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Re: Fir Grove/Vista

The building that houses Fir Grove/Vista was built in 1955. Today, the program serves approximately 70 students from across Clark County.

VPS is the host district for this countywide day treatment program for students in first through 12th grades with severe emotional and/or behavioral disabilities. Working in cooperation with community mental health professionals, students receive a structured academic and mental health experience.

Thanks to a bond measure that voters approved in February 2017, this school will be completely rebuilt.

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Challenges

Approximately 70 students from kindergarten to 12th grade currently attend Fir Grove/Vista. The building, however, does not meet the needs of Fir Grove’s staff, students and families. The school has many facility-related challenges:

  • Building design: The facility does not adequately support Fir Grove’s teaching and learning styles.

  • No dedicated community space: Unlike many Vancouver schools, Fir Grove/Vista does not have an onsite Family-Community Resource Center.

  • Aging, inefficient systems: The building’s heating system is obsolete.

Learn more about the challenges and a symposium to begin reimagining the school.

Design concepts

Teams of staff members and architects developed two design concepts for the school:

  • Concept 1: Nurturing the whole child

  • Concept 2: Collaboration and community

Learn about the concepts.

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Fir Grove/Vista timeline

Check out the history of the school and some of its milestones.

Facility built

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VPS begins renting the building

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Building purchased

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Symposium

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Design concepts

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Bond measure passes

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Work slated to begin

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