ETS Program Overview

 

TRIO Educational Talent Search Program 

PROGRAM YEAR 

September 1st – August 31st 

PROGRAM SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES 

Throughout the school year, Educational Talent Search advisors offer preparatory support services to assist students’ academic development and on-time progression from middle school to high school graduation, and on to college completion. The advisors provide in-person and virtual workshops at participating schools on topics such as study skills and test-taking strategies, goal setting and achievement, college and career options, the college admissions process, as well as, financial literacy, student financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. In addition to workshop trainings, ETS employ virtual and in-person supplemental resources to further enhance student aspirations, academic abilities, and potentials in preparation for successful entry to a four-year college education program or career training. Middle schools are offered after-school and online tutoring at select school sites. College, career and cultural tours, in-and-out of state, are offered to expose students to valuable educational and career-focused information to inspire goal setting and achievement. Technical assistance and follow-up is provided with applications for college admissions and FAFSA.  Parental involvement is implemented through school visits and events. Letters, phone calls, and newsletters provide parent information on issues that impact student success, college going, and economic literacy. 

Supplemental Resources Sponsored through Educational Talent Search 

  • MASTERY PREP: ACT/Algebra I/Geometry/Work Keys Boot Camp Trainings 
  • ACADEMIC TUTORING & TEST PREP: Virtual online tutoring (VOLT) 
  • CONOVER: Social & Emotional Learning tool 
  • STEM NOLA: Delivery of STEM-based activities, programs to K-12 students. 

Additional Supplemental Resources 

HOMEWORK LOUISIANA: http://www.homeworkla.org/  - Live homework help, skills resource area (get help by topic), library (search local and statewide libraries for information). 

ACT REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION: www.actstudent.org - preparation and registration for college entrance exam. 

  

FASFA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.gov - free application for student financial assistance; and application and information on financial aid available to those pursuing post-secondary education. 

 

LOSFA: www.osfa.la.govstudent financial aid assistance program through state of Louisiana; TOPS scholarship, state sponsored grant information for that postsecondary education in the state of Louisiana. 

 

FASTWEB: www.fastweb.com/ - Scholarship search site.  

 

BIG FUTURE: http://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly?$6 billion. 

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK: www.bls.gov/ocoCareer information resource available; sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor. 

KNOWHOW2GO: www.knowhow2go.org - college readiness site sponsored by American Council on Education and Lumina foundation for education. 

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS 

Through group and individual sessions, ETS mentor, advise, inform, and coach students through each stage of their education journey with motivational, innovative, and engaging programming 

Academic Year: September – August 

  • Academic Advising, Assessing, Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Field Trips/Campus Visits
  • Graduating SeniorCoaching/Review
  • Summer Melt Enrichment Activities– select sites
  • College, Career, Cultural Tours
  • Parent/Student/School Administrator Updates/Visits

 

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