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Principal's Message



Dear ICEF Vista Academy Students and Families, I am both excited and honored to start another year with you as your principal! This year we are excited to welcome back all the great activities, clubs, and events that make Vista the special place that it is!  Everyday that I lead Vista, I am humbled by a shared purpose and dedication, and a relentless commitment to making sure ICEF Vista scholars succeed at the highest levels. Last year, we had a very successful year. We saw an abundance of academic growth as represented in our Fastbridge internal testing results and SBAC. Our school was awarded with a three year grant through Great Public Schools Now that will support our focus on Rigorous and culturally relevant instruction, as well as our parent and community engagement.


We were also named a California and National School to watch by the Schools to Watch Forum. During the 2023-2024 school year, we plan to continue our fun events, and bring new ones on as well. We look forward to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Wellness week, College Day, Career Day, and High School Night! Additionally, we can’t wait to see you all as we continue our clubs like student council, art club, Future Nurses of America, Acting Club, STEM class, Chess, dance, and so many more. Our goal is to continue to provide our students and families with as many learning opportunities as possible, despite the Pandemic. We encourage your participation in ALL of these events! I look forward to learning with and from all of you this year through our continued family events. I encourage you all to take advantage of our monthly Coffees with the Principal, our Parent information nights, and our family engagement events!


I also want to extend a big welcome to all of our new families. We are honored that you

have chosen Vista for your scholar! We will continue to strengthen our educational program so that it advances and challenges our students academically, while also making sure that we are working to engage them in their learning. I am inspired by the spirit, collaboration, and dedication I see to student learning. Together, with our persistent commitment, we can continue to do what we do best: achieve the highest level of academic excellence for OUR students as they transform into scholars.


In Service,

Brenna Persky Ed.D