A WELCOMING, SAFE, & FREE public high school, empowering diverse learners to achieve their goals

High School

New Vistas High School
is a tuition-free solution
for students who learn
best off the beaten path

New Vistas High School is a tuition-free, fully accredited public school high school where students from diverse backgrounds and experiences become a community of learners who support one another in a safe and welcoming environment.

Students enroll at New Vistas for a variety of reasons. Some want smaller classes size with greater opportunity for personalized learning. Some seek to recover credits to graduate.  Others are looking for a more caring learning environment with more opportunities to really belong to something. 

Our students say that New Vistas offers them a fresh start and a commitment to each students’ success.

Early Release Wednesdays

58-minute class bell schedule!

McKinney-Vento Liaison

David Plesac (219)841-7048

Student Accountability Report

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires any Local Education Agency (LEA) that receives Title I assistance to make available to parents an annual report card. Please click on the link below to view the Indiana Department of Education’s accountability data for Neighbors' New Vistas High School

New Vistas Student Stories

New Vistas Student Stories




Registration and Transcripts

Registration and Transcripts

• Diverse, Caring, & Supportive
• On-site Mental Health Services
• Early Graduation Options
• College & Career Readiness
• Project-based Learning

Common Questions

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. Beginning this year, there will be no textbook or technology fees. Occasionally, there ARE fees for special events and fieldtrips. ALL students can take part in our FREE breakfast and lunch program.

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 an online option for eligible students. 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?

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.

Click here to access our registration portal. Through this portal you will fill out your registration paperwork, provide proof of Indiana residency and a government issued photo ID, and select your new student orientation date.

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. Unlike traditional public schools, as a charter public school, New Vistas is also accountable to  Ball State University which holds our charter authorization. New Vistas is a fully accredited high school.

Do you have  extra-curricular activities?

New Vistas High School strives to offer students a rich menu of extra-curricular options including Student Council, Art Club, NEO Voices (singing), Co-Ed Basketball, and a full schedule of other activities and field trips including those geared to the trades, environment, and college and career readiness. We hope to continue to grow these options that are driven by student interest! 

​Is there transportation available?

We do not currently offer transportation, but we are actively exploring options and encourage students and families to carpool when possible.


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