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Talent Search & Mentor Program

Providing academic, social, cultural and career exploration opportunities for eligible students at Houck, Parrish, Stephens and Waldo middle schools and McKay and North Salem high schools.

Talent Search & Mentor Program Services

  • Advising meetings & after-school workshops have moved online
  • Please contact your Talent Search advisors for links and paswords to workshops, tutoring sessions, and other activities

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be a student at Houck, Parrish, Stephens or Waldo middle school or McKay or North Salem high school
  • First-generation college-bound student (neither parent has a bachelors degree)
  • Students who meet federal low-income requirements

Talent Search & Mentor Program Schedule

  • North Salem High School, Rm.110- Monday and Tuesday, 2:20-4pm
  • McKay High School, Rm.291- Monday and Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm


Activities and Events
Date Event Details 
October 27-28 National College Fair 
November 9 University of Portland Visitation Day 
November 15 Portland State University Bridges 
December 7 Scholarship Writing Workshop
January 23 University of Oregon Connections 
February 1 Western Oregon University Winter Preview 
March 6 Oregon State University Campus Visit 
June 22 Talent Search STEM Academy begins
August Taking Care of Business Day (for college)
August New Senior Bootcamp

Other small group activities, campus visits, and events will be planned throughout the school year.

2020 Talent Search STEM Academy

  • Begins on June 22 and will be entirely online this year
  • Classes include high school math, college credit math, STEM/science, and college preparation workshops
  • All registration paperwork is due by May 29