January 26, 2013
Mission Vista High School in California teaches CrossFit to 500 athletes a day. E.M. Burton reports.
“We built the old school. Now we’re building the new school.”
CrossFit Brand X produced that great slogan a while ago for its T-shirts and wall art.
Now there’s an actual manifestation of what can be called the “new school,” CrossFit-style, in a high school in Oceanside, Calif.
Mission Vista High School is the only school in its district to offer a unique “4x4” schedule, a different way of breaking up the academic year. Classes are scheduled to afford students the option of having more elective classes in their areas of interest and to allow them to complete an accredited high-school term-length course in just eight weeks. It’s this unique 4x4 schedule that affords MVHS staff the luxury of programming CrossFit workouts for the students 90 minutes a day, five days a week, for 18 weeks.
CrossFit programming forms the foundation of MVHS’ general physical-education classes.