About Us

Our School and Community

“Together we achieve the extraordinary.”

Mountain Vista High School is located in south central Highlands Ranch situated in Douglas County, one of the fastest growing school districts in Colorado. The district spans 860 square miles of rural and suburban settings between Denver and Colorado Springs serving over 60,000 students.

Our doors opened in August of 2001 with 350 students. Currently, Mountain Vista has approximately 2,250 students. We are a traditional, comprehensive public high school with a strong college preparatory program that serves grades 9-12. The 173-day school calendar is comprised of two 18-week semesters.

Although a young high school, we have achieved an “Excellent” in our overall academic performance this last year on the State School Accountability Report.

Mountain Vista High School is accredited through Douglas County School District by the Colorado Department of Education.


Mountain Vista High School students may choose courses from traditional, college preparatory, Advanced Placement, on and off-campus college courses or vocational programs. Our school also provides programs for students with special needs and English as a Second Language (ESL).


Mountain Vista High School students are given a maximum opportunity to develop leadership skills. Academic letters are awarded for student participation in these activities, including newspaper and yearbook.

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