We celebrate that our students are very diverse. We have inclusive environments to meet the needs of our students. Our small student population contributes to our family atmosphere. We offer a full day kindergarten program that serves the families of Vista Heights. Our staff collaborates to develop engaging, rigorous learning tasks and formative assessments that address the Alberta programs of study. We strive to support students to develop and refine critical thinking skills across the curriculum.
We use digital technologies as tools to engage our students in higher-order thinking through complex, authentic, problem based tasks. Our school is well resourced with technology and thanks to a dedicated school council our technology resources continue to grow.
We organize our students for learning in multi-aged classrooms. Teaching and learning is personalized for the individual abilities of every student. We teach students not programs or grades. We have a strong focus on Character education and highlight a virtue every month.
Each student, in keeping with his or her individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.
The Calgary Board of Education is the dynamic learning community of choice.
We provide quality learning opportunities and options. Our learners take ownership by discovering and developing their potential, passions and gifts. They take their place as lifelong learners and make a significant contribution within a complex, changing world.
Students come first.
We believe that everyone can learn. Each student is unique and worthwhile. We acknowledge, recognize and celebrate the diversity of our learners. Success for each and every student is the goal of our work.
Learning is our central purpose.
We believe that learning empowers students to achieve their potential. Attention to continuous improvement, high expectations, innovation and relationships will enable all students to reach their potential. Student learning is at the heart of everyone's work at the Calgary Board of Education.
Public education serves the common good.
Public education is essential for a vibrant democracy. The principles of democracy drive our accountability to the public and the public's participation in our work. Our school system is owned by and accountable to Calgarians and therefore, the Calgary Board of Education is accountable to Calgary taxpayers for using resources wisely to meet
students' learning needs.
Vista Heights School Vision Statement
At VHS we believe in creating a safe learning environment where students feel a sense of belonging and responsibility; inspiring creative, collaborative and critical thinking citizens who are empowered and resilient.
It is our intent to:
- Design personalized learning opportunities for all students.
- Design learning environments that reflect good teaching and learning practice.
- Devote time and resources to develop learning profiles and plans so that students learn in deeper and more meaningful ways and students will achieve success with their learning.
- Develop relationships based on respectful treatment of all people.
- Discover that which is truly unique and wonderful about each individual.
- Direct our energies toward community and the common good.
- Determine ways in which each learner can meet with success.