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Open Enrollment and Shadowing at New Vista

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N​​​ew Vista is a School of Choice without an attendance area.  
Students who are interested in attending New Vista must first apply
 through the Open Enrollment process and have an interview with one of our faculty or administrators.​​​ 
New Vista accepts current 9th and 10th graders as transfer students. 
Due to the nature of our program, students who are current juniors or seniors are no longer eligible to transfer.

Open Enrollment begins on Nov. 9, 2018 and ends on Jan. 9, 2019. 
Please visit the BVSD website for the Open Enrollment application and information.

Please see our shadowing and evening program dates below.

New Vista welcomes prospective students and their families to join us for our 
Open Enrollment Showcase Evening Events 


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

6:30 - 9:00 pm



We encourage families who are interested in New Vista to please attend one of our evening presentations,
as this is a great way to meet our staff and learn more about our school and programs.  
These events are free and open to the public.  
All are welcome to attend and families do not need to R.S.V.P.  
Please plan to come at the beginning of the evening and stay as long as you can.

For questions, please contact our Registrar, Julie Ikler:  julie.ikler@bvsd.org; 720-561-8707


Shadowing has concluded for this Open Enrollment season.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 FULL
Friday, November 9, 2018 FULL
Friday, November 16, 2018 FULL
Tuesday, November 27, 2018  FULL
Friday, November 30, 2018  FULL
Tuesday, December 4, 2018  FULL
Friday, December 7, 2018  FULL
Tuesday, December 11, 2018  FULL
Friday, December 14, 2018  FULL


Please do not just "drop-in" as we will not be able to accommodate you on a shadow day. 

We will consider pairing visitors with students they know, but we reserve the right to assign a "guide."

Students should arrive between 8:15 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. 

We need a parent or a designated adult to fill out and sign a permission slip at time of drop off.

Please call your student's current school to excuse him/her for the time spent at NVHS.

Classes for shadowing students will end at 11:45 a.m. with a brief question and answer time.

For questions, please contact our Registrar, Julie Ikler:  julie.ikler@bvsd.org



 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Now that our family has submitted our application through Open Enrollment, what's next?
A:  If your family applied by the Open Enrollment deadline, expect to receive a letter via email or US Mail from the Open Enrollment office on or around Feb. 1.  Please make sure you add bvsd.campus.messenger@bvsd.org to your contacts and check your SPAM folder.  If you have not received a letter by Feb. 11, please contact the OE office, 720-561-5900.

Q.  What if our family applied after the Open Enrollment deadline?
A.  If your student applied late, your student will be placed on a wait list at the Open Enrollment Office.  Seats are offered on a space available basis, February through June and again in August.  We continue to interview and accept students until we are full.  For questions on when or if your student will be offered a seat off of the wait list, please call the Open Enrollment Office, 720-561-5900.

Q:  Once we receive the letter, is our student automatically accepted to New Vista or is there something more we need to do? 
A:  All students who apply to New Vista will have a  family interview with one of our staff. Families who apply during the OE window have 10 days to decline the offered seat.  After that time, if you do not decline, your student will be enrolled in New Vista, however, we will still need to interview your student.

Q:  When is our family interview and how do we sign up? 
A:  In the letter your family receives from OE, there is a link to sign up for the interview.  It is a simple form that asks a few questions so we know a little bit more about your student.  You will receive a call shortly after completing the form to set up your interview.  Interviews will take place starting mid-February through mid-March.  Expect the interview to be during the school day, and it will take about an hour.

Q.  What is the interview for?
A.  New Vista is a School of Choice and all students who come here CHOOSE to.  The purpose of the interview is to determine if New Vista is a good fit for your student. 

 More FAQ's

Q.  After the interview, what's next?
A.   Your family will be notified via email of your student's acceptance.  A link to our electronic acceptance form will be included in the email.  Please click on the link to FORMALLY ACCEPT a seat at New Vista.  Once we receive your electronic acceptance reply, we will choose an advisor for your student and invite your student to a course selection date.  It is important to complete the acceptance ASAP, as we have students on a wait-list.

Q.  When is New Vista's Transition Night for incoming students? 
A.  We will host a New Student Orientation in early May.  All new students will be invited to attend.  Please visit our website for more details.

Q.  Once our student is accepted, when will we hear about selecting classes for next school year?
A.  You will receive a letter in March notifying your student of their course selection date.  New Student Course Selection will take place on Wednesday, April 3 or Wednesday, April 17, at 12:30.  Students will meet with their Advisor to select courses for next year.

Q.  Our student does not currently attend a school in BVSD.  Is the process different?
A.  Out of District students apply through Open Enrollment the same way.  However, for students new to BVSD schools, the Open Enrollment process is not complete until you complete the OLR (Online Registration) process. For this online application, you will be asked to upload supporting documents to the accepted school to complete enrollment.  You will be given more information about these steps once your student is offered a seat.

 Mid-year Transfers

If your student is interested in transferring to New Vista at the end of the first semester, please click HERE​ for more information.​