Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search Program, (ETS) is a federal TRiO program sponsored by Tallahassee Community College and Gadsden County Schools which aims to increase the number of youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education. The schools we serve are: 

  • Crossroad Academy Charter School 
  • Carter Parramore Academy School
  • Gadsden Elementary Magnet School(K-8th)
  • Gadsden County High School
  • Havana Magnet School
  • Shanks Middle School
  • West Gadsden Middle School

Through the program, nearly 500 middle and high school students are provided free college, career, and financial aid counseling each year.

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Tutoring and Resources

Virtual Office Hours

Students: Tutoring and other help is available on Tuesdays anytime from 3:30pm-6:30pm on Zoom during our "Office Hours" use the link below to join.


Study Resources

For more resources be sure to check out the link below:

Username: TCCETS

Password: TCCETS



More Information

TCC Educational Talent Search 23-24 Calendar of Events


ACT/SAT Workshop Math

Talent Search Tuesday- FAFSA Changes

Financial Fitness Workshop with Envision Credit Union

  • (Parents and Students)
  •  October 17 
  • 6:00 p.m. Quincy Library

Talent Search Tuesday - College Lingo- Terms to Know

TCC Gadsden Albany State College Tour

  • November 20th
  • Albany (day trip) 

TCC Gadsden Center ACT/SAT Workshop Writing/Science

Drive-Thru Paint and Holiday Craft

  • December 1st 
  • Pick-up 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • TCC Gadsden Center

Program Overview

ETS identifies and assists those individuals who are potential first-generation college graduates and show promise 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 and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists the participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or re-enter and complete postsecondary education.

Program Services

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special activities for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
  • Workshops for the families of participants

Program Requirements

Students must be in 6th-12th grade, live in Gadsden County, and attend a school located in Gadsden County.

Meet the Team

Sabrina Stewart     

Sabrina Stewart Melvin 
Program Coordinator 
(850) 201-8442

Sabrina Stewart is the leader of the TCC Talent Search team. She graduated from Florida State with her Bachelors and University of Georgia with her Masters degree. She has done a little of everything in education from teaching to being a School Counselor. During her free time, she really enjoys baking and reading. One quote that inspires her is “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Richard Burns Headshot    

Richard Burns
College Success Coach
(850) 201-8747

Richard Burns is a College Success coach for the TCC Talent Search Program. He graduated from North Central University with his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He has done a little of everything as a businessman, educator, and tradesman. During his free time, he promotes boxing, sings, and works with youth. In Richard's own words, “I believes that you should do your best at whatever you do."


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