Who We Are
The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit 501(c)3 corporation. Its board of directors raises funds to support essential and innovative academic programs which benefit all students in Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools. Donations are tax deductible (Tax ID 94- 2848246).
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- PSAT Overview
- Tutorial Centers
- Class Size Reduction
- College and Career Centers
Parent Education Speaker Series
We co-sponsor a Parent Education Speaker Series. View the exciting line-up of speakers planned for this upcoming season.
Our District Schools
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Progress to Goal
We are getting closer to the end of the school year, and to our $1.5M goal. Make a difference by supporting innovation and educational excellence. Click on Donate to make your contribution today.
2nd Annual MVLA Showcase
March 31st at 7pm, LAHS Eagle Theater
Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual showcase for parents and community members on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00pm in the LAHS Eagle Theater. Learn how our students are using Chromebooks in the classroom and how access to apps and resources in the cloud changes the way teachers teach and students learn.
Learning in the Cloud
Foundation's Grant for Chromebooks Matched by Google
Once upon a time it was a common refrain from parents "get off that computer and do your homework!" Today, the internet has opened up as a place for learning and collaboration, not just games and social media. The educational opportunities are limitless, but students need access and guidance to take advantage of these opportunities.
Your donation funds classroom cloud connectivity for all students. The Foundation made a $300K financial commitment which the district leveraged to apply for a grant from Google. Google matched the MVLA Foundation grant which allowed the high schools to accelerate its technology roll-out. Finally, the Tides Foundation joined and helped to fund charging stations as well.
"Learning in the Cloud" will help our students gain research and analysis abilities (using original sources), critical thinking skills and team-project collaboration and management experience that will be expected of them when they arrive at college and/or enter the working world.
The two schools are piloting slightly different programs this year. At Los Altos High, students can bring their own device, or check out a Chromebook for the school year. At Mountain View High, Chromebooks are currently kept in the English and Social Studies classrooms for use during class time. In addition, the District is providing enhanced internet access, online resources, teacher training and curriculum development to augment student learning in the classroom.
"Learning in the Cloud" is a wonderful example of Foundation, District and Corporate partnership to ensure our students are well-prepared for the 21st century!