Class of 2021
How to prepare for your senior year
Taft Counseling Staff
Moving on Up
19 credits to be classified as a Senior in August 2020
If not -
Not eligible for SENIOR LUNCH
Not eligible for OFF CAMPUS PERIOD(S)
Ways to regain credits:
Credit Retrieval/Acceleration / Summer School
Credit Retrieval/Acceleration / Retake Course
OFF CAMPUS AND/OR WORK PERIODS MAY NOT BE ASSIGNED UNTIL CREDITS ARE CAUGHT UP
ABOUT OFF CAMPUS
MASTER SCHEDULE CONFLICTS, CLASS SIZE, AND CLASS AVAILABILITY MAY PREVENT OFF CAMPUS APPROVAL
Off Campus periods are 7th and/or 8th only!!
The following cannot be dropped:
Pre-AP/AP/OR, Honors Courses
Students must remain in good standing with the following:
Click on the link below to apply for off campus periods. If there is a conflict with you classes or you are not eligible you counselor will contact you by email.
SAT & ACT
Seniors can benefit from taking the ACT/SAT!!
Students can take the tests but must register and pay the fee on their own!
SAT/ACT scores are used by colleges and universities for admissions.
Fee waivers are available for students on the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.
See Mrs. Torres (Taft) or Ms. Montellano (Comm Arts) in the Career Center for more information
AP and Dual Credit Courses
Factors Colleges Consider
GPA and class rank
6th semester matters
Texas TOP 10% RULE
Exception UT Austin only - Top 6% and A&M-Top 7%
Admissions essay - have a good one and re-use
SAT and/or ACT scores
Letters of Recommendation (2 weeks notice)
Packets available in the counseling office
Watch what you post on social media
Admission denials have happened based upon what is found in social media outlets like Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook
In 2013, 8% of Admissions Officers did Google searches. However, in 2015 the NY Times reported that over 45% of admissions officers indicated they have reviewed online sites for information about applicants.
Important Events for Seniors 2021
FAFSA - Oct 1, 2020
Cap & Gown, Invitations, Pictures - Ordering deadlines
Counselor in regards to classes and credits
CCMA in regrards to college, career & military information
Student Succcess Advisor in regards to Ap, Dual credit, On Ramps courses