In Taylor ISD all students are empowered to reach their full potential. Our district offers programs for students identified as Gifted and Talented who have been identified as having significantly advanced intellectual ability. Information about Gifted and Talented identification and programming can be found on the Taylor ISD Gifted and Talented home page.
Taylor ISD participates in the University Interscholastic League academic competition for elementary, middle and high school. The University Interscholastic League offers a wide variety of academic contests for students. These contests build upon the academic skills developed in the classroom and offer students an opportunity to stretch their talents above and beyond those requirements. For more information about academic UIL look here.
The Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The AP Program develops college-level courses that high schools can choose to offer and corresponding AP Exams that are administered once a year. Courses are offered in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, foreign languages, art music, and computer science. In Taylor ISD all students enrolled in a AP course are expected to participate in the college board AP exam. Students who receive a score of 3 or higher will receive college credit for the exam. AP courses are rigorous and with an emphasis on higher level critical thinking skills.
OnRamps is an innovative dual-enrollment program which brings rigorous courses aligned with the high standards and expectations of The University of Texas at Austin to our district students. The key benefit of early exposure to postsecondary education is the authentic entry point to college expectations it provides for students and their families. Additionally, students are eligible to earn transferable college credit, accelerating degree completion and reducing costs associated with college.