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Willcox High School
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Welcome to WHS!

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 nine 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 and Guardians,

The final days of the 2017-2018 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 2018.

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 school work until the last day on May 24.

We have a very busy and exciting month ahead of us. Our annual academic awards recognition will be on May 7 in the auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m. This event will showcase the accomplishments of our students with various awards and scholarships. Seniors receive thousands of dollars in scholarship money and recognition with countless other awards. The academic awards recognition evening will be a great opportunity for our students, staff, parents, and community to recognize the achievements of our graduating students. 

Teacher/staff appreciation week is on May 7-10. I want to thank our faculty for the exceptional work they do on a daily basis. Our teachers are the foundation of Wilcox High School’s 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. Please direct exam exemption questions to the individual teachers involved or Ms. Hall, and direct graduation requirement questions to the counselor or administrators.

The last day of regular class for seniors is on Thursday, May 17 if they earned their exam exemption incentive. Otherwise, the last day for those who did not earn the incentive will be on Tuesday, May 22. Seniors were made aware of the requirements for graduation, which will take place on Friday, May 25 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 24 at 7:55 a.m. in Cowboy Stadium. Those seniors who have not met all academic/attendance requirements or who have not paid their high school fees will not participate in the graduation ceremony. We encourage each student to make sure they pass every class and pay all fees.

Underclassmen final exams are on May 21, May 22, and 23. The last day in session for students will be on Thursday, May 24. We will dismiss students at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23 and at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 24.

Please check our website for registration dates regarding our 2018-2019 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 2018!

Go, Cowboys!

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson