Congratulations Class of 2020!
To view our virtual graduation, please click HERE!
Concurrent enrollment is an opportunity for current high school students to also take courses at a community college. All current high school students who wish to be concurrently enrolled at a community college need to get the high school permission form signed by their guidance counselor before they are allowed to register for any course. Each community college has its own form and process for registering for classes so please make sure you read all instructions. The links on this page in the Concurrent Enrollment Information for Local Community Colleges section will take you to the specific campus procedures.
Age restrictions: Most community colleges require students to complete 10th grade before they are allowed to enroll, but some are also open to students who have completed 9th grade. You will need to check the requirements of the community college for all concurrent enrollment age requirements.
If you are interested in taking a class at DeAnza through Concurrent Enrollment, please do the following:
High school students who are under the age of 18 need a work permit if they have a job. Work Permits are issued through the FUHSD District Office which is open year-round. Download a Work Permit Application, and go the the district website at fuhsd.org for information on district hours to turn in the form. Copies of work permits are also available in the College and Career Center A-102. The FUHSD District office is located at 589 west Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale 94087.
The work permit is for your protection and safety. It ensures that employers carry worker compensation insurance. It reminds employers that a student's first job is school and a paid job is secondary. Also that student are not allowed to do work or use equipment that is potentially dangerous or work late hours on a school night.
You will need to sign the form and get the signatures of your parents and of your employer (in two spots).
If you have an on-going job, work permits need to be renewed each school year and for the summer.
You no longer need a work permit once you graduate from high school or turn 18.
There are many resources for Monta Vista students looking for a job. Here are some websites to help you get started:
City of Cupertino
City of Cupertino is known throughout the world as a center of innovation. Our employees take pride in delivering exceptional customer service to our residents and businesses. Jobs include: Swim Instructor, Lifeguard and Recreation Leader.
City of Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale’s commitment to every citizen within the community sets it apart. High quality parks, a full-service library, promotion of cultural arts activities and strong support for maintenance and repair of public facilities reflect this commitment.
Many students in high school are using internships as a strategy to help decide their major, bolster their college applications and gain experience to better prepare themselves to land their next internship after they have additional collegiate knowledge under their belts.
Lab Placement at Stanford University
All interns must be at least 16 years old to hold an internship or to be trained in a Stanford research or clinical setting where scientific research or instruction is conducted and where intern may be working with hazardous materials and/or be exposed to physical safety hazards. Minors interning in clerical or computational settings where no scientific research or instruction is conducted must be at least 14 years old.
Youth At Work
A free, online service that links job-seeking youth with hiring employers throughout Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. You may also contact Youth@Work by phone, 408.730.7640
We are looking for 1 marketing and business development intern. Responsibilities include: content development + management, data management and cleaning, research, and social media management. We are looking for interns with prior experience or knowledge in managing, collecting, and analyzing data and marketing.
We are looking for a Sensei (Coding Tutor/Instructor) to join our team of dynamic, energetic, forward thinking minds, working toward our common goal: providing a fun and safe learning environment for children. Our Sensei is the lifeblood of our Code Ninjas center.
Below are some of the volunteer opportunities available in the Silicon Valley. These are opportunities sent to the College and Career Center or found online at sites like:
All For Good Search for events, projects and organizations near you from volunteer sites all around the web.
City of Cupertino All ages are invited to work with and for the Cupertino community which benefits every volunteer in a positive, healthful, and connected manner. Our community volunteers provide a variety of skills, ongoing citizen involvement and widespread service to our City.
City of Santa Clara Volunteering for the City is one of the best examples of government and people working together for the good of the community. It will give you an insider's look at how local government works, and an opportunity to share your talents, skills, and feedback on how to better serve our customers.
City of Sunnyvale There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and interests, including food distribution, deliveries to home-bound seniors, food sorting, and more. We rely on assistance from individuals, faith-based groups, corporate volunteers, and many others to do the important work of helping our neighbors in need.
Create the Good It is about helping others—whether you have five minutes or five hours. Search ways to help others in your community or post opportunities.
El Camino Hospital Auxiliary Our volunteers fill a variety of roles, from assisting staff and interacting with patients and visitors to providing transportation, comfort and much more. El Camino Hospital Auxiliary’s placement counselors are dedicated to helping you find a role that’s interesting and rewarding.
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara As a volunteer, you’ll be a key communication link between patients, families, and hospital staff. Volunteers will be part of a team dedicated to providing high quality health care and experience the medical profession environment. Volunteer Application linked HERE
Santa Clara County The County of Santa Clara is committed to connecting volunteers with community needs and promoting volunteerism in Santa Clara County.
VolunteerMatch VolunteerMatch is the #1 volunteer-engagement network. Find volunteer information and listings in your local community now!
Park Beautification Days at Martial Cottle Park
Trail Days at Calero County Park
Park Beautification Days at Stevens Creek County Park
South Bay Fishing in the City at Ed Levin County Park
Spring Celebration at Martial Cottle Park
Weeding Parties at Hellyer, Santa Teresa, or Alviso County Park – every weekend!
May 2020 National River Clean Up Day
There are many Summer Enrichment Programs available for students. A list of both local and national programs can be found below.
Monta Vista does not endorse these programs. Students and their parents/guardians are responsible for investigating these programs thoroughly before signing up for any of them.
Many of these programs require an extensive application process, often asking for the submission of letters of recommendation and/or transcripts. Please complete the Summer Program Recommendation Cover Sheet and review the Summer Program Checklist in addition to contacting your teacher and/or guidance counselor directly.
If your programs requests your counselor or teacher to provide tests scores; AP, SAT, ACT or subject tests, you will need to provide the scores as counselors and teachers do not have access to them otherwise.
Summer Program questions should be directed towards Ms. Parfet, College and Career Advisor.
Boston Leadership-Biological Research—Wellesley, MA
Students conduct biological research and explore the extremely hot topic of synthetic biology in this award-winning summer pre-college program. Synthetic Biology is a new and exciting field in which engineers design genetic systems that can improve people’s lives.
Congratulations Class of 2020!
To view our virtual graduation, please click HERE!