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VUSD Magnet Application

Vista Unified Magnet School Program

Vista Unified is excited to offer magnet school experiences to students.  Magnet schools are schools of choice that operate within existing public school systems and offer specialized programs and curricula. We are fully committed to ensuring that all families have an equitable opportunity to participate in the application process.
 
We have five magnet schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students.
Students residing in the VUSD boundaries and students living outside of the VUSD boundaries are eligible to submit an application. The District’s magnet schools accept students without regard to disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or English Language Learner status.  

Elementary School Magnets:

Grades K-5

Casita Center

Vista Academy

VUSD uses the SchoolMint platform for parents to submit magnet schools applications. You may access the platform by clicking the link: https://vistausd.schoolmint.com/login

All applications received during the application window result in the same chance of admissions, there is no time-order preference.

The lottery for Casita Center for Science, Technology & Math and Vista Academy of Visual & Performing Arts will be held on April 12, 2024.

Secondary School Magnets:

Vista Magnet Middle School (VMMS) 6 - 8th grade

Vista Innovation Design Academy (VIDA) 6 - 8th grade

Mission Vista High School (MVHS) 9 - 12th grade

VUSD uses the School Mint platform for parents to submit magnet schools applications. You may access the platform by clicking the link: https://vistausd.schoolmint.com/login

All applications received during the application window result in the same chance of admissions, there is no time-order preference.

The lottery for Vista Magnet Middle School, Vista Innovation & Design Academy, and Mission Vista High School will be held in March 8, 2024.

 

How to Apply:

1. Create a guardian account using SchoolMint.

*If you have previously created a SchoolMint account, you can use the same account to apply for the 24-25 Magnet School lottery.

2. Submit the magnet application.

*You must submit separate applications if applying for multiple students (ex: siblings).

 

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