HSoC End of Year Update

May 25, 2023

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HSoC Graduation Feedback

The 2022-2023 School is now complete. We are incredibly proud of all of our graduates. We had a historic amount of graduates this year with 178 total graduates. Our goal is always to get better and to do that we need your feedback. Please share with us three things

Three-Question Survey: https://forms.gle/XWdcvYyxG2a31eRd9

Graduation Photo's

Photos are ready! It’s time to spread the news and let everyone know how to view and purchase their photos from picture day.

Please help us by sharing the link below with all of your parents so they know how to access their photos: https://my.photoday.io/flyer/i72ka42q

In addition to the web page, you’ll also find a “View or Download Flyer” button below. Once downloaded, you can use the flyer as an email attachment or print and hand it out.

If you have any questions, please reply to this email, and I'll get right back to you.

Thank you,
Chris Smith

Ivey Photography

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After Graduation | What's Next ?

Congratulations on this new milestone of accomplishment!

What now?

Once we have received the diploma’s you will receive a phone call and or email message stating your documents are ready and available to be picked up. (EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL WE HAVE ON FILE).

Parents, please know we cannot and will not release a student’s records unless we have written permission from the student. Yes, this sounds a bit crazy, however. This is the new normal now that your scholar has graduated. Scholars, if you are not available to pick up your documents, we will need written confirmation that you’ve approved someone else to pick up your Diploma and Transcripts. Note: an email will suffice of the person authorized to pick up your documents. Please ensure the person picking up the documents has identification.

Within each folder each graduate will have the following:

  • Diploma
  • Three (3) transcripts sealed in an envelope (DO NOT OPEN). These are for applying to college or trade schools.
  • One (1) additional transcript not sealed.
  • Waiver of refunds from school lunch account. Note students can either donate any residual funds remaining or may request a refund.
  • For students that have items not returned to HSoC or WHS; graduation packets will be held until all cleared.
  • Summer Hrs. June 1st WISD will start summer work hours. Mon – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Closed Fridays!


Dr. B

Al Benskin, Ed.D.
Director of Alternative Education Services

Waxahachie ISD / 55 Northgate Drive, Waxahachie TX 75165
( 972 923-4600 / FAX: 972 923-4617
*: abenskin@wisd.org / WEB: www.wisd.org

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.

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