Vista Adult School



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Vista Adult School has provided leading educational services in Vista, CA since 1977. We are committed to providing an exemplary education designed to engage, inspire and empower all students to achieve their goals.

This school is a member of Education to Career Network of North San Diego County.

Vista Adult School Stories

Portrait of longtime teacher and school principal Patti Campbell at Vista Adult School where she now teaches ESL.

Transforming Lives

After retiring as a school administrator, Pattie Campbell continues to impact lives teaching English as a second language When Pattie Campbell saw the final days ... Read more
Manuel Martinez doing phlebotomy work in a lab

A Shot at a Better Future

Student turns Vista Adult School phlebotomy technician training into dual career as an instructor and medical professional When he was 25 years old, Manuel Martinez ... Read more
Portrait of Vista Adult School student Brayan Smith Enriquez Diaz on his apartment patio.

Bilingual business goals

ESL student plans to become language interpreter for businesses “In Guadalajara there are a lot of opportunities if you speak both English and Spanish,” says ... Read more
Portrait of Vista resident Daniela Grosso in a wooded area of Brengle Terrace Park.

Scientist cracks language barrier

Brazilian doctor learns conversational English to continue immunology career Even with her doctoral degree and postdoctoral studies, Daniela Grosso had more to learn. In July ... Read more
Portrait of Vista Adult School graduate Breanna Varela Perez with two of her four kids, Angel and Katelynn, at Fallbrook Community Park.

Worth It

Persistence pays off for parent who returned to school to earn GED certificate, further educational goals Breanna Varela-Perez, 37, dropped out of high school at ... Read more
Portrait of Tara Bender displaying her t-shirt with a thoughtful at message at Solutions For Change where she lives.

A Long Way Up

Student earns GED after overcoming adversity, now has higher education goals Today, Tara Bender has a GED, a certificate that enables her to help others ... Read more
Portrait of Elizabeth O’Hara-West, Principal of Vista Adult School, in a computer classroom at the school.

Students First

How Vista Adult School makes education personal Adult schools are sometimes excluded from conversations about traditional educational paths. Yet, adult education dates back centuries, providing ... Read more
Rear view of man raising arm to ask a question during a presentation in lecture hall.

Getting Back to Work

Vista Adult School helps students build marketable skill sets The Great Recession of 2008 tanked economic growth across the country, leading to the highest unemployment ... Read more
Portrait of Daisy Morales with her 2 year old daughter Paola at Vista Adult School

Success Within Reach

Uplifting students’ and their families’ lives As a single mom, Daisy Morales wasn’t looking for another job, she was looking for a career — something ... Read more
Juan Flores, in a light blue ball cap and blazer with a light grey polo, smiles for the camera

Success Spotlight: Vista Adult School sets a student on an entirely new path

Vista Adult School has helped countless students improve their lives and Juan Flores, 36 of San Diego County, is no exception. Flores once faced numerous ... Read more