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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
Nancy Gonzalez​Counselor : Se-Z​   Email
Sonja Price​Secretary : 10th-12th​   Email
Ranessa MachannSecretary : 10th-12th​   Email​


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.​

SAT Testers for October

A bit of good news to share with students and parents: The College Board is offering free registration for the October SAT for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They are also offering refunds to impacted students who have already paid the fee. Information at the following link:​​

Ft Bend County College Nights

​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 Information to consider when choosing your schedule
  • If you are in a G/T class this year, you should choose a G/T class section for next year to stay in the program.
  • If you had a Temporary Exit this year you must choose a G/T class for next year or you receive an automatic Formal Exit. This means that you would have to be screened again in that core area to be eligible for future G/T placements in that core area.
  • Temporary exits are given for very specific reasons.

Temporary exits:

  • cannot be given by the counselors. You must contact the G/T facilitator whose office is located in the main counselors' suite..
  • cannot be given to opt out of a specific teacher's class.
  • cannot be given any later than the last day of the first 6-weeks and the first day of the second semester.

Contact information in case of questions:
Judy Jennings

Temporary exits:

can be given as a CSC [campus selection committee] decision. Students must contact the G/T facilitator to request one. The criterion that must be met in order to be eligible for a Furlough (temporary exit) are:

  • Medical conditions with documentation
  • Personal family issues documented
  • Course schedule conflicts based on master schedule​

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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in its educational programs and/or activities, including career and technology programs, nor in its employment practices
and to provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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