Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an application to attend Vista High?
What is XQ? How is it changing Vista High?
From the work of XQ paired with years of research, educators now know that intelligence is not fixed. All students can, and do, learn. By inspiring students to become deeply engaged in their own learning we can help students become fully prepared for all that their future has to offer. Developing XQ Learners means that students are:
- Masters of all fundamental literacies
- Holders of foundational knowledge
- Original thinkers for an uncertain world
- Learners for life
- Generous collaborators for tough problems
Vista High School is using the $10 million to help teachers rethink how to work with students to co-create learning experiences, purchase technology to help all students access information, resources, experts, and digital tools via the internet, and furniture to create flexible and effective learning spaces.
What are 9th grade Houses?
Additionally, the House structure will allow students to deepen their learning. Traditionally, students learn content in isolated blocks of each discipline. For example, students learn social science, or math, or languages in a separate class with no opportunity to connect the content they are learning with content of other disciplines. In the House system, students are enrolled in four classes with consistent teachers. These classes include:
- And either Physical Education, Science or Spanish
Rather than learning content in isolation, teachers and students will work together to co-create opportunities to deepen learning between disciplines.
What is personalized learning?
What is the reason for switching to a 6-period day from a block schedule?
By changing the schedule and organizing students into Houses, a group of students with four consistent courses and teachers, we can honor the differences in student learning. The time period students have with their teachers is flexible to meet the needs of students.