Pre-Collegiate ProgramsEducational 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.
Tutoring and Resources
Students: Click the link below to sign in to your tutor.com account. Tutors are available 24/7.
- Your username is your first intial.last name (example d.stewart)
- The Password is TCCETS
For more resources be sure to check out the link below:
TCC Educational Talent Search 22-23 Calendar of Events
22-23 Parent/Community Information Session
- September 27 Zoom 6:00 p.m.
ACT/SAT Workshop Math
- October 4
- Repeat Oct 20
- Zoom 4:00 p.m.
Talent Search Tuesday- Financial Aid for Beginners
- October 4 Youtube Video Series
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
- November 3
- Repeat Nov 15
- Zoom 6:00 p.m.
Talent Search Tuesday - How to find the best college for YOU?
- November 1 Youtube Video Series
- FAFSA Friday
- (one on one assistance)
- November 18
- 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TCC Gadsden Center Univ of W FL and Pensacola State College Tours
- November 21
- (tentative date)
- Pensacola (day trip)
Drive-Thru Paint and Pizza
- December 2
- Pick-up Noon – 5:30 p.m.
- TCC Gadsden Center
- Virtual paint night 6:30 p.m. (Zoom)
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.
- 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
Students must be in 6th-12th grade, live in Gadsden County, and attend a school located in Gadsden County.
Meet the Team
Sabrina Stewart Melvin
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 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 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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