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VHS Launches New Model for Learning

“After a year of intense planning, this year’s freshman class of 670, along with a team of 30 teachers will embark on a new, more personalized approach to learning,” said Anthony Barela, Vista High School Principal.

VHS Jr. ROTC Cadets Honored

Vista High School (VHS) is home to San Diego’s only Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) aviation program, and on Friday, April 21st at 6:00 PM, the stadium will host a ceremony..

VHS Opening as XQ Super School

Since September 2016 when Vista High School (VHS) was selected as one of 10 XQ Super Schools in the country, the team has been hard at work in partnership with the Vista Unified School District (VUSD), Digital Promise and XQ Institute…

Vista Unified Named XQ Super School

In September 2015, Laurene Powell Jobs focused her decades of expertise in the Education sector and significant resources on a new initiative sponsored by the Emerson Collective. The XQ Super School Project was designed as an open call to all American high schools – public, charter, magnet, private – to reimagine the American high school experience.

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2017 News Archive



Dec. 12, 2017 – In A Contemporary, Media-Driven World, These Two Schools Are Rethinking Education
Dec. 12, 2017 – What Happens When Students Decide How They Learn?
Nov. 17, 2017 – Tuskegee Airman talks diversity, Army opportunities with high school students
Nov. 17, 2017 – At Vista High, students can make it and dish it out
Oct. 4, 2017 – North County Report: With a $10 Million Award, Vista Expands Personal Learning Program
Oct. 3, 2017 – The Six Ideas Taking Hold in Innovative San Diego Schools
Sept. 28, 2017 – Inside Vista High’s Big National Experiment With Personalized Learning
Sept. 8, 2017 – Transforming High Schools: It Takes More Than a TV Show 
Sept. 2, 2017 – Local column: Surgeons tend to wounds but Lesia Cartelli heals disfigured girls’ souls
Sept. 1, 2017 – Vista High School Rallies to Help Harvey Victims
Sept. 1, 2017 – Vista High hosts Hurricane Harvey donation drive
Aug. 17, 2017 – Nuevo Modelo de aprendizaje lanza Vista High School para el Ciclo Escolar 17-18
Aug. 11, 2017 – Vista High orientation launches ‘high school of the future’  (reposted in Digital Promise Aug. 17 Action Report and NCPDF 9/8 update email)
Aug. 7, 2017 – Vista High School Launches New Model for Learning 
Aug. 4, 2017 – Vista High School Launches New Model for Learning
July 10, 2017 – When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation (reposted in The Atlantic, Education Dive, Voice of San Diego and KQED MindShift)
June 4, 2017 – San Diego Union-Tribune – Air Force Junior ROTC students honored
May 23, 2017 – USA Today – Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so
May 18, 2017 – NBC San Diego – Vista High School Student Embodies 6 Pillars of Character, Named NBC 7’s Inspirational Student of the Month
April 2017 – North County Economic Summit – World of Work video  

2016 News Archive

2016 Dec. 26, 2016 – San Diego Union – Tribune – Vista High prepares to create school of the future
Nov. 10, 2016 – Vista Press – XQ: The Super School Bus Tour Hit Vista to Celebrate Local Super School
Oct. 11, 2016 – Education Post – See Why These Kids and Teachers in San Diego Are Screaming in Celebration
Sept. 21, 2016 – KPBS – Vista High To Expand Personalized Learning Program With $10M Grant
Sept. 16, 2016 – Philanthropy News Digest – Winners of $100 Million XQ Super School Project Announced
Sept. 15, 2016 – TIME – These 10 Ideas Are Each Getting $10 Million to Change High School
Sept. 15, 2016 – Getting Smart – 10 XQ Super Schools Announced: Leading the Way in Rethinking High School
Sept. 15, 2016 – Digital Promise – Redesigning High School through the XQ: Super School Project
Sept. 15, 2016 – Vista Press – Super School Coming to San Diego County
Sept. 15, 2016 – 10News – Vista High wins $10M grant for Super School initiative
Sept. 15, 2016 – Hechinger Report – Can $10 million build the ideal high school?
Sept. 15, 2016 – Business Insider – Laurene Powell Jobs is donating $10 million to each of these 10 innovative schools
Sept. 15, 2016 – Times of San Diego – Vista High School Awarded $10M to Create ‘Super School’
Sept. 14, 2016 – San Diego Union-Tribune – Vista High lands $10 million innovation grant
Sept. 14, 2016 – NBC San DIego – Vista High School Awarded $10 Million by XQ Super School Project
Sept. 14, 2016 – Education Week – 10 High School Redesign Projects Win $100 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest$100_million_XQ_contest.html
Sept. 2016 – Emerson Collective – XQ’s Challenge to Reimagine High School Sparked a National Movement
Aug. 26, 2016 – FOX 5 News – Vista High School unveils $3.7 million football field
May 18, 2016 – San Diego Union-Tribune – Nominees ready for Vereen Awards

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