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VISTA Academy Jr. High School 7th & 8th Grade

Main Office
224 SE 4th Street
Moore, Oklahoma 73160
Phone: 405-735-4640
Fax: 405-793-3062
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cafeteria Phone: 405-735-4642
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.


Principal: Hart Brown
Assistant PrincipalShawna Wilson
Secretary: Karen Alfaro
Attendance: Jessica Guillen
Counselor: Melissa Kitch
Registrar/SecretaryPat Sears



The VISTA Academy is designed for 7th and 8th Graders who are enrolled in Moore Public Schools. The program is designed for students who are at-risk of not promoting to high school. Each student applying to the program must submit a referral request form from the home school principal, and attend an in-take interview.

The program has a comprehensive 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 includes contracts between the student, parent and the program staff. 

The contract addresses issues regarding attendance, productivity, and behavior. The intake committee is comprised of student, parent/guardian, sending school teachers, counselor, and administrators, receiving alternative program teachers, counselor, and administrators, and juvenile justice representatives if applicable. * All program applications originate with the counselor at your child's school.

The VISTA 7th and 8th grade program is a full-day program which focuses on building skills for the student to promote to high school and be succesful. Class size is limited to no more than 15 students per class. This teacher/student ratio allows for a more intimate classroom experience that builds a personal relationship that enhances learning. Character, life skills, appropriate social interaction and study skills are taught in addition to the five core classes of mathematics, reading, language arts, science, and social studies.

Required Expenses for VISTA Jr. High Program:    
* Student ID's $10 each    


  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Language Arts
  • Science

The Moore Public School District creates a safe environment for all students in an atmosphere of open communication and mutual respect.  We engage students in stimulating academic challenges and in positive social interaction so they will become contributing members of society.

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. 

Counseling services are offered to all students in a variety of methods.  Besides individual counseling for students in crisis, the counselor meets with groups bi-monthly throughout the school year.  Topics covered include classroom behavior, abuse, conflict resolution, grief/crisis intervention, sexual harassment, gang education, anger management, procrastination, alcohol, drugs, stress and bereavement.  Students are also presented with information from outside speakers and agencies that visit the campus.  

The Moore VISTA  7th and  8th  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, and Science.  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.

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

 Serving students since 1994.