Counselors' Corner

ENGLISH READING ASSIGNMENTS - SUMMER 2021
 
Honors English 2 (choose one, or read both)
1. A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett
2. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
 
AP English 3 (Language and Composition)
AP English 4 (Literature and Composition)
 
UPCOMING TESTING ON THS CAMPUS       
próximas pruebas en Taylor HS         
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 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.
 
 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.
 
 CBE TESTING  CREDIT BY EXAM. CREDITO POR EXAMEN.  
¿Quiere conseguir más información? Hable con la consejera de su hijo/a.
 
: 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)
 
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 2025 (21-22 Freshmen):  TEXT TO 81010.   ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE:
 
CLASS OF 2024 (21-22 Sophomores):  TEXT TO 81010.   ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @k939g8
 
CLASS OF 2023 (21-22 Juniors): TEXT TO 81010. ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @4bb674
 
CLASS OF 2022 (21-22 Seniors):TEXT TO 81010. ENTER THIS AS A MESSAGE: @de4b8d
 
 
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)
 
ACT: Cost $53 (4 sections) $68 with writing section  (late fee $30)
 
June 12, 2021
 
Check SAT and ACT websites for registration deadlines
 
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.
 

2020-2021 GT Referrals

The window for nominating your student for GT (Gifted and Talented) services will open the fall of 2021.

You can nominate your student by filling out the forms below and sending them to your student's school counselor. 
 
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)