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Thinking what to do after high school?
Educational Talent Search (ETS) can help. Our focus is on enhancing and creating new post-secondary education opportunities for qualified youth living in rural areas and attending any of the eight high schools in the service area (Baker County High School, Bradford High School, Dixie County High School, Dunnellon High School, Fort White High School, Hawthorne High School, North Marion High School and West Port High School).
At ETS we provide learning resources, experiences, and support to promote educational persistence in secondary education while fostering a culture of success and personal motivation that results in high school graduation. Moreover, we empower students to achieve their educational goals by providing a variety of services and activities that enhance their personal development, expand their educational experiences, and support their individual responsibility for goal attainment. ETS students are engaged through advisement, assistance, alignment and delivery of resources for successful completion of the necessary requirements for postsecondary enrollment in the program and school of their choice. Our goal is to mentor, advise and coach students utilizing an asset based model that focuses on changing the language of deficit into a language of available assets and potential.
Wondering about college or a career?
Educational Talent Search is a FREE, comprehensive program for 9th through 12th graders to help guide you through high school and into college or a vocational training program to pursue the career of your choice.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provided to you by the College of Central Florida, Florida Gateway College, and Santa Fe College, regardless of which college or postsecondary school you are interested in attending.
The program gives you:
- group and one-on-one attention
- guidance with course selection and choosing a career
- new study skills, strategies for effective test taking and testing anxiety
- tours to nearby colleges and universities campuses
- help with college admissions and scholarship searches
- assistance with nancial aid forms for you and your parent