• VRHS Class of 2019, You Are Dismissed!

    A formidable train of black fabric meandered into the Broadmoor World Arena the evening of Saturday, May 25. A Vista Ridge High School senior from the class of 2019 filled each billowing ebony robe -- the required dress for more than 330 student participants in the VRHS graduation ceremony.

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  • VRHS Unified Team Scores Big with Student Body

    Camaraderie and excitement filled the gym at Vista Ridge High School April 24 for the Unified basketball game against the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Unified basketball brings together students with and without disabilities on the same athletic team, and promotes inclusion through sports.

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  • Staff, Students Recognized for Work Ethic, Dedication During Fantastic 49

    At a typical Fantastic 49 celebration, sentiments share a common theme, touching on hard work and commitment to District 49. Once again, the presentation before the April 11 BOE meeting included warm accolades for students and two D49 staff members, plus a district-wide department.

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  • VRHS Wrestler Pins her Name to History

    For a moment during the match, Bella Mitchell felt her advantage begin to slip. “I actually got a little scared at one point, because she had turned really far and my hips came off the mat,” the VRHS wrestler recalled. “I was scared that she was going to flip me over.”

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  • Unified Basketball Players Shine at VRHS

    Vista Ridge High School students joined together to play a Unified basketball game exhibition, Feb. 5.

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  • BOE Recognizes Individuals Who Make Learning in D49 Fantastic

    Team members across District 49 impact learning in many ways. For some, it is teaching students in the classroom. For others, it is about helping ensure students and staff have the best learning environment possible. The board of education honored five staff members during Fantastic 49 festivities before the regular board meeting January 10 for their commitment to D49.

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  • Military Partnerships Saluted during Special Fantastic 49

    Thanks to partnerships with local military installations, D49 students with parents who serve in the armed forces have programs available made just for them. During Fantastic 49 festivities Dec. 13 before the regular monthly Board of Education meeting, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base were honored for their collaborative support of District 49.

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  • VRHS Wolves Loud, Proud for Homecoming Festivities

    School pride was in the air, and cheering fans were in the stands, as the Vista Ridge High School football team stood ready for competition. The Wolves celebrated homecoming Sept. 14 with a football game and fanfare.

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  • Staff Members Receive Praise as Teachers of the Year

    Seventeen D49 teachers received accolades from principals, and recommendations from students and parents to prompt selection as their school’s Teacher of the Year.

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  • VRHS Senior Soars Proudly

    AFJROTC cadet commander Mark Wilson starts his senior year at VRHS, after earning his private pilot’s license during summer break.

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VRHS Updates

  • 1st Annual People's Choice Car Show

    Vista Ridge High School will be hosting the 1st Annual People's Choice Car show on Saturday, October 5th from noon until 4:00 pm to help VRHS' Coed Cheerleading Team get to Nationals. There will be food, prizes, and fun!


    Please see this attached flyer for additional information.


    We hope to see you there! 


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  • Pep Assembly Schedule

    Friday September 27

    Assembly Schedule


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    On October 2nd Wolfpack Theatre will present IMPROVAPALOOSA, our annual fundraiser.  Over the past 6 years, we have gathered students and staff members to perform in our Improv Comedy Show to help raise money for our Thespian Troupe and their trip to the Colorado State Thespian Conference in Denver.  Tickets are $9 Adults and $7 Students. 
    Last year Wolfpack Theatre made the transition to online advance ticket sales through Booktix.  We launched a new service with our musical last spring to wonderful results.  Improvapaloosa tickets are now on sale at Tickets will also be available at the door but we are encouraging our audiences to purchase tickets in advance.
    This is a one night only event and we have sold out each year!  To avoid a long line at the box office window book your tickets today!

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  • 2019 - 2020 Off Campus Permission Form

    Juniors & Seniors requesting permission to go "Off Campus", must have a parent or guardian complete this form.


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District Updates

  • AHERA Asbestos Notification

    District 49 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff. We completed multiple projects this summer; where we hired a licensed asbestos removal contractor to remove some of the asbestos containing material from five of six schools.

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  • Special Education Records Destruction

    Special Education Records Destruction The District maintains inactive Special Education Records for a period of six years following termination of enrollment. Following general public notice of two weeks, records are destroyed. You can choose to retrieve your Special Education records prior to destruction by contacting the Special Services Center no later than August 30, 2019. Records to be destroyed will be August 2013-2014 & earlier. Contact Phone Number: 719.495.1100 ext. 1038

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Vista Ridge High School

  • Vista Ridge High School is dedicated to excellence, committed to learning, focused on results and built on relationships. To be an exemplary school, faculty keep clear goals, seek successful characteristics and request various stakeholder contributions.

School District 49

  • Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.