Pathways
Pathways:

Visual/Performing Arts Pathway (MAAST)
Students will have the same English, History teacher and chosen elective teacher that will permit the teachers to work together to develop related lessons and projects. Related field trips to various events to help support all aspects of performing arts. Students will learn job opportunities available in their area of interest and what colleges and universities are available to further their development in their art. The electives available are: Drama, Technical Arts, Dance, Media and Music. Available in 9th, 10th , 11th and 12th grade. Teachers will design standards-based curriculum to encourage and support students’ interest in the Performing Arts.

Engineering Pathway
The High School Program is a four year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. However, those not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum. Click here for more info.

Health Career Pathway
Students will have the same English teacher and Science/health teacher that will permit the teachers to work together to develop related lessons and projects. Related field trips to various events to help support all aspects of health. Students will learn job opportunities available in their area of interest and what colleges and universities are available to further their development in health careers. (Available in 10th, 11th and 12th grade.)
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Business Pathway
The goal is to prepare students to manage and own business enterprises in a 21st century global economy. Students will gain an understanding of successful business practices including finance, investment, research and development, growth, sales and returns of investments. It will be designed as a theme-based high school curriculum in which students stay with a group of teachers over integrated curriculum cycles to create a supportive learning environment. Partnerships and mentor programs with local businesses and employers will provide connections between school and work.
The Vista Del Lago High School Business Pathway will be created with a partnership program. Some ideas of partners are: Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce, Visterra Credit Union and Inland Empire Minority Business Enterprise Center. Businesses assist in providing high-quality education to prepare students for continuing their education and their career. Click here for more info.
 
**Students will be scheduled with designated teachers in English and at least one other core academic subject as well as the interest elective. Teachers will collaborate to develop related lesson and interdisciplinary projects.

**Each course is aligned to the California State Standards
Programs:
Middle College Program
The Middle College Program at Vista del Lago is a partnership with Riverside Community College (RCC). The program is designed to give students the opportunity to experience college life. Juniors, who during their sophomore year passed all sections of the High School Exit Exam, are allowed to enroll in the program. The requirements to enter the program (and remain in good standing) also include having a cumulative GPA of 2.0, no school suspensions in the year of application and no more than eight days absent that year at time of application. Eligible student take two classes on the Vista del Lago High School campus. Students must take both grade level appropriate English and social studies classes at VLHS; classes taken at RCC-MV will not count towards English or Social Studies graduation requirements. Student may not enroll in classes that bar enrollment to high school students per RCC’s guidelines. Students may take up to 8 units per regular semester at the RCC-MV campus only (no online, or tele-courses may be taken) and must be enrolled in the minimum of 25 hours per week of classes concurrently at VLHS and RCC. Participation in the program continues during the student’s senior year in the student maintains a 2.0 GPA on both campuses.
 
AVID
This program is designed to assists students who are planning to go to college and are willing to work hard. The AVID program will assist students with developing and refining the study skills essential for success in college:  close reading, effective writing process, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills.   Students will be expected to take rigorous curriculum and will be enrolled in honors and Advanced Placements classes, and AVID as their elective.  Students will participate in enrichment activities.