Counselors' Corner

JUNIOR VIRTUAL CONFERENCES  Fall 2020 -  BOOK NOW!
 
The junior conference is a planning session between student, parent and counselor addressing: senior classes, post-high school plans and required testing (SAT, ACT, TSI, ASVAB), college application and scholarship info, making sure that there is a plan in place toward graduation and beyond. 
 
FOR KARI SCHROEDER (A-L) BOOK HERE: 
 
FOR VALERIE LAUGIER (M-Z) BOOK HERE:
 
FAFSA WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS AND PARENTS - CLASS OF 2021
 
Seniors,
 
If you and your parents need help completing the Fafsa application for financial aid (for college), we have a workshop  at THS between 4:30 and 7:30pm on thursday, Nov 12th next week. You just need to book an appointment.
 
Students will need to bring their laptop to access the Fafsa site. Parents (and students if they work) will need to bring their tax return information for 2019.
 
Please sign up ASAP by completing the Google Form below
 
 
SIGN UP FOR THE NOVEMBER 10, 2020 ASVAB TEST HERE!!!!
 
Whether you plan to join the military or simply want to explore careers by testing your skills (academic, spatial, mechanical), the ASVAB may be for you!
 
 
The test will be given in the library starting at 8:30 am.
Virtual students need to come in for the test.
 

VIRTUAL TUTORIALS

 

Dear Students:

Taylor High School is changing the times for virtual tutorials, please see below.  Any THS student may attend these tutorials by clicking on the tutorial you wish to attend.  

 

Math tutorials are offered Monday through Thursday from 5pm-7pm

English, Science, and Social Studies tutorials are offered Monday through Thursday from 6pm-7pm

 

THS-Science Virtual Tutorials Zoom Meeting Info: 6pm-7pm
https://zoom.us/j/92685556687?pwd=TE8zdTEhttps://zoom.us/j/92685556687?pwd=TE8zdTEycWVQK295TE50MEs2bjFkUT09
Meeting ID: 926 8555 6687
Passcode: H6sV3H

 

THS-Math Virtual Tutorials Zoom Meeting Info:5pm-7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83045247930?pwd=MENBVnhMVmdQdmhNcEFweTVQTHZCUT09

Meeting ID: 830 4524 7930

Passcode: 4YULfS

 

THS-English Virtual Tutorials Zoom Meeting Info:6pm-7pm

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73211901599?pwd=K1M4YjdBMU5KSkNYWkJ0VWlncWNVZz09

Meeting ID: 732 1190 1599

Passcode: 46338s

 

THS-Social Studies Virtual Tutorials Zoom Meeting Info:6pm-7pm

https://zoom.us/j/95159908437?pwd=MXVjV0UrTXVLNlBzd0s3YWFkampwdz09

Meeting ID: 951 5990 8437

Passcode: Cwg58J

 

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Carla Clegg at cclegg@taylorisd.org

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 excepted 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)

 
 
 

 

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2021 AND 2022!!

 

Class ring on campus sizing & order day is coming!!

Herff Jones will be on campus for sizing & ring orders this coming Tuesday October 20th from 8:00 – 1:30.

Take advantage of this special on campus order day & Go Ducks!!!

 

VIRTUAL STUDENTS must pick up a packet in the front office at THS!

 

 

 
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
 
 
 
START OF SCHOOL YEAR PROCEDURES - 2020-2021
 
TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL - See TISD document attached.
 
7/20/20
UPCOMING TESTING ON THS CAMPUS           Fall 2020 
próximas pruebas en Taylor HS          Otono 2020
 
 
To be determined:   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.
 
To be determined:   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.
 
 
Oct 3/ 3 de octubre: 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. 
 
OCTOBER 7 - Deadline to sign up w/o late fee for Nov. 7 SAT (given at surrounding schools, not THS). October 27 late registration with additional fee.
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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 attachment below.
 
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION SUMMER-FALL 2020
 

Testing Updates:

All CBE testing has been postponed to mid-year 20-21 due to Covid-19

 

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.
SAT AND ACT FALL 2020 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.
Do not delay: sessions are filling up fast.
 
 
 
SAT: Cost $49.50 (no essay) $64.50 with essay  late fee $30
Test Date Normal Deadline Online Score Release
*October 3, 2020 September 4, 2020 October 16, 2020
November 7, 2020 October 9, 2020 November 20, 2020
December 5, 2020 November 6, 2020 December 18, 2020
March 13, 2021 February 13, 2021 March 26, 2021
 
* Oct 3rd, 2020 is given at THS
**Sept 26, 2020 has been added to the above calendar
 
Check SAT website for late registration deadlines
 
 
ACT: Cost $53 (4 sections) $68 with writing section  late fee $30
updated fall 2020 ACT national test schedule:

September
  • Saturday, September 12 (existing)
  • Sunday, September 13 (non-Saturday, existing)
  • Saturday, September 19 (new)
October
  • Saturday, October 10 (new)
  • Saturday, October 17 (new)
  • Saturday, October 24 (existing)
  • Sunday, October 25 (non-Saturday, existing)
December
  • Saturday, December 12 (existing)
 
Check ACT website for late registration deadlines