Welcome Cheetahs
 Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

School Hours

8:30am - 2:50pm (TK-5th)
8:15am - 2:53pm (6th-8th)

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

Vista La Mesa Announcements

School Parent Survey
Your Voice Matters   The Lemon Grove School District believes that parent involvement in education is the cornerstone for children's success in school.  

One important and useful way parents can participate in their children's education is by completing the California School Parent Survey.  

This anonymous online survey allows parents to clearly communicate how their children's school is doing in several key areas. 
Letter from 
the Superintendent

(English & Spanish) 

Survey Instructions
(En Espanol) 
   Take the Survey HERE (English)
Tomar la encuesta aquí (Español)
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Girls on the Run
VLMA Girls on the Run
  Pictures from the 5K


Applications can be completed online at 


Contact Nutrition Services
(619) 825-5600 ex. 2601

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

Department of Defense Grant

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.  

 Last year DoDEA awarded Vista La Mesa Academy a grant in the amount of $361,856.00 for the submitted project, “Full STEM Ahead”.   This project is focused on improving student achievement in math and science in grades 5-8. 

Since the start of the award 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 4-8 have been equipped with wireless Internet connectivity, 1:1 student to computer laptop ratio, a classroom on wheels charging and storage station, and classroom management software.

Students in grades 6 and 8 will receive nine weeks of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)instruction through the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program this year.  The PLTW program will expand to 18 weeks of instruction and include grades 5 and 7 next year.  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/  

Ongoing extension activities with the USS Midway, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and Mad Science include classroom assemblies with visiting scientists, field trips, and Family 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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