Have a Teen getting a Drivers License?

Dear Mission Vista High School Families,

Mission Vista High School, like many schools in North County, now requires all student drivers wanting to park on campus to complete the Start Smart driver's safety program, which is hosted by the California Highway Patrol. Students, along with one parent/guardian must attend and complete the program in order to obtain a school parking permit. Students who attended the course last year are not required to attend again this year.


The Start Smart program is a free two-hour course that provides teen drivers and their parents with an opportunity to clearly understand their responsibilities when a teen starts to drive. Taught by trained law enforcement personnel, it creates awareness of possible consequences, both financial and physical, of distracted or impaired driving and provides applicable information about collision prevention. The class also clarifies the restrictions of the Provisional License Law and touches on social host ordinances. The program represents a concerted effort intended to reduce the risks associated with teen driving. Additional information can be found by clicking here.


Mission Vista High School will host 2 Start Smart sessions this year:

  • Oct. 16, 2019.  6:00-8:00 p.m. in the theater
  • January 29, 2020.  6:00-8:00 p.m. in the theater