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Student Handbook

Monte Vista’s faculty, students, and community proudly represent their talents through our high achieving academic, arts, and athletic programs, as well as numerous clubs, organizations, and service to others. As a result, more than 90% of Monte Vista’s graduates go on to higher education with many attending some of the most competitive and prestigious colleges and universities in the world. Our students are proud to serve and represent their community and welcome the responsibility that comes with being a Mustang. We are a public high school that is four-time State-Distinguished, fully WASC accredited, and a recipient of National Blue Ribbon and California State Gold Ribbon Awards.

 

Monte Vista is committed to students demonstrating their college and career readiness through a rigorous academic program. We offer core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and World Languages as well as over 25 AP, Honors, and Accelerated courses. We also offer a wide range of courses in visual and performing arts, physical education, and technology. Many of our Career Technical Education courses are articulated with local community colleges which allow our students to earn college credit while in attending Monte Vista. We are also proud to offer a comprehensive Special Education program that supports our students with special needs with a variety of resources and practices. Monte Vista’s staff includes teachers, counselors, administrators, and support personnel who are all dedicated to helping our students develop and achieve their goals.

  

Monte Vista’s students have access to a wide range of clubs and activities. Students can select from over 100 clubs which range from social to service. We boast one of the finest Arts programs in Northern California winning state and national awards in jazz band, orchestra, and choir. Our Speech and Debate program has also earned national acclaim. Not to be outdone, Monte Vista’s Athletics Program is the also among the best in California.  Monte Vista’s athletes understand what it takes to become a championship program.

 

If you want to be a part of something excellent, you have come to the right place. Join the Stampede

 

 

 

OUR MISSION

 

Monte Vista believes that education and academic excellence is a shared responsibility involving students, school staff, family, and community. We offer our students learning opportunities to develop intellectually and physically in order to meet or exceed state standards. Monte Vista provides a safe environment that fosters resilience and promotes ethical and emotional growth, lifelong learning, and citizenship. We provide a comprehensive support system that guides our students to reach their full potential.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

  • Students will develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

 

  • Students will learn to communicate effectively utilizing multiple modalities.

 

  • Students will collaborate effectively

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  • Students will be ethical, responsible citizens.

 

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