program facts & services
To provide low-income, potential first-generation college students with programs and services that will allow them to better understand and pursue educational opportunities and options and to be competitive in their quest for post-secondary education and beyond.
The following available services and activities will help Talent Search participants overcome educational, cultural, and social challenges and will also better prepare them for admission into a post-secondary educational program.
- Educational Planning and Academic Advisement
- Homework Assistance Program / Homework Club
- Mentoring and Career Exploration
- High School Exit Exam Materials
- Academic Workshops (SAT I and II, ACT, PSAT, Essay Writing, etc.)
- Technology Workshops (Computer Lab Access)
- Financial Aid Workshops
- Academic and Personal Development Workshops
- Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) and Scholastic Assessment or Aptitude Test (SAT)
- Community Service Hours (Referrals)
- Cultural Activities
- College Campus tours (Community Colleges/Universities)
- Middle School Collegiate Program (Summer Only)
The Educational Talent Search program provides academic support and educational services for students who are low-income and /or first-generation potential college students. ETS also serves students who aspire to re-enter high school, complete the GED program, or complete the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). The age limitations are from 11-27.
- Bret Harte Middle School
- Gompers Middle School
- Animo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School
- Animo Western Charter Middle School
- Washington Preparatory
- Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy
The United States Department of Education TRIO Programs helps students overcome, class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education.
Student Learning Outcomes for ETS
ETS staff members shall attend a Personal Development Conference(s).
Attend ETS training (retreat) during fall/spring semester. ETS staff members will demonstrate knowledge of the ETS program by completing referral forms, weekly schedules, contact forms, time and effort sheets and having ETS Staff increase their knowledge of the applications process.