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Educational Talent Search

Our Talent Search Program Offers Students:Top of Page

We provide students with individualized support and information from trained Program Specialists to help students with their career and college goals for life beyond high school.

We provide students with group instructional activities before, during, and after school workshops and seminars. We are looking at adding other weekend and summer leadership camps, summits, or seminars in 2018.

We work with parents and families of the students in our program to help them support their students at home for their career and college goals in life beyond high school.

We provide, at no cost to the families or students, the following services and/or field trips while participating in our program:

  • Career (Industry) related field trips and career fair opportunities
  • College related field trips and higher education events or opportunities
  • Workshops – seminars – or instructional sessions on the following topics (aligning to career and college readiness goals of each district being served):

    • Career and College Interests and Exploration
    • Career and College Planning and Preparation
    • Study Skills and Tutoring
    • College Test Prep Sessions (Including Fee waivers for entrance exams and applications, when needed)
    • Mentoring
    • College Application Assistance
    • Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance
    • Parent(s) and/or Legal Guardian(s) Workshops or session on similar topics

Talent Search Eligibility Requirements:Top of Page

Our Department is supported from a Federal TRIO grant, which serves underserved populations of low socio-economic status and potentially first generation college going students. Our priority enrollment is based on federal laws and regulations, from the Higher Education Act. In grades 6ththrough 12th grade.

Students at our Target school sites in the county: Corning High School, Gerber School (6-8 grade), Maywood Middle (6-8 grade), Red Bluff High School, and Vista Preparatory Academy (6-8 grade). We also serve Centennial and Salisbury Continuation High Schools.

Students Selection Criteria: (based on family income, size, and high education background)

  • US Citizen or Permanent US Resident
  • Minimum of a 2.0 GPA (verified each semester at school sites)

     

    • Students who drop below 2.0 at any point during the school year, may be dropped from participating in the program
    • Students may re-apply the following academic school year, with intent to improve their grades, behavior, and/or attendance
  • Must have good attendance and no behavior discipline (tardies, unexcused absences, suspensions and/or expulsions)

     

    • Students who have behavior or attendance issues at any point during the school year, may be dropped from participating in the program
    • Students may re-apply the following academic school year, with intent to improve their grades, behavior, and/or attendance
  • Attending one of the served target school sites in Tehama County – (6th-12th grade)
  • Priority 1 Enrollment Students: Must be at least 2/3s of the student population must come from low income and be potentially first generation college students (meaning that neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Priority 2 Enrollment Students: Can be up to 1/3 of the student population can be either low income only or potentially first generation college students only

     

    • Only completed student applications (entirely), signed and dated by both the student and parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) can be accepted to review for potential placement in the program at their school site served

Students Interested in ApplyingTop of Page

You can apply by (a) stopping in to see your local site Program Specialist (listed on our web page) or download the application (English or Spanish), complete in whole – sign and date, with the student and parent(s)/legal guardian(s) information, signatures, and date.

Educational Talent Search Brochure - English
Educational Talent Search Brochure - Spanish

Educational Talent Search Applications - English
Educational Talent Search Applications - Spanish

If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact the Bridge to College and Career Department (at Tehama County Department of Education):

530-528-7362 – Program Assistant, Brandy Farmer
530-528-7364 – Project Director, Sherry D. Davis, Ed.D.