Counselors' Corner

A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM YOUR THS COUNSELORS -
 
RECORDED FROM HOME ON MARCH 25TH, 2020
 
Click on the movie link below
 
 
UPCOMING TESTING ON THS CAMPUS           Spring 2020 
próximas pruebas en Taylor HS      Primavera 2019
 
 
March25th/25 de marzo:   TSI in the library (free of charge). Sign up in the counseling office.
El TSI tendrá lugar en la biblioteca (gratuitamente). ¡Regístranse 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.
 
March 4th/5 de marzo:   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 6th/ 6 de junio: SAT. Register with your counselor's help or directly online / Regístranse 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 exencion 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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SEE THE TESTING RESOURCE TAB on Counselors Corner Main Page for practice links to ASVAB, TSI, SAT, ACT.
 
There are also prep books in the library. Ask Mrs. Butler.
 
For free online PSAT preparation, follow the link below.
 
You may also take the TSI at the Temple College campus in Hutto for a fee.
 See your counselor for more information.
 
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION SUMMER 2020
 

TISD Offers Acceleration Exams


Taylor ISD is offering opportunities for secondary students to earn credit in academic subjects. Exams will be offered for most TEKS-based courses in grades 6-12. 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.


The spring/summer testing dates are:

 

      June 2-3, 2020,   Registration period -  April 1- May 1, 2020 

      August 4-5, 2020, Registration period, June 1- 25, 2020. 

 

Students interested in participating in the examination for acceleration program should pick up a registration form from the counselor’s office at their school.  Registration forms for the June date must be returned to the counselor’s office by the end of the regular school day on May 1st, 2020.

The registration forms for the August testing can be returned to the campus office or to the TISD Central Office.


Questions concerning the examination for acceleration program 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 they want to test out of must earn an 80; students who have not had prior instructions must earn a 70.

College Board Opportunities Scholarships

Priority Action Steps for the Class of 2020

 
Check the link, the video and students who have already won!: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?excmpid=vt-00248
 
 

Last Call! The Improve Your Score scholarship closes at the end of January. Seniors should ensure they have taken or are registered for an upcoming SAT to complete this scholarship and then focus on completing the final steps of the scholarship program.

 

Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
Closes February 2020
Have students complete the FAFSA® form to apply for financial aid. Students must provide a screenshot of their FAFSA confirmation email if selected for the scholarship (undocumented and international students are exempt).

 

Apply to Colleges: $1,000
Closes February 2020
Advise students to apply to at least two colleges they want to attend and ensure they submit the names of the colleges to earn an entry for the scholarship.

HERFF JONES - CAP AND GOWN ORDERS
 
If you still need a cap and gown for graduation:
Contact Herff Jones at 800-837-4235
 
Our THS representative is Travis Hightower.
The PowerPoint Senior Presentation from Sept 19, 2019
 
has been uploaded to the Class of 2020 Tab (on the right).
 
The PowerPoint 10th and 11th grade  PSAT PREP Presentation from Sept 23rd, 2019
 
has been uploaded to the Class of 2021 Tab (on the right).
 
THS Students and Parents!
 
Make sure you stay in touch with your counselors and relevant activities for your grade level!
 
Sign up with the Remind Messages App using the following codes:
 
CLASS OF 2024:                TEXT TO 81010.              ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @k939g8
CLASS OF 2023:                TEXT TO 81010.              ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @k3928g
CLASS OF 2022:                TEXT TO 81010.              ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @de4b8d
CLASS OF 2021:         TEXT TO 81010.         ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @77bc9k
CLASS OF 2020:         TEXT TO 81010.         ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @3k3c6b