Dear SOC Families,
On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to extend the warmest of welcomes to South Oak Cliff High School also known as SOC! SOC celebrates a tradition of excellence in education by setting high expectations for academic, social, and emotional growth. Our dedicated staff and our supportive parents jointly facilitate the development of our students as eager, life-long learners and as compassionate, responsible human beings. South Oak Cliff High School has a premier athletic program in football, basketball, track and field, soccer, baseball, tennis, swimming, volleyball, and golf. We honor the arts, promote healthy lifestyle choices, develop student leadership, and encourage selflessness through a culture of caring and a spirit of giving. We are committed to continual improvement through collaboration and innovation as we propel our learners to lives of achievement, meaning, and fulfillment.
The SOC family consists of parents, staff, and community members who are committed to ensuring our students learn at the highest levels. The purpose of the South Oak Cliff High School staff is to collaboratively inspire and empower all academically, socially, and emotionally. Our mission is to guide all our students as they become active, socially responsible leaders and contributors with the knowledge, skills, and character to be successful. We will achieve our mission by setting high expectations, emphasizing, and monitoring learning and growth, actively and continually improving and utilizing research-based best practices. We prepare our students for college and career readiness in STEM with our NAF Academy of Engineering and our NAF Academy of Information Technology. Additionally, we embody the AVID motto, which is Advancement Via Individual Determination. We are teaching our students life-long skills including empathy, problem-solving strategies, skills for learning, and more, which creates a culture of caring, respect, and collaboration in which all students thrive.
I look forward to working with each of you to provide the best possible education for your child. As partners in education, together, we will make our world a better place for all children.
Dr. W.F. Johnson