EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Vista Del Futuro Charter School – El Paso, TX

Award Year 2016

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Vista Del Futuro Charter School

1671 Bob Hope Drive
El Paso, TX, 79936-0438

(915) 855-8143

Ms. Yvonne Whitman, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Title I School

Vista Del Futuro Charter School District

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Mission

Prepare children to accept responsibility for their own learning by teaching them skills, knowledge and values to survive and prosper in a changing, diverse society.
 

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 6%
  • Hispanic: 88%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 27%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 55%
 

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Students tend the garden in preparation for Garden Market Day

Students tend the garden in preparation for Garden Market Day

Summary

Vista Del Futuro Charter School opened its doors in 2010. After the first year, it was identified as a priority school. As a school community, we acknowledged that changes in instructional strategies, collection and review of all data, and data disaggregation were essential to meet each student's needs in order to develop their full potential in every area of their lives. Each one of these elements enabled the school to turn around and make huge strides in student performance and achieve Texas Education Agency Reward School and Federal Reward School status. Academically, leveled instruction is provided in the classroom setting so all students can benefit at their own pace. Students work together collaboratively to employ critical thinking skills and enhance their problems solving abilities. The core curriculum is based on state standards and enhanced with supplemental materials to include digital technology, online programs to continue mastery of a concept, and hands on learning experiences. As a STEAM school, academics and the arts are incorporated into the curriculum. Our garden provides students with relevant hands on activities that enhance classroom curriculum. The produce is used in the cafeteria and sold at our Garden Market Events. All students are given the opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing. After school, students are able to participate in Suzuki violin, orchestra, robotics, art, choir, and garden clubs. Parents play an integral part in the success of our school by participating in meetings with the Principal and school activities such as International Day and Garden Market Day.