VISTA is a disciplinary alternative educational program as defined by Texas Education Code. VISTA is a short-term discipline alternative campus for students needing behavior improvement in order to be successful. VISTA's mission is to provide a safe, respectful environment in which students can pursue their educational and personal goals. Students who are in violation of the GCISD Code of Conduct and/or the Texas Education Code are placed at VISTA in either the elementary, middle, or high school program. During placement, students are provided instruction in the core courses and some electives, and are offered services such as counseling and drug education.