In grades 9 and 10, courses prepare students for success in the IB Diploma Program and AP exams, which are primarily administered in May of the 11th and 12th grade years. Most universities give college level credit for passing scores on the IB higher level and AP exams, and the two programs are universally recognized for their high academic standards.
It is highly recommended that students intent on going to college fill in individualized 4-year academic plans in 9th grade and review them annually with their Counselors and the Honors Coordinator. As students prepare for college, they are advised to remain aware of Vista High School’s graduation requirements, college entrance requirements and the advanced credit policies of the colleges to which they are applying.
The College and Career Center, Honors Coordinator and Counselors can assist students with this task. Review information on VHS Course Catalog page on the Counseling section of the website.
*Note: If students are interested in joining CSF (California Scholastic Federation) and graduating in white, students should contact the CSF club advisor.