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
The United States Department of Education TRIO Programs helps students overcome, class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education.