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Welcome to Alta Vista High School!

Welcome to Alta Vista High School!

Alta Vista High School is the continuation high school that serves the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. Alta Vista High School has been fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and was designated a Model Continuation High School by the California State Department of Education. 
 
Announcements

Announcements

Upcoming Events

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a rigorous learning environment that is safe, caring and flexible so that students can graduate high school prepared to successfully transition to community college and career.

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Points of Pride

Points of Pride

20

Years as a Model School

13

Committed Staff

100

Students

14

Avg. Total Years of Teaching

WASC ACCREDITATION

Alta Vista High Schools earned a clear six-year term of accreditation!

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ALTA VISTA NAMED MODEL SCHOOL

The California Department of Education has recognized AVHS as a Model School for 20 straight years!

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AVHS FARM TO TABLE PROJECT

We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

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MVLA Mission

We are committed to creating a community of learners with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to combine personal success with meaningful contributions to our multicultural and global society.

Six-Year Goals (2017-2022)


Improve academic achievement of all students at all performance levels by:
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  • Aligning curriculum, grading systems and practices
  • Promoting achievement of students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Supporting the well-being of students and staff
  • Providing facilities that optimally enhance learning
  • Maintaining fiscal stability

Crises Services

CRISIS SERVICES

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If you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM.
 
National Suicide Hotline:  800-784-2433
 
You can also call one of the 24/7 hotline for Santa Clara County Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program (EMQ): 
 
  • 1-877-41-CRISIS (for residents of Santa Clara County)
  • California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
  • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
 

Wellness

School-based Mental Health and Wellness 

Emotional wellness helps determine our capacity to handle stress, relate to others and make good choices. At MVLA, wellness is a way of seeing and making decisions that connect physical health, mental health, and learning. Wellness works best in a culture of kindness and respect in which we watch out for each other. There is a saying that it takes a village - and we are the village.  Each person associated with MVLA plays a role in student wellness and makes a difference in each other’s emotional safety and wellbeing.
Mental health promotion, school infrastructure, and mental health intervention services support the mental, behavioral, and social-emotional health of students and further students academic achievement.  Students’ and parents’ trust, connection, and participation in the school setting is pivotal to student mental health and wellbeing.
We share and update information and online resources to support our students and each other towards emotional wellness on our dedicated webpage, found under the "Education" resources.
For more information, visit our Mental Health and Wellness website.

Title IX

TITLE IX

About Title IX

About Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This is public law states that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Information about Title IX, students’ rights, how to file a complaint and links to more resources are on our Education Services page under Policies and Procedures.
MVLA Title IX Coordinator

MVLA Title IX Coordinator

Margarita Navarro, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services is the Title IX Coordinator for the Mountain View Los Altos High School District, and can be reached by telephone at (650) 940-7494 or by email at margarita.navarro@mvla.net.

 

Safety

School Safety Plans
Student, staff and campus safety is our top priority so MVLA schools hold emergency preparation drills each school year. Teachers, administrators and other staff are trained in emergency response protocols.