LYNWOOD, CA – Lynwood Unified School District’s Vista High School is among 31 schools in the state recognized as a 2024 Model Continuation High School by the California Department of Education for fostering a supportive learning environment for at-promise youth and providing exemplary instructional strategies, flexible scheduling and support services to ensure personal and academic success.

Vista High School serves students in the District who require a flexible schedule due to jobs, family needs or other life circumstances. The school’s efforts to promote academic and social success for every student – supported by individualized student-first learning plans, teacher and counselor check-ins and robust parent engagement – contributed to Vista’s recognition as a Model Continuation High School.

Vista, which will retain its designation for three years, will be recognized during the 2024 California Continuation Education Association Plus State Conference in April.

“We are thrilled to receive this honor, which would not be possible without the support of our Board of Education, our administrators and Vista educators who have worked tirelessly to develop programs to meet the unique needs of our students,” Principal Ramon Enriquez said. “We pride ourselves in cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment in which our students are supported by teachers and staff who establish genuine relationships with them, learn their backgrounds and guide them through obstacles to ensure their success.”

Students at Vista are provided with a wide range of rigorous courses aimed at empowering their academic and social-emotional success. They include science, military and career technical education courses ranging from graphic production technology to introduction to film and video.

With personal growth at the forefront of their mission, students are also provided with many social-emotional wellness and mentorship services that help strengthen their academic drive and ensure a smoother transition as they approach their career and higher education journeys. In addition to being a Community School, resources include support counseling, career guidance and enrichment activities.

Upon graduation, students transition to community colleges, trade schools or directly enter the workforce. Equipped with modern learning technologies, a positive and encouraging learning environment and tangible resources, Vista High School reflects the District’s mission to foster confident, college and career-ready students.

“My congratulations go to Vista High School and the hard-working staff and teachers who put their efforts into making sure students have access to the tools and resources they need to succeed,” Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite, Ph.D. said. “This achievement reaffirms our belief in the transformative power of education and our dedication to meeting the diverse needs of our students and empowering them to take on the world.”


LUSD_VISTA: Vista High School was named a 2024 Model Continuation High School by the California Department of Education for its exemplary learning practices.