Vista Grande High School moves full speed ahead after district leaves | Education

After separating from the Taos Municipal Schools District, Vista Grande High School renewed its commitment to providing expeditionary and project-based learning to its diverse 80-member student body, which in the years to come will will expand to include 6th, 7th – and 8th graders.

Founded in 2007 as a school of expeditionary learning – an education exemplified by Outward Bound in the 1980s – Vista Grande has long been known as the school of second chances, a place where students struggling elsewhere are offered new opportunities for success in a project-based learning environment. While maintaining its original mission, the school is now ready to add a college component, either on its current campus or at a second location, and is focused on improving its programs and recruiting more students. students.

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