MVHS Vision Statement
We at MVHS value an equitable and collaborative learning environment in which students and staff respect the diversity of our society. We value the intellectual, emotional, and physical well-being of our community. We are committed to empowering lifelong learners who can think critically, solve problems creatively, and participate ethically at MVHS and in our greater democratic society.Learn More
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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
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
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.
ABOUT TITLE IX
Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), implemented at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31, subd. (a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance. Relevant here, Title IX requires school districts to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.
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's Title IX Coordinator, Leyla Benson, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, can be reached (925) 788-3038 | TitleIX@mvla.net.
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.