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1 EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH Wunderlich Intermediate Rising 7 th grade Students & Parents Orientation Night Tuesday April 9, 2013 LONE STAR COLLEGE-NORTH HARRIS

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3 Opening Remarks Mr. Brian Flores: Director Educational Talent Search

4 Talent Search Staff Brian R. Flores Program Director Kacie Osorio Program Coordinator Maria Gonzalez Department Assistant Bachelor of Science (B.S.) & Masters in Education (M.Ed.) In education for 24 years Elementary, Middle School & High School teacher: Victoria, Texas, Austin, Texas & Houston, Texas Elementary School Principal: Houston, Texas Middle School Principal: Houston, Texas Director of a specialty program servicing 6 high schools: Houston, Texas District Special Education Coordinator: Houston, Texas Independent Consultant: Austin & Houston, TX. Adjunct Faculty Member at LSC-NH Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) & Masters of Arts in Educational Counseling (MA) Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) In education for 6.5 years High School Education Counselor, San Diego CA: Scripps Ranch HS 4 years Financial Aid Counselor at high school 3 years worked in at-risk (Level 12) group home with boys between the ages of 8-14 years old as counseling staff Secretarial Certificate from Houston Community College In education for 9 years Elementary School (Principals Secretary): Houston, Texas Middle School Secretary (Principals Secretary): Houston, Texas Texas Department of Human Services (Human Resources Department): Houston, Texas Texas Workers Compensation Commission (Administrative Assistant): Houston, Texas

5 What is Educational Talent Search? The Talent Search Program identifies & assists individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who have the potential & desire to succeed in higher education.

6 What is Educational Talent Search? The Talent Search Team helps raise aspirations for college: I can do it!

7 What is Educational Talent Search? The Talent Search Team will help you navigate the college admissions process

8 What is Educational Talent Search? The Talent Search Team will help ease the initial transition to college

9 Educational Talent Search Intermediate Schools: Wells Intermediate

10 Educational Talent Search High Schools: Westfield

11 What is the purpose of Talent Search? To identify, recruit and select students who have the potential to succeed in completing high school and the desire to go to a two year college or to a four year college or university! MIT Princeton Yale Rice

12 What is the purpose of Talent Search? To familiarize our participants with the college selection process. Where do I want to apply? Do I want to go to a public or private college? When should I make up my mind about what college to attend? What is the student to faculty ratio?

13 What is the purpose of Talent Search? To assist our participants with the college admissions process.

14 What is the purpose of Talent Search? To assist our participants with the financial aid application process. Tips for getting federal student aid

15 What is the purpose of Talent Search? To help our students decide what career pathways to follow.

16 What is the purpose of Talent Search? To remove social barriers to success by offering intellectual & cultural experiences for all of our participants!

17 What is the purpose of Talent Search? To help motivate our participants to maximize their academic & personal potential!

18 What are the requirements to be a participant of Talent Search? 2/3rds of our participants must meet federal income guidelines (367 students out of 550 students) Size of Family Unit48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions AlaskaHawaii 1$17,235$21,525$19,845 2$23,265$29,070$26,775 3$29,295$36,615$33,705 4$35,325$44,160$40,635 5$41,355$51,705$47,565 6$47,385$59,250$54,495 7$53,415$66,795$61,425 8$59,445$74,340$68,355

19 What are the requirements to be a participant of Talent Search? 2/3rds of our participants must be first generation college students (367 students out of 550 students) What does first generation college student mean? An individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate degree (ex: B.A. & B.S.) An individual who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a natural or an adoptive parent (ex: living with Grandmother, Grandfather, Aunt, Uncle, or Relative) (Taken from the Code of Federal Regulations {CFR} Title 34-Education Part 643-Talent Search)

20 What are the requirements to be a participant of Talent Search? All participants must have acceptable grades & conduct 2.5 GPA minimum (Ds & Fs are not acceptable) Must have satisfactory marks in conduct If a student falls below the grade point average expectation, he/she shall be placed on an improvement plan

21 What are the requirements to be a participant of Talent Search In Middle School? If accepted into the program, All participants in grades 7 th – 12 th must commit to attend no less than 2 ETS sponsored functions in the Fall & 2 ETS sponsored functions in the Spring. Functions could be: An advising session A counseling session A cultural enrichment activity A college or university campus visit

22 What will Talent Search offer me as a Middle School student ? A summer Leadership Academy will be held for ALL middle school participants (including rising 7 th graders)on Monday, July 22 nd through Thursday, July 25 th from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Participants will be provided with morning snacks/lunch/afternoon snacks and the academy will focus on: Self-Esteem Development Conflict Resolution-Peer Pressure Team Building Texting & Facebook Dangers Goal Setting Career Awareness Social Network Etiquette & Proper Usage A Local College/University Campus Visit

23 What are the requirements to be a participant of Talent Search? 100% of participants are expected to graduate from high school with a Recommended or Distinguished diploma within 4 years of starting high school (a Minimum diploma is not considered a rigorous curriculum & is discouraged as an ETS participant)

24 What are the requirements to be a participant of Talent Search? 100% of participants who are seniors and graduate from high school are expected to apply and attend a 2 year college or 4 year university. All participants are expected to apply for financial aid

25 What are some benefits I will receive as a participant of Talent Search? FREE college application fee waivers FREE ACT/SAT exam waivers FREE tutoring from Lone Star College Learning Center FREE admission into exclusive workshops designed to enhance academic & personal development FREE assistance with resume writing & creating a personal portfolio FREE cultural enrichment activities & college campus visits (transportation & food provided) FREE assistance in securing financial aid & exploring financial aid options

26 Questions & Answers

27 Pre-Application Form (Please fill out the areas in red) LSC–NORTH HARRIS EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH Pre-Application – Wunderlich Intermediate PRINT NEATLY IN BLUE OR BLACK INK ONLY Student Name:_______________________________________ Grade: _____ Gender: Female Male Parent or Guardian Name:____________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Apt# City State Zip Address: Parent OR Guardian contact phone number:_____________________________________________________________ Student OR Parent Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: ________________________ ETS website: ETS


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