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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


Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. It is hard to believe that the 2015 – 2016 school year is half over! It is amazing how time flies (especially when you are on vacation). January is a busy time at Willcox High School. Many of our seniors are beginning to receive notifications from their respective colleges and universities, teachers and students prepare for the new semester, and winter sports are in full swing.

This is an important time for many students. As you know, it takes 24 credits to graduate from Willcox High School. Credits are earned at the end of each semester. If a student has a semester grade of D- or higher, he or she earns credit for that semester in that class. Certainly it is important for students to do their best to pass all facets of all courses they are taking. Please stress to your son or daughter not to let his or her grades slip as the end of the semester nears. Failure to earn credit for the semester may result in the necessity of repeating the entire semester. Now is the time for students to take responsibility so we are not discussing retaking courses in summer school or at an on-line school down the road. 

I encourage you to take this opportunity to set some new goals with your child that will help him or her succeed academically. High school is just one step in the educational process. It is imperative that parents and educators work together to make sure that students are prepared for the next step after graduation, whether that step is college, a career, or the military.

For Willcox’s senior class, graduation is not far away. Ms. Hall and I have met with the seniors to review graduation requirements and senior exam exemptions. 

If you are the parent of an underclassman, please begin to discuss next year’s course choices with your son/daughter. A tremendous amount of preparation, time, and effort go into the scheduling process. Mrs. Singer, guidance counselor, will meet with students in February to explain the process of requesting courses for the following school year. I hope you will take time to look through the course selections with your son or daughter, and to help him or her select appropriate classes. Good decisions about scheduling now help to avert disappointments and regrets in the fall.

Parents, please continue to reinforce good attendance habits with your child. Attendance and accuracy of attendance are extremely important in school. Excessive absences result in missed work which may be difficult to make up, which may cause a loss of continuity in learning, and which may produce an irresponsible attitude toward daily obligations, ultimately resulting in failure in school.

It is our desire that the second half of the school year be excellent for all. If you need to meet with a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, or me, please do not hesitate to contact us. We suggest that parents call to schedule appointments before coming to school.  Our goal is to be ready to meet with parents promptly.  We respect your valuable time.

We look forward to seeing parents and guardians at the next parent/teacher conference night, which will be on Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24 from 5:00-7:15 p.m.

In the meantime, I hope all Willcox families have a great 2016.  Together, we can make Willcox High School an excellent place for all students to learn.

"Go Cowboys and Cowgirls"

Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thompson