Our mission is to create a transformative learning experience that is engaging, globally oriented, and builds a strong STEAM foundation for college and career readiness. We aim to provide a quality education for all students by focusing on both heart and mind as critical tools of student engagement in learning. Our compassionate community of global learners focuses on developing students’ knowledge and skills, as well as their attitudes, behaviors, aspirations, and beliefs for success in the 21st-century economy.
Our vision is to close the achievement gap for our targeted population which is predominantly low-income and historically underserved students and to address the growing opportunity gap. Vista students develop global competence as well as a strong technological foundation; they are able to investigate the world beyond their immediate environment, conduct effective and pertinent research, recognize divergent perspectives, communicate their ideas effectively, and take action to improve their own conditions in the world around them. Students have a say in what they learn and how they learn it, apply knowledge and skills to authentic and every-day tasks that have local and global significance, and have myriad opportunities to exhibit their mastery to a real-world audience. Most importantly, Vista envisions a school where students enter to learn but leave ready to humanely serve through a deeper understanding of their role in impacting positive change on the world around them.
At Vista Charter Public Schools, we are committed to transforming the school experience. From the moment you enter a Vista Charter Public School, you will notice the difference. Beyond the warm welcome and inviting environment is a team of highly trained teachers, administrators, and support personnel, all of whom share the goal of ensuring that our students are highly engaged in their academic life and feel 100% accepted as part of the Vista family. Vista Charter Public Schools is the right fit for students of all achievement levels and aspirations, with an essential commitment to equity and a focus on improving college and career-readiness skills in a global context.
At Vista Charter Public Schools, we believe joyful schools are successful schools. The learning environment is a major key to teacher and student happiness, and it is the setting in which a culture of joyous learning occurs. The learning environment at Vista takes into account the whole child and incorporates important aspects of the physical setting, classroom norms and values, the role of pedagogy and instructional approach, discipline management, and family engagement.