Effective Monday, February 6th, the Counseling Department requires at least a 5-day notice for all counselor recommendations, mid-year reports, and scholarship forms. Please know your deadlines, it is your responsibility to give your counselor adequate time to help you.
If the request is not made in a timely manner, it is not guaranteed to be completed by your deadline. Please be sure to submit your request as soon as possible so as to meet your deadline.
Come by the Career Center to pick up a form to sign and attach to your documents acknowledging your understanding of the 5 day notice.
Senior Conferences 2014
Parents and Seniors:
Welcome to your senior year! Taft counseling is extending an invitation for you to attend your student’s conference on September 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th in the Library. Topics will include a review of graduation requirements and assistance in exploring college and career options after high school. Conferences will be held during your students’ English classes.*
Tuesday, September 17th Mrs. Capp-Hernandez
Wednesday, September 18th Ms. Sanchez
Thursday, September 19th Mrs. White
Friday, September 20th Mrs. Gray/Ms. Cook
*For the exact time, refer to your students’ class schedule
Welcome back, students! We are so excited to begin the 2013-2014 school year – and we are looking forward to working with you! Please note some exciting upcoming events:
Sept 16th – Texas A&M College Station presentation LGI rm. Communication Arts during 5th lunch. Open to both Taft and Comm Arts students
Sept. 17th – Navy recruiters foyer outside auditorium 5th lunch
Sept. 18th – Marine recruiter foyer outside auditorium 5th lunch
Sept. 26th – UTSA presentation LGI room Open to Taft and Comm Arts 5th lunch
Oct. 22nd – University of Houston presentation LGI room during 5th lunch
Oct. 22nd – University of Texas @Dallas Comm Arts Go Center open to both Taft and Comm Arts Students 5th lunch
Please stop by the Career Center to visit with the lovely Mrs. Webb and learn about all of the exciting opportunities that are available to you! Happy New School Year!
Here are the links to some Dual Credit information for students and parents:
Please contact Ms. Leanna Young at #(210)397-6026 if you have any questions!
From My San Antonio:
Local nonprofits have partnered with Trinity University to help college applicants navigate the process.
Generation TX San Antonio, the San Antonio Education Partnership and Advise TX plan to rally more than 40 high school counselors to help students and their families fill out college applications from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. The free event, called Apply SA, will be held at Trinity’s Fiesta Room.
Students will have more than 30 computers at their disposal along with help writing essays and gathering information needed to complete admissions forms and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, said Generation TX San Antonio spokeswoman Rosa Gomez.
Students: Please be sure to visit the You Can Go site from the nice people at College Board. This interactive site is FULL of information on making college accessible for EVERYONE - it’s organized around videos featuring interviews with students discussing their main concerns and obstacles. By using documentary-style video interviews as core content, student visitors could get authentic information directly from their peers who are now on the path to success. Colorful infographics and custom-drawn type bring life to valuable information about financial aid, courses, careers, and the different paths that led these students to college. Additionally, an interactive quiz lets students vividly see and influence the number of college opportunities available to them. Check it out!
1) The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched an exciting new Career and College Planning website. This free resource is available for Texas students, parents and educators. Click here to visit this site!
2) The NAEHCY (National Association for the Education
of Homeless Children and Youth) is now offering a Higher Education Helpline for assistance with issues related to students experiencing homelessness accessing higher
education. Contact the NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline at: 1 (855) 446-2673 (toll-free) . The NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline offers assistance to:
* Financial Aid Administrators seeking to assist students
experiencing homelessness with accessing financial aid
* Higher Education Professionals seeking to link homeless students
with the supports they need to succeed in college.
* High School Counselors seeking to assist homeless students with
applying to and finding resources to pay for college.
* State Coordinators for Homeless Education and Local Homeless
Education Liaisons seeking to understand what educational rights
students experiencing homelessness have in regards to college access and
what support options may be available to them.
* Shelter Staff and Service Providers seeking to connect youth they
are serving with resources to access higher education.
* Unaccompanied Homeless Youth who want to attend college but
aren’t sure what options are available to them to assist in paying for
* Parents of students experiencing homelessness who wish to
understand what supports may be available to their children to help them
Univision Virtual College Fair
CollegeWeekLive and Univision have teamed up to produce a brand new event, the Univision Virtual College Fair. Designed for first-generation students and their families, this free event is your opportunity to:
• Meet admissions reps from your choice of 100+ schools
• Video chat with current students to hear firsthand about campus life
• Watch live presentations on getting accepted to college, paying for college, college study skills & more
|Alderson-Broaddus College||Arizona State University|
|Babson College||Bentley University|
|Biola University||Bowling Green State University|
|British Council||Broward College|
|Bucknell University||Butler University|
|California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo||California State Polytechnic University, Pomona|
|California State University, Channel Islands||California State University, Dominguez Hills|
|California State University, Long Beach||California State University, Los Angeles|
|California State University, Monterey Bay||California State University, San Bernardino|
|California State University, Stanislaus||Centennial College|
|Champlain College||Clayton State University|
|College of Charleston||Colorado Mesa University|
|Colorado State University||Colorado State University, Pueblo|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus||CUNY – City University of New York System|
|CUNY, College of Staten Island||CUNY, Hunter College|
|CUNY, Macaulay Honors College||DePaul University|
|Dillard University||Drake University|
|East Tennessee State University||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Emory University||Florida Atlantic University|
|Florida International University||Fort Hays State University|
|Franklin Olin College of Engineering||Georgia Southwestern State University|
|Grand View University||Harvard University|
|Holy Names University||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|Lamar University||Lawrence Technological University|
|Lenoir-Rhyne University||Lipscomb University|
|LIU Brooklyn||Manhattan College|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Massachusetts Maritime Academy|
|Miami Dade College||Michigan State University|
|Michigan Technological University||Mills College|
|Morgan State University||New York University|
|North Carolina A&T State University||Northeastern University – College of Professional Studies|
|Norwich University||Oregon Institute of Technology|
|Pepperdine University||Regis College|
|Rice University||Richmond-The American University in London|
|Roger Williams University||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology|
|Saint John’s University, NY||Saint Joseph’s College (Brooklyn)|
|Saint Louis University||Sam Houston State University|
|Sonoma State University||Southern Methodist University|
|Stanford University||SUNY University at Albany|
|Syracuse University||Texas A&M International University|
|Texas A&M University||Texas Tech University|
|Trinity College||Trinity University (TX)|
|Tufts University||United States Air Force Academy|
|United States Coast Guard Academy||United States Merchant Marine Academy|
|Universidad Central Del Este||University of Akron|
|University of California, Berkeley||University of California, Davis|
|University of California, Irvine||University of California, Los Angeles|
|University of California, Merced||University of California, Riverside|
|University of California, San Diego||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|University of California, Santa Cruz||University of Chicago|
|University of Denver||University of Florida|
|University of Houston||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||University of Louisville|
|University of Massachusetts, Boston||University of New Haven|
|University of New Mexico||University of North Florida|
|University of North Texas||University of Oklahoma|
|University of San Diego||University of South Florida|
|University of Texas at Brownsville||University of Texas, Arlington|
|University of Texas, Austin||University of Texas, Pan American|
|University of Texas, San Antonio||University of the Pacific|
|University of West Georgia||University of Wisconsin, Stout|
|USMA West Point||Utah Valley University|
|Villanova University||West Texas A&M University|
|Western Michigan University||Wiley College|
|Yale University||Youngstown State University|