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Vista High wins $10M grant for Super School initiative

Posted: 9:01 AM, Sep 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-15 17:18:14Z
SAN DIEGO – Vista High School is a handful of schools across the nation selected to receive a $10 million innovation grant to transform itself into a so-called Super School. 
 
On Wednesday, the XQ Institute announced that Vista High was one of 10 schools chosen to receive $10 million over the next five years. The schools are tasked with serving as “catalysts for change, making high school more relevant, engaging and effective for every student, everywhere.”
 
The 10 schools were selected from a pool of 700 proposals. 
 
According to a news release from XQ, Vista students will work with teachers to develop curriculum that tackles “real-world problems with empathy and collaboration, and act as global change agents.”
 
The XQ Institute is chaired by Laurene Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, as an offshoot of her Emerson Collective, a social change organization which she founded. 
 
XQ: The Super School Project was launched last year as an “open call to rethink and design the next American high school.”