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 Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

School Hours

8:25am - 2:45pm (TK-5th)
8:15am - 2:53pm (6th-8th)

(619) 825 - 5645        Fax (619) 825 - 5783 
 Location 3900 Violet Street La Mesa, CA 91941 

District News


Principal's Message

Bonita DeAmicis   Welcome

Hello Cheetah Students, Friends, and Families,

VLMA strives to grow every Cheetah into a confident and successful person, ready for the next step when they leave our school in 8th grade. Teachers, staff and administration works together to provide a challenging academic curriculum to prepare every student for the rigor of high school and strong emotional support to our children and families so that every cheetah receives that extra boost when needed. Our students become proficient in technology while learning math and English, and our students become versed in social skills while enjoying their time here. We boast a diverse population that mirrors a global society and prepares our Cheetahs for the future.

We are so glad you have joined us on this journey.

Dr.Bonita DeAmicis
Principal, Vista La Mesa Academy

District Information

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If you have any questions please contact Human Resources (619) 825-5712 or EMAIL.
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DACA Please see the DACA Information page for: 
- Free DACA Renewal Workshops
-  Health Coverage Options
- Legal Assistance
- Advance Parole

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Outdoor School
Sixth-grade students of the Lemon Grove School District have the opportunity to attend 6th Grade Camp this fall.  The Outdoor Education Program run by the San Diego County Office of Education has worked with the school district to provide a five-day/four-night experience for our Lemon Grove students.
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Attendance Challenge Daily attendance is key to our students’ success. Lemon Grove School District teachers, staff, and administrators are committed to creating learning environments that help set our students on a pathway to college and career readiness each and every day.
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Weekly Wellness Tips Health and Wellness solutions to help you be healthier now and in the future. Find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Check out This Week's Tips.
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Enroll Now - LGSD Preschool Program LGSD offers part-day, full-day, and dual immersion programs at no-cost.  Services are available to all persons who meet program eligibility requirements. We welcome enrollment of children with disabilities. We offer preschool programs at each of our elementary school sites.
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LCAP - Local Control Accountability Plan In an effort to provide the best possible learning experience the Lemon Grove School District is continuously seeking the involvement of parents and community members in the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). 

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Department of Defense Grants

The purpose of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) program is to improve student achievement, increase educational opportunities, ensure student preparation for success in college and careers, and ease the challenges military dependent students have due to transitions and deployments.  

In 2010 DoDEA awarded Vista La Mesa Academy a 3 year grant in the amount of $361,856.00 for the submitted project, “Full STEM Ahead”.   This project was focused on improving student achievement in math and science in grades 5-8. In 2014, DoDEA awarded Vista La Mesa an additional 5 year grant to bring STEM and Restorative Practices to grades TK-5. 

Since the start of these awards period Vista La Mesa Academy principal, Dr. Bonita DeAmicis, has invested time, energy, and grant funds to improve classroom instruction by providing extensive professional development to staff and scheduling collaboration time for teachers.   Classrooms in grades TK-8 have been equipped with wireless Internet connectivity, 1:1 student to computer laptop ratio, ipads for elementary project-based learning, a classroom on wheels charging and storage station, and classroom management software.

By the end of the two grants, all students in grades Tk through 8 will receive four to ten weeks of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)instruction through the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program annually.  Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of STEM programs. “Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.”  https://www.pltw.org/  

These grants provide ongoing extension activities with trips to local science-oriented venues like Fleet Center, Midway Ship, and Living Coast Discovery Center as well as classroom workshops and school assemblies like Family Fun Science Nights.  

Vista La Mesa Academy is proud of the partnership with the Department of Defense and thrilled to provide these educational opportunities to our students and their families.

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