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What to Expect at VMMS

VMMS provides an inclusive academic model for ALL students. Students with specialized accommodations stated in a student's IEP are supported in the general education classrooms. For more Vista Unified School District Special Education Program information, click HERE.

All students at VMMS:

  • Wear collared shirts and lanyards
  • Participate in Service as Action (community service)
  • Participate in a rigorous curriculum and complete multiple projects each quarter
  • Complete nightly homework that typically includes:
  • Practice math problems
  • Read independently
  • Write reflections frequently


What type of RSP students have attended VMMS?

  • SLD (Specific Learning Disability)
  • OHI (including ADHD)
  • ASD (Autism/Asperger's Syndrome)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • TBI
  • Vision Impaired
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Orthopedic Impairment

What services do you offer?

  • Study Skills for 1 period a day
  • Inclusion support in general education classes
  • Service provider support (i.e. OT, PT, APE as per IEP)
  • FAPE in the Least Restrictive Environment

How do I get in to VMMS?

  • Fill out application
  • Inform current IEP Case Manager now to set up a transition meeting
  • Admissions based on IEP team decision

What is Study Skills?

  • Support class for students with IEP
  • Support students in their general education learning
  • Small group setting
  • Work on organization and study skills
  • Project support

What is IB MYP?

  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programe
  • A framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
  • It emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world.