- 2019 Senior Summer Academy participants at Chapman University
ACADEMIC TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM
The Academic Talent Search Program is a federally funded program that works with 776 students enrolled in two intermediate schools and four comprehensive high schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District. In order to be eligible, a student must come from a family that falls below the low-income guidelines adopted by the Department of Education and have parents, neither of whom graduated from a four-year university.
The goal of the program is to prepare students so that they will be eligible for the post-secondary institution of their choice upon graduating from high school. Students are provided individual and group counseling services to help them become competitive student, research a variety of different career options, learn how to set goals, learn study skills techniques and work on building self-esteem. We have guest speakers that discuss their careers and provide motivation and encouragement. Students also have the opportunity to attend a variety of college and cultural field trips. For information on how to join the program, CLICK HERE.