8th Grade Scholar News

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This newsletter is intended to share information with our 8th grade scholars and families about important dates/events in preparation for high school! It's coming fast! How exciting! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 760-631-4500.

NEW INFO - APRIL 9, 2021

Hi 8th Grade Bulls!


We have scheduled our 8th grade Spring Photos for April 22 and 23. Virtual scholars will need to make an appointment to get their photo taken. Look for the invite in the coming weeks. Classic scholars will have their photo taken during their scheduled PE period.


Ms. Mayoral and Mrs. Ramirez have been into just about all of the 8th grade Science classes; Mrs.Ward's class presentation was today (4/9/21). If you haven't already, please go into Aeries and select your High School Courses for 9th grade! The window closes April 11th at midnight.THAT'S THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!!!

Please review the video for instructions. We've also attached the 3 high school's course request sheets which you can use as a guide when in Aeries as well as the course catalogs. We will also post the High School presentation in my canvas tile under announcements.

High School counselors "Meet and Greets" will take place next Wednesday, April 14th during your Math classes; if you do not enter your courses this week, you can do so next week with your HS counselor.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or fill out a Counselor Request

Mrs. Ramirez A-L rebeccaramirez1@vistausd.org

Ms. Mayoral M-Z marisolmayoral@vistausd.org


VHS Course Catalog

VHS Course Selection Form


RBV Course Catalog

RBV Course Selection Form


MVHS Course Catalog

MVHS Academic Planner

MVHS Courses

Things to consider:

  • Honors/AP/IB- these are classes you can take if you want to challenge yourself. It is recommended that you should currently be passing the subject with an "A" or "B."
  • It is recommended that the electives you take your freshman year fulfill the A-G and/or the VUSD graduation requirements (foreign language, visual or performing art, AP Human Geography, etc.
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VHS Promo Video Class of 2025

About Vista High School

Our Learning Philosophy

A place to inspire and be inspired,
to dive deeper into academics and the arts,
to develop perspective and compassion for society's problems,
to graduate prepared for the future
and empowered to make the world a better place.

Our Core Values:

Pride In Unity
Establishing and maintaining a positive school-wide spirit of teamwork and collaboration which perpetuates a safe and respectful community where everyone is connected

Exemplary Character
Promoting the Six Pillars of Character where pursuing positive relationships are encouraged, recognized, and celebrated

Innovative, Creative & Critical Thinking
Establishing and provoking rigorous instruction which impacts learning and motivation to maximize the success of all stakeholders

Welcome Class of '24 & Campus Tour

About Rancho Buena Vista HS

Our vision at RBV is to exemplify inspiration, discovery, and achievement.

The mission of RBV is to be a collaborative learning community that inspires students to develop intellectual abilities and individual passions as they discover their purpose.


To address our Critical Academic Needs (CANs), the RBV community articulated four Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs) , intended to guide instruction and expected learning at RBV.

  1. KNOWLEDGE -Students will be able to access subject-specific material from a variety of sources and demonstrate their ability to synthesize and apply information across content areas to solve real world problems.
  2. CRITICAL THINKING -Students will apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information from a variety of sources and perspectives across content areas to form opinions, support positions, and solve problems.
  3. COMMUNICATION -Students will demonstrate individually and collaboratively their ability to communicate effectively, applying technology and 21st century skills across content areas, through reading, writing, listening, speaking, and performing.
  4. CONNECTIONS -Through self-reflection and collaborative interactions, students will connect their learning across content areas to the real world, develop a sense of respect for different perspectives, and experience personal growth that helps them become contributing members of their local and global communities

About Mission Vista HS

Mission Vista High School is a public, comprehensive, dual-magnet high school; the school opened in 2009 and currently serves 1,660 students. MVHS operates on a “4x4” block schedule, in which students are enrolled in eight classes per school year. The year is split into two terms (Fall and Spring), and students take four classes per term. Every term-long class is the equivalent to a year-long class at schools operating on a traditional bell schedule.