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Welcome to the Home of the Cowboys

Welcome to the website of Willcox High School, Home of the Cowboys! We are located in Cochise County, Arizona, in the quaint historic town of Willcox, and we serve students in grades 9 through 12. Though we are a small school, we take pride in providing an excellent education for our students that will empower them to become responsible and compassionate adults and prepare them to succeed in a highly technological world.

In addition to our outstanding academic curriculum, we also offer special education and gifted education programs to cater to specific student needs as well as a variety of clubs and athletic activities for those seeking extracurricular opportunities.

A Message from our Principal

Dear Parents,

The final days of the 2015-2016 school year are approaching very quickly, even as we pace ourselves for yet another photo finish. May is a time for reflection as we recognize the contributions of the graduating class of 2016.

The May newsletter usually signifies the school year is rapidly coming to an end. However, we must continually stress to students the importance of remaining focused on his/her schoolwork until the last day on May 19.

We have a very busy and exciting month ahead of us. Our annual academic awards recognition took place on May 2. This event showcased the accomplishments of our students with various awards and scholarships. Seniors receive thousands of dollars in scholarship money, and are recognized with countless other awards. The academic awards recognition evening was a great opportunity for our students, staff, parents, and community to recognize the achievements of our graduating students. 

Teacher/staff appreciation week is May 2-5. I want to thank our faculty for the exceptional work they do on a daily basis. Our teachers are the foundation of Willcox success. They give our students the knowledge and skills to be successful academically, as well as in other areas of life. If you have the opportunity, please let our teachers know the difference they have made in the lives of your sons and daughters.

On May 3 I met with all of the seniors to go over the expectations for the end of the school year. Seniors are aware of the exam exemption policy, and of how they qualify for the exemption. Please ask if you have questions, or if your son or daughter has questions about the exemption policy.  Do not wait until the last minute when unusual circumstances may become difficult to remedy. Exam exemption questions should be directed to the individual teachers involved or Ms. Hall, and graduation requirement questions should be directed to the counselor or administrators.

The last day of regular class for seniors is on Thursday, May 12 if they earned their exam exemption incentive. Otherwise, the last day for those who did not earn the incentive will be on Tuesday, May 17. Seniors were made aware of the requirements for graduation, which will take place on Friday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Cowboy Stadium, weather permitting. If we have to move indoors, we will have the ceremony in our new gymnasium. 

All seniors must attend the graduation practice on Thursday, May 19 at 7:55 a.m. at Cowboy Stadium. Those seniors who have not met all academic requirements, or who have not paid their owed fees, will not participate in the graduation ceremony. We encourage each student to make sure every class is passed and all fees are paid.

Underclassmen final exams are on May 16, May 17, and 18. The last day in session for students is on Thursday, May 19. We will dismiss students at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18 and at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 19.

Please check our website for registration dates regarding our 2016-2017 school year.

Thank you to all who have made Willcox High School a great place to aspire. Best wishes, and congratulations to the class of 2016!

Go Cowboys,

Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thompson