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Welcome to Woodson Center for Excellence

Dear AISD Parents:

We’ve been working since August in consultation with the Districtwide Consultation Committee (DWCC) and Communication Council to develop the 2020-21 Academic calendar for the Abilene ISD, and we’ve narrowed the process to two final options for you to study and provide feedback. Remember, this is not a vote, but rather a survey to let us know which option our employees, parents, students and district stake-holders believe best suits the best interests of the AISD. 

The survey will run from today (Nov. 8) through Monday, Nov. 18, and then we’ll be providing the DWCC and Communication Council the feedback at their combined meeting on Nov. 20, allowing us to narrow the choice to one option. That option will then be presented to the Board of Trustees at our December board meeting for their vote.

You’ll note that the biggest differences between the two are that Option #1 starts school earlier (Thursday, Aug. 20) as opposed to a later start in Option #2 (Tuesday, Aug. 25). Also, Option #1 has a “Fall Break” with a student holiday on Friday, Oct. 9, followed by the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 12, while Option #2 only has the Columbus Day holiday. Both calendars feature a full week of Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 23-27), and both calendars have a teacher Professional Development / Work Day on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, with students returning for the start of the second semester on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

The school year on Option #1 ends on Thursday, May 27, 2021, while Option #2 goes through Friday, May 28, 2021. Graduation ceremonies for both options are set for Saturday, May 29, 2021. 

You’ll find the survey at this link:.https://www.abileneisd.org/schedules-calendars/2020-2021-calendar-survey/

Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback.

Dr. David Young, Superintendent

 

 

 

 

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

 

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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:

September 6

September 20

October 4

October 18

November 1

November 15

December 6

December 13

 

Upcoming Events

  1. 8:00 am
    Thanksgiving break

    Nov
    25
  2. 3:15 pm
    Hall walk

    Dec
    06
  3. 3:15 pm
    Hall walk

    Dec
    13
  4. Friday
    End of 3rd six weeks

    Dec
    20
  5. 8:00 am
    Winter Break!

    Dec
    23