Waxahachie High School of Choice

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Waxahachie High School of Choice
Location
614 Getzendaner Street

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75165

Coordinates 32°23′01″N96°49′54″W / 32.383619°N 96.831694°W / 32.383619; -96.831694 Coordinates: 32°23′01″N96°49′54″W / 32.383619°N 96.831694°W / 32.383619; -96.831694
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Type Public high school
School districtWaxahachie ISD
PrincipalRobert Woodhouse
Faculty2
Grades9-12
Enrollment53 (2014-2015)
Website

Waxahachie High School of Choice is an alternative high school for at-risk students in Waxahachie Independent School District, Texas. The campus includes a District Challenge Academy (where students are sent for bad behavior) as well as a day care center. The school is located at Turner Learning Center in Waxahachie, Texas. All students that attend WHSoC are automatically put on the Texas Minimum Graduation Plan. Students who qualify for WHSoC are students with grade problems, behavioral problems, or hardships.

An at-risk student is a term used in the United States to describe a student who requires temporary or ongoing intervention in order to succeed academically. At risk students, sometimes referred to as at-risk youth or at-promise youth, are also adolescents who are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Characteristics of at-risk students include emotional or behavioral problems, truancy, low academic performance, showing a lack of interest for academics, and expressing a disconnection from the school environment.

The Waxahachie Independent School District is a public school district located in Waxahachie, Texas, a suburban community serving as the county seat for Ellis County which adjoins Dallas County to the north. Waxahachie ISD is a district of approximately 8,500 students structured in seventeen campuses: 10 elementary school campuses, 3 junior high campuses, 3 high school campuses and 1 alternative learning campus. WISD offers several CTSO's to its students including FFA, Skills USA and TSA.

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