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New Vista School

 23092 Mill Creek Dr.
 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
[P] (949) 4551270
[F] (949) 4551271
www.newvistaschool.org
[email protected]
Stacey Proctor
FOUNDED: --
INCORPORATED: 1976
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Organization DBA None
Former Names LaMonte Academie (2006)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-2984938 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

New Vista School is a 501(c)(3), WASC accredited independent school serving the needs of Orange County students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in grades 6-12 and beyond. Our mission is to provide a structured, safe environment of academic, social, and transition skills instruction for students within the autism community. Our vision is to see each of our students overcome challenges related to ASD and become independent, well-adjusted adults.

Our school is located in Laguna Hills, CA, which we purchased in 2006. New Vista School is the only school of its kind for students with high functioning autism in the region. Our focus is offering a cross curriculum that combines California State Core Curriculum with our research-based social skills program. Our students come from all over southern California, with the majority being residents of Orange County.

Mission Statement

New Vista School is a 501(c)(3), WASC accredited independent school serving the needs of Orange County students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in grades 6-12 and beyond. Our mission is to provide a structured, safe environment of academic, social, and transition skills instruction for students within the autism community. Our vision is to see each of our students overcome challenges related to ASD and become independent, well-adjusted adults.

Our school is located in Laguna Hills, CA, which we purchased in 2006. New Vista School is the only school of its kind for students with high functioning autism in the region. Our focus is offering a cross curriculum that combines California State Core Curriculum with our research-based social skills program. Our students come from all over southern California, with the majority being residents of Orange County.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $2,043,004.00
Projected Revenue $2,118,850.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Autism Education Program

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Overview


Mission Statement

New Vista School is a 501(c)(3), WASC accredited independent school serving the needs of Orange County students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in grades 6-12 and beyond. Our mission is to provide a structured, safe environment of academic, social, and transition skills instruction for students within the autism community. Our vision is to see each of our students overcome challenges related to ASD and become independent, well-adjusted adults.

Our school is located in Laguna Hills, CA, which we purchased in 2006. New Vista School is the only school of its kind for students with high functioning autism in the region. Our focus is offering a cross curriculum that combines California State Core Curriculum with our research-based social skills program. Our students come from all over southern California, with the majority being residents of Orange County.


Background Statement

New Vista School was established in 1976 as La Monte Academie with the goal of serving students with special needs in the Orange County area. The name was changed to New Vista School in 2006 and the mission narrowed to serve students who are diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, high functioning autism, and language learning disabilities.


Impact Statement

For our upcoming fiscal year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017), New Vista School has established the following goals:
  • Serve a minimum of 75 students in grades 6-12 at New Vista School.
  • Provide tuition assistance to low-income students as they have need and be prepared to assist families throughout the school year as their needs change.
  • Provide individualized transition support to 12 students ages 18-24.

Needs Statement

1. Tuition assistance
2. Program support
3. Transition and vocational studies
4. Faculty education
5. Event sponsorship
 

CEO Statement

It is startling that Orange County has been identified as one of ten clusters in the state of California where children are twice as likely to have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as children in the surrounding areas (UC Davis, 2010). New Vista School provides a safe haven for these children. As a private school devoted to overcoming the many challenges faced by autistic youth, we are the only school of our kind in southern California. Some of our students drive an hour-long commute just to attend New Vista School because there is nothing like our school in their own communities.

As an independent school, we can focus on meeting the individual needs of each of our students. All of our curriculum and program standards are research-based and proven effective. We are not mandated to follow government-designated formulas that aren’t necessarily beneficial for all of our students. We develop personalized treatment plans based on each student’s unique skillsets and challenges.

In our mission, we state that we provide academic, social, and transition skills instruction for our students. We’ve identified these three areas as critical to preparing our students for successful and independent lives as adults. Social skill development is at the heart of everything we do. In additional to our dedicated social skills class, we integrate social interaction into every classroom and activity in which our students participate. This is just one of the many ways that New Vista School is unique and how we are so successful in helping our students achieve their personal best.

To improve our students’ academic performance, we’re placing a stronger emphasis on the use of technology in the classroom. This allows our students to be actively involved in the process of learning and eliminates many barriers to learning faced by students with ASD, including challenges related to communication and dexterity.

We are also launching the New Vista Tech Academy, which expands our transition skills program to provide outgoing students with the opportunity to learn technical skills, such as computer coding, gaming, and digital media. With these skills, students will be better equipped to move on to highly in-demand careers or post-secondary education. We are excited to collaborate with our community partners, such as Blizzard Entertainment and Urban Workshop, to provide our students with real world work activities and exercises.


Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

There are multiple ways to donate and to get involved at New Vista School.  We hold an annual golf tournament each November with sponsorships available. Direct donations can be made through our website, PayPal, credit card, check, stock donations, property, life insurance and estates.  We accept in-kind donations that pertain specifically to the needs of the school.

New Vista School also offers the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Guest speaking
  • Specialized education, such as consumer math and basic banking c
  • Campus maintenance
  • Special event assistance
  • Administrative support (filing, organizing, etc.)
  • Community outreach
 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
New Vista School is located in Laguna Hills, CA. Our students come from all over southern CA, with the majority being residents of Orange County.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Special Education
  2. Education - Special Education
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Programs


Autism Education Program

The Autism Education Program addresses challenges related to ASD by providing comprehensive services:

Academic Skills: Students receive rigorous academic instruction through small class sizes, research-based programs, and integrated learning environments.

Social Skills: Social skills classes are a part of every student’s daily schedule and are taught using: the research-based UCLA PEERS curriculum, journaling and self-video feedback, and social behavior mapping.

Transition Skills: All 11th and 12th grade students are enrolled in a transition class, in which social skills are extended and generalized to adult learning situations, such as college and job environments.

Tuition Assistance: With a diagnosis of autism often comes severe financial strain. We offer tuition assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to receive the level of care we provide.

 

Budget  $1,079,248.00
Category  Education, General/Other Special Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
New Vista School anticipates achieving the following outcomes this year:
  • 95% of students will demonstrate academic skills progress by improving their academic performance.
  • 95% of students will demonstrate improvement in one or more social skills areas on their end-of-year social skills survey. 
Program Long-Term Success  Our long-term goal is to help each of our students overcome challenges related to a diagnosis of autism and become independent and productive adults.
Program Success Monitored By 

New Vista School assesses student progress in relation to school-wide student learner outcomes, which include Academics, Social Skills, Community, and Self-Advocacy. Student academic progress is assessed annually through standardized tests. Students in grades 6-8 take the KTEA II by Pearson. Students in grades 9-12 take the TerraNova Complete Battery by CTB-McGraw Hill. The results of these tests are shared with staff members who review them and evaluate the extent to which the student learner outcomes are supported. In addition, beginning this year, we will be surveying behavior and mood.

To assess student social progress, parents are provided a social skills survey at the start and end of the school year. The social skills survey measures student progress and growth in the areas of executive functioning, interaction, social behavior, problem solving, and self-advocacy. The results of the social skills survey are used to guide the overall social skills program and activities, as well as provide data on individual student needs so goals can be developed.

Examples of Program Success 

Our comprehensive educational services help students like Curtis receive the education and support they need to become independent adults. Before Curtis arrived at New Vista School, his profile was typical of students with ASD. He had an above average IQ, yet he was failing in school, being bullied by other students, and had few friends. His mother was desperate to find him a place where he could be safe and succeed. After touring New Vista School, she moved their family to Orange County so that Curtis could attend a school that was created for students like him.

When Curtis entered the 6th grade at New Vista School, our multidisciplinary team of experts put together an individualized program that was centered on addressing Curtis’ unique and complex needs. Through this program, Curtis gained more internal control with consistent behavioral management. He also developed skill sets that were essential to his social, emotional, and academic progress. Curtis discovered a love of film and drama and was able to participate in clubs related to these interests. During his transition class, Curtis applied to college and was not only accepted, but was also granted a full scholarship to a local junior college with the anticipation of transferring to a four-year school.

Since his graduation, Curtis has returned to New Vista School to volunteer with current students as a drama and film instructor. We are so proud of Curtis and excited for his bright future! Our goal is for each of our students to experience similar success in overcoming challenges and becoming healthy, well-adjusted adults.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Stacey Proctor
CEO Term Start Aug 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Stacey Proctor became New Vista School’s Executive Director in August 2015. She is charged with growing the school and its programs and securing its financial position. She brought with her a wealth of experience in non-profit organizational management. Prior to joining New Vista School, Ms. Proctor served as the Executive Director of Casa Teresa. While there, she grew the organization from one campus to two, added wrap-around programs, and expanded the education components to include certificate programs and GED. She also grew the budget from $1.6 to $2.7 million.

Ms. Proctor also served as Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) of Orange County where she moved the organization to an all-time earnings level, increasing income by 45% while keeping expenses at or below budget. As a member of the Western Division Leadership team of the ADA, she became an “Expert in the Field” for major events and volunteer development.

Preceding her tenure at ADA, Ms. Proctor was the President and Executive Director of the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Santa Ana, California. One of her outstanding accomplishments was to increase the children served by 72% in three years. The fiscal budget increased by 47% and facilities grew by 48% to accommodate the growth. She also doubled the organization’s fundraising efforts.

Born and raised in the east coast, Ms. Proctor received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, Management, and Economics from Elmira College in New York.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Terri Anderson Director of Finance and Human Resources --
Juhi Sharma Director of Student Services --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 24
Number of Part Time Staff 6
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. Kris Zierhut
Board Chair Company Affiliation Blizzard Entertainment
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair Mr. Jim Reardon
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Concept Development, Inc.
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Nancy Donnelly Community Volunteer Voting
Michael E. Jewell Law Offices of Michael E. Jewell, APLC Voting
Melissa Kenig -- --
Matt Kuhn California United Bank Voting
Nancy Lin Children's Therapy Studio Voting
Damon Shelly D. Shelly Group, Inc. Voting
Kimberly Jackson Striegl Wells Fargo Voting
Sheri Vander Dussen Kimley Horn Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $2,118,850.00
Projected Expenses $2,043,004.00
Form 990s

2015 New Vista School Form 990

2014 New Vista School Form 990

2013 New Vista School Form 990

2012 New Vista School Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 New Vista School Audited Financials

2014 New Vista School Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $2,089,818 $2,218,456 $1,892,615
Total Expenses $2,340,459 $1,779,742 $1,557,138

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$182,981 $267,379 $191,795
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $1,844,702 $1,737,710 $1,556,938
Investment Income, Net of Losses $36 $28 $13
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $62,099 $213,339 $143,869
Revenue In-Kind $0 $0 $2,941
Other $0 $0 $-79,683

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $1,718,101 $1,415,454 $1,125,991
Administration Expense $606,601 $352,323 $425,147
Fundraising Expense $15,757 $11,965 $6,000
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.89 1.25 1.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses 73% 80% 72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 6% 2% 2%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $2,280,767 $2,533,028 $1,893,724
Current Assets $691,055 $912,471 $332,181
Long-Term Liabilities $784,605 $799,737 $816,881
Current Liabilities $331,907 $318,395 $102,092
Total Net Assets $1,164,255 $1,414,896 $974,751

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.08 2.87 3.25

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 34% 32% 43%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are shown together under Foundations and Corporation Contributions.

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