About Vista


2017-18 Vista School Calendar

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Find out what Vista Charter School Is All About



Vista is not in competition with the traditional high schools in our district. The first choice would be for each student to stay in the traditional high school, but “one size fits all” does not work for everyone. Vista serves a need in our community for those students who might not otherwise earn a high school diploma. We work on building good relationships with our students, and we make sure they leave our program with a career plan, which may include enrolling in an institution for higher education.



  • Accredited High School Diploma
  • Individualize Instruction
  • Self-Paced Instruction
  • Computerized & Standards Based Course Curriculum
  • 21 Credits to Graduate on a Higher Ed or Voc-Ed Graduation Plan
  • Work-Study Credit Available
  • Ages 16 up to 21 years
  • Dropout Retrieval Program
  • Alternative Learning School
  • Students Over 21 Pay Tuition
  • Students Attend :
  • 1 of 3 Sessions Daily (additional sessions available)
  • Work a minimum of 10 hours/week




In 1987 Vista began as a Second Chance School Program in the District. It functioned as a district drop out retrieval program. It grew as a district program for many years. In 2003, the district spearheaded a community-wide Feasibility Study, which determined the potential success of a Charter School. In 2004, Vista Charter School opened in the district trailers, as a conversion charter school. In the spring of 2005, the school moved to a 6000 sq. ft. building that houses the school today. Vista Charter School became a Designated Alternative High School in 2006, affirmed by CDE in recognition that 95% of our student population had at least one at-risk factor.

About Vista

Vista Charter School: An Accredited High School Diploma Program

“Vista Charter High School is a successful educational opportunity for students who seek an alternative means to earn a high school diploma. Since Vista’s establishment in 1984, more than 1040 students have graduated from the program. Vista provides a flexible class schedule that allows students to secure employment while attending school. Course work is individualized, and credit is earned at a self-paced rate. Vista offers both computerized courses and more traditional textbook courses to students. Credit is awarded based on completion of course work. When students earn the required number of credits, they graduate immediately. Two formal graduation ceremonies are held each school year to honor the graduates and award accredited high school diplomas.”


The mission of Vista Charter School is to ensure that all students master the skills required to earn a high school diploma and that they acquire the tools necessary for future success.

The FOUR C’s

Four Cornerstones of Character for Student Success 

Developing connections with others to create a sense of belonging and teamwork

Achieving academic proficiency in Math, Reading, and Writing

Creating a healthy self-confidence to assist in making positive choices toward a career path

Learning to give back to the community with the resources you have available