Taylor High School

COLLEGE/CAREER READINESS

The Taylor High School's guidance department works with every student to create an individualized plan for high school and post secondary options. College and career readiness is provided to each student through classroom presentations, advisory materials, classroom curricula, and our Naviance program. Please refer to the Naviance tab for instructions on how you and your child can access this informative program. 

Taylor High School Career & College Education Guide

Guidebook for Parents of the College-Bound

College Admissions Process

College Visits

College visits are an integral part of the college admissions process and are highly recommended. Every junior and senior student is permitted, and encouraged, to take advantage of the two excused days for off campus college visits. Students should refer to the individual college websites in order to set up a formal visit. Completed college visit forms must be turned in to the Taylor High School office at least two days prior to any visit in order for them to be excused. 

College Visit Permission Slip

Job Shadowing

Every student in grades 9-12 are permitted to take one excused job shadowing day. It is up to the student to initiate and schedule this experience. Your child's school counselor may be able to help connect your student with a professional that matches their career interest. A completed job shadowing permission slip (link below) must be turned into the office at least two days prior to the visit. The job shadowing post visit form (link below) must be turned in to the guidance office within two days of your visit. 

Job Shadowing Permission Slip

Job Shadowing Post Visit Form

College Admission Recommendations

Is college in your future? Check out what is required to get into the college of your dreams.

Check with your school to make sure you know their exact requirements.

Admission requirements at colleges and technical schools are as different as the students who attend them. Students should check the requirements specified in individual school catalogs to find out exactly which high school subjects are required for admission to the institution of choice.

In general, colleges have the following recommendations. These are a guide, as a student may be admitted on a "conditional basis" if he/she has not completed all of these recommended credit.

Your counselor can give you help acquiring information. Ask for assistance if needed.

Check before it's too late.

English (C.P. Level Recommended)   4 credits
Social Studies   3 credits
Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry or higher)   3-4 credits
Science (Biology, Chemistry, or high)   3-4 credits
Foreign Language (Required by many colleges)   2-4 credits
Physical Education   1/2 credit (2 semesters)
Health   1/2 credit (1 semester)
Fine Arts   1 credit
Electives   Varies by college and/or major