Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search Program, (ETS) is a federal TRiO program sponsored by Tallahassee Community College and Gadsden County Schools which aims to increase the number of youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education. The schools we serve are: 

  • Crossroad Academy Charter School 
  • Carter Parramore Academy School
  • Gadsden Elementary Magnet School(K-8th)
  • Gadsden County High School
  • Havana Magnet School
  • Shanks Middle School
  • West Gadsden Middle School

Through the program, nearly 500 middle and high school students are provided free college, career, and financial aid counseling each year.


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Tutoring and Resources

Students: Click the link below to sign in to your account. Tutors are available 24/7.

  • Your username is your first intial.last name (example d.stewart)
  • The Password is TCCETS

Study Resources

For more resources be sure to check out the link below:

Username: TCCETS

Password: TCCETS



More Information

TCC Educational Talent Search 22-23 Calendar of Events


22-23 Parent/Community Information Session

ACT/SAT Workshop Math

Talent Search Tuesday- Financial Aid for Beginners

Financial Fitness Workshop with Envision Credit Union

  • (Parents and Students)
  •  October 11 
  • 6:00 p.m.

Gadsden County Public Library FAFSA Friday

  • (one on one assistance)
  •  October 21 
  • 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

TCC Gadsden Center ACT/SAT Workshop Writing/Science

Talent Search Tuesday - How to find the best college for YOU?

TCC Gadsden Center Univ of W FL and Pensacola State College Tours

  • November 21
  • (tentative date) 
  • Pensacola (day trip) 

Drive-Thru Paint and Pizza

Program Overview

ETS identifies and assists those individuals who are potential first-generation college graduates and show promise to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists the participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or re-enter and complete postsecondary education.

Program Services

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special activities for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
  • Workshops for the families of participants

Program Requirements

Students must be in 6th-12th grade, live in Gadsden County, and attend a school located in Gadsden County.

Meet the Team

Sabrina Stewart     

Sabrina Stewart Melvin 
Program Coordinator 
(850) 201-8442

Sabrina Stewart is the leader of the TCC Talent Search team. She graduated from Florida State with her Bachelors and University of Georgia with her Masters degree. She has done a little of everything in education from teaching to being a School Counselor. During her free time, she really enjoys baking and reading. One quote that inspires her is “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Richard Burns Headshot    

Richard Burns
College Success Coach
(850) 201-8747

Richard Burns is a College Success coach for the TCC Talent Search Program. He graduated from North Central University with his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He has done a little of everything as a businessman, educator, and tradesman. During his free time, he promotes boxing, sings, and works with youth. In Richard's own words, “I believes that you should do your best at whatever you do."

Terrance Roulhac    

Terrance Roulhac
College Success Coach
(850) 201-8746

Terrance Roulhac is one of the College Success Coaches of the TCC Talent Search team. He graduated with his Bachelors from the University of Phoenix and Strayer University with his Masters degree. He has worked in education in several capacities, including Admissions Counselor, Financial Aid Officers, Teacher, and Business Office Manager. He enjoys sports, reading, and a good movie. Shakespeare said, "We know what we are, but know not what we may be." That tells me that all things are possible if you believe.


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