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VISTA Academy 6th Grade

Santa Fe Elementary
501 N. Santa Fe
Moore, Oklahoma 73160
9:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
Serving Students Since 1998

6th Grade Principal - Melissa McKay
Teacher - Kimberly Cudd


The Moore VISTA 6th Grade Academy differs from the regular school setting in several ways. The program's uniqueness is apparent in the design and delivery of curriculum, the discipline procedures that will be implemented, and the management of the program.

While students will study a curriculum similar to that of the regular school, they will benefit from the use of an Integrated Learning System, from thematic units, and from team teaching, all of which will enhance their study of Social Studies, Mathematics, English, Reading, Science, Art and Music.

The Moore VISTA Academy Alternative Program puts a premium on building the self-esteem of its students by providing them successful experiences both academically and socially. As students work through this innovative program, their experiences will allow them to return to their regular school and be successful.


The VISTA Academy is designed for 6th Graders who are enrolled in a Moore Public School. The program is designed for individuals who are identified as "academically at risk." Each student applying to the program must submit a valid transcript, standardized test scores, discipline record, attendance record, number of classes passed, academic standing, a referral request form from the home school principal, and attend an in-take interview. Students with excessive discipline problems will not be admitted into this program. Each application will be reviewed by the VISTA Academy committee to determine eligibility. The decision of the committee will be final.


Class size will be smaller to allow teachers more time to work individually with students.


A variety of methods will be used in the instruction of students including, but not limited to, hands-on activities.




The Moore VISTA Academy Alternative Education Program is designed to concur and conform to the mission statement of Moore Public Schools:

Moore Public Schools creates effective opportunities for students to achieve academic excellence and acquire functional life skills so they may be successful and responsible citizens in our changing world.

The VISTA Academy is designed for 6th grade students who have been identified as at-risk because they have been unsuccessful in academics or have dropped out of school. 


We believe that all students can learn. We believe that students who choose to set personal educational goals and who work toward these goals with positive support can and will be successful.

It is our intent to prepare our students to be productive and responsible members of society.

We understand that each student has different talents and abilities. Consequently, our efforts to help students become productive and responsible individuals must take these differences into account.

We encourage respect for individual rights of all people by treating students with respect and equality.

We stress academic skills that will prepare students to return to their regular school and be successful.


Students are expected to behave responsibly and maturely. Failure to maintain proper conduct can result in dismissal from the programs and the student will return to their home school. Rules of discipline that is stated in the School Student Handbook must be observed.

The Moore Public Schools will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran