James I. Maley Taylor Career and Technical Center

Wherever you want to go, we help you get there.  College, certifications, internship, apprenticeship, technical training and a rewarding career are what we prepare you for - all while you're still in high school.  Career Center Catalog 2017-18

Taylor School District Blog - see all the cool things happening in our district.

FOR SCHOOL CLOSINGS, please check the superintendent's Twitter feed which can be seen on the District's home page.  Local TV stations will also have the information when the decision is made


need to know - November


  • Wednesday - Friday  Nov. 21st - 23rd - no school Thanksgiving Recess
  • Wednesday - Nov. 28th - no school in PM

THE ONLINE SCHOOLSTORE has new Taylor High School items for sale.  You can order from November 7th - November 25th.  Merchandise will be delivered by Dec. 20th, just in time for Christmas.
THS merchandise order form here.


GREAT NEWS! -  Taylor now participates in a federal program called CEP (Community Eligibility Provision).  This means every student in the Taylor School District will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch. Breakfast is served in Career Center North - the brick building next to the main building.

Did you ever wonder what DECA can do for you?  Check out this video to find out.



Throughout the year, The Chopping Block will be open for theme days a couple times a month. The first theme day was October 19th was an Oktoberfest Feast and it was great!  Check out the other theme days and come in and join us!

The Taylor Career Center has a new Culinary Arts Chef this year, Lesley Gauthier. Lesley is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with degrees in Culinary Arts, Food Service Management and Hospitality. She has 15+ years of culinary experience and is excited to take the culinary program to a new elevated level.

Want to print the theme days so you don't forget?  Get them out here.

Full size pie order form.


The Chopping Block
Theme Days

  • Thanksgiving Dinner: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 
  • Mediterranean: Friday, January 18, 2018 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 
  • Italian: Friday, February 1, 2018 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 
  • Mexican: Friday, February 22, 2018 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 
  • Asian: Friday, March 8, 2018 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 
  • French: Friday, March 22, 2018 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 
  • Soup, Salad & Breadsticks: Friday, May 3, 2018 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 
  • Backyard BBQ: Friday, May 17, 2018 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 

*Days and times are subject to change based on weather, school events and at the discretion of the staff. If you have any questions please feel free to call The Chopping Block office at (313) 295-5757 ext: 12107.  
The Taylor CTE Culinary program thanks you for your support! 


THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT -  check out the long list of supporters of the Career Center.