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Vista High School Wins XQ Award!

Congratulations!  Vista High School is officially an XQ Super School!

IQ: How We Think.  A measure of cognitive capabilities.

EQ: How We Learn In The World. A measure of ability to connect, collaborate, and learn from others.

IQ + EQ + That Certain Something = XQ. XQ is the agile and flexible intelligence that prepares students for a more connected world, a rapidly changing future, and a lifetime of learning.

Students, parents, and community members:  We need your help!  As we continue our journey to become a challenge-based, personalized learning school, we need your feedback and participation.  Please complete this survey if you would like to participate in a focus group and help Vista rethink high school! 

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

Click here to learn more: Wavecrest Cafe

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

Please click the Video below to see a tour of Vista High

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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.

Sex Equity in Education Act Reporting

Pursuant to Education Code 221.9, and beginning in the 2015-16 school year and every year thereafter, Vista High School is required to publicly report information regarding its competitive athletics to include total enrollment at Vista High School, classified by gender; the number of pupils enrolled at Vista High School who participate in competitive athletics, classified by gender; and the number of boys' and girls' teams, classified by sport and by competition level.  Please not that the data below reflects the total number of players on a team roster on the official first day of competition.


Gender of Students

The Total Enrollment of the school


Classified by Gender

The number of pupils enrolled in at 

the school who participate in

competitive athletics


Classified by Gender

Male Students 1296 485
Female Students 1180 368



The number of boys' and girls' teams


Classified by Sport

Number of Male Teams Number of Female Teams 
Football 3  
Baseball 3  
Softball   2
Wrestling 3  
Track and Field 2 2
Volleyball   2
Soccer 3 2


The number of boys' and girls' teams


Classified by Competition level

Number of Male Teams Number of Female Teams
Non-Varsity Level 18 13
Varsity Level 11 11



The materials used to compile this information will be retained by the school and/or school district for at least three years from the date of this posting.  


(Ed. Code 221.9 (a) (1) - (3), (b), (d).)

VHS ASB Events

Counselor Corner

Please check out all of the class offerings that our Career and Technical Education Department offers Vista High Students.  



Digital Citizenship

Please check out the common sense media to learn how to learn more about the dangers of social media, how to rate videos, how to protect your children and educate your self.


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