Educational Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO program derived from the Higher Education Act of 1965 that seeks to assist low-income, first generation students attain their goal of post-secondary education. Florida International University has been a host institution for Educational Talent Search since 2002 and serves the students of Miami-Dade County. The Florida International University Educational Talent Search Program is designed for middle and high school students with academic potential who are interested in reaching their academic and career goals. The program provides on-going academic preparation, counseling, and enrichment activities. Students may participate in the program from the time they are enrolled in the fall of their sixth grade until they enter their first year of college.
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US Department of Education
The mission of Educational Talent Search is to provide students with a blueprint to attain post-secondary education through academic support, personal enrichment, and college & career exploration.
Talent search is a federal initiative to provide educational support and opportunities to economically and educationally disadvantaged students from 6th � 12th grade, whose parents or guardians did not attend college. In the Talent Search Program, 500 middle school and high school students from 7 target schools in North Miami are introduced to an exciting hands-on experience in college life. The program has an academic year and a summer component. During the academic year, Talent Search meets the needs of schools in the North Dade area by offering tutorial assistance, college counseling, Saturday Academics, and educational and cultural fieldtrips. In the Talent Search Summer Program, students from are introduced to a dynamic pre-collegiate experience. Talent Search provides the participants with a four week curriculum that is centered on SAT/ACT preparation, career choices, and researching their choices. There are four major content areas of language arts, math, art, and career and life skills.
acad prep, tutoring, counseling, enrichment, leadership, summer progs, college/career exploration
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
White (Including Middle Eastern):