Weekly Update HSoC

September 20 - 24, 2021

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Quote For The Week

Brokenness Is Often The Road to Breakthrough Be Encouraged- Tony Evans
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Newest Graduates - CONGRATULATIONS!

MAKYLA CHERIE HARRIS - September 14, 2021
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WAXAHACHIE HIGH SCHOOL OF CHOICE has been scheduled for the ASVAB on the 7th of October 2021 with a start time of 0830.

For More Information Email Mrs. Cunningham: mcunningham@wisd.org

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Apply Texas

Any student applying for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges, will need to click on the link below and apply. Some Texas colleges/universities charge an application fee. Navarro Junior College does not charge an application fee, and students can apply for admission to Navarro at ApplyTexas.org.

ApplyTexas has changed its application process to GoApplyTexas for Summer 2022 and beyond. Please go to https://goapplytexas.org/ to apply for Summer/Fall 2022 admission.

For additional information please contact:

Martha Cunningham


High School of Choice

972-923-4695 Ext. 32402

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FAFSA {Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)}

Correction Submission Deadline

Last Call for Corrections! Any corrections or updates to your 2020–21 FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Sept. 11, 2021.

Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation

If your or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the school you plan to attend to discuss how your current financial situation has changed. Note that the school's decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

Visit StudentAid.gov/coronavirus for more information.

Students / Parents below is the direct link to the presentation of the FAFSA application for 2022-23. It is hosted through the Department of Education website. The slides are a question by question breakdown of the FAFSA as well as comments to assist with completion.


Just in case you're blocked from opening Microsoft documents from direct links, here is the page where the presentation is hosted. The link is at the bottom of the page.


For additional resources like information on “who is eligible”, “who is considered my parent on the FAFSA”, and “Dependency Status”, the Dept of Education has a page with several infographics that you and your students may find useful.

It also has videos you can send out prior to your FAFSA nights that may encourage students/parents to attempt the process on their own. These documents on the linked page usually make up the bulk of FAFSA questions and should be able to assist you in answering issues.

The document available on the website is the “Draft 2022-23 FAFSA”. I would encourage you, students/parents, to use it as a training tool

Resources | Federal Student Aid

If students need assistance they (or you) can contact Navarro by phone (903.875.7400), through email (financial.aid@navarrocollege.edu), or make an appointment at one of our campuses.

For additional information or assistance please contact:

Caleb Willis

Associate Director Financial Aid

Email: caleb.willis@navarrocollege.edu

Student Expectations when Quarentined due to COVID-19

The purpose of this guidance is to help HSoC scholars remain on task and on schedule to graduate in the spring semester if not earlier. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some scholars to work from home during their quarantine.

It is the expectation that any student that may have been quarantined due to COVI-19 is expected to work from home for a minimum of 360 minutes a day.

Students are expected to check school and or personal email daily for information. If HSoC students are in need of a device to continue their efforts to work and excel in school.

Please email abenskin@wisd.org or hsocmail@wisd.org

If your scholar is feeling I'll, and If the answer to any of the below (CLICK ON LINK BELOW) questions is yes, please contact the Director of Alternative Learning Services at 972-923-4695 or abenskin@wisd.org for instructions.

Please complete the form at the link: https://forms.gle/Un3xH1qR28M1Bwg47

HSoC [High School of Choice]

What is Waxahachie High School of Choice?

We are an alternative high school, designed to help at-risk students achieve their goals of high school graduation and beyond. HSoC supports students through rigorous, innovative, and engaging learning experiences. Every student will be empowered to fiercely navigate their world with resilience, purpose, courage, humility, and pride.

Academic Performance and Effort

It is an expectation that all High School of Choice (HSoC) students put forth the effort to reach their maximum potential. Academic excellence is achieved by challenging yourself to improve on every assignment or task you encounter.

IT'S TIME TO GET AFTER IT! - Powerful Motivational Speech for Success - Eric Thomas Motivation