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213 Paseo del Canon E, Taos,, NM 87557
Grant Received County Amount
Outdoor Equity Fund 2023 Taos County $40,000
Total Grants Awarded $40,000

Vista Grande High School has created an educational system that is multi-cultural and multi-lingual, responding to the cultures, language, and heritages of our diverse student population. Vista Grande believes our students deserve an excellent and relevant education so that they are academically prepared for college, career, and leadership, secure in their identity, and healthy in body and mind. Students at VGHS benefit from a focus on equity, cultural resources and relevance, all of which are critical to the mission of the school. We believe in the power of youth voice. One recent accomplishment at VGHS includes the indigenous focus of the curriculum for all core content classes. During the last three school years, VGHS has revised our core content curriculum to integrate resources and content that make our curriculum relevant to our students’ home cultures and that highlights the contributions of indigenous people to the world and to our local communities. Additionally, VGHS has successfully developed a farm-to-table program through our 1-acre garden where students plan and plant their own produce and learn about regenerative agriculture practices. The garden also serves as an outdoor classroom available to all core classes for workshops in ecology, mathematics, art and more. In the last year, we integrated environmental and outdoor learning into each of our core classes, such that each class has at least one unit with a strong focus on environmental, farm, natural resource and/or the outdoors.