New Vistas High School
New Student Information
A different kind of high school experience.
Thinking about enrolling at NEO's New Vista High School? We're pretty confident you'll love us.
Below are resources for registering as well as answers to commonly asked questions. Be sure to also check out our student stories for an inside perspective about being a student.
We know finding the right choice in your education is an important decision. Tours are available, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions you have by filling out the form link below, calling our office, or stopping by for a tour.
Welcome to the Phoenix family!
Who can attend NEO's New Vistas High School?
Any Indiana resident who has completed the 8th grade can be a New Vistas student. We do not have district boundaries. Our students are both traditional high school students or sometimes students who left high school early and wish to return in order to finish.
How much does New Vistas cost?
New Vistas is a tuition free, public high school. We are funded through the Indiana Department of Education. Students pay a textbook and technology fee.
Why is New Vistas different from other schools?
New Vistas is both a high school, charter school, and alternative school. These designations allow us to do things a little differently here. We offer small classes (typically a 15:1 ratio) and flexible schedules for some students. In addition to a traditional schedule, we have evening high school classes Monday-Thursday. Students may be taking regular teacher-led classes, credit recovery, and career certifications - sometimes all at once! Students can graduate at the end of any trimester and immediately enter the workforce, a college program, or earn additional certifications through our adult education programs. New Vistas is different because we create a unique educational plan for every student's needs.
What is the registration process?
Download and complete the registration packet above or stop by our office to pick one up. Give us a call for a tour. Once those are finished, our guidance counselor will meet with you. All students are required to attend an orientation meeting. Registration can be done any time in the school year. New Vistas is on a trimester schedule, and students may start at any time.
All new students must provide the following documents: social security card, birth certificate, and proof of Indiana residency. If you have a transcript from another school, please bring it with you. We can also request transcripts from your previous school.
How is New Vistas monitored? Who ensures the quality of education?
This is one area where we ARE like other public high schools. Our teachers are licensed and experienced professionals. We are led by both a principal and executive director. We have a school board, and we are required to meet all education requirements for public schools under the Indiana Department of Education, as well as Ball State University, which holds our charter authorization. New Vistas is a fully accredited high school.
Do you have arts programs and sports?
We have a wonderful art program and we do offer physical education classes. As we continue to grow and develop, we are building more arts opportunities because we know these are important to educating well-rounded students. NEO students can also earn physical education credits through a partnership with the martial arts academy we have onsite. We hope to grow these options in the future.
Is there transportation available?
We do not currently offer transportation, but many of our students' families carpool.