Cal State San Marcos Admissions
In the Summer of 2013, Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM) officials and the Vista Unified School District (VUSD) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating preferred admission status for students graduating from the VUSD. This affects YOU as a middle school student. We know that there is a very strong correlation between the decisions, habits of mind, background knowledge and study habits that a student has in middle school and their "readiness" for college.
To qualify for this agreement, students need graduate high school with a high school GPA of 3.0 and have completed the "a-g" course requirements.
CSUSM STEM Center Relationship
Entering the 2014-15 school year, Vista Innovation & Design Academy (VIDA) is the only middle school in North County to have a developed a working relationship with the CSUSM STEM Center. The aim of the STEM Center is to increase the number of STEM-related majors at CSUSM, and to support the students once in the STEM Programs.
One way to increase the number of STEM-related majors at the university is to build relationships with local high schools, and our middle school.