Travis High School of Choice
7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Paris Alternative School for Success
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Joan Moore was born and raised in Enfield, Connecticut and attended Central Connecticut State University receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an Inner City minor. While teaching grades four through eight in Killingworth, Connecticut as a team teacher of math, science, and social studies, she obtained her Master of Science degree from C.C.S.U with an additional minor in inner city education. Mrs. Moore was a teacher in Killingworth for seven years, and designed and implemented the Hands Across Program with inner city schools in Hartford, Connecticut.
In 1983, Mrs. Moore relocated with her family to Columbus, Georgia. She taught second grade at St. Anne School utilizing individualized student instruction with content centers in all subject areas. Students were actively involved in community and service projects through Mrs. Moore’s class. From 1988 to 1993 Mrs. Moore was the grade seven remedial at-risk reading and Quest teacher at Arnold Junior High School. She designed and implemented a specialized reading program for at-risk students scoring below the second percentile on the IOWA Test of basic skills, in addition to teaching social studies where students were actively involved in the creation of instructional units and advisory projects. In her spare time, Mrs. Moore was the Arnold Junior High Boys Soccer Coach as well as the Partners in Business and Education Coordinator for Arnold and the Hilton Hotel.
In 1994, Mrs. Moore began teaching in PISD at Crockett Middle School in Texas History and was the Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at PHS. In 1996 she became the Director of the Paris Alternative Learning Center and received her mid-management certificate from Texas A&M – Commerce. She is the Principal of the Paris Alternative School for Success, a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program for PISD students. Mrs. Moore’s philosophy of education centers on her commitment to provide an opportunity for all students to achieve success in school. Through specialized programs she has designed, students are afforded an opportunity to not only grow in knowledge but become productive, law-abiding teenagers in their school and community.
In the fall of 2014, the Travis High School of Choice began. The school was designed to help students who were at risk of dropping out of school and not receiving their diploma, or there was a need to graduate early to be in the workforce, attend college or enter the military. The school is open to not only PISD students, but all county students. Students complete a questionnaire and essay and once all necessary documents are submitted, an interview is scheduled. THSOC prides itself on helping students pass their courses and their EOC exams for graduation. The staff builds relationships with the students and their families and we provide assistance when needed both in and out of school. Presently, we have successfully graduated over 85 students. Mrs. Moore is proud to have a staff who is devoted to all students in both P.A.S.S. and THSOC.
Lunch Money Now is a program that will permit parents to access their student’s cafeteria account via the Internet. This access will provide the parent with the ability to do several things including checking the student’s balance, viewing the students purchase history, and making deposits to the child’s lunch money account using a credit card. Parents are also able to subscribe for email warnings when their child's account dips below a specified threshold reminding the parent that their child's balance needs attention.
Please contact the Student Nutrition Department at 903-737-7589 if you have any questions.