Educational Talent Search

Workshops (Curriculum)

To further meet the needs of the Talent Search participants, there is an established curriculum of workshops, social activities, college tours, and special events that are interwoven into the entire Talent Search program.  Workshops are offered at least once a month and cover the following services.

Services that are available to all TS students, grades 7-12, are as follows:

  • Academic Advising/Course Selection
  • One Academic or Self-Development Workshop a month
  • Goal Setting
  • Connections to High Quality Tutoring
  • College Tours
  • Service Learning Opportunities
  • Financial & Economic Literacy
  • Parent Meetings/Workshops as Needed
In addition to the activities and services listed above, the following lists activities offered to students by grade.
Seventh Grade
  • Successful Classroom Skills
  • Career Exploration
  • Introduction to Colleges
  • Self-Development
Eighth Grade
  • Preparation for High School
  • Creating a Four Year High School Schedule
  • Why go to College
  • Introduction to Rigor and STEM program
Ninth Grade
  • How to be Successful in High School
  • Introduction to the ACT
  • Introduction to Financial Aid
  • Post-secondary Options
Tenth Grade
  • ACT Preparation
  • College/Universities in the State
  • Course Selection (Rigor & STEM courses)
  • Post-Secondary Attainment
Eleventh Grade
  • Course Selection (Rigor/STEM)
  • College Entrance Exam Preparation (ACT)
  • ACT Registration (fee waiver available)
  • Student Leadership Conference
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
Twelfth Grade
  • College Majors
  • Scholarship Search & Application Assistance
  • FAFSA Assistance
  • College Admissions Applications Assistance
  • Transition to Post-Secondary Education
  • Initial Post-Secondary Course Selection
  • Referral to Collegiate TRiO Program