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Vista Unified School District

Our vision in Vista Unified School District is that every student graduates from Vista Unified as a resilient, agile learner and creative problem solver who navigates the world with confidence and kindness and eagerly embraces local and global challenges. 

Our Framework for the Future

In the fall of 2021, the Vista Unified School District Board of Education and the Superintendent, Dr. Matt Doyle, launched a collaborative process with the Vista community to develop a long-term vision for public education in Vista. This vision seeks to promote equity, collaboration, trust, kindness, and respect, providing students real-world experiences and strong academic preparation. In this vision of the future, we want to create the conditions where every child and adult is supported, challenged, and inspired by engaging learning experiences.

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Strategic Planning Webpage


Check out our most frequently visited links below. 

Annual Parent Survey/Encuesta Anual para Padres

Our Schools

Click here for a directory of our school sites.  We also partner Educational Enrichment Systems to offer preschool and infant care. 

Calendar and Bell Schedules

Click here for district calendars and bell schedules.


Vista Unified is proud to be the largest employer in Vista, California. Do you share our values of Respect, Trust, Collaboration, Equity and Kindness? Join our team and apply on EdJoin!

Enrollment and Transfers

Click here for enrollment information, transfers, magnet applications, and more!

Child Nutrition Services and Menus

Child Nutrition Services  (CNS) is powered by our  Wavecrest Cafe! Check out their website for menus and more!

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is an important place to connect with your child's school. Update emergency contacts, monitor your child's grades, and view your child's schedule. 

School Board Meetings and Agendas

Click here for board meeting dates, locations, agendas, and board policy docs. 


Click here to view VUSD News and Posts

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VUSD at a Glance


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$5 Million +

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Scholarships Awarded Annually


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Teachers & Staff


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Committed to Student Success

News, Events, & Podcasts


Vista High School’s AVID program is a college prep initiative offered to students, from freshman year through senior year.

AVID stands for ‘Advancement Via Individual Determination’ and the program focuses on training high schoolers for college and career by teaching a wide range of life and educational skills, including time management, study tools, and organizational techniques. 

Vista Magnet Middle School Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Completion of Historic Renovation and Modern Upgrades

On Tuesday, May 7th, students, staff and community leaders gathered at Vista Magnet Middle School for a ribbon-cutting celebration to mark the completion of a historic renovation project to modernize the school.  Click here to read the full article.

Mission Vista High School Named Project Lead The Way Distinguished High School for 6th Time & 4th Straight Year

Mission Vista High School (MVHS) has been recognized as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished High School for the current school year. This is the fourth consecutive year the school has earned the distinction and the sixth time since 2017-18. Click here to read the full article.

First-of-its-Kind Apprenticeship Readiness Program Launches in North County

In response to the growing demand for skilled trades workers and an effort to provide future-looking opportunities to its students and community, the Vista Unified School District is launching a Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Apprenticeship Readiness Program. Click here to read the full article.

International Educational Collaboration Comes to Vista: Roosevelt Middle School Hosts Education Team From The Netherlands

Roosevelt Middle School recently hosted a team of Dutch educational experts to showcase how they are implementing a program entitled ‘Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports’ (PBIS). The program focuses on specific practices to support students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health at the secondary level. Click here to read the full article.

New Vistas In Learning

A research-practice partnership between UC San Diego and Vista Unified School District is reshaping our understanding of early learning, paving the way for transformative changes in education. Click here to view the full article, Page 26

ABC 10News Storytime: Vista 2nd graders get free books at Hannalei

Morning Anchor Jared Aarons read to kids at Hannalei Elementary School in Vista

Click here to read the full article.

Innovative Programs in Vista Unified

Innovative Programs in Vista Unified

Vista Unified schools inspire, create, and celebrate innovation. We do this across all grade levels and subject matters, from individual classes to school-wide approaches to learning. To highlight just a few of these outstanding innovations we visited three different schools to spotlight their innovations. 

En este episodio, presentamos una conversación sobre la próxima consolidación escolar que está afectando al Distrito Unificado de Vista y a los distritos escolares de todo el país.
In his episode, we host a conversation about the impending school consolidation that is affecting Vista Unified, and school districts across the country.
This is VUSD's first podcast! This episode has many recipients of the Heroes of Vista, a tradition in Vista hosted by The Vista Chamber of Commerce and Vista Education Foundation (VEF). We hope you'll be inspired by their stories and the ways they make VUSD and our entire community stronger. 
Board President Alvarado and Rachel Beld

Board President Alvarado and Vista Chamber of Commerce CEO Rachel Beld discuss the board president role, the latest happenings in VUSD and what is next for the district. Click here to listen/view the podcast.