Welcome to our Web site. Moore Public Schools has been on the cutting edge of alternative education innovation and development since 1977. VISTA Academies have a history of strong administrative and financial support. The district demonstrates commitment to the Academies by designing alternative opportunities to meet the ever-changing needs of at risk students. The six Academies include: VISTA 6th grade, VISTA 7th & 8th grades, VISTA MAST (Moore Alternative School and Treatment Program), VISTA High School, PASS-B, and the Moore Alternative Night School.
Although the six Academies differ in design, targeted population, and areas of emphasis, the goals and expectations are similar: reducing the dropout rate, retrieving dropouts to empower them to get back on track to graduate, reducing chronic absenteeism, raising individual grade point averages, increasing the number of courses passed per semester per student, improving behavior and attitude toward school, raising standardized test scores, and increasing the area graduation rate.
Each Academy has a comprehensive and systematic intake and screening process to determine the appropriateness of student placement. A major part of the process is the involvement and commitment by the parent/guardian throughout the students' tenure in the program. This commitment may include contracts between the student, parent, and the staff regarding attendance, productivity, and behavior. The intake and assessment committee is comprised of the student, parent/guardian; sending school teachers, counselor, administrators; receiving alternative education teachers, counselor, administrators; and juvenile justice representative, if applicable.
Numerous community and agency representatives throughout the area are engaged individually and collectively in the social, educational, financial, and personal needs of the students.
Serving non-traditional student needs is the focus of the alternative education programs of the Moore Public Schools. It is our goal to meet the educational needs of our students. We encourage you to browse our web site and contact the administrator of that particular Academy if you have any questions.
Earl C. Capps
Managing Director of Alternative Education