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Application for 2017-2018

On January 3, 2017, magnet school offices will begin accepting applications for all students interested in enrollment. The Vista Unified School District Magnet School Common Application (“Magnet Application”) must be completed and received by the magnet school to which the student is applying by February 24, 2017 in order to be considered for admission for the 2017-18 school year. If, after the admissions deadline and admission, targets are not reached at individual sites, the admissions deadline may be extended. Postmark is not acceptable. Post-deadline applications will be accepted after the lottery and placed at the bottom of the waitlist in the order they are received. The Magnet Application form will be available online only. You may come to our office to complete the application if you do not have online access from home. 


Students interested in enrollment in a magnet school for the 2017-18 school year must complete a new application. Applications and waitlist numbers from previous years are no longer valid. Students under expulsion at the time of the lottery are ineligible for magnet school admissions. Tours are available every Wednesday from 9-10 am or call to schedule a time. 


17/18 Application

IB Candidacy

Vista Academy is an International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme, Candidate School who is putting the "A" in STEAM.

Vista Academy is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org


Update: We have submitted our application and are anticipating an authorization visit in the early part of 2017. During the candidate phase, the school takes actions necessary to fulfill the International Baccalaureate® (IB) requirements for authorization. This phase involved putting in place all the necessary processes and resources to deliver the PYP, including teacher training, curriculum development and providing opportunities for teachers to plan collaboratively for both horizontal and vertical articulation of the curriculum. For more information on IB-PYP, click on the bulldog above.


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Vista Academy IB Learners demonstrate....

Vista Academy IB Learners Are...

Vista Academy IB Learners are visual and performing artists...they dance, sing/play instruments, act and create art every week in ALL 4 arts areas.

School Awards



Vista Unified School District would like to extend an invitation to join us at our 4th Annual STEM Fest 2017.  

STEM Fest is an evening event celebrating ScienceTechnologyEngineering and Mathematics 

showcasing student's innovative and creative STEM work. 


STEM Fest 2017 will be held Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00 - 7:30 pm  

Vista Innovation Design Academy

740 Olive Ave


Parents please use this resource to understand the expectations for your child to achieve grade level standards in reading. These concepts are crucial to ensure success in all academic areas. 



Please also review our district policy and guidelines. Students not only need to attend school every day, they need to arrive on time and stay the entire day. Every time a child arrives late or is picked up early, it not only interrupts their learning but the learning of their peers. 


Current School Flyers available on:

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School Lunch

To find out more information on school lunches in Vista Unified School District, please click on the link for the Wavecrest Cafe:



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