WHAT IS TRiO EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH?
Talent Search is a federally-funded program designed to identify students in grades 6-12 and adults to age 27 with potential for education at the postsecondary level and to encourage them to complete middle school and high school and enroll in and graduate from college.
- Decrease the dropout rate
- Increase the high school graduation rate
- Increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and graduate from postsecondary educational institutions
WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?
- Academic assessment
- Assistance with high school and college course selection
- Student success workshops held 4 times per year for each grade level
- Workshops for families of participants
- Assistance with completing admissions forms and the full range of financial aid documents
- Connections to high quality tutoring
- Report card checks
- Financial literacy
- Mentoring opportunities
- Secondary or postsecondary school reentry
- College entrance exam preparation
- Summer enrichment
- Career Exploration
- Postsecondary tracking up to 6 years following high school graduation
- Cultural enrichment activities
- Trips to college campuses
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no charge to participants in the Talent Search program. Eligible students need only to invest time, interest, and the willingness to fulfill their maximum potential and a desire to earn a postsecondary credential.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Meet the specific income criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education
Be first-generation college status (neither parent has a four-year college degree)
Be in need of services
WHICH SCHOOLS ARE SERVED BY TALENT SEARCH?
||Barbour County Intermediate School
||Barbour County Junior High School
||Barbour County High School
||Abbeville Elementary School
||Abbeville High School
||Admiral Moorer Middle School
||Eufaula High School
||Russell County High School
The program will serve a minimum of 583 students.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
Contact the Talent Search On-site coordinator or school counselor or email...
Visit the Talent Search office:
Wallace Community College
Sparks Campus - Hwy 431