Welcome to 2022 - 2023 School Year
HSoC Weekly Updates
Quote for the Week
Life has taught me that for every level there is another devil.
Life has taught me that the depth of your struggle will determine the height of your success.”
― Eric Thomas
IMPORTANT PEOPLE TO YOUR SUCCESS
Ms. Erica Scott - HSoC Counselor
Ph#: 972.923.4695 X 32402
Mrs. Brittni Navarro - HSoC Teacher
Ph#: 972.923.4695 X 32408
Ms. Jacquey Taylor- HSoC Teacher
Ph#: 972.923.4695 X 32410
Recent Graduates 2022-2023 School Year
Beginning & End
To begin with, the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of one's destination. It means to know where you're going so that you better understand where you are now and that the steps, actions, and decisions you take are always in the right direction.
Therefore, starting with the end in mind: Order your Cap and Gown now for Graduation!
Your Jostens Representative is Mr. Mike Humphreys. His contact information is below.
SENIOR PORTRAITS 2023
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL 2023 SENIOR PORTRAIT CENTER
Ivey Photography will be the official senior portrait photographer for the Class of 2023.
We photograph seniors from any area school, while we are the official yearbook image provider for Midlothian Heritage, Midlothian High, Maypearl, and Waxahachie High School. If you are not from those schools, additional fees and pricing may apply to your portrait session.
ABOUT OUR STUDIO
Ivey Photography is located at 403 West Main Street near downtown Midlothian. We have a spacious 2200-square-foot studio with easy access from all over town. We offer a variety of indoor set options, as well as an outdoor shooting space. Parking is easy along 6th Street and you’ll be in and out of your session in only a few minutes.
REQUIRED YEARBOOK PORTRAITS
Your school requires two portraits for your senior year. The first is a formal photo. Gentlemen will wear a provided “tuxedo”. Ladies will be provided with a classic black drape. Each is a simple look and will be the primary image used in each yearbook. The second required image is a cap & gown photo. We have your school’s required cap & gown here at the studio. Choose a session with only the required images or a more advanced option. We have several session options for you, all designed to maximize your experience with us and provide great-looking images for your yearbook and home use.
CHOOSE A SESSION
- FREE SESSION WEEKDAYS
- AVAILABLE TUESDAY-FRIDAY ONLY
- FORMAL + CAP/GOWN (PROVIDED FOR YOU)
- 2 POSES IN YOUR PREVIEW GALLERY
- RETOUCHING IS NOT PROVIDED ON YEARBOOK SUBMITTED IMAGES
- RETOUCHING IS AVAILABLE ON ORDERED IMAGES FOR $10 PER IMAGE
- ONLINE ORDERING ONLY
- LADIES BRING A TANK OR OTHER LOW NECKLINE TOP
- GENTLEMEN WEAR A T-SHIRT AND BRING A DRESS SHIRT AND TIE FOR YOUR CAP/GOWN
Ivey Photography information for portraits can be found at //iveystudio.com/senior-portraits-2023/
POC: Chris Smith @ iveystudio.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HSoC | Attendance & Principal Plan
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 higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a scholar's school career. Research shows that attendance is essential to student achievement.
All students are full-time 7:45 - 3:15
The bottom line is Students can be withdrawn and frequently are when they fail to communicate issues and do not show up for school. Once the student is withdrawn from HSoC. They will need to re-apply in order to be considered for acceptance.
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.
SAT & ACT Testing 2022-2023 School Year
Saturday, Sep. 17th, 7:45am-12pm
3001 US-287, Waxahachie, TX 75167
Need to take the SAT?
Students will have an opportunity to sign up to participate in the September Digital SAT® Research Study. Seating is limited get your spot NOW!
Last month, College Board began recruiting students who attend WISD schools and live near our school to register for the digital SAT administration planned for our test center on Saturday, September 17, 2022. As of Monday, August 8, the status of registrations for your administration is:
Planned Capacity: 100
Registration for this administration is open until 11:59 p.m. ET on August 21, 2022. Since there's still significant capacity available at your test center, we're notifying eligible students at your school about this opportunity. According to our records, there are 351 juniors and 382 seniors with College Board accounts at your school who should've received outreach and are eligible to register for this study.
Students who participate and meet all study requirements:
Receive an official score for the digital SAT that can be sent to colleges (available in January 2023).
Receive a refund for the paper and pencil SAT or a $50 electronic gift card.
To qualify for the incentives, students must participate in the September Digital SAT Research Study administration and take the paper and pencil SAT on August 27, October 1, or October 12. October 12 is a School Day administration and is held by schools, not SAT Weekend test centers.
For this research study, College Board is targeting a sample of students who'll represent the diverse population of SAT test takers. Students are notified during recruitment that registration doesn’t guarantee a spot in the study. If your center has more students registered than seats, we’ll give preference to students who attend your school. All students will be notified by September 2 regarding their participation status.
Any questions? Email us at CBdigitalsupport@collegeboard.org or call 877-348-5728 (domestic) or +1-212-307-9731 (international).
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