Award Year: 2016

Arroyo Vista Charter School

2491 School House Road
Chula Vista, CA, 91915-2534

(619) 656-9676

Mrs. Patricia A. Roth, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School

Chula Vista Elementary School District

School Website


Arroyo Vista Charter community subscribes to the philosophy of Together Everyone Achieve More (TEAM) to educate the whole child and guarantee academic and social-emotional success for all.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 22%
  • Hispanic: 56%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 11%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 17%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Arroyo Vista Charter School - Together Everyone Achieves More

Arroyo Vista Charter School - Together Everyone Achieves More

Arroyo Vista Charter School (AVCS) has a Together Everyone Achieves More philosophy, which includes staff, students, parents, and the community. A culture of high expectations and collaboration drives a curriculum based on the California State Standards. This rigorous, differentiated curriculum focuses on the whole child and promotes academic and social success for all students. AVCS subscribes to the belief that all instructional and curricular decisions are student-centered and that teachers serve as facilitators of the learning process rather than deliverers of knowledge. Arroyo Vista uses a multi-faceted approach to encourage and challenge all students to develop their full potential. AVCS promotes leadership and expertise in the staff through ongoing professional learning opportunities and a focused cycle of professional development. All teachers in grades transitional kindergarten through eighth are members of cross-grade level learning triads. Teachers observe one another and offer feedback with the goal of improving instructional practices and increasing student achievement. The Together Everyone Achieve More program (TEAMs) focuses on character building and teamwork. These cross grade-level teams (1-6) meet every other week to participate in activities that revolve around the concepts of character. AVCS is the first school in California to implement the Josh Stevens Foundation's Be Kind...Like Josh program. This program encourages students to perform daily acts of kindness. AVCS was honored as a California Distinguished School in 2006 and 2014. AVCS is a positive community of reflective, lifelong learners where all children acquire critical thinking skills to make them college and career ready.