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Katy Independent School District

James E. Taylor High School


​​​9th Grade Counselor's Office   281-237-3159
Katrina Harwell​​
Counselor : A-Z   Email
Cathy Davis
​Secretary : 9th​   Email
​​​10th -12th Grade Counselors' Office   281-237-3165
Brandye SimperCounselor : A-C   Email
​Peggy Cameron​Counselor : D-H   Email
​Carol Cowand​Counselor : I-Mn  Email
​Karmen MundtCounselor : Mo-Sd   Email
openCounselor : Se-Z​   
Sonja Price​Secretary : 10th-12th​   Email
Ranessa MachannSecretary : 10th-12th​   Email​

Course Selection for 2018-2019

On Thursday, January 18th students watched the Course Selection video during their admin homeroom in enrichment period. At that time they were given a course selection sheet to complete for class selection for next year. These are due back to English teachers by Wed, Jan 24.   Beginning January 25th, counselors will be meeting with each student to review course selection, Endorsements and graduation plans.​

Below are the videos from the Counselors' office explaining the process for each grade level.

9th to 10th –

10th to 11th –

​11th to 12th –​​

Course Catalog​

Course Selection Sheet

Miller Applications 

Sophomores and Juniors course selection is here! Don’t miss your opportunity to apply to Miller Career & Technology Center. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. The priority deadline to turn in your application is Friday, February 9th. Stop by your counselor’s office to pick up a Miller application. You are also invited to attend Miller’s Open House Tuesday, January 23rd 6:30-7:30p.m. Apply now for your chance to experience a fun and innovative learning environment!​

AP Exam Information


AP Exam Registration online form - click here​

Regular registration for Advanced Placement Exams begin on February 5, 2018 @ 8 AM and ends February 25, 2018 @11:59

More AP Testing specifics will be shared with students through AP Classes

AP Exams are scheduled for weeks of May 7-11 and May 14-18

AP Testing Coordinator:  Carol Cowand  

Cost per exam is $98.00

THS School Code: 443736

Free/Reduced Cost is $15.60 per exam *

* Please tell students who have not gone through the Free/Reduced Lunch Process to start now if applicable! Application is available online:

***Additional information regarding AP exams/schedule can be found at​


Naviance is the tool in Katy ISD for college searches and scholarship information. You can locate Naviance by searching for it in MyKatyCloud. 

Please see the powerpoint at this link​ for more details.​​​

​Counselor Newsletter


Safety Net

SAFETY NET Forms are available in both counselor offices and the junior office. It's an anonymous way to help prevent student violence, suicide, gang involvement and drug or alcohol abuse.​ More info...​

Graduation Requirements and Course Catalog​​ - CLICK HERE​

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

SENIORS - The FAFSA is now open for you to apply for the 2016-2017 college year.  Go to  and a​​lso be sure to go to the FSA ID webpage to apply for your electronic signature for FAFSA at  It is required for those who will be signing your FAFSA​​.

The 2017-18 FAFSA season will began earlier than previous FAFSA cycles.  Please note the following important information for Juniors!​

GT screening window is open for all students interested in qualifying to take a GT level class.

Stop by the counselor’s office, either in the 9th grade center or main campus, and pick up a form OR you can download one from the new THSGT website

If you’ve never taken a GT class, you will pick up or download a Parent Checklist form.

If you’re enrolled in at least one GT class and would like to add more, you will pick up or download an Additional Subject Request form.

Deadline for submitting the paperwork into the counselor’s office (9th grade or main campus) is Wednesday, December 6th at 2:30pm
Absolutely NO late submissions will be accepted.​

School Codes
                                Taylor High School Code:  443736 (CEEB for Collegeboard—SAT and ACT testing)
                                CDC or County-District-Campus Codes
                                Harris County Code:  101
                                District Code:  914
                                Taylor High Campus Code:  002
                                (THS CDC number is 101914002)  


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