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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 visit the FUHSD Common Core Info Page to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.
Blue Ribbon School
Monta Vista has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. Only three high schools in the state of California were awarded this honor in 2014. To learn more about the program, follow this link to the US Department of Education website, view the List of Selected Schools, or see the Blue Ribbon Info Page.
The College App, March 12
What should you do this summer to prepare for college? Syrous Parsay will be speaking in depth about this topic on Thursday, March 12th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, in the Monta Vista Library. Mr. Parsay will be coaching sophomores and juniors on steps they can take to prepare for college this summer, including:
1) Summer internships / jobs
2) Academics (summer school, SAT, ACT, etc.)
3) College application prep work / Essays
4) College visits
To help us plan, please Register for this event.
STEM - Sign-Up through 3/6
Independent Study: STEM Research is an elective course for students entering 9th and 10th grades who have demonstrated a strong interest in STEM research. There is limited space available. If you're interested in signing up, follow this link to the STEM Research Sign-Up Form.
Challenge Day, Thursday, 3/19
Consider signing up for our next Challenge Day, on Thursday, March 19. See the Challenge Day Video and Invitation To Students. Turn in the Permission Slip to the main office. Ask anyone who has been to Challenge Day and they’ll try to describe the experience. People say they had a lot of fun, it opened their eyes, they saw others in a new light, or felt more connected and alive. Experience Challenge Day for yourself! If you have questions about Challenge Day, contact Richard Prinz in room D204 or at
Smarter Balanced Testing
Smarter Balanced Testing is coming in April. All juniors will be tested, with each junior taking exams on 4 school mornings (7:30 to 11:30 am) during the week of April 21-25. Sophomores will also be tested on one morning, April 8, from 7:30 to 9:15 am. For more detailed information regarding dates, times, locations, and schedules, see the Smarter Balanced Assessment Schedule.
Do you want to know the dates for progress reports, spring break, and final exams for 2014-2015? To view these dates and more, visit our School Calendar 2014-2015.
US News Gold Medal High School
US News recently published a list of "gold medal" high schools, and Monta Vista ranks 13th in California. To see the list, and learn more about the criteria used to determine these rankings, visit US News - Best California High Schools.