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Program Overview & Mission

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is one of the seven outreach and support programs under the TRiO umbrella that assists low-income and/or first generation college students to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs. The purpose of the program is to reinforce the school system's efforts in assisting students to reach their academic potential, graduate from high school, and ultimately enroll in a post-secondary institution of their choice. There are 31 Talent Search Programs in Texas serving more than 22,000 students.

The Mission of Educational Talent Search (ETS), a U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO program, is to encourage students in grades 6 through 12 to graduate from a secondary program and enter a post-secondary program of study. Program staff works with students attending selected schools in the Austin and Manor Independent School Districts. Students are offered college prep workshops, college and career exploration, admissions and financial aid assistance, and academic success assistance to improve their personal development.

The ETS Program began at Texas State University-San Marcos on September 1, 1995.  Since then, the program continues to flourish, offering more opportunities to our students and enrolling more students into the post-secondary institution of their choice.

ETS currently serves students who attend Bedichek Middle School, Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy, J. Frank Dobie College Prep Academy, Fulmore Middle School, Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Manor Middle School, David Crockett High School, Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School, Manor High School and William B. Travis Early College High School. Our current caseload management is 826 students.

For more information about ETS and other TRiO programs, visit the Council for Opportunity in Education, the national headquarters for the federally funded TRiO programs, the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) and the Texas Association of Student Special Services Programs (TASSSP).

DescripciĆ³n General del Programa y MisiĆ³n

Educational Talent Search (ETS) es un programa de preparación para la universidad que es 100% financiado a través del Departamento de Educación y patrocinado a través de la Universidad de Texas State. ETS presta servicios a estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria en los Distritos de Austin y Manor.  Este programa les proporciona a los estudiantes las herramientas necesarias con el fin de matricularse a una Universidad de su elección.

Los requisitos necesarios para este programa es que el estudiante debe ser un ciudadano o tener permiso de residencia permanente en los Estados Unidos, o está en el proceso de obtención de la ciudadanía o la residencia permanente; que tenga  un deseo de asistir a la Universidad y presente una aplicación completa con una copia de sus notas académicas o un  boletín de calificaciones más recientes.

Se dará prioridad a los estudiantes de bajos ingresos que son potenciales universitarios de primera generación por garantías federales.

Actualmente servimos a los estudiantes en las escuelas de destino:  Bedichek Middle School, Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Dobie Middle School, Fulmore Middle School, Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy, Manor Middle School, Crockett High School, LBJ High School/LASA, Manor High School and Travis High School.

Nuestros servicios son completamente gratuitos e incluyen pero no se limitan a los servicios de apoyo del estudiante para ayudar en:

          - Búsqueda de ayuda financiera 

          - Búsqueda de carreras Universitarias.

          - Búsqueda de Universidades/Colegios

          - El proceso de solicitud en Universidades/Colegios


ETS Senior Celebration

The ETS Senior Celebration recognizes the academic achievement of and contributions graduating seniors who have participated in the Educational Talent Search and from David Crockett High School, Lyndon B. Johnson Early College High School, Manor High School and William B. Travis Early College High School.

Seniors and their family members are invited to join us for this celebration. The program includes a recognition of graduating seniors, scholarship recipients, and words from graduating seniors.  RSVP HERE