Join the PTSA!
Monta Vista is made even greater with the generous support of our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). Consider joining this altruistic organization that provides supplies, grants and scholarships, contributes to policy, and shapes discussions about important topics to our kids, parents, and staff. You can learn more about the PTSA or click here to join.
Common Core Info
What is the Common Core? What does it mean for day-to-day
teaching and learning? Whether you are a teacher, parent, or student, you may want to
FUHSD Common Core Info Page
to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.
Art Career Night: Oct 26
Interested in an Art and Design Career? Come hear from an all-star panel of Art and Design Professionals, including MV Alumni, on October 26th from 7 to 9 PM in the Band Room (F114).
There will be a Q & A discussion about: Graphic & Visual Design, Animation & Pre-visualization, Interaction & Human Interface Design, Game Design, and more!
This event is free and open to the public. See Mr. Chow for questions; he will be hosting the event. A flier can be found here.
Join other parents and community members at Parenting Courses at the MV Career Center from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The first series this school year will be taught September 12, 19, and 26 (please attend all three classes) in Mandarin. The second set of classes will be taught in English from September 29 to November 9th (please attend all seven session) on Wednesdays in the Career Center from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. For more information, please see The Parenting Class Page.
College Essay Workshops
Attention College Bound SENIORS: Are you so busy that you don’t know when you will write your College Admission Essay? Do you want help from a highly qualified FUHSD English teacher or Counselor? If so, the Fall College Essay Workshop might be for you! In partnership with the City of Cupertino, we are offering after school workshops for five weeks in Late September and October. The classes meet after school from 3:30 to 5:30, one day a week, at different schools in the district. The cost is $130 per course, but both full and half scholarships are available for eligible families. Look on the district website for registration materials, or speak to a guidance counselor for more information. The courses fill up quickly so be sure to register at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino by Tuesday, September 13 using this registration form, for your best chance at getting a seat.
To view important dates of the 2016-17 Academic Year including vacation and progress reports, see the
School Calendar 2016-2017.
Siemens Semifinalists and Finalists Announced!
Newsweek Top 500 Schools - #16
Newsweek has published a list of the top 500 high schools in 2016. MV is ranked at #16 based upon a formula which includes graduation rates, college enrollment rates, AP/ACT/SAT participation and scores, and the number of counselors at a school. Way to go, Mats!
US News Gold Medal High School
US News has published a list of "gold medal" high schools, and Monta Vista ranks
16th in California. To see the list, and learn more about the criteria used to determine these rankings, visit
US News - Best California High Schools.