Counselors' Corner

VIRTUAL MAKEUP HOURS WITH MRS. MONROE - JOIN HERE
 
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CAP AND GOWN FOR GRADUATION
 
If you still need to order yours, you can contact HerffJones and/or shop online at the links below:
 
Packages:
 
If you just need cap, gown and tassel, find it here:
 
UPCOMING TESTING ON THS CAMPUS        Spring 2021
próximas pruebas en Taylor HS          Primavera 2021
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May 12, 2021:   TSI in the library (free of charge). Sign up in the counseling office.
El TSI tendrá lugar en la biblioteca (gratuitamente). ¡Regístrense en la officina de las consejeras!
 
* El TSI es el examen requirido para entrar a la universidad y los colegios de 2 años, tales como Temple College, Blinn College u ACC.
 
April, 27, 2021:   School Day SAT - all juniors will take the SAT free of charge during the day. SAT durante el día  de escuela. Todos los juniors tomaran la prueba de SAT gratuitamente.
 
JUNE 2-3/ 2-3 DE JUNIO - CBE TESTING  CREDIT BY EXAM. CREDITO POR EXAMEN.  
¿Quiere conseguir más información? Hable con la consejera de su hijo/a.
 
June 5/ 5 de junio: SAT. Register with your counselor's help or directly online / Regístrense a través de College Board  HERE/AQUÍ.
 
See your counselor if you qualify for a fee waiver. Remember that, if you qualify, you can take the SAT twice for free.
Habla con su consejera/o si eres eligible para una exención de pago. Si es el caso, no olvides que puedes tomar el SAT dos veces gratuitamente.
 
** El SAT es el examen requerido para entrar a las universidades de 4 años.
 
If you have accommodations through special education, and would like to utilize them on the SAT, make sure with your counselor that a request has been made or that you are already approved. College Board requests for accommodations can take up to 6 weeks. 
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TESTING RESOURCE TAB on Counselors Corner Main Page for practice links to ASVAB, TSI, SAT, ACT.
 
Prep books in the library. Ask Librarian Mrs. Butler.
 
You may also take the TSI at the Temple College campus in Hutto for a fee.
See your counselor for more information or vist https://www.templejc.edu/admissions/testing-center/placement-testing/.
 
2021-2022 Grade Level Presentations are available!!! 
CLICK HERE to view the presentations by THS Counselors covering grade level registration information, course selection, graduation requirements, endorsements, programs of study, and much more.    
HERE ARE THE COURSE SELECTION SHEETS BY GRADE LEVELS/
AQUI ESTAN LAS HOJAS DE PLANIFICACIÓN DE CURSOS EN ESPAñOL (SPAN 9TH/10TH/11/12TH)
New opportunity for incoming JUNIORS!!!!
 
TBI - Texas Bioscience Institute
 
The Texas Bioscience Institute Middle College Program offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn up to two years of STEM-focused college credit before they graduate high school.  
 
For more information: 254-298-8952 or tbitaylor@templeejc.edu
 
Dual Credit and TBI Info Night with Temple College

Time: Mar 8, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) for more info visit:  www.templejc.edu/tbi

Intern - Library Inclusive Internship Initiative (Grant Funded)

Interested in a paid internship as a library intern??

check out the attached application. Speak with Mrs. Butler (THS Librarian) or your counselor.
 
 

Local Scholarship
ATTENTION SENIORS 2021
The LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP application is open!
 
 
 
 
SAT AND ACT SPRING 2021 DATES 
 
Both tests are proceeding as planned with social distancing measures and closely monitoring local changes.
Some test sessions have been added to make up for spring cancellations.
 
Reach out to counselors if you qualify for a fee waiver.
 
 
 
SAT: Cost $49.50 (no essay) $64.50 with essay  (late fee $30)
 
March 13, 2021
May 8, 2021
June 5, 2021 at THS
 
 
ACT: Cost $53 (4 sections) $68 with writing section  (late fee $30)
 
Feb 6, 2021
April 17, 2021
June 12, 2021
 
Check SAT and ACT websites for registration deadlines
 
COUNSELORS REMIND APP NUMBERS   
 
THS Students and Parents, make sure you stay in touch with grade level information and activities!
 
Sign up for the Remind Messages App using the following codes:
 
CLASS OF 2024 (20-21 Freshmen):  TEXT TO 81010.   ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @k939g8
 
CLASS OF 2023 (20-21 Sophomores): TEXT TO 81010. ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @4bb674
(NOTE: new code for this class only - old code was not working - pls sign up again)
 
CLASS OF 2022 (20-21 Juniors):TEXT TO 81010. ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @de4b8d
 
CLASS OF 2021 (20-21 Seniors):TEXT TO 81010. ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @77bc9k
 

2020-2021 GT Referrals

The window for nominating your student for GT (Gifted and Talented) services opens on Monday 11/2 and will close on Friday 11/20. Nominations will not be accepted after end-of-day (4:15 pm) on 11/20.

You can nominate your student any time between 11/2 and 11/20, by filling out the forms below and sending them to your student's school counselor.  (Forms an be found by clicking on the black bolded items listed below).
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's school counselor!
 

2020-2021 GT Referral Information

2020-2021 Parent Referral Form (English and Spanish)

2020-2021 Parent Inventory (English and Spanish)

2020-2021 Parent Permission for Testing (English and Spanish)

 
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION SUMMER 2021
 

Testing Updates:

Next CBE testing will be June 2-3 2021 - (Registration period April 12-30, 2021) and

Aug 3-4 - (Registration period June 1-18)

 

The purpose of examination for acceleration is to allow a student to accelerate and earn credit for a particular course or grade level without formal instruction in that course or grade level. The student must score a minimum of 80% on the required tests for the course or grade level the student wants to accelerate.

Any TISD student is eligible to participate in testing without charge at the time of the regularly scheduled administration.

 

Questions may be directed to the school counselor or to Debbie Matthys, TISD Assessment Coordinator, at (512) 352-6361.

 

Notes about the CBE for Foreign Languages:

The test is a proficiency-based test provided through AAPPL. It is not divided by semester, nor consisting of grammar-based multiple choice questions. It holistically assesses the level of the student in reading, listening, writing and speaking by asking them to complete a language task.
 
Other Subjects:
1. Students must pass each section individually to earn credit for the full year (the two parts A and B, fall and spring cannot be averaged out) 
2. Students who have had prior instruction in the subject must earn an 80; students who have not had prior instruction must earn a 70.
 
The Dedman Distinguished Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Austin is excited to share our Dedman Essay Competition for 2021!!!!!

We are offering five scholarships to high school sophomores and juniors in the amount of $1,500, $1,000, $500, and two $250 awards. The scholarship has no prerequisites regarding ethnicity, economic background, or extracurricular activities and there is no fee to participate.

The contest requires applicants to submit a 750-800 word essay at our website dedmanessay.com on the following prompt:

Think about a time when you changed your mind about something. How can you know when to change a conviction you hold?

Further details and suggestions about crafting a competitive essay can be found in the Writing Resources tab on our website dedmanessay.com. The competition opens today, April 1, and the deadline for submission is April 30 at 11:59 PM.  If you have any questions, please contact dedmanessay@gmail.com or visit our website at dedmanessay.com.