HSoC Weekly Update

September 6 - 10, 2021

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Quote For The Week

“Success, meaningful success, begins when we take ownership and actively take responsibility for our part in the shortcomings of our life.”
Eric Thomas, Greatness Is Upon You: Laying the Foundation
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Look at Our Newest Graduates

FREDY GAMINO - September 1, 2021

RYLAN JAKE HENZLER - September 1, 2021

PHILLIP CODY HASSELL - September 2, 2021

Campus COVID Status Guide

As we continue to see COVID cases increase in both students and staff, we want to assure you that we are consistently looking at the data and evaluating what we can do to make our campuses safe and keep families better informed. We understand that there is not a “one size fits all” solution, as case rates are very different between campuses. Therefore, we have developed a color-based system for determining the COVID status of the campus. See graphic below.

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

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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

Importat Dates Coming!

  • Friday, September 10, Texas State Technical College Presentation – 11:00 Mrs. Willoughby’s classroom

  • Wednesday, September 15, Navarro Presentation – 11:00 Mrs. Willoughby’s classroom


  • Tuesday, September 21, Senior Portraits by Ivey Photography. If you need more info contact Mrs. Martha Cunningham @mcunningham@wisd.org


  • Thursday, September 23, Josten’s info – Mike Humphries will be here to give out graduation packets and explain ordering grad stuff – 11:00 Willoughby’s classroom

So far, we have had no interest in administering the ASVAB here at HSoC. Any student current or recent graduate interested in taking the ASVAB Test Please contact Mrs. Cunningham @ mcunningham@wisd.org

All activities are available to any HSoC student that has graduated or currently attending!

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.