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Principal's Message

Welcome to Monte Vista Independent Study School - Home of the Monte Vista Mountaineers! At Monte Vista (MV) we C.L.I.M.B. to success using collaboration, leadership, integrity, motivation, and belonging. We value every student’s success and work with each student individually to define that success. 

At Monte Vista, students work independently but not alone. There is a team of teachers and staff members to support you! Students have increased flexibility in the time, place, and pace of instruction and are able to work with their independent study supervising teacher to create and maintain their schedule for coursework. Each teacher has a designated independent study supervising teacher and teachers available in each core content area for curriculum support. 

Students at Monte Vista can have confidence in their coursework. All courses in grades 7-12 are equivalent in time and rigor to the in-person equivalent. Relevant courses are A-G approved for University of California and California State University admission requirements. Monte Vista offers all courses needed for graduation in Newport-Mesa, in addition to a robust offering of high-interest electives and CTE courses. Students at Monte Vista have opportunities for concurrent enrollment, ROP classes, and dual enrollment with California Community Colleges. 

The sky is the limit for Monte Vista students! 

Our teachers and staff look forward to CLIMBing with you to success!

Dr. Racquel Stephens
Principal, Monte Vista Independent Study