We serve students grades 6 through 12+ with high functioning autism and language-learning disabilities.
Students may earn a high school diploma and their Certificate of Completion, depending on their academic progress towards meeting the California State requirements. Students who might further their education beyond high school have the opportunity to expand their intellectual achievements in college preparatory course work.
Curriculum is based on the California Content Standards and the Common Core States Standards at every level. Students can be on a diploma track or Certificate of Completion track.
New Vista School is WASC accredited (Western Association of School and Colleges) and is a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
The majority of the faculty hold teaching credentials and/or higher degrees in the fields of special education or their content areas. Some hold Clear Credentials while others are level one certified and are completing their Clear Credential.
Students are placed based on their present levels of academic performance and by informal assessments given prior to enrollment. They progress academically based on their performance throughout the year.
The community at New Vista School is based on school-family-collaboration. Shareholders of the school interact at all levels and utilize the school’s website, Facebook, school directory, PowerSchool and Constant Contacts. PowerSchool is a software program that provides parents and students current information on attendance, schedules and grades. Edmodo is where teachers post assignments for students and also serves as a portal for students to ask questions of the teachers.
All of our aides are highly qualified and have worked with students on the autism spectrum. The majority hold degrees in education and have experience working in a classroom environment.
Students who need support while doing their homework independently are in the Homework Club from 3 to 5 pm. Those students who do not complete homework assignments for the next day, receive lunch support. They eat their lunch in a monitored room and complete their assignments.
Tuition assistance may be granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need as determined solely by School. The school only provides a percentage of the overall tuition.
New Vista School has been in existence for 10 years.
New Vista School strives to provide rigorous and appropriate academics for all students. The Common Core State Standards and California Content Standards curriculum is implemented in the diploma track and when available and appropriate for the certificate track.
Parents and students can access grades at any time via the PowerSchool grading system. Formal grades are provided at the end of each quarter/semester. Although all teachers are available through Edmodo for questions from parents and they will talk with parents anytime there is a need, we schedule two formal Parent/Teacher Conferences each year.
The average class size is 10-12 students.
We offer clubs for students during lunch and after school. We also have activities during the morning break. Students can also participate in Venturing Crew and Spirit League.
Teachers incorporate technology into their daily lessons. In some cases, technology is an integral part of the total program which incorporates both text and a fully inclusive online component.
Each year our student body ranges between 75-80 students.
When your child does a school visit, they will be required to take assessments to determine their grade level for each academic area. As a student, they will have regular tests and quizzes in their classes. Each year, we complete school-wide testing with ACT, ACT Aspire and KTEA.
Each family must work with the school district their child resides in to obtain tuition.
We do not provide transportation, however, parents do set up carpools and you can gain transportation through OCTA.