Educational Talent Search
Preparing and Educating Tomorrow's Leaders…TODAY
Talent Search (TS) is a federally funded program designed to assist participants in completing high school and pursuing postsecondary educational or training opportunities.
The program serves 805 clients annually. Two-thirds of all TS clients must be low-income (according to federal guidelines) and potential first generation college graduates (neither parent has a four year degree). The remaining particpants do not have restrictive criteria for their selection.
All TS participants are recruited from a target area that includes the cities of Hampton and Newport News. Individuals are recruited from area schools, through referrals, and via community agencies. The following schools are approved for recruitment for the 2011-12 school year: all Hampton and Newport News high schools, Syms Middle School, Achievable Dreams Middle School, Booker T. Washington Middle School, Hines Middle School, Davis Middle School and Jones Middle School.
Once a member of TS, students remain a part of the program until they enroll in a postsecondary program or become 27 years of age.
Talent Search is also funded to assist veterans of any age, and those adults (not older than 27 years-old) who are looking to enter or reenter postsecondary programs.
- Talent Search
- ...is an educational program that helps students prepare for any type of post-secondary education or training;
- ...does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability;
- ...uses "taxable" income information from the federal tax form, not the "gross" income information. This means that MANY middle-income students are eligible for services.
"For higher expectations, there's higher education."
Talent Search is located on the 2nd floor of the Academy Building. No appointment is necessary.
P.O. Box 6183
Hampton, VA 23668