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Vista High School is granted IB Middle Years Candidacy Status


Vista High School is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Program.

This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share

a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international

education that Vista High School believes is important for our students.

To learn more about the middle years programme Click on this link: 



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Vista High has been designated as a Gold Ribbon School by the State of California for both a Model Program with our Integrated Math and an Exemplary Program for our Career Technical Education.  

We are:

1:180 High Schools in State of California to receive Gold Ribbon Status

1:38 schools in the State of California to be given additional honor for an Exemplary Award

1:10 schools in the State of California to receive the additional honor for Exemplary CTE Program

1:22 schools in San Diego County to receive Gold Ribbon Status

The ONLY school in San Diego County to receive the additional honor of an Exemplary program.



Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Tuesday, September 8, 2015



5:30pm – 5:55pm Honors Meeting in Library

5:30pm – 5:55pm Special Education in E-11

5:30pm – 5:55pm ELD Meeting in room B-16

6:00pm – 6:30pm “Welcome Back” Parent Meeting in the Gym


6:36pm – 8:01pm Classroom Visitations

8:06pm – 8:16pm AVID Meeting in room E-11

Martes 8 de Septiembre, 2015



5:30pm – 5:55pm Junta de Honores en la biblioteca

5:30pm – 5:55pm Junta de La Educación Especial en el salón E-11

5:30pm – 5:55pm Junta de ELD en el salón B-16


6:00pm – 6:30pm Junta de “Bienvenida” a los padres de familia en el Gimnasio


6:36pm – 8:01pm Visita a los salones de clases

8:06pm – 8:16pm Junta de AVID en el salón E-11



Providing high quality food service to the students of Vista Unified

Click here to learn more: Wavecrest Cafe

Current School Flyers available on:

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Vista Teen Outreach

Vista Teen Outreach is a non-profit organization run by community volunteers.  They are providing food pantries at various schools throughout our district.  Hungry students are allowed to receive a backpack of food free of charge throughout the school year.  For more information about volunteer opportunities or donation needs, please visit their website at www.vistateenoutreach.org.


For onsite information, please contact David Hanlon via email or call 760-726-5611


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Student School Portraits

You can now order your student's school portraits online through Studiomonet by visiting their website. Please click on the portrait package link below to view prices. Picture make up day for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will occur on September 30th and October 1, 2015 at Vista High School.

Posted by: Anne Garcia
Published: 8/25/15

VUSD New Guidelines for Valedictorian and Salutatorian for incoming Class of 2019.

Beginning with the Class of 2019, VUSD will recognize the weighted grade point average for courses that are recognized and weighted by the University of California as depicted in the U/C Doorways. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses will also receive a weighted GPA. Class rank will not be identified or displayed on high school transcripts.  VUSD District announcement

Click here for VUSD guidelines in the selection of Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2019.


Posted by: Christina Foster
Published: 7/29/15

VHS Vision

Vista High School prides itself on being a safe and respectful learning environment in which collaboration and a strong connection between home, school, and community ensures the ownership of our educational experiences and successes. We promote, model and exemplify the Six Pillars of Character to positively affect our local community, nation and world. We continuously provide rigorous instruction and learning opportunities that motivates all stakeholders to engage in the most innovative, critical and creative thinking.


VHS Mission

In order to fulfill our Vision, VHS is actively dedicated to

·   Implementing a rich standards based curriculum for all students

·   Enhancing academic programs that challenge all students’ highest achievement

·   Growing a strong character education program

·   Promoting leadership opportunities across campus and the community

·   Providing a canvas for self and group expression

·   Connecting students through a variety of enrichment opportunities

·   Increasing student learning and achievement through Professional Learning Communities

·   Fostering partnerships with parents, the community, business and higher education


VHS Core Values

All Vista High School Stakeholders Believe in…

Pride in Unity

Establishing and maintaining a positive school-wide spirit where team work and collaboration perpetuates a safe and respectful community where everyone is connected.

Exemplary Character

Promoting the Six Pillars of Character where pursuing positive relationships are encouraged, recognized and celebrated.

Innovative, Critical & Creative Thinking

Establishing and providing rigorous instruction which impacts learning and motivation to maximize the success of all stakeholders.

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