• 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

  • Registration/Check-in 9th Grade

    Thursday, July 251:30 – 3:30pm

    Registration/Check-in  12th Grade

    Thursday, July 253:30 – 5:30pm

    Registration/Check-in 10th Grade

    Friday, July 261:30 – 3:30pm

    Registration/Check-in 11th Grade

    Friday, July 263:30 – 5:30pm
    Back to School Information will be added to our "Back to School" page as information is provided over the summer.

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  • Student Fees

    Student fees have now been attached to PaySchool accounts.  Please log in to PaySchool to review and pay your student's fees.  You may also pay fees at the school to Mrs. Wheeler using cash, check, or credit card.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Wheeler at


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    2018 - 19 Bell Schedule


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  • 2017-2018 VRHS Wellness Success Story

    As a result of grants from The Colorado Health Foundation and Medicaid, the resistance training department in cooperation with the athletic training department has been able to purchase functional training tools and equipment. 

    This functional training / athletic training capability between the two departments has allowed us to do preventative (prehab) protocols to help limit and even decrease the chances of severe injuries in our athletic teams as well as our general student population.  In addition, these items allow us to deal with injuries and provide top quality rehab to get those student / athletes back to normal activity. 

    Without the opportunity to purchase such items, our efforts to limit / prevent such injury would be inherently difficult.  We as a cooperating unit have seen a welcome decrease in our Lower Extremity injuries such as Knee ligament strain, ACL and ankle issues specifically.


    Marla Clayton, MS, ATC

    Scott Schultz, MS, RSCC*d, PES


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Vista Athletics

District Updates

  • School Meal Accounts Must Have Funds in May

    Starting May 1, student accounts must be funded to purchase meals. No students will be allowed to charge additional debt to their meal account. While District 49 often affords flexibility for young children in its elementary schools, each school year must end with all accounts current.

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  • D49 Incorporating Emergency Alert System

    Dear D49 Families, We are pleased to tell you about an important step forward to fulfill our year-long strategic objective to enhance safety and security at our schools. On Monday, April 1, Sand Creek High School will begin a pilot program of the Blue Point Alert System.

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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.