Welcome to Vista High School

Vista High School - XQ Super School

At VHS, we’re working hard to create a new answer to the question, “What is school for?” Things have changed. The world has changed. Jobs have changed. The way we prepare our young people for this new reality has to change, too.

Thankfully, the XQ Super School project agrees, and they’ve chosen Vista High School, from an applicant pool of more than 700 schools, to support through this transition – this transformation – with a $10 million award.

Please check out our Developing Learning Philosophy Draft for Vista High School.

Recent News

Community Focus Groups

Focus Group Meeting #6 – 4/26/17

Focus Group Meeting #6 – 4/26/17

Our final community focus group meeting focused on Global Citizenship. This is an emerging concept at VHS, something being used in pockets around campus rather than something we've focused on collectively. The idea, of course, is that this begins to change...

Focus Group Meeting #5 – 2/8/17

Focus Group Meeting #5 – 2/8/17

Our 5th community focus group meeting focused on Student Agency again - student presenters went into more depth around this important issue and how they experience it in the classroom. We followed the typical focus group format, starting with a recap of what we've...

Pictures

New XQ Video about VHS

New XQ Video about VHS

At a recent Community Focus Group Meeting, students from Rancho Minerva Middle School were there to produce this fantastic video about Vista High School's journey toward building an XQ Super School. Well worth the few minutes!...

Student Agency

Student Agency

Our 4th Focus Group Meeting was all about Student Agency. Below are some pictures from the meeting, but naturally, if you'd like to learn more about what we did, you can view the focus group meeting...

Staff PD

Personalized Learning with Allison Zmuda

Personalized Learning with Allison Zmuda

The entire VHS staff had the opportunity to spend the day with Allison Zmuda yesterday. The focus was on getting some consensus around why the move to personal learning is necessary, how critical it is to develop 'Habits of Mind' in our students, and in...

The XQ Super School Bus is coming to VHS!

The XQ Super School Bus is coming to VHS!

Yep, the big yellow bus owned by the XQ Super School Project will be coming to our school on Thursday, November 10, to celebrate VHS winning the $10 million award. The Bus will be here and available for students and staff to enjoy beginning at 1:15 pm until the end of...

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