2023-2024 School Year
Welcome HSoC Weekley Updates
Quote for the Week
- We often don't realize that where God puts us is the very place we need to be to receive what He wants to give us. ...
Recent Graduates 2023-2024 School Year
HSoC Important People
Ms. Erica Scott - Counselor
Office # 972.923.4695 X32402
Ms. Jacquey Taylor - Teacher
Ms. Brittni Chapman - Teacher
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.
If you intend to Graduate this Academic School Year
Order your Cap and Gown now for Graduation!
Your Jostens Representative is Mr. Mike Humphreys. His contact information is below.
SENIOR PORTRAITS 2024
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL 2024 SENIOR PORTRAIT CENTER
ALL HSoC Students need to have a photo made.
Ivey Photography will be the official senior portrait photographer for the Class of 2024.
We photograph seniors from any area school, while we are the official yearbook image provider for High School of Choice [HSoC], 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 IVEY 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-2024/
POC: Chris Smith @ iveystudio.com Email: email@example.com
Military Service Academy Forum
Monday, Sep. 11th, 9pm
3001 U.S. 287
Congressman Jake Ellzey office will be hosting a Service Academy Forum that will take place on Monday, September 11, 2023. This event will be held at Waxahachie High School in the WHS Lecture Hall. It is from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm with registration beginning at 6:00 pm.
These events are free and open to the public. It will be geared towards high school students in Ellis, Johnson, Hill, and Navarro Counties. It is a great opportunity for students to gather information and ask questions to representatives from each service academy and Congressman Ellzey himself. Military Academies in the United States offer an excellent option for students who are interested in serving their country and receiving a quality education at no cost. Students at these institutions typically receive free tuition, room, and board as well as a small stipend for expenses. All five of the undergraduate military academies have selective admissions, and all require at least five years of service upon graduation.
Tutoring Schedule | Student Requirement for E.O.C. test
HSoC Completer Tutoring Schedule
What’s the difference between a completer and a graduate?
Graduate | High School Diploma
A student is a graduate when “ALL” graduation requirements are met for graduation.
High School Completer
Any student that has completed all high school courses but still hasn’t met All requirements for graduation i.e., E.O.C. | STAAR Test
Per senate bill 149/463 requirements. You’re required to attend tutoring throughout the year until you’ve taken and passed the applicable E.O.C. (End of Course Exams) | STAAR TEST.
The Tutoring Schedule is:
English I & II - Ms. Sonia Ruiz (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tuesdays at 12:15
History – Mr. Jeffry Saldivar (email@example.com) Thursdays at 9:30
Algebra - Mrs. Pamela York (firstname.lastname@example.org) Wednesday at 10:45
Science – Mrs. Bertha Franco ( email@example.com) Monday at 9:30
Please note tutoring is required for any student to take an E.O.C. in the corresponding subject area.
Failure to attend tutoring in preparation for state exams may y result in a lack of preparation and non-graduation. Students are required to attend All Tutoring sessions.
College Entrance Exams
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.
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