Weekly Update

October 17 - 21

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Quote for the Week

"To be successful is never convenient. The things you have to go through, it's never convenient."

- Eric Thomas.

Recent Graduates

Interim Assessments

Students needing to take and pass the History E.O.C. in December will take an Interim assessment in November

College Acceptance

Look who's been accepted to College!

Congratulations to Madison Barnes and Ava Suratt on being accepted to Navarro College!

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Scholarships for Trade School and College

We have thousands of active scholarships on our website (Going Merry), at any given time. You can download a spreadsheet of our November scholarships here,

Or check out just ten of the offerings here:


National Rice Month Scholarship Contest Provider: Corteva AgriScience
Amount: $5,000
# of winners: 3


Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) Provider: Texas Armed Services
Amount: $10,000
# of winners: 2


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship Provider: The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: $20,000
# of winners: 150


Make the U / Haz La U Hispanic Scholarship Fund Provider: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive
Amount: $10,000
# of winners: 31


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship 2021 Provider: The Elks National Foundation
Amount: $12,500
# of winners: 500


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Provider: The Elks National Foundation
Amount: $12,500
# of winners: 500


Most Valuable Student Scholarship Provider: Elks National Foundation
Amount: $50,000
# of winners: 500


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Provider: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Amount: $55,000
# of winners: 50


The Cooke College Scholarship Program Provider: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Amount: $55,000
# of winners: 150


Doc Cohen Franchising Scholarship Provider: International Franchise Association Foundation
Amount: $1,500
# of winners: 1

download full list (csv) SEE LIST ON GOING MERRY

Attendance Matters!

HSoC & Attendance & Principal Plan

Attendance Matters!

Ninety-Five to Ninety-Nine percent of the students who attend HSoC. state the need to graduate early. However one cannot graduate if one is not in attendance. Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career. ... research shows that attendance is an essential factor in student achievement.

All students are full time 7:45 - 3:15

The bottom line is Students can be and withdrawn and frequently are when they fail to communicate issues and not show up for school. One student is withdrawn from HSoC. They will need to re-apply in order to be considered for acceptance.

Principal Plan

Credit Denials and Attendance

Students that are in jeopardy of being denied credit, are usually in jeopardy for attendance purposes. DO NOT PLACE YOURSELF IN THIS SITUATION.

Below is an example of the type of documentation students receive once they are identified for possible loss of credit and placed on a Principal Plan

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High School of Choice (HSoC)

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.

WISD Vision: Our vision is to be a district where innovation thrives and growth is limitless

Eric Thomas - DOMINATE (Powerful Motivational Video)