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Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded program that provides information and support to help middle and high school students excel academically.

Educational Talent Search also offers assistance to adults who want to continue their education and find the right career. All of our services are FREE.    

Let ETS help you with:        

  • Academic advising    
  • Career exploration    
  • Goal setting    
  • College financial aid    
  • Test-taking strategies    
  • Scholarships    
  • SAT/ACT preparation    
  • Life skills    
  • College tours


Educational Talent Search Schools

Middle Schools

  • Baptist Hill Middle School
  • Cross Middle School
  • Sedgefield Middle School

High Schools

  • Baptist Hill High School
  • Burke High School
  • Cross High School
  • Goose Creek High School
  • North Charleston High School
  • Timberland High School

Adult Education

  • Berkeley Adult Education Center
  • Trident Literacy Association


Educational Talent Search serves:

  • Youths and adults between the ages of 11 and 27 who meet certain federal income guidelines
  • Potential first-generation college graduates (neither parent/guardian has graduated from a four-year college)
  • Those who are determined to have a need for ETS services

Print an application online, or you may request an application by calling the ETS office at 843-899-8085 or toll free at 877-349-7184, ext. 8085. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., in Rm. 186M on TTC's Berkeley Campus, Hwy. 17-A near Moncks Corner.

Contact Info


Sylvia H. Gilliard
Director, Educational Talent Search

Craig Bryant
Student Services Program Coordinator

Hernetha Goodman
Administrative Specialist

Vanessa Speights
Student Services Program Coordinator

Michelle McClennon
Student Services Program Coordinator


Career Help

History of TRIO – Talent Search Programs

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Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel