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 Activities & Resources
- All TS activities are being delivered remotely
- Talent Search students have access to PhotoStudy tutoring where they can access a live tutoring 24/7
- Open Office Hours on Mondays and Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:40pm
- Please contact your TS advisors for links and passwords to tutoring, open office hours, workshops, and Magoosh ACT Prep
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
|Sept. 24||Talent Search Fall Kickoff & Orientation|
|Sept. 29||Online Learning Support: Time Management|
|Sept. 30||Online Learning Support: Procrastination & Motivation|
|Oct. 1||FAFSA Overview: Seniors will learn about and get started on their FAFSA|
|Oct. 6||Virtual College Visit: University of Oregon|
|Oct. 28||Virtual College Visit: University of Washington|
|Nov. 10||Virtual College Visit: Oregon State University|
|Nov. 17||OSAC Scholarships Overview|
|Nov. 18||Virtual College Visit: Western Oregon University|
|Dec. 5||Scholarship Writing Workshop|
Other small group activities, campus visits, and events will be planned throughout the school year.
Talent Search is 100% federally funded at $301,784 annually.
Financial and College Preparation Resources
- Oregonstudentaid.gov – OSAC Scholarships, Oregon Promise and other financial resources
- FAFSA.gov – Complete your federal financial aid application (FAFSA)
- Big Future from College Board – college and career exploration and paying for college)
- Oregon Gear Up – College preparation checklist by grade
- Khan Academy – Academic support, test prep and college and career courses
- Oregon Career Information Systems
- My Next Move – Career exploration site from the US Dept of Labor