About the MOA Program
The WEST Prep Academy’s Marine and Oceanographic Academy (MOA) of the St. Lucie County School District is a high school program that targets a diverse population of students from all neighborhoods in the county. This academy, located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University’s world-renowned Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, is a district-wide attractor program available to students from any zone.
The MOA program’s Eligibility includes demonstrated proficiency of Level 3 or above in FCAT math and reading assessments (or the equivalent for students without FCAT scores), strong teacher recommendation, and excellent discipline and attendance records.
A specifically selected teaching team working with a full-time site administrator has been dedicated by St. Lucie County and Fort Pierce Westwood Academy to the students and specific curriculum that makes the MOA program unique.