HSoC Weekly Update

October 11- 15, 2021

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Quote For The Week

If there is one thing you can count on in your life, it's that your path will not always be easy.

Tony Evans

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October Graduates!

GARRETT JAMES WALKER - October 5, 2021

EMYLEE ANNE VERNON- October 6, 2021

Required- End of Course Exams and Tutoring

Required- End of Course Exams and Tutoring has started!

The English I E.O.C. (End of Course) Exam is on December 7.

The Algebra I E.O.C. and Biology I E.O.C. is on December 8.

The English II E.O.C. (End of Course) Exam is December 9.

The U.S. History E.O.C. (End of Course) Exam is December 10.

Mrs. Hardister will be tutoring English during her conference on Tuesday, Mrs. Dellert will be tutoring U.S. History on Thursday during her conference, and Mr. Gilbert will be tutoring Algebra 1 on Wednesday and Friday during his conference.

Mrs. Hardister, Mrs. Dellert, and Mr. Gilbert, please keep attendance on those dates, so that we will have the documentation needed for Senate Bill 149/463. It is our sincere hope and desire that none of you need to utilize this insurance policy ( SB 149/463) for graduation, however, it is better to have it and not need it than to not have it at all!

Tutoring Times

English I & II - Tuesdays from 12:20 - 1:30 pm

History - Thursday 9:20 - 10:30 am

Algebra 1 – Wednesday and Friday from 10:45 – 11:15 am

Please remember E.O.C. Tutoring is mandatory for Senate Bill 463

SAT & ACT Testing Dates

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College-Bound: Be FAFSA Ready!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is now open. Don’t wait to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some of the most beneficial financial aid funds are first come, first served.

When a student files the FAFSA, they may become eligible for scholarships or grants (based on need or merit), work-study programs, or low-interest loans. Go to the FAFSA website to learn more. FAFSA priority deadline for Texas students is January 15.

Your FAFSA checklist:

  • FSA-ID
  • Social Security number
  • A copy of your 2020 Income Tax Return
  • Names of schools interested in attending

Tip: When completing any post-secondary planning, such as FAFSA use a personal, not school-related email address.

Helpful FAFSA videos

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Navarro College Preview Day

Preview Day is a chance for prospective students and their families to take an inside look at life as a Navarro College Bulldog.

This event is FREE to prospective students and their families and will feature a campus tour, a showcase of academics and campus life, an opportunity to meet our mascot, a residence hall tour (Corsicana Campus only), and so much more.

Bring your questions about Navarro College and we’ll supply the rest – Academic Information, Advising, Scholarship Information and I'll View of Navarro College.

Individual Tours: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/campus-tours/preview.html

See or contact Mrs. Cunningham for more Details:

Ph 972-923-4695 or email mcunningham@wisd.org

Applying For College


ApplyTexas is a centralized web portal for prospective students from Texas and other states to apply for admission to Texas higher education institutions. The purpose of the program is to allow students to complete one application and submit it to multiple institutions of higher education.

Automatic Admission (Top 10%)

You may qualify for automatic admission to many public universities in Texas through the Top 10% Rule. To meet the requirements, you must graduate in the top 10% of your class at a recognized public or private high school in Texas or a high school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense and be a Texas resident or eligible to pay resident tuition. This rule has been modified for The University of Texas at Austin please see UT Austin Admissions for the most recent admissions information.

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

The TSIA is a test designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics.

Student Daily Health Screening Form

If your scholar is feeling ill, and If the answer to any of the 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.