2016-2017 News

  • VRHS Soccer Player Signs Letter of Intent

    Twelfth-grader Joel Walker, 18, celebrates signing a letter of intent with his sister, Denise Walker, Dec. 15 at Vista Ridge High School

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  •   Twelfth-grader Lexi DeJong, 17, signs a letter of intent Dec. 9 at Vista Ridge High School.

    VRHS Senior Signs Letter of Intent

    Twelfth-grader Lexi DeJong, 17, signs a letter of intent Dec. 9 at Vista Ridge High School. Lexi will play softball at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.

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  • District 49 students participate in the college and career fair.

    District 49 High School Students Attend College and Career Fair

    District 49 high school students attended the second annual College and Career Fair on Nov. 16 in Colorado Springs.

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  • VHRS Basketball Player Signs Letter of Intent

    Twelfth-grader Hunter Maldonado, 17, signs a letter of intent Nov. 9 during National Signing Day at Vista Ridge High School.

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  • Wolves Take Down Indians, Honor ‘12th player’

    Wolves Take Down Indians With ‘12th player’

    Eleventh-grader Grayson Moyer, 16, runs with the Wolves football team ahead of a homecoming football game Oct. 7 at Vista Ridge High School in District 49. For the third consecutive year, Grayson was selected as the Wolves’ “12th player” due to his contagious pride.

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2015-2016 News

  •  Bryan Romero

    Class of 2016: VRHS Marks Milestones, Considers Future

    More than 300 Vista Ridge High School graduates received diplomas May 28 during a commencement ceremony at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.

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  • VRHS Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Twelfth-graders Louis Quinones, 18, and Elway Tubbs, 18, prepare to sign letters of intent May 6 at Vista Ridge High School.

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  •  Caleb Gilbert prepares to run a 100 meter spring at VRHS in late April.

    FOX 21: New Partnership Leads Blind Runner to State Championships

    Caleb Gilbert, VRHS eleventh-grader, is legally blind, but that doesn’t stop him from pursuing his passions. “You just have to go for it,” he said. So in his junior year, Gilbert decided to compete in track and field.

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  • Advanced game design students present their game as a capstone April 26.

    Game on! Student Demand Creates Game Design Pathway at VRHS

    “We learned how to push ourselves to make stuff and learn how to use the resources at hand,” said Isaac Fraire, an eleventh-grader who served as a programmer for the team. Isaac explained that this isn’t like a traditional class, “there isn’t one figure, one person who we could always go to and ask for help.”

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  •  High school and middle school students licorice race at the Middle School Leadership Conference.

    High School Students Help Middle Schoolers Learn To Lead

    "A leader doesn't have to be perfect," said Sophia Mayhugh, seventh grade at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence when asked what she learned at the annual District 49 Middle School Leadership Conference at Sand Creek High School April 15. "A leader makes mistakes, but always tries to do the next right thing."

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VRHS Updates

  • Freshmen Showcase

    We would like to invite you to our Freshmen Showcase on January 30th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This night is for incoming Freshmen to get a sneak peek at Vista Ridge High School and the opportunities we have for them. We will have all of our teachers available to discuss academics as well as our clubs and athletics. If you have an incoming Freshman and or know of anyone who may, please join us for this exciting fun filled informational night. 

    We look forward to seeing you there!!


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  • Aubrey Martinez signs national letter of intent Nov. 16. Martinez Signs to Play Softball at Heston College: "Our softball program isn't solely based on wins," said Aubrey Martinez, VRHS senior, signing a national letter of intent Nov. 16, "it's about virtues and being part of a team." Read more on the VRHS softball page.

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  • vrhs logo VRHS Student Code of Conduct: Download the student Code of Conduct.

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  • Please read an important message from Bruce Grose, VRHS principal, regarding graffiti that was found in the student parking lot Monday, Oct. 3. The message can be found on the VRHS Leadership Updates page.

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District Updates

  •  Dispatch Front Page Jan. 13.

    District 49 Dispatch Published Jan. 13

    Published Jan. 13, this edition of the Dispatch highlights work beginning after the passage of ballot issue 3B, an award from Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence and successes in the classrooms across the district.

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  •  Afternoon Busing Cancelled

    Afternoon Buses Curbed Jan. 9

    Due to high winds across the region, and high profile vehicle safety restrictions issued for El Paso County by the Colorado Department of Transportation, District 49 school buses will not run this afternoon, Monday, Jan. 9.

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Vista Ridge High School

Vista Ridge High School is dedicated to excellence, committed to learning, focused on results and built on relationships. To be an exemplary school, faculty keep clear goals, seek successful characteristics and request various stakeholder contributions.

School District 49

Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.