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Monte Vista High School is one of nine public schools in the Grossmont Union High School District. Located in Spring Valley, Monte Vista currently serves 1640 students in the Casa de Oro neighborhood of East County, San Diego. Monte Vista’s mission is to provide a relevant and rigorous education grounded in compassion and equity. At Monte Vista we all follow the Crimson and Gold code: “I respect myself, my community and expect others to do the same.”
 
Since its opening in 1961, Monte Vista has received a multitude of awards and most recently was recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School and a US News and World Report Silver School.  We recently received a six-year accreditation, the highest possible, from the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC).  Our experienced faculty and diverse curricula prepare students for life after high school; whether entering the workforce or attending college. We are proud to be a designated AVID School wide campus with 100% of Monte Vista’s AVID graduates being accepted into a four-year college.
 
Monte Vista offers a robust Advanced Placement program with 56 percent of Monte Vista’s graduating seniors having taken an AP exam, one of the highest participation rates in the district. We also offer college preparatory classes along with a number of programs that allow students to have a well-rounded high school experience: Visual and Performing Arts, Automotive Technology, CTE Game Design and Development and a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) sponsored Computer Science Pathway.
 
Monte Vista has a built in school wide Advisory period four days a week that allows students to receive additional tutoring or time to study.  We are also one of only three schools in the district with the After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Grant (ASSETs). With this funding, we offer before and after school clubs and activities for students to explore their creativity, hone athletic skills or receive free tutoring.  Our ASSETs grant also sponsors an annual college road trip to both Bay Area and Los Angeles area colleges.
 
Monte Vista has a storied history of athletic excellence with many league and CIF titles won by numerous sports. We currently field 25 CIF sanctioned varsity sports and we’re home of KUSI’s 2018 Silver Pigskin Award winner, Jahmon McClendon. This award is given to the top football player in San Diego County.  In addition to athletics, Monte Vista has a strong culture of service and leadership with annual events that support the surrounding community. The value of these skills is evidenced by the $955,000 in scholarships earned by graduating seniors last year alone.  
 
Monte Vista has state of the art facilities and classrooms thanks to recent modernization with Propositions U and H funding. Construction continues as we break ground this year on a new event center and administration building. This 13.8 million dollar project will change the look and feel of the front of campus and we look forward to its completion in the summer of 2020.
 
At Monte Vista we are proud of our traditions, achievements and culture. We welcome you to attend an event or schedule a campus tour so you can experience it for yourself.
 
It’s a great day to be a Monarch!
 
Joel Tropp
Principal