Our Story

Vista Higher Learning (VHL) was founded by José Blanco to revolutionize language learning as a specialized education company with a student-centered mission. José, a former instructor and native Spanish speaker, had a vision to create extraordinarily high-quality world language courses that would boldly integrate content, technology, and media.

Proven content and technology

Created as a separate division of VHL, Vista Academy uses proven content and a proprietary LMS as tools to design courses that can provide a distance-learning approach in world language education. Experienced and fully trained instructors, certified by Vista Academy, will deliver effective and engaging instructional services.

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Exceed language proficiency

During the first year, Vista Academy will offer Introductory Spanish courses. More levels and other languages will be introduced at a later stage. Vista Academy is flexible, effective, and provides a rich learning environment in which students can meet and exceed language proficiency.

Founded to Revolutionize Language Learning

The Vista Higher Learning Story

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And now—launching Vista Academy

Now, Vista Higher Learning is seeking to take world language instruction to the next level by launching Vista Academy—a fully online school focused exclusively on language teaching and learning. VHL is uniquely positioned to understand the needs and expectations of world language departments in these institutions.

At the forefront of language learning

José wanted to ensure that teachers and students alike had access to relevant, relatable, and engaging content—so he created it himself. Since its founding, VHL has worked consistently and with laser-focus to stay ahead of both demand and the times by continually providing cutting-edge curriculum to schools throughout the United States.

Timeline of Vista's history