HSoC Weekly Update

May 22 - May 26, 2023

Graduation Information | Tickets for Graduation

Graduation Inomfration can be found at: https://www.wisd.org/Domain/1029

Tickets for Graduation

We have received many questions regarding tickets for HSoC graduation. At this time we do not anticipate any students needing tickets. There is no limit currently.

All students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend Graduation Practice on May 23, 2023, at the Coleman Fine Arts Center at 9:00 am sharp.

This ceremony WILL NOT be streamed online.

Graduation info: https://www.wisd.org/Domain/1029

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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

Thank you!

My sincere gratitude goes to the ones who made my graduation possible! The most important people here at HSoC that have made this special day possible are the teachers and our Counselor. To the three ladies above your presence has always been comforting for our students, and I am immensely grateful for all the love, kindness and appreciation you all showered these new graduates with!


Dr. B


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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