Welcome To Vista High School
Home of the Panthers

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Since opening in 1936, VHS has established traditions of excellence in core academics, visual and performing arts, and career and technical education (CTE), all of which provide excellent learning opportunities and make VHS such a special place to learn and thrive.

Our Mission

 WE … invite students to co-create learning experiences,

… help students develop the dispositions, behaviors and attitudes needed to think through challenges,

… help students discover themselves as learners as they develop contemporary skills needed to navigate an ever evolving future,

… ensure students learn in a safe environment to take appropriate risks and to understand themselves as learners.

Our Core Values

Pride In Unity
Establishing and maintaining a positive school-wide spirit
of teamwork and collaboration which 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, Creative & Critical Thinking
Establishing and provoking rigorous instruction
which impacts learning and motivation to
maximize the success of all stakeholders

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By acting on our beliefs, all of our learners will leave Vista HS as individuals
capable of improving their lives, their community, and their world.

Our students will leave VHS being

                                                                                                        C urious 
  A dvocates
   R esilient
   E mphathetic
   S ocially & Emotionally Well


Vista High School CARES

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Our Promise To Our Students and Families 

We promise to prepare our students to meet the challenges of their futures. Every member of the Vista High School community will help students
           • Know who they are 
                 º Their strengths, interests, values 
           • Know where they are going 
                 ºWhat they hope for in their future
           • Know the next steps to get there
                ºSchool, career, vocation, military
           • Build the necesssary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed 
                 ºAcademic performance, self-directed learners, Habits of Mind, Pillars of Character
  so that when students graduate, they have developed a road map to guide them through the next steps in their life's journey.  


The Six Pillars of Character

Character counts


Habits of Mind