William PennAlternative School

VISTA

What is VISTA?
VISTA is an alternative education setting for students who have had behavioral difficulties in a traditional educational setting.

VISTA services students across the educational spectrum including those in regular education, special education and those in need of ESL services.

VISTA utilizes a student-centered approach which relies on a highly structured environment, smaller class sizes and additional counseling resources to help students succeed.

VISTA I

  • VISTA I services middle school students in Grades 6 through 8.
  • During the school day, students receive instruction in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
  • All instruction is based upon the curriculum calendars provided by the Allentown School District.
  • VISTA I is an a.m. session

VISTA II

  • VISTA II services high school students in Grades 9 through 12.
  • During the school day, students receive instruction in four basic curriculum areas: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
  • All instruction is based upon curriculum calendars provided by the Allentown School District.
  • Students attend one of three sessions.
  • Students are encouraged to be employed or engage in community service to earn additional credits toward graduation.

Reintegration/Graduation
Students are periodically evaluated to determine eligibility to either return to the home school, enter an appropriate alternative educational program, or complete their academic requirements at William Penn Building and obtain an Allentown School District diploma.