• 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


    Due to the District 49 weather closure today all school activities have been cancelled for today Tuesday, May 21st.  Please see below information for what we have rescheduled so far.

    5/23 4:30 pm Graduation Practice

    5/23 5:30 pm Cap and Gown Distribution

    5/23 6:00 pm Capping Ceremony and Senior Slideshow

    5/24 8:30 am Senior Breakfast followed by Cap Decorating 



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  • Vista Ridge HS Summer School


    Credit Recovery Expectations: 
    -Students can take one course at a time
    -Students can take a second course once the
    first course is complete
    -There will be on campus support after the
    second day once a week in order to proctor final
    tests, all other support with instructors will be given
    via online communication
    -Attendance will be taken via participation online
    -Summer School is set to begin on June 3rd
    -Summer School last day will be June 28th.
    -Each course will cost $100.00

    Payment is due to Courtney Wheeler, Vista Ridge
    Bookkeeper, by May 31, 2019. 
    Please contact Courtney at for
    any financial questions.

    Summer School questions should be directed to
    James Dove at

    Here  is the link for the google sign-up form:



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  • Congratulations to our Wolfpack Theatre Company! They had another successful musical production.

    Footloose Photo 1

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights were sold out!

    Footloose Photo 2



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  • Vista Ridge High School

    We are excited to be a part of your 

    2019 Commencement on 

    Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Online Ordering Website for your school's Graduation:

    Parents can go online now to sign up for notifications of when proofs are available to view and order online.

    LifeTouch Graduation Photo Flyer



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District Updates

  • D49 Summer Meal Program 2019

    District 49 will offer breakfast and lunch services this summer at no cost to children. Good nutrition during the summer months helps prepare children for success once school is back in session.

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  • 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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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.