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Vista Adult Transition Center, located at 325 E. Bobier Drive, in Vista, California, is a community hub for young adults with disabilities.  

Adult Transition

Students may qualify for services through an Adult Transition Program after high school in their District of Residence  through the semester of their 22nd birthday, if they:   1) have not yet received a regular high school diploma, 2) have a current IEP, and 3) have completed their 4th year of high school.

The purpose of adult transition programs is to prepare transition age youth for adult life by providing meaningful and purposeful student-centered activities that maximize progress toward student potential in the community in which they reside.  Domains of instruction  intended to address the areas of a student's life as they progress toward their adult living are: Post-Secondary Education, Independent Living, Vocational/Career Exploration/Experience, Community Connectivity, Social/Interpersonal, Recreation/Leisure. 

For students residing in Vista Unified who are eligible for ATP attendance is at the Vista Adult Transition Center (VATC).

Current programs are:

  • Moderate/Severe - for students to increase independence through instruction in the adult transition domains including continuation of functional academics.

  • Mild/Moderate - for students seeking adult independence skills, employment and post secondary education opportunities, including earning a high school diploma through a partnering program (e.g. Vista Adult School, Mira Costa, Palomar)

  • “Specialized Healthcare and Intensive Needs Education (SHINE)” - for students with medical fragility.

  • “Vista Adult Learning Academy (VALA)” - for students with significant behavioral challenges.

Adult Transition District Contacts for North County Consortium of Special Education (NCCSE) Districts

Bonsall Unified School District, (760) 631-5218

Carlsbad Unified School District, (760 )331-6951

Fallbrook Union High School District, (760) 723-6332

Oceanside Unified School District, (760) 966-4472

San Dieguito Union High School District, (760) 436-6136

San Marcos Unified School District, (760) 290-2967

Vista Unified School District, (760) 758-3400