Vistas High School Program

Vistas High School Program is an alternative public high school program based in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States, and part of the Klein Independent School District. Vistas serves grades 9 through 12. The program has a Houston, Texas mailing address but is not located in the Houston city limits. The Director is Peggy Ekster.[1]

Vistas High School Program
Klein ISD Vistas High School Program.jpg
12550 Bammel North Houston Road

Harris County
Coordinates29°57′40″N 95°29′50″W / 29.961183°N 95.497197°W / 29.961183; -95.497197Coordinates: 29°57′40″N 95°29′50″W / 29.961183°N 95.497197°W / 29.961183; -95.497197
TypePublic, Alternative
Motto"A Relevant and Rigorous Curriculum"
EstablishedAugust 16, 2006
School districtKlein Independent School District
Grades10 - 12
Enrollmentabout 300 (as of July 2007)
WebsiteOfficial site


Vistas was created to provide resources for students who are at risk of not graduating, so they can work at an accelerated pace to complete high school.[2] Only students who have spent a semester in a regular high school program are eligible for enrollment.[3] Each student receives a wireless laptop; students may take on-line courses and/or complete a course in less time than at a traditional school. Faculty and students are screened to ensure a willingness to work as part of a team focused on the possibility of graduation for each student. Attaining the recommended high school diploma is the standard for all.[4] Students who are graduated receive a diploma from their zoned high schools.[2]

High schoolsEdit

Under the program are five high schools: Klein High School, Klein Cain High School, Klein Collins High School, Klein Forest High School and Klein Oak High School.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Klein ISD has seven new principals" (web). The Houston Chronicle. 2006-08-24. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  2. ^ a b "Vistas High School Program" (PDF). Klein ISD. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  3. ^ "Vistas "High School Program of Choice"" (PDF). Klein ISD. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
  4. ^ "What Makes the KISD an Excellent District for Students and Staff?", Klein

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