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Welcome Freshmen. Class of 2017. Administration and Counselors. Principal – Mr. Harkrider Dean of Students – Mr. Utecht Dean of Instruction – Mr. Whitman Assistant Principal & Counselors: Mr. Reyna (9th) Ms. Coleman (9th) Ms. Parker (10th) Ms. Hinson (10th) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Welcome Freshmen Class of 2017

  • Administration and CounselorsPrincipal Mr. HarkriderDean of Students Mr. UtechtDean of Instruction Mr. WhitmanAssistant Principal & Counselors:Mr. Reyna (9th) Ms. Coleman (9th)Ms. Parker (10th) Ms. Hinson (10th)Mr. Bush (11th) Ms. Jordan (11th)Ms. Solberg (12th) Ms. Adkison (12th)Leah Strickland College & Career Center

  • Advancement RequirementsMust pass core subject coursework with a 70%.Pass STAAR Reading and MathSummer School is ONLY available for those students who do not pass STAAR.

  • Graduation Requirements & CreditsRequirements are those classes that Willis ISD and the State of Texas need you to take in order to graduate from High SchoolCredits are earned upon completion and passing of a required courseEach semester = .5 creditOne full year = 1.0 credits

  • Classification of StudentsClassFreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior

    Credits0 5.56 11.512 17.518 or more

  • English Language Arts4 creditsEnglish IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV

    English I & II for speakers of Other Languages may sub for Eng. I & II

  • Math Requirements

    4 CreditsAlgebra IGeometryAlgebra II4th year Math class

  • Science Requirements4 CreditsBiologyChemistryPhysics4th Year Science

  • Social Studies Requirements4 creditsWorld GeographyWorld HistoryU.S. HistoryU.S. Government (.5 credit)Economics(.5 credit)

  • Elective RequirementsForeign language2 credits of the same languageTechnology Applications1.0 creditFine Arts1.0 credit

  • Elective RequirementsHealth Education.5 credit OR1.0 credit Health Science TechnologySpeech/Communication Applications.5 creditPhysical Education1.0 creditAdditional Components4.0 credits

  • Course SelectionCourse Selection sheets will be handed out during your 6th periodIf you have any changes, please mark off the class you want to drop and write the class you want to addAll sheets need to be returned signed to your 6th period teacher by May 10. You will get a final verification sheet with your end of the year report card.

  • ImportantIf you do not turn in your course selection sheet signed and do not list an alternate course you will not be able to make any schedule changes.Schedules will be handed out at registration

  • What 8th Graders want to knowWhat is the schedule?When is lunch?How big is the High School?Where are classes located?What are the requirements for Drivers Ed.?

    Do I have to get a locker?Can I carry my back pack?Can we go out to eat during lunch?Is there a study hall period in the middle of the day?Where do I go if I have questions about a career, collage, or scholarships?What is FISH Camp?

  • School Hours and Class TimesSchool starts at 7:05 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. Students may enter the building at 6:35 a.m.

    7:05 - 7:53 Period 1 48 Minutes 7:58 8:46 Period 2 48 Minutes 8:51 9:39 Period 3 48 Minutes 9:44 10:32 Period 4 48 Minutes 10:37 11:25 Period 5 48 Minutes 11:30 12:59 Period 6 *89 Minutes 11:25 11:55 A Lunch30 Minutes 11:57 12:27 B Lunch 30 Minutes 12:29 12:59 C Lunch 30 Minutes1:04 1:52 Period 748 Minutes1:57 2:45 Period 848 Minutes *A Lunch Math & ScienceB Lunch English & Soc. StudiesC Lunch All Others






  • FAQ about Dress CodeCan I have colored hair?Unnatural hair color is not allowedCan I wear a cap in schoolNo, they will be taken up by administrationCan I wear a nose ring?Nose rings/studs, lip rings/studs, or any other body-piercing jewelry other than earings are not allowed

  • Dress Code ContinuedIs the dress code different from Middle School?No, same rules applyAny clothing and/or jewelry that is distracting, as deemed by the campus administrator, will be prohibited.

  • Student OpportunitiesAdvanced Academic ProgramsCareer and TechnologyJunior ROTCAthleticsExtracurricular Activities

  • Advanced Academic ProgramPre Advanced Placement (Pre AP)Advanced Placement (AP)Dual Credit

  • Pre-Advanced PlacementOpen to all grade levelsPrepare students for AP college courses and/or Dual Credit Courses

  • Pre-AP Qualifications70 or above in JH Honors Classes90 or above in Level JH ClassesParental RequestMust Pass STAAR

    **Will not change schedule without completing required guidelines found in our course catalog located on the Willis High School website**

  • Pre-Advanced PlacementPAP English 1 & 2PAP BiologyPAP ChemistryPAP PhysicsPAP World GeographyPAP GeometryPAP Algebra 2PAP Pre-CalculusPAP Spanish 2PAP Spanish 3

  • WHS Career & TechnologyAgriculture, Food & Natural ResourcesArchitecture & ConstructionArts, A/V Technology, & CommunicationsBusiness Management & AdministrationEducation & TrainingFinanceHealth Science

    Hospitality & TourismHuman ServicesInformation TechnologyLaw, Public Safety, Corrections & SecurityManufacturingMarketingScience Technology, Engineering & MathematicsTransportation, Distribution & Logistics

  • Junior ROTCLeadership & DisciplineMilitary BenefitsField TripsUniforms providedNo Cost to ParentsPE Credit/Elective CreditsA multitude of scholarship opportunities

  • AthleticsFootballVolleyballCross CountryTennisGolfBasketballSoccerSwimmingPower liftingBaseballSoftballTrack & FieldWrestling

  • Extracurricular ActivitiesBandChoirCheerleadingDrill TeamTheater ArtsStudent CouncilClubs & OrganizationsNewspaper & YearbookUIL Academics

  • Remember!!In order to receive a WHS Diploma and walk with your graduating class you must:Complete all 26 Required CreditsPass ALL mandates of the new STAAR/EOC requirements.