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Woodson Center for Excellence

Woodson Parents & Students,

Due to being closed indefinitely, we have moved all of our content to Edgenuity except for Art II, Art III, & Statistics. If you are in Art II, Art III, or Statistics you will receive an email from your teacher on what you need to complete in order to earn credit(s). All other courses are in Edgenuity and teachers have taken into account what you have already completed and turned in.

During the time of closure, no grades will be taken. However, the teachers will be checking your progress. You will need to show 10% progress each week in your Edgenuity courses and you will be able to move freely within the course. Once you have finished the course, your teacher will send a request for credit to the counselor. The counselor will then schedule you in another course and you will need to check Frontline for your new schedule. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email your teacher through Edgenuity and ask for guidance and support. If you have questions for the principal you may email me at: jaime.tindall@abileneisd.org, the assistant principal at gregory.rake@abileneisd.org or the counselor at ann.smith@abileneisd.org  All faculty & staff will be checking their emails on a regular basis.

Students that do not have access to computers can check out district-owned Chromebooks from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at both Bowie and Johnston elementary schools. Each household in the district is limited to one Chromebook and a parent or someone on the contact list for a student in the home must be present for children from Pre-K through 8th grade to pick up a device. High school students don’t need a parent for pick-up but must show their AISD student ID to check out a device.

Students that don’t have internet access need to call 211 for more information. Additionally, the AISD is taking some steps to get mobile hot spots in place throughout the city.

During the closure, the AISD will continue providing free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and under beginning Tuesday. Breakfast – which includes cereal, milk and juice – will be served from 7-9 a.m. and can be picked up in drive-thru fashion at one of seven sites in the district (Martinez, Johnston and Bowie elementary schools, and Clack, Craig, Madison and Mann middle schools).

Lunch service will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the same sites and will be a ham and cheese sandwich on a croissant, individually packaged carrots and apples and milk. Only children who are in the vehicle at the time of pickup will be allowed to get a meal. All children in the vehicle – whether on free-and-reduced lunch or not – will be allowed to get a meal.

We are committed to helping you as we move towards a long-distance relationship. Please reach out to us if you need something. This is unchartered territory for all of us so take care and stay safe.

Thank you,

Jaime Tindall, WCE Principal

Woodson Center for Excellence is an alternative high school for at-risk students. We offer two programs, Bridges and Excel.

BRIDGES PROGRAM

Bridges is an accelerated 8th/9th grade program for students who are 15 years old or older and still enrolled in middle school or a 16 year old reclassified freshman in high school. The goal of the program is to enable students to complete 8th – 10th grade in two years. Once students are classified as 9th graders they can earn credit towards their high school diploma. Students may choose to stay at Woodson or return to their home campus once they are back on track to graduate upon approval from the home campus principal. 

 Criteria for consideration:

  • Student must meet one of the state at-risk criteria
  • Student must be currently enrolled in an AISD campus to be considered
  • Meet age requirement for middle/high school
  • Completed WCE application

Processes:

  • Home campus must provide previous interventions
  • Once the application has been reviewed, a meeting must be conducted with the student, parent, & WCE representative
  • Students will be notified when to enroll if accepted
  • Parents and the student must understand this is a privilege and opportunity
  • Seating is limited for the Bridges program

EXCEL PROGRAM

Excel is a program of choice for 11th & 12th graders who are 17 years old or over, behind in credits and in jeopardy of not graduating on time. WCE offers an accelerated curriculum designed to meet state and local graduation requirements. Students who are classified as 12th graders are eligible to participate in senior activities and graduate with their respective high school.

Criteria for consideration:

  • Student must meet one of the state at-risk criteria
  • Student must be enrolled at Abilene High School, Cooper High School or ATEMS High School or currently enrolled at WCE
  • Meet age requirement for Excel Program
  • Completed WCE application

Processes:

  • Home campus must provide previous interventions
  • Completed application will be sent to WCE for review
  • At-risk coordinator will notify the student of application status
  • Student will be assigned an orientation date if accepted
  • Parents and the student must understand this is a privilege and opportunity

 

Mascot: Ram

Colors: Green & White

Our Mission

WCE will provide opportunities, support, and necessary skills to all of our students regardless of background or circumstances in order for them to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

Empowering students to achieve academic and personal goals in order to live and compete successfully in society.

 

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Woodson Center for Excellence had 196 graduates last year, we would like to commend everyone of them.

The graduation walk schedule for this semester will be the following Fridays at 3:15 pm:

January 17, 2020

January 31, 2020

February 14, 2020 

February 28, 2020 

March 20, 2020 

April 3, 2020 

April 17,  2020 

May 1, 2020 

May 15, 2020  

Parents & family members are welcome to attend. There will be a small celebration immediately following the ceremony.

Upcoming Events

  1. Friday
    End of 5th six weeks

    Apr
    03
  2. Friday
    Good Friday

    Apr
    10
  3. Friday
    End of 6th six weeks

    May
    22
  4. Friday
    Last day of school

    May
    22