Focus Group News

An ongoing archive of our Community Focus Group meetings. All the presentations, resources and community feedback.

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

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...

Focus Group Meeting #4 – 1/11/2017

Our 4th community focus group meeting focused on Student Agency - what it is, how we, at VHS develop it in the classroom. We followed the typical focus group format, starting with a recap of what we've been up to since the last meeting, as well as a quick glimpse of...

Focus Group Meeting #3 – 11/30/16

Our 3rd community focus group meeting focused on Transformational Change. This was a bit of a departure from previous meetings that addressed specific aspects of that change - change to our learning spaces, change to the way we go about teaching and learning. Meeting...

Focus Group Meeting #2 – 11/9/16

Our 2nd community focus group meeting focused on Personalized Learning - what it is, how we, at VHS define it, and what we're doing to implement it in the classroom. We followed the typical focus group format, starting with a recap of what we've been up to since the...

Focus Group Meeting #1 – 10/18/16

During this community focus group meeting, administrators brought us up to speed on the XQ Super School award – the $10 million award that Vista High School recently won to help build upon the successes of the VHS Personal Learning Academy, and provide critical...