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.
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.
It's spring, and that means it's time for some standardized testing! It used to be that we administered
the STAR test, but that was before the Common Core State Standards were implemented.
In place of STAR, students will now be tested with the California Assessment of Student Performance
and Progress (CAASPP). For more information about this test, read the
Letter From the Superintendent.
Spring Break, April 13-17
Monta Vista will be on Spring Break for the week of April 13 - 17. Classes will resume on
April 20, when we will continue our Smarter Balanced testing. Enjoy the time off . . .
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.