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Bella Vista High School is a public high school in Fair Oaks, California and a member of the San Juan Unified School District. In 2003, the California Department of Education's School Recognition Program honored Bella Vista High School as a "California Distinguished School". It was also the only school in Sacramento County to receive this honor in 2003. In 2009, it received the same recognition again from the California Department of Education.
Bella Vista offers ten AP courses.
A special business course called Advanced Computer Applications is available to qualified students who, once completed, will be eligible for three units of credit at Sacramento State University through the Accelerated College Entrance off-campus program. It is one of the few campuses in its district to offer Japanese. Other foreign languages include French and Spanish.
Mrs. Peggy Haskins is the principal, replacing Marlyn Jones-Pino in July 2007.
The academic decathlon team has represented Sacramento County in the California Academic Decathlon 19 out of the past 21 years. Most recently, the team took back the title after placing third in 2007. The team had 5 of the 9 top superdecathletes.
Also, the moot court team earned the first-place team award at the National High School Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C in 2003, 2005 and 2006.. In 2008, they received 1st place in the county competition.
Bella Vista's renowned marching band was recognized by Sacramento Magazine as one of the best marching bands in the Sacramento area in 2004 and 2005. It has been undefeated in Northern California for seven years. Under the direction of Edward Moore, the band has accumulated hundreds of trophies and has competed out of state and even in Europe in 2006. They were also undefeated in their division in 2009.
The school newspaper is known as La Bandera, while the school yearbook is called La Remuda.
This is a partial list of notable alumni of Bella Vista High School. Entries on this list should either have an accompanying existing article link which verifies they are an alumnus, or reliable sources as footnotes against the name.
- Albert Schweitzer Elementary
- Andrew Carnegie Middle
- Arcade Fundamental Middle
- Arden Middle
- Arlington Heights Elementary
- Ca Montessori Project-San Juan Ar/Car Campuses
- Cambridge Heights Elementary
- Cameron Ranch Elementary
- Carmichael Elementary
- Carriage Drive Elementary
- Casa Roble Fundamental High
- Mission Avenue Open Elementary
- Mesa Verde High
- Mary Deterding Elementary
- Marvin Marshall Preschool And Children'S Center
- Mariposa Avenue Elementary
- Mariemont Elementary
- Louis Pasteur Fundamental Middle
- Lichen Elementary
- Laurel Ruff Center
- La Vista Center
- La Entrada Continuation High
- Kingswood Elementary
- Jonas Salk High-Tech Academy