HSoC Welcome 2021-2022

Weekly Update August 12 - 20, 2021

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Quote For The Week

I used my pain to push me to greatness!

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Newest Graduates


August 12, 2021 - MELEIGHA SAMONE ROSS



Senior Photos

Students that intend to put in the work and graduate this year. IF you have not taken your senior Photo you will need to schedule an appointment to have yours taken at Ivey Studio

You still have time to get on the schedule through September and then Ivey Studio will take care of you.


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 so that the steps, actions, decisions you take are always in the right direction.

Therefore starting with the end in mind: Order your Cap and Gown now for Graduation!

Jostens: https://www.jostens.com/graduation/high-school/caps-and-gowns

Your Jostens Representative is Mr. Mike Humphreys. His contact information is below.

Mike Humphreys


817-461-6837 office

214-642-7370 cell



HSoC & Attendance

Attendance Matters!

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 at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career. ... research shows that attendance is an essential factor in student achievement.

All students are full time 7:45 - 3:15

The bottom line is Students can be and withdrawn and frequently are when they fail to communicate issues and not show up for school. One student is withdrawn from HSoC. They will need to re-apply in order to be considered for acceptance.

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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.

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Ellis County College Fair

The Ellis County College Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Waxahachie Civic Center. This is a collaborative college & career fair serving 10 Ellis County high schools.

Any questions that you have regarding the 2021 Ellis County College Fair. can be addressed to; Mrs. Mechelay at kmechelay@wisd.org or by phone at 972-923-4600 ext. 21008

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.