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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District

Student Support Resources

College and Career Centers

College and Career Centers

The College and Career Center helps students in all grade levels to think about and plan what they will do after high school. Students and parents are invited to use the center to investigate colleges and careers. Students may drop in individually or come with their classes. Parents and families may schedule an appointment. Our goal is to provide the best and most current information regarding colleges, universities, and careers. Some of our services and programs include: 
  • Finding colleges that are a good fit for you
  • Filling out your college applications
  • College essays and personal statements
  • Understanding financial aid
  • Fee waivers for the SAT or ACT for low-income students
  • Finding scholarships, need- and merit-based
  • Resources to find a job or internship
  • Finding summer programs
  • Resume writing and interviewing
  • Finding options for SAT or ACT preparation
 
The College and Career Center also:
  • Hosts meetings between college representatives and students (the full schedule of when college representatives come to MVHS to talk to students is on Naviance)
  • Can be a quieter place to study than teh library or tutorial center
  • Hosts workshops for juniors and seniors on the college application process
  • Brings guest speakers to talk to parents and students about topics like financial aid
  • Has a library of college and career books that students and parents can borrow
 
Contacts: 
Andrea Gorman
Title: LAHS College and Career Center Coordinator
Phone: (650) 960-8836
Email: andrea.gorman@mvla.net
 
Jessica Yazdani
Title: MVHS College and Career Center Coordinator
Phone: (650) 940-4616
Email: jessica.yazdani@mvla.net
 
Libraries

Libraries

The Mountain View Los Altos High School Libraries are committed to five central goals:
  • Assisting in all aspects of information and technological literacy
  • Providing materials and instruction to support the curriculum
  • Helping student to become more competent, fluent and engaged readers
  • Creating a safe haven for intellectual freedom
  • Providing an inviting, productive, and safe space for students to study, create, and get inspired
 
The overarching aim is to create life-long learners who are ready to meet the informational challenges of the 21st century
 
Contacts:
Gordon Jack
Site: LAHS LIbrarian
Phone: (650) 960-8835
Email: gordon.jack@mvla.net
 
Susan Lamarche
Site: MVHS Librarian
Phone: (650) 940-4619
Email:  susan.lamarche@mvla.net
 
Tutorial Centers

Tutorial Centers

Funded by the MVLA Foundationtutorial centers support academic achievement for students of all ability levels.  Students may come to the Centers to get help at all levels and in all subjects; as well as prepare for quizzes, tests, and SAT/ACT/AP exams.  The Centers are a great place to do homework, to get help from tutors or use computers, and other reference materials.  The Centers are open daily, from before school to after hours.  Volunteer tutors are recruited from a variety of sources including retired MVLA teachers, successful high school students (Peer Tutors); college students; volunteers from the community, and parent volunteers.  Tutoring sessions are conducted on a one-on-one or small group basis.
 
Contacts:
Quyen Nguyen
Site: LAHS tutorial center coordinator
Phone: (650) 960-8474
Email: quyen.nguyen@mvla.net
 
Nancy Rafati
Site: MVHS tutorial center coordinator
Phone: (650) 940 4624
Email: nancy.rafati@mvla.net