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 New Vista High School

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https://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/New-Vista-High.aspxhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/New-Vista-High.aspx{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}<p>​<span style="font-size:13pt;">New Vista actively engages every student in rigorous learning. Our program includes: high academic and behavioral expectations for all students; personal relationships built on mutual respect with all adults in the building; an adviso​r who supports each student from enrollment through graduation; choices that allow students to shape the educational program to meet their needs and interests; active learning within all classrooms as well as varied and engaging course offerings; and significant opportunities to learn in the community. Finally, New Vista has a school culture that values individuals, community and learning with an explicit emphasis on understanding and valuing diversity.</span></p>Kirk QuitterIvette Visbal, Dean of Students<p>​<strong style="line-height:1.6;font-size:11pt;">To actively engage every student in learning, our program includes:</strong></p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></span> <ul class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><li>Personal relationships, built on mutual respect, with all adults in the building.</li><li>An advisor who supports each student from enrollment through graduation.</li><li>Choices that allow students to shape the educational program to meet their needs and interests.</li><li>Active learning within all classrooms, as well as varied and engaging course offerings.</li><li>Whole school initiatives to value diversity and create a welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds.</li><li>A school climate that values individuals, community, and learning.</li></ul><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></span> <p class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Programmatic elements:</strong></p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></span> <ul class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><li>Enrollment by choice</li><li>Small school size and class size</li><li>Quarter calendar and block classes</li><li>Weekly time for learning in the community</li><li>Days in May devoted to social action and environmental stewardship</li><li>Course offerings that respond to student and teacher interests</li><li>Credit for mentored learning outside of the regular school day and year</li><li>Off-campus learning in technical or post-secondary programs</li><li>Advisory groups</li><li>Heterogeneous and multiage class groupings</li><li>A full inclusion approach to special education</li><li>An inclusive program for English Language Learners</li></ul><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></span> <p class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Unique graduation requirements carry the expectation that each student will:</strong></p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></span> <ul class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><li>Earn grades of A or B in the following categories: Applied Technology, Arts, Interpersonal Skills, Intrapersonal Skills, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language</li><li>Earn almost half of required credits in learning opportunities chosen by students</li><li>Complete a Culminating Project.</li></ul><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></span> <p class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Special Programs and Opportunities</strong><br>Support is provided for student-initiated clubs and teams. Current activities include:  Lunch Time Band, Ultimate Frisbee Team, Yearbook,  Robotics, Allies​.  Other opportunities include: Restorative Justice Team, Student Equity Leadership Cohort, Natural Highs Leadership Team, Community Adventure Program, and Theater Improv. </p><h1><strong>​New Vista's Mission--</strong></h1><div class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">is to educate, support, nurture and challenge every student by building strong relationships in a unique and equitable educational setting.</span> </strong></div><div><strong> </strong></div><div class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><strong>At New Vista we measure our success through:</strong></div><ul><li><div class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Ensuring that all students meet or exceed district outcomes and proficiencies by graduation<br><br></div></li><li><div class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Ensuring that all graduates are prepared to transition to colleges, universities, technical schools, or other post-secondary opportunities<br><br></div></li><li><div class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Ensuring that students are proficient in 21st Century Graduate Skills  ​</div></li></ul><h1><strong>​New Vista's Vision-- </strong></h1><div class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>is to create a better world by inspiring students to become lifelong learners who actively participate in their education and community, while passionately pursuing their individual paths.<br></strong><strong>  </strong></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><strong>At New Vista we value and promote:</strong></span><br></div><ul class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><li>A safe, supportive and trusting environment where all voices are valued<br><br></li><li>Excitement for learning<br><br></li><li>A collaborative culture based on respect for individual differences<br><br></li><li>Building meaningful relationships<br><br></li><li>Interdisciplinary teaching and partnerships across the curriculum <br><br></li><li>A rigorous curriculum built around critical thinking<br><br></li><li>Environmental stewardship<br><br></li><li>Social justice through equity, cultural diversity and inclusion<br></li><li>Community partnerships through volunteerism and outreach<br><br></li><li>Broad participation in the arts<br><br></li><li>Inter and intrapersonal growth<br><br></li><li>A commitment to progressive education through innovation and revision</li></ul>

 

 

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How Learning Happens at New Vistahttp://nvh.bvsd.org/About/Pages/How-Learning-Happens-at-New-Vista.aspxhttp://nvh.bvsd.org/About/Pages/How-Learning-Happens-at-New-Vista.aspx{167c3907-a5e9-4adb-a88a-c7bffbe9d91f}How Learning Happens at New Vista<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</p><img alt="" src="/About/PublishingImages/Pfouts%20class.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
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Why New Vista?http://nvh.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Why-New-Vista.aspxhttp://nvh.bvsd.org/About/Pages/Why-New-Vista.aspx{167c3907-a5e9-4adb-a88a-c7bffbe9d91f}Why New Vista?<p style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:13pt;line-height:1.6;"><br></span></p><img alt="" src="/About/PublishingImages/4%20kids%20in%20foyer.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
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Staff Directoryhttp://nvh.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/staffDirectory.aspxhttp://nvh.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/staffDirectory.aspx{167c3907-a5e9-4adb-a88a-c7bffbe9d91f}Staff Directory<p><br></p><br><img alt="" height="1500" src="/AandA/PublishingImages/Kana%20Anderson-Extra%20Drawing.jpg" width="2100" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />