Mountain Vista High School

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Mountain Vista High School
Mountain Vista High School logo.jpg
Location
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Colorado
United States
Coordinates 39°31′21″N 104°57′57″W / 39.52259°N 104.96572°W / 39.52259; -104.96572Coordinates: 39°31′21″N 104°57′57″W / 39.52259°N 104.96572°W / 39.52259; -104.96572
Information
Type Public high school
Motto Hail to the Mighty Golden Eagles
Established 2001
Principal Michael Weaver
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2032[1]
Color(s) Green and yellow         
Athletics CHSAA 5A Continental League
Website

Mountain Vista High School is a public high school located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States. It is part of the Douglas County School District.

History[edit]

Initially designated "High School No. 6" in the school district's long-range plans, Mountain Vista High School was named such in 2000. The "Golden Eagle" is the school's mascot. The school opened in August 2001 and saw its first graduating class in 2005.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Mountain Vista competes in 5A athletics. The school also maintains a combined rugby union team with local Thunder Ridge High School, Highlands Ranch High School, and Rock Canyon High School.

In 2005, Mountain Vista girls' soccer team defeated Arapahoe High School for the 5A state title. They took state again in 2011.[2]

In 2006 and 2007, Mountain Vista Cheer won back to back state championships in the 5A varsity division. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mountain Vista's poms team won 5A state championship.[citation needed]

In 2010, the field hockey team won the 5A state championship, beating Kent Denver 1-0.[3]

The men's cross country team won the Colorado 5A State Cross Country Championships 4 consecutive years, from 2012 to 2015.[4]

The men's swim and dive team, combined with Thunder Ridge, Rock Canyon, and Highlands Ranch High Schools, won the state championship in 2010.[5]

The school maintains a rivalry with local ThunderRidge High School in all sports, especially football.[6]

Stage Flight Theatre[edit]

The theatre program at Mountain Vista was named Stage Flight Theatre by the students. Each year the company produces two main stage plays, a main stage musical, a production solely for 9th and 10th grade students, an experimental play, and a night of original musicals.

The America High School Theatre Festival has honored Stage Flight Theatre, and the production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead was selected by Colorado Thespians as the Main Stage performance at the 2007 Colorado Thespian Conference.[7] Stage Flight Theatre also hosted and produced the first ever All-State Colorado Theatre production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, in 2010.[7]

Academics[edit]

Mountain Vista High School has a greatschools.net rating of 8/10.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Mallory Pugh, women's soccer player and US Olympian (2016 Olympic Games)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mountain Vista High School. Publicschoolreview.com. Retrieved on February 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Past Colorado high school state champions – ''The Denver Post''. Denverpost.com (March 25, 2010). Retrieved on 2017-02-25.
  3. ^ Past Colorado high school state champions – ''The Denver Post''. Denverpost.com (March 25, 2010). Retrieved on 2017-02-25.
  4. ^ Mountain Vista cross country looking for fourth-straight title. Chsaanow.com. Retrieved on February 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Past Colorado high school state champions – ''The Denver Post''. Denverpost.com (March 25, 2010). Retrieved on 2017-02-25.
  6. ^ Mountain Vista vs ThunderRidge | Football | 9/26/2014. MaxPreps (September 26, 2014). Retrieved on 2017-02-25.
  7. ^ a b "Colorado Thespians". 
  8. ^ Mountain Vista High School – Highlands Ranch, Colorado – CO – School overview. Greatschools.net (October 15, 2016). Retrieved on 2017-02-25.

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