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July 2, 2015

Talent Search


The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential 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 the postsecondary institution of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete their education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education institutions of their choice.

The Talent Search program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is sponsored by Central Alabama Community College.

Serving 7 School Systems:

  • Alexander City
  • Clay County
  • Coosa County
  • Shelby County
  • Sylacauga City
  • Talladega County
  • Tallapoosa County

Serving 20 Area Schools:

  • Alexander City Middle
  • B.B. Comer Memorial High
  • Benjamin Russell High
  • Central High
  • Central Middle
  • Childersburg High
  • Childersburg Middle
  • Clay County High
  • Dadeville High
  • Edward Bell
  • Fayetteville High
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Lincoln High
  • Lineville High
  • Nichols-Lawson Middle
  • Shelby County High
  • Sylacauga High
  • Vincent High
  • Vincent Middle
  • Winterboro High
Designed For First Generation College Students


  • Must meet income eligibility
  • Must be a first generation college student
  • Must attend and participate in seminars
  • Must sign a student agreement
  • Must maintain suitable grade point average
Students are provided with field trips to:
  • College campuses
  • Cultural events
  • Educational sites

Tutoring Services for ETS Members:

  • Alabama High School Graduation Examination
  • College Entrance Examinations (ACT and SAT)

How to Apply for Membership:
  • See your school counselor for an application
  • Complete the application and submit it to your counselor *

*If you are accepted, you will receive a letter.

  • Telephone Number: 256-378-2077
  • Email Address:
  • Staff:

    • Sandra Wilson, Director of Federal Programs
    • Anita Mahaffey, Coordinator
    • Patsy Gray, Administrative Assistant
    • Precious Townsend, Secretary
    • Sharon Crew, Seminar Instructor
    • Mary Duck, Seminar Instructor

Alexander City Campus
1675 Cherokee Rd

Alexander City, AL 35010
Fax: 256-215-4244

Childersburg Campus
34091 US Highway 280
Childersburg, AL 35044
Fax: 256-378-2027
Talladega Center
 1009 South Street East
Talladega, AL 35160
Fax: 256-480-2081

           Financial Data                    ♦                    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act   ♦  State Board Policy 304.02