About Vista Ridge High School
Vista Ridge High School is home to the Wolves! Being a Vista Ridge Wolf means daily exposure to our award-winning arts programs, highly competitive athletics, and rigorous and individualized academic programs. Vista Ridge Wolves have unique opportunities to ensure career or college readiness based on their individual learning pathways.
Vista Ridge supports students in being dedicated to excellence, committed to learning, and focused on results through the development of positive relationships.
We Are VR: The Pack Prevails
Vista Ridge High School focuses on the whole student and offers rigorous academic courses to prepare students for their individualized pathway. Advanced Placement, Concurrent Enrollment, Honors, and Career and Technical courses are some of the unique offerings at Vista Ridge High School. VRHS teachers are dedicated, knowledgeable professionals who go above and beyond to benefit students.
Each student has an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). This helps direct each student’s high school experience while also meeting their career path needs. Using Career Connected learning opportunities such as job shadows and internships, students get hands-on experience in their chosen field of interest.
Vista Ridge offers quality Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that allow students to explore career interests, get real-world experience, and gain certificates. Offerings at VRHS include Business Administration, Human Services/Family and Consumer Science, and Engineering and Technology. These classes prepare students for future career success.
Vista Ridge Wolves have enrichment opportunities in diverse co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as:
Advanced Leadership, AFJROTC, Anime Club, Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, CyberPatriot, FBLA, HOSA, International Thespian Society, JOI Club (Junior Optimists International), Key Club, Knowledge Bowl, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Pride Club, Robotics Club, Show Choir, STEAM Camp Club, Strength & Conditioning, Student Council, Tabletop Crusaders, Wolfpack Theatre, Yearbook, and Young Life.
Vista Ridge offers highly-respected and competitive athletics. In 2022 the VRHS Cheerleading team won the Colorado 5A Co-Ed State Championship! VRHS has also had wrestling, track team, and track individual state champions. Numerous accolades and awards have been earned for athletic programs, which include the Strength of America Award and the Program of Excellence Award. Most recently, Vista is home to a prestigious Gold Helmet Award winner.
Portfolio of Schools
District 49 will create a robust portfolio of distinct and exceptional schools. It’s not enough just to have a bunch of different kinds of schools; the district needs to have high quality, exceptional schools. District 49 strives to offer wonderful schools in all of its zones, schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.District 49’s board-approved strategic plan provides unified vision, goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. Its strategic plan is organized around a a big rocks metaphor. If the district identifies and focuses on what's most important – its big rocks of trust, community, best district, portfolio of schools and every student – and then adds other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally works in the pebbles, everything better fits together. District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district's Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the upcoming years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. These five rocks are its foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.
VRHS Maps & Directions
Vista Ridge High School6888 Black Forest RoadColorado Springs, Colorado 80923