Baron Academic Foundation

Contact Person: Kristie Bannister, President
Contact Preference: EMail
General Information

Welcome to the Baron Academic Foundation profile! The Baron Academic Foundation (formerly FVHS Foundation) is a duly chartered non-profit public benefit corporation, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 33-0502439.

Whether you are a Parent, Teacher/Staff Member, or Community Member, we would love to have you join us as we support FVHS students!




Baron Academic Foundation sponsors the Meg Kelly Scholarship.  

     At least two $500 scholarships are available this year.  

Thank you to PTSA for their recent donation!

More about the scholarship

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a member or have a parent who is a member of the FVHS Foundation (must join prior to May 15 of the current academic year and/or concurrently with the application)
  • Be currently enrolled at Fountain Valley High School
  • Be in their senior year
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Intend to continue their education following graduation
  • Fill out this Application


Art Contests!


 The Baron Academic Foundation (formerly known as FVHS Foundation) has TWO Art Contests for Students each offering $100 to the artist with the winning design.


If you have any questions contact:

Kristie Bannister




1) New LOGO Design  -  FVHS Foundation has changed its name to:    Baron Academic Foundation  

(optional - you can add our tag line: Supporting Educational Excellence)  

Using the initials (BAF) is fine too as long as it is also spelled out somewhere

We would like to have these logo designs in by MAY. 


We will award $100 to the student with the chosen design.



  • Design can be in color - but must also be shown to work in just Black & White (grey scale ok)
  • Design needs to work at:   1.5" in size (for readability) as well as be blown up to fit a poster.
  • Save the artwork as either a .jpg, .tif or .eps  
  • You can choose to work the school Baron logo into the design or not.
  • It can be ALL typographic or have a graphic.

 Submit designs to:



2) New Planner COVER Design - We need to choose a new cover design for the next  FVHS planners.  


We would like to have these cover designs in by Mid-MAY.   


We will award $100 to the student with the chosen design.


Criteria: Design must contain:

  • 2014-2015 (the school year)
  • FVHS or Fountain Valley High School 
  • (and either)  Planner or Agenda
  • Please see the Planner Template (very important) for dimensions
  • Saved as a .jpg or .tif 
  • And a min of 300 dpi

 *** If you submitted a design to the planner cover contest in past years, you are welcome to update and re-submit it!  Every year we have to turn down wonderful designs and are willing to re-consider them. ***


 Submit designs to:



Our meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month when school is in session at 6:30PM in the FVHS Media Center / Library.  Please see the meeting schedule for dates.

     NOTE:  The January meeting was re-scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th.

Next meeting:  See the meeting schedule.


Foundation Purpose

To support students and their parents by providing information regarding academic issues and to maintain and enhance the learning environment with financial support directed to the classroom.

We can only do this through our parent membership, community partnerships and continued support. Please see our Membership Form.  For more information on how you can benefit the Foundation, please contact the President.

TEACHERS:  Please see our Funding Proposal Request Form to find out how we can help you teach your students!


Foundation Activities and Services

·      Student Academic Planners – FVHS Specific

·      Principal’s Honor Roll certificates and letters

·      On campus prep classes and practice exams: SAT/PSAT, ACT (provided by our partner, Revolution Prep.)

·      Homework Club/Tutoring

·      Lay Reader Program for English and Social Studies Departments

·      College / Career Readiness Testing

·      Sophomore Support

·      Educational supplies for various FVHS Departments



·      Membership Form

·      PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep Course/Practice Exam Information

·    Funding Proposal Request Form  and Funding Guidelines

·     Foundation Meeting Schedule

·      Foundation Board Committee Roster

·     Foundation Bylaws

·      Community Sponsors/Donors

·      Target Ad Page

·      Foundation Brochure

•    Baron Academic Foundation is a member of the American Schools Foundation Alliance (ASFA).  Their website is here.



FVHS Library Video
FVHS is lucky to have the busiest library in the entire HBUHSD.  This short video shows our library in action and highlights the generous contribution by the FVHS Foundation. Thanks for watching!