California Healthy Kids Survey Information

The California Healthy Kids Survey is a biennial survey sponsored by the California Department of Education. The survey measures health-related behaviors and attitudes, and includes questions about diet and physical activity, use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and safety and violence. School districts are required to administer the survey, as it meets categorical program requirements. Survey results are used in assessing students need and in prevention program development. The CHKS needs to be administered to 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th graders. In the Vista Unified School District, all students in these grades will receive a parent consent form. Active parent consent will be required in grade 5, and passive parent consent will be utilized in grades 7, 9, and 11.


To view the surveys that will be used, select from appropriate links for the age of your child below. There is one section for elementary school children and four sections for Middle and High School students:


Elementary School Students:
Core Survey, Remote Learning - Bilingual
Core Survey, In-School Learning - Bilingual

Middle School Students:
Core Survey, Remote Learning - English
Core Survey, Remote Learning - Spanish
Core Survey, In-School Learning - English
Core Survey, In-School Learning - Spanish

High School Students:
Core Survey, Remote Learning - English
Core Survey, Remote Learning - Spanish
Core Survey, In-School Learning - English
Core Survey, In-School Learning - Spanish

Secondary School Climate Survey, Remote Learning - English
Secondary School Climate Survey, Remote Learning - Spanish
Secondary School Climate Survey, In-School Learning - English
Secondary School Climate Survey, In-School Learning - Spanish

Secondary Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation-Based Harassment Module - English
Secondary Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation-Based Harassment Module - Spanish

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