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Schools of Choice

The Vista Unified School District is excited about all of its schools and the excellent opportunities provided to students and families in the community. As part of our promise in our Framework for the Future, and Learner Portrait, we are excited to have been a longtime schools of choice district. What this means is that families are all zoned for a residential school based on their address. These schools offer high-quality learning experiences and unique opportunities for students. While the majority of students in VUSD attend their residential schools, we have had a longstanding procedure in place that allows for students to transfer from one school to another. This is called the Intra-district Transfer process. We also have a number of students who choose to attend schools in Vista Unified who do not live in our boundaries. Students in this case are able to apply for an Inter-district transfer to allow them access to VUSD schools, as space permits. We also have 5 magnet schools in VUSD. These 5 schools do not have a residential attendance area, and are application based and admissions are determined through a Lottery process. We are excited for our community to learn more about these opportunities, and all of our schools below!