Educational Talent Search is a federally funded pre-college program for middle (6th-8th)  and high school (9th-12th) students offered through Woodland Community College. The mission of ETS is to help motivate, support, encourage and expose students to experiences that will enhance their potential to succeed on the secondary level and in a higher education institute of their choice, while also promoting personal growth and cultural diversity. All services are NO COST to participants.

Educational Talent Search Mission

The mission of ETS is to help motivate, support, encourage and expose students to experiences that will enhance their potential to suc­ceed on the secondary level and in a higher education institute of their choice, while also promoting personal growth and cultural diversity.

Participating Schools:

Colusa County
  • Lloyd G. Johnson Jr High School
  • Maxwell Elementary School (6th – 8th grade only)
  • Maxwell High School
  • Pierce High School
  • Williams Jr/Sr High School
Yolo County
  • Douglass Middle School
  • Pioneer High School

What ETS Has to Offer:

Program Services

Through the multiple services provided by ETS, we help our students achieve a post-secondary education. We motivate and educate our students with quality information covering multiple educational subjects. Services include, but are not limited to tutoring, college visits, and mentoring.

Academic Advising and Assistance

Comprehensive and ongoing assistance with high school course selection. Assistance with majors and careers exploration, school planning and test preparation.

Academic Support and Tutoring

Study skill workshops, academic advising sessions, and study skills inventories to help students develop their skills and improve their academic performance.

ETS works closely with school sites to ensure students tutoring needs are being met by the provided school site resources.

College Preparation

Students will receive informative workshops on college admissions, financial aid, and college enrollment. Assistance with college applications, college admission tests. Student will be introduction to college outreach programs such as EOP, EOP&S and SSS.

Financial Aid Assistance

Assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid literacy workshops. Assistance in applying for scholarships

Culturally Enriched Field Trips

Students have numerous opportunities each year to visit museums, cultural events,  and various college campuses throughout California. Whether it’s a one day tour of UC Davis and Sacramento State or the overnight tours to various campuses, we will make sure they get a real college experience.