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New Student Registration

Class of 2028 Welcome Night (previously known as "8th Grade Parent Information Night")
will be held in person on Thursday, January 25th, 6:00 to 8:00pm.



Incoming Class of 2028
Current 8th-grade students attending our feeder schools (Blach, Egan, Crittenden, and Graham) are pre-enrolled in the Mountain View Los Altos High School District. High school assignment letters will be mailed before the end of November 2023, to all pre-enrolled families with addresses that belong in the MVLA district boundaries. 
If you have enrolled in middle school after October 2023, you must register through our Online Registration System. Registration for the 2024-25 school year will open January 8, 2024.
OPEN ENROLLMENT: Students who seek an intra-district transfer to the school other than their neighborhood school must do so by submitting the Open Enrollment Transfer form. Transfer requests are reviewed on a case by case basis and very few slots are available as both schools are close to capacity. Applications will be accepted Dec 1-21, 2023. Please note that your student remains enrolled in the high school to which he/she has been assigned UNTIL you receive confirmation that your transfer request has been granted.
Mid-January, a letter regarding setting up a student and parent 'Student Information System' (SIS) account, a student MVLA Google email account and online course selections will be sent to all feeder school parents. 


Registration for 2024-2025 School Year OPENS JANUARY 8, 2024

  • Complete Online Registration.  Your school assignment will be generated. You can also find out your school assignment by using our Address Street Search.
  • Once we have received your online enrollment form, the Registrar at your assigned school will contact you to schedule an intake meeting. Please allow 1-2 days to be contacted.
  • Open Enrollment Transfer requests will be accepted Dec 1-21, 2023. Registration prior to requesting a transfer is not required. 

Below is a list of documents you'll need to present to the registrar at your meeting:

BIRTH DOCUMENT - one ORIGINAL from the following list:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Baptismal certificate

IMMUNIZATION RECORD showing that all immunizations required by the State of California are current. These are:
  • 4 doses of Polio
  • 5 doses of DTaP
  • 3 doses of Hep B
  • 2 doses of MMR
  • 2 doses of Varicella
  • Tdap booster shot after 7th birthday

  • Students coming from schools within Santa Clara County must show proof of TB test. (If your child has lived and attended school in Santa Clara County since their last TB test, they do not need a new one.)
  • Students coming from schools outside Santa Clara County must provide a current TB Test or TB Risk Assessment for School Entry Form completed and signed by a licensed health professional.

PROOF OF RESIDENCE in the Los Altos High School attendance area. Three documents (one from each section) are REQUIRED to establish residency.
  • Parent/Legal Guardian’s picture ID from the following list (ID does NOT need to have the current address.):
    • Current Driver’s License 
    • Current ID Card
    • Valid Passport or Consulate issued picture ID
    • Voter Registration Card
  • One of the following ORIGINAL documents with parent/guardian’s name and current address:
    • Current valid Vehicle Registration
    • State or Federal Tax Return filed within the past 12 months with W-2 form attached
    • Current bank statement issued within 35 days from the date of registration
    • Current utility bill issued within 35 days from the date of registration
  • One of the following ORIGINAL documents with parent/guardian’s name and current address:
    • Current Property Tax bill with parent/guardian’s name, and property address, indicating homeowner’s exemption.
    • Current Lease-Rental agreement on company printed forms which include parent/guardian’s name; student’s name; manager or owner’s name and phone number (Military housing residents need to provide “Assignment to Quarters” form from the Base Housing Department.)

SPECIAL SERVICES I.E.P or 504 Plan documents (if applicable).

TRANSCRIPT from the previous school is highly recommended for proper placement in classes needed to fulfill graduation requirements.

WITHDRAWAL FORM from the previous school (if student is transferring in after the school year has begun).

GUARDIANSHIP PAPERS If the student does not live with parent(s), we must see documents providing legal guardianship or we can provide you with an AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY/CAREGIVER’S AFFIDAVIT, which must be signed by the guardian and legal parent. Please contact Grace Icasiano @ 650-940-4650 x0031 to make an appointment.

LANGUAGE FLUENCY students whose home language is not English are required to be tested for placement.
Placement Testing Information

Placement Testing Information

Placement Testing:

The only placement testing that is held for Los Altos HS is for Mandarin Chinese.
For all other subjects, including math, students self-select their course/level.


Mandarin Placement Test / Evaluation:

The test is for interested incoming students who have prior experience of learning Mandarin (weekend Chinese school, private tutoring, after school programs, etc) and would like to get their proficiency level tested so they can sign up for the right Mandarin class.
8th graders who are currently enrolled in Egan or Bullis Charter School's Mandarin program should sign up for Mandarin 2. These students should not take the test unless recommended by their Mandarin teacher. The test is mainly for students who have prior learning experience through weekend Chinese school, after school programs, private tutoring and would like to get their proficiency level tested so they can sign up for the right Mandarin class.

The Mandarin placement test will be given in person this year.

We will give an in-person Mandarin placement test on Wednesday Feb 7th 2024. Students can choose either the 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 4:45-5:45 p.m. testing window. 

Course Information:

For information about specific classes, subjects, and graduation requirements , please refer to the Course Information page in the Academics section.



Additional Registration Information 

Additional Registration Information 

Affidavit of Residence 

Students who live with a parent, but reside at a residence that does not belong to the parent, must complete the Affidavit of Residence form (Declaracion de Residencia). These forms are also available in the Registrar's office at each school site. Completed forms should be returned to the school's registrar office.

Caregiver Affidavit

Students who live with a caregiver within district boundaries must reside full-time, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, including periods of school recess and vacation in the home of a care-giving adult.
Applications for caregiver affidavits must be presented to and approved by the Educational Services department at the District Office.
If you have any questions or need assistance
with registration for Los Altos High School,
please contact the Registrar, Elena Baquero
at (650) 960-8811 x2020