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The mission of Vista USD is to inspire every student to persevere as a

critical thinker who collaborates to solve real world problems


Students will exhibit the following characteristics:



Students who exhibit self-efficacy:

  • operate and learn with a growth mindset

  • see failure as a learning opportunity

  • are purpose-driven and overcome challenges through perseverance

  • have passion and vision about their impact on the world around them

  • thrive on freedom, choice, and their own initiative

  • strive to be well-rounded individuals

  • are confident, responsible, and demonstrate independence



Students who are effective collaborators:

  • adapt their communication to their audience within the task, purpose, and discipline

  • are a community of learners that build relationships through networking

  • refine and share knowledge

  • see themselves as valuable members of their local and global community

  • contribute to team efforts to solve problems

  • find commonality when pursuing new ideas and solutions

  • value diversity and recognize the power of collective thinking


Problem Solving

Students who are effective problem solvers:

  • embrace  curiosity, inquiry, and creativity by seeking new challenges

  • make informed decisions by examining multiple perspectives and drawing conclusions

  • value evidence and apply content knowledge to discipline-specific situations

  • use technology and digital media strategically and capably

  • listen, learn, lead, dream, and engage in their work without fear of limitations




AR 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements Adoption 3.2018


Valedictorian & Salutatorians Class of 2019

Staff Directory

DeSalme, Sharon
Administrative Secretary
Ford, Susan
District Staff
Green, Anne
Director, Secondary
Guerrero, Linda
Director, ELD
Heffernan, Rhonda
Coordinator, Early Literacy
Kerr, Wendy
Director, Elementary
McKinney, Kelly
Coordinator, CTE
Reed, Danica
Administrative Secretary
Santiago, Guadalupe
Steitz, Matthew
Assistant Superintendent
Valentin, Gail
Administrative Secretary