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Back Bay High School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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    ATTENDANCE LINE:  949-515-3385

    You may leave a message in English or Spanish to clear your student's absence.  Thank you!


    ** Teacher Emails! **

    All teacher emails are in the link above.

    Para obtener ayuda en español 

    Para obtener ayuda en español o referencias a recursos en la comunidad, comuníquese con Iris Rojas, facilitadora de la comunidad escolar al 949-385-2566 correo electrónico:

    In-Person, Online, or Independent Study Options

    for 2021-22:

    Jul 23, 2021

    Dear Parents and Guardians of all enrolled pupils in the Newport Mesa Unified School District,  

    Recent legislation requires that we inform you of your right to enroll your student in either an in-person instruction setting in our local district school or in an independent study program for students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction during the 2021-2022 school year.  The traditional independent study program for students in grades 9-12 in the Newport Mesa Unified  School District  is offered through Monte Vista High School.  NMUSD also has the Cloud School which is a virtual program that is available for students who would like an online learning option. 

    Parents choosing an Independent Study option have the right to request a pupil-parent-educator conference meeting before enrollment to review the academic program delivery, student support, enrollment process, specific academic expectations as well as the withdrawal process. 

    Along with many of our program support opportunities, each Independent Study program will offer:

    • A plan to provide opportunities for at least weekly synchronous instruction for all pupils throughout the school year. Synchronous instruction means classroom-style instruction or designated small group or one-on-one instruction delivered in person, or in the form of internet or telephonic communications, and involving live two-way communication between the teacher and pupil. Synchronous instruction shall be provided by the teacher of record.

    • A plan to transition pupils whose families wish to return to in-person instruction from independent study expeditiously, and, in no case, later than five instructional days.

    If you’d like to learn more about Independent Study options please contact Mike Wagner, Principal, or Michelle Stevens, Assistant Principal, at (949) 515-6900.


    Mike Wagner, Principal




    Parents/Guardians:  Please make an Aeries Parent Portal account.  Information below:

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    The 2021 graduation ceremony video is here! See below... 


    Registration info for 2021-22 is coming soon! You may email ms. ammerman for more info:



    About Our School

    About Us

    On the same campus, Back Bay and Monte Vista have served as Newport-Mesa USD's Continuation and Independent High Schools.

    Approximately 200 continuation and 100 independent students attend regularly. Continuation students strive to complete credits for graduation. Often due to illness or relocation, students fall behind the annual pace. Back Bay specializes in allowing students to complete requirements faster. Monte Vista serves students who cannot attend daily classes due to work or external circumstances.