Sierra Vista is a California Distinguished School

The Sierra Vista community is excited to celebrate the success of our students by being named a 2019 California Distinguished School. For the past two years our community has had a focus on enhancing student wellness: emotionally, socially, and academically. In conjunction with IUSD’s initiative of the Speak Up We Care campaign, Sierra Vista Staff has implemented several new practices in support of overall student well-being. This year’s areas of concentration included changes to our grading practices in promotion of student understanding and willingness to take intellectual risks by learning from errors, along with activities to enhance student’s opportunities to demonstrate acts of kindness and caring for others as a part of “The Charger Way” of behavior – respect, integrity and responsibility. In 2017, Sierra Vista Middle School was awarded the distinction of California Gold Ribbon School. To receive State recognition again in 2019 as a California Distinguished School acknowledges that we are fulfilling our educational philosophy which states, “Sierra Vista Middle School is what all schools strive to be: a caring, student-centered school in which learning matters.”