VUSD Learning Model Options

for 2021-22

a message from Dr. Doyle

The Vista Unified School District has been continuously committed to providing innovative and flexible learning environments that meet the needs of our diverse student population. In 2021-22, Vista Unified will offer in-person learning at all schools and will offer a modified Vista Virtual model, centralized at Vista Visions Academy. The program has been updated to meet California independent study guidelines under Assembly Bill (AB) 130. Our team has compiled essential information and frequently asked questions to support parents in making an informed decision. For more information, please click on this document, VUSD Learning Model Options for 2021-22.


Parents/guardians who want their child to participate in Vista Virtual in the 2021-22 school year are required to transfer from their current school to the Vista Virtual program at Vista Visions Academy. We have already received more than 200 transfer applications from interested students, and there is still space available in all grade levels.

  • If you would like to have your child enroll in Vista Virtual and have not yet completed a transfer, please click here to complete the transfer request.

  • If you are interested but have additional questions after reading the information linked above, please contact school administrator Damon Patterson at 760-726-2170 ext. 92118 or at damonpatterson@vistausd.org

  • If you have questions or would like to modify a transfer request that you have already submitted, please come in, call 760-726-2170 ext. 92180, or email the Student Services Department to get clarification or support with the transfer application process