Frequently Asked Questions
WHO CAN ATTEND NUEVA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL?
NVHS is a continuation high school program designed for students between 16 and 18 who are credit deficient but still working towards on-time high school graduation. It offers direct instruction on a 7 period day and on-line credit recovery.
HOW DO I ENROLL IN NUEVA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL?
Students at NVHS are normally referred from the comprehensive high school when they have shown credit deficiency due to poor attendance, discipline issues, or other factors. Students referrals are reviewed by administration and our counselor, and students are scheduled to attend orientation here at school. A parent or guardian must accompany the student. They are then programmed by the counselor based on their needs and introduced to their teachers.
Continuation high school students entering from other districts must visit the main office and make an appointment with administration and counseling to determine if NVHS is appropriate for them.
DOES NUEVA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL HAVE AN INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM?
NVHS does make referrals to the Independent Study Program, but this is not always the best option for students who have already had difficulty in school. Independent study students work with the teacher by appointment each week and are expected to demonstrate personal determination to finish the assigned work. Please make an appointment with the counselor to discuss this option.
I HAVE MISSED A LOT OF SCHOOL. CAN I STILL ENROLL IN NUEVA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL?
NVHS students come from a lot of different situations and have had some challenges in school success. Our counselor can absolutely help you figure out your credit status and can help you to develop a plan to graduate from high school.
IS A DIPLOMA FROM A CONTINUATION SCHOOL THE SAME AS A DIPLOMA FROM A REGULAR HIGH SCHOOL?
NVHS receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) just like all high schools in the State of California. Though the program is designed for students who have already struggled in regular high school, the diploma you receive is a high school diploma.