With Waxhachie Global High School’s first graduating class set to hold commencement in May, the school’s counseling staff held a scholarship preparation seminar for students and parents Friday evening at the school.

Global school counselor Jean Baskins and registrar Leslie Werchan provided information on available scholarships, as well as how to conduct research on scholarships available at specific colleges and universities.

The planning session also provided inportant information on how to fill out application forms — especially those requesting grade point averages on a 4.0 scale as Global is based on a 6.0 scale due to the fact that the majority of Global classes are advanced dual credit courses that count for a higher GPA.

Baskin encouraged students to make note of that when submitting scholarship applications to ensure they receive proper consideration.

In addition to addressing important deadline dates for upcoming scholarship applications — such as the Singleton Scholars – parents and students were also encouraged to apply for the Global High PTO scholarships that will be awarded for the first time this spring.

The Global High PTO will award more than 12 scholarships totalling $10,000 — including a $2,000 scholarship open to Global seniors who graduate high school with their associate’s degree.

Nearly half of this year’s senior class is on track to graduate with their associate’s degree from Navarro College through Global’s Early College High School Program, which was initiated in the fall of 2009 — when this year’s senior class began its junior year. Navarro College is Global’s partner institution in the Early College High School program.

As an Early College High School, students passing the placement test for advanced courses may begin taking dual credit classes in their freshman year.

Waxahachie Global High is a public Early College High School campus with a limited, maximum class size of 100 students per grade. Enrollment is open each fall to incoming freshman applicants from Waxahachie ISD, homeschool and private school students as well as public school students from the Metroplex area. Throughout the year, the school welcomes applications and provides campus visits for interested students and parents both within and outside of the Waxahachie Independent School District. For more information on Waxahachie Global High, or to schedule a campus tour and receive an application, contact the school office at 972-923-4761. Global High is located at 600 W. Second St. in Waxahachie.

Upcoming Global events

Global High PTO

The next Waxahachie Global High School PTO meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the commons of Global High. All parents are encouraged to attend.

Global PTO Yahoo group

The WGH PTO invites any interested parent or family member to join the WGHPTO Yahoo groups. 

This site will allow us to send e-mails to all that request information about what the PTO is doing. It will also serve as a historical information source.  You will be able to read all “old” e-mails to know about past activities.

To join this group, you must e-mail:  wghpto-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Very soon only members of this Yahoo group will receive e-mail communications from the PTO. 

It is strongly suggested that all current parents join to keep informed.

Buy a car, help a school

Roger Sierra, sales consultant with Waxahachie Autoplex, has pledged to donate $100 to the Global High PTO from his commission on any vehicle he sells.

“That’s new or used from any of our stores (which include Buick, GMC, Ford, Mercury, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep),” Sierra said.

“I’m a huge supporter of Global High and this is something I can to help everytime someone buys a vehicle from me,” he said.

For more information, contact Roger Sierra at 972-938-1991 or 972-351-1496.