Weekly Update HSoC

March 20 - 24

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Quote for the Week

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated!

Maya Angelou

Recent Graduates

Graduation Timeline

All HSoC students intending to walk at the graduation ceremony on May 24, 2023, will need to complete all coursework NLT (No Later Than) on May 10, 2023.

Questions concerning this can be addressed to Dr. Benskin @ abenskin@wisd.org

E.O.C.Testing Dates

Below are the testing dates for the various subject areas to be tested. as a reminder, if you haven't passed the corresponding exam it is a requirement f you to take that exam. All Students should show up no later than 8:15 on the date of the test.

English I - 4/18/ 2023

English II - 4/20/2023

Algebra I - 5/ 4/2023

Biology - 4/25/2023

History - 4/27/2023

Please contact Ms. Scott @ escott@wisd.org for any additional questions

College Entrance Exams

It is never too early to prepare for college, especially when it comes to the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Although test scores are not the only thing colleges look at, they are part of the process and determine eligibility for academic scholarships. As you begin studying for tests, utilize this page as a resource guide

How to Register: Students may register online or by mail. The online registration process is the preferred method as it is much easier and quicker. ACT and SAT registration packets are available in the counseling offices. Check with a counselor to see if you qualify for a fee waiver. To register online, you will need a credit card or debit card and an approved headshot. Set aside at least 20 minutes to register for the first time.

Visit the ACT website to register online. Click “Online Registration” under “How do I sign up for the ACT?” If you do not have an account, click “Create Account.” Otherwise, log in with your User ID and password. Follow prompts.

Visit the SAT website to register online. Decide which test date you need, and click “Register Now” next to that date. If you do not have an account, click “Sign Up.” Otherwise, sign in with your username and password. Follow prompts.

Questions regarding testing can be addressed to:

WISD Director of Assessment and Accountability:

- Ms. Dawn Hilburn- dhilburn@wisd.org

- Ms. Connie Huerta - chuerta@wisd.org

College Preview Days

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

This event is usually FREE to prospective students and their families. Features of a Preview Day are normally:

A campus tour, a showcase of academics and campus life, an opportunity to meet our mascot, a residence hall tour, and so much more.

What will I see on the tour?

The campus tour gives you a student’s perspective on life at the prospective college. You’ll see everything from dining facilities to the residence halls, academic buildings, and athletic facilities.

Can I bring guests?

Absolutely! Colleges encourage you to bring your family and friends.

What should I wear?

You will be walking around campus throughout the day, so we recommend comfortable shoes & casual clothes. Since you will be inside & outside, check the weather before you attend a preview day.

Bring your questions about the prospective College you want to attend and they’ll supply the rest – academic information, advising scholarship information, and a full view of their facilities!

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

WHAT IS YOUR WHY? - Best Motivational Speech Video (Featuring Eric Thomas)