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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.


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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Important Announcement: Summer Assignments

There will be NO required summer reading or assignments for ANY course at VHS including English . However, we always recommend that you continue reading all through the summer!! Students, please continue to check your accounts and respective course website/ webpage for further updates.



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

2015-2016 School Registration Information

The online pre-registration data confirmation process is now open for the 2015-2016 school year. Please log into your Parent Portal account to begin. All students must complete the online pre-registration data confirmation process prior to attending their registration day in August. If you created a parent portal account the previous school year there is no need to create a new parent portal account. Simply log in. If you do not have a parent portal account please have a parent or guardian visit the administration office with a valid I.D. to obtain a parent portal access code. The administration office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday during the month of July


To log into Parent Portal:



To view the Parent Portal demonstration video please click on the link: 



                   2015-2016 School Registration Schedule

August 7th - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ASB, Cheer, Band, JROTC, Team Athletes

August 7th - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Seniors (12th grade)

August 10th - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Sophomores (10th grade)

August 10th - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Juniors (11th grade)

August 11th - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Freshman Orientation (9th grade)

August 11th - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Freshman Registration (9th grade)

August 11th - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Make Up Session (all grades)


Students are required to bring the following documents to registration:

(These forms should be printed from Parent Portal)

  • Emergency Card
  • NCLB Form
  • Military Form
  • Student Handbook Signature Form

.Parent Portal Help Nights

Vista High School's Computer Lab will be open for assistance with Parent Portal and online pre-registration on the following evenings: 

August 4, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

August 5, 2015 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If you created a parent portal account the previous school year there is no need  to create a new parent portal account. Simply log in.

The administration office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday during the month of July for additional assistance.

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August 17, 2015 

Posted by: Anne Garcia
Published: 7/6/15

Low Cost Insurance for students

Insurance is required to participate in any sport. The athlete must show evidence that he/she is already insured through a family insurance carrier or must purchase insurance authorized by the school district. To purchase low cost insurance, please click on the following link: Student & Athletic Accident Insurance

Posted by: Luis Landaverde
Published: 6/25/15

VHS 2015-2016 Physicals

We will be holding our "Annual Physical Night" on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 beginning at 6:30 pm.  Physicals are $20--cash or check are accepted.  Checks can be made out to: VHS Sports Medicine Club.  Please advise students to come with their physical form completely filled out.  We will have forms at physical night as well.

If students cannot make our annual night, they can go to 8-2-8 Urgent Care on the 31st of July. Click on this link for more information

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Posted by: Luis Landaverde
Published: 6/18/15

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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