
|Class sizes for freshman English and math (through Algebra II) have been reduced to allow for more individualized attention and community building to aid students in the transition to high school.||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|
|Wellness initiatives to promote policies, practices and life skills so students feel supported and can thrive.||X||X||X||X|
|Parent Education Speaker Series offers presentations on teen parenting and and college-related topics.||X||X||X||X|
|All students and parents enjoy 24x7 online access to the Aeries Student Information System (SIS) which tracks student grades and performance on assignments.||X||X||X||X|
|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|
Academic Enrichment & Innovation
|Innovative Learning Grants to promote leading-edge, learning-by-doing collaborative projects||X||X||X||X|
|Expansion of the AVID program to prepare more underrepresented students for college and the workplace||X||X||X||X|
|Science Lab Technician – a two-year pilot project to support teachers in setting up science labs||X||X||X||X|
|Chromebooks for check-out and subscriptions to various 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|
|The PSAT exam is administered free of charge and during the school day to sophomores and juniors.||X||X|
|The Pre-ACT exam is administered free of charge to sophomores.||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|
Donations Benefit the Community
Strong schools help keep property values high, and make communities desirable places to live and work.