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
|March 25||TRiO Art workshop from Young at Art|
|April 8||Reviewing Financial Aid Award Letters (for seniors)|
|April 12||Connections College TRiO and other Support Programs (for seniors)|
|April 20-21||FAFSA's Financial Aid Bootcamp (for seniors)|
|April 22||OMSI's Planets Tonight|
|May 5||Oregon TRiO Association Student Leadership Conference|
|May 20||OMSI's Starry Night Live|
|June 14-18||TRiO National Student Leadership Congress|
|June 21-24||Virtual STEM Camp with the Hatfield Marine Science Center|
|June 28-Aug. 5||Summer classes
|Aug. 9-19||Nucleus Robotics Camp
Students will receive a Sphero robot delivered to their home and participate in online lessons and challenges in block coding and Java
|Aug. 23 & 25||New Seniors Bootcamp
Workshops to help our Class of 2022 plan and prepare for senior year, college admissions, scholarships, etc.
|Aug. 24 & 26||Getting Ready for High School
Workshops to help our current 8th graders prepare for high school
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