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About VIDA

VIDA at 10 Years!!!

Welcome to the Vista Innovation & Design Academy (VIDA)!!!!

We are a public school within the Vista Unified School District. We are 1 of 5 magnet schools within the 'schools of choice' efforts within the district. We were founded in August 2014 and we are a true story of school transformation. We are housed on the campus that once was Washington Middle School and served students in the neighborhood from 1960-2014. 

Our Mission (a "Mission" is the work. It is what you do to get to your Vision):

We dare to ignite the creative genius in each student by kindling their unique strengths, interests, and values as we utilize the Design Thinking process as a common framework to solve problems across all disciplines. 

Our Vision (a "Vision" is aspirational. It is where you want to get to):

We envision sending our students into the world with the creative confidence to solve meaningful problems with empathetic and innovative responses. They will be prepared with the skills, mindsets, and dispositions necessary to successfully thrive in the future. 

Our Core Values (GILLS):

G - Grit to persevere. We never give up.

I - Innovating through Design. We prototype solutions.

L - Learning through Empathy. We seek to understand others.

L - Leading with Integrity. We take pride in doing the right thing.

S - Sparking Creativity. We honor imagination.