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:
VISTA HIGH EARNS PRESTIGIOUS STATE HONOR!
CALIFORNIA GOLD RIBBON SCHOOL AWARD
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.
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.
If you are interested in taking a tour of our school and seeing what life would be like as a Panther, please sign up for a scheduled visit of our campus. Come see all of our wonderful programs and classes that we offer at VHS.
Tours take place on Mondays at either 9 am or 1:30 pm.
Please click one of the links below to sign up for tour dates and times.
If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact Assistant Principal, Mrs. Frost for more information here.
Counseling and Drug Testing at VHS
Vista High is now offering counseling and drug testing through the McAlister Institute. If a parent(s) suspect or know for a fact that their student needs help to break their habit, please contact your child's counselor.
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Providing high quality food service to the students of Vista Unified
Current School Flyers available on:
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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Vista High School will be closed on Friday, February 12, 2016 and Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of President's Day. School will resume on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.
Starting Tuesday, February 16, 2016 skateboards will no longer be allowed to be carried on campus during the school day. The skateboards will need to be locked up in the lockers provided. Students will no longer be allowed to carry their boards with them during and between classes.
If a lock is needed, the student needs to see their assigned Assistant Principal.
Starting February 8, 2016 any student who is marked truant from school and does not attend their assigned Saturday School, will be placed on the Red Line list. Placement on this list prevents the student from participating in any co-curricular activities, including sporting events, athletic teams, choir, band and drama, until the Saturday School is made up.
When a student is placed on the red line list, they are notified during a meeting with their Assistant Principal and a letter is mailed home to parents.
Please see attached flyers for upcoming Cash for College Workshops.
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.
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.
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.