Mission and Goals

  • Mission Statement

    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:

    • 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

    Core Values

    The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District (MVLA), as part of our effort to build a “community of learners,” has chosen these five values to guide us in our work. They represent the underpinnings of our organizational culture. We make every effort to have our actions and behaviors reflect these values.

    Quality

    The district believes that every teacher, every classified staff member, and every administrator should set excellence of instruction and program as their number one priority. The district is committed to attracting, recruiting, and retaining enthusiastic, talented and caring faculty and staff to carry out our educational mission. We are committed to focusing the institution’s energy and resources on student learning and to their academic and personal development.

    Empowerment

    The district is committed to the professional and personal development of its staff members. This will be accomplished through workshop and conference attendance in an effort to bring about educational reform and to promote teacher-driven innovations grounded in research and practical experience.

    Teamwork

    The district makes the commitment of time and resources necessary to support staff development and training for curriculum planning and review. The district believes in fostering collegiality, respect, and cooperation among all students and staff.

    Personalized, Caring Environment

    We are committed to focusing on the development of each and every student, to providing honest feedback, support an opportunities so that student can reach his or her potential.

    Continuous Improvement

    MVLA has a long history of high standards and high test scores. The district is committed to an ongoing assessment of student progress and evaluation of effectiveness of programs and services. We are further committed to designing and implementing programs and interventions which encourage students to maximize their academic development and achievement.