Vista High School News

The most recent updates coming out of Vista High School on the journey to fulfilling the promise of the XQ Super School Award.

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...

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

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...

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...

Infographic – What does change look like?

Audience Design Ideas In our 3rd community focus group, we tasked the audience - teachers, parents, students and other community members - with creating an infographic that would represent Vista High School after we successfully transition into an XQ Super School. Key...

Focus Groups, Bus Tour and Washington, DC

2016: October/November Photo Gallery Recent pictures from VHS focus group meetings, the XQ Super School Bus Tour (on the VHS campus) and a trip to Washington, DC to meet with the US Secretary of Education by two of our PLA students and one PLA...

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...

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...

Welcome to the Vista High School Website

As we build upon our XQ Super School award, we want to be sure to communicate our progress clearly. So we've built this site - which, please understand, is a work in progress - in order to do just that. We've attempted to include the things we feel will be most...