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Director, Jon Graves

Office phone (503) 325-2898
Email at jgraves@clatsopcc.edu

Talent Search

Talent Search at CCC serves 671 students from 6th – 12th grade in cooperation with the Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside and Knappa school districts. Our mission is to help students succeed in school and develop a clear vision of their educational choices beyond high school. We recognize that parent, school and community involvement are crucial to the success of the program and the students.  TS is 100% funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education for $344,163 annually.

 

TS helps our enrolled students to: 

  1. Be successful in middle school and high school classes. 
  2. Learn about career choices and educational options. 
  3. Begin setting individual educational and career goals and planning how to achieve them. 
  4. Select appropriate classes to build a foundation for their postsecondary work. 
  5. Graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary education. 
  6. Enter and successfully complete a postsecondary degree or certificate program.

4/26/19 Trip to Western Oregon University

for 8th grade students 

WOU offers small town living adjacent to a larger city.  The campus is in Monmouth, Oregon, a quiet and safe town located 16 miles from Salem, Oregon’s state capital. Choose from a huge variety of majors including:

  • Business & Economics
  • Creative & Performing Arts
  • Science & Math
  • K-12 Teacher Preparation
  • American Sign Language
  • Rehabilitation Counseling

 See the world through WOU’s study abroad programs, field studies, and internships — on land or at sea!

Play varsity sports at WOU with nine to choose from. Participate in intramural sports from basketball and flag football to tennis and disc golf.

  • For the full schedule, please click here.  En español, haga clic aquí.
  • For the permission slip, please click here.  En español, haga clic aquí.

Deadline for permission slips is 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 18th.  Please turn it into your advisor or put it in their mailbox in the school office.

 

5/10/19 Trip to Columbia River Maritime Museum & picnic at Tapiola Park

for 6th grade students 

Enjoy a day full of adventure!  Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum for a scavenger hunt & see the 3-D movie Jean Michel Cousteau's "Secret Ocean".  Then we will go to Tapiola Park near Astoria High School for a picnic lunch & time to play.

 

For Hilda Lahti Elementary students:

  • For the full schedule, please click here.  En español, haga clic aquí.
  • For the permission slip, please click here.  En español, haga clic aquí.

 

For Astoria Middle School, Warrenton Grade School & Broadway Middle School students:

  • For the full schedule, please click here.  En español, haga clic aquí.
  • For the permission slip, please click here.  En español, haga clic aquí.

Deadline for permission slips is 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 2nd.  Please turn it into your advisor or put it in their mailbox in the school office.

Talent Search (TS) is a cooperative program between Clatsop Community College and the Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside and Knappa school districts. Our mission is to help students succeed in school and to go on to the further education that's appropriate for their goals. We recognize that parent, school and community involvement are crucial to the success of the program and the students. TS is 100% funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Sample Talent Search Activities

  • 6th and 7th grades: In small groups and in classrooms, students start to explore career interests, study skills and self-esteem. A visit to Clatsop Community College is often a highlight of the 7th grade year.
  • 8th grade: Small group sessions focus on career exploration and high school readiness. Students have an opportunity to visit to a college or university.
  • 9th grade: Students are involved in small group and individual work on planning high school classes and defining career interests. A field trip to a college or university is offered, usually in the spring.
  • 10th & 11th grades: Students learn about the educational requirements of careers in fields related to their interests. They explore postsecondary education options, and visit colleges. College entrance requirements are emphasized. SAT/ ACT workshops are provided.
  • 12th grade: Talent Search coordinators help students work through the processes of applying for college admission, scholarships and financial aid. Several field trips to colleges and universities are offered.

What is the history of Talent Search?

Nationally, Talent Search grants have existed since 1965. In 1991, Oregon’s first three TS grants began in Portland, Coos Bay, and at Clatsop Community College. The CCC TS program celebrated 20 years of service to local students in the 2011-12 school year. Over the years, our TS program has continued to grow and develop to better serve local students. We are honored to have been part of the educational experience for over 4,500 local students so far.

Talent Search: Working with the entire community to benefit area students

  • School Involvement: Since beginning in 1991, Clatsop TS has built strong partnerships with classroom teachers, school counselors, administrators, and other staff. These partnerships are central to the program’s success. TS and school personnel work closely to help TS students succeed.
  • Parent Involvement:  Parents are key to a student's success. TS provides information and support for the parents of TS students.
  • Community Involvement:  Students need to see how their success and continuing education fit into their community. TS helps students find opportunities for community service, learn to communicate with employers, and seek community mentors.

Today's students are entering a world which demands education beyond high school for nearly all living wage jobs. We at TS work to help students: 

 

  • Learn about a wide variety of career and educational options; 
  • Take the high school classes they need to be ready for further education; 
  • Make individual plans for the future which include education after high school; 
  • Explore the changing nature of the job market; and, 
  • Complete the paperwork needed for college admission, financial aid and scholarship applications.

Our Talent Search staff work with students, parents, teachers and school counselors in a long-term approach to college and career planning. TS continues from 6th grade through college enrollment. TS provides information on careers and education, helps students identify their interests and abilities, and guides them in exploring postsecondary education options. TS helps students develop long-range plans, improve self-esteem and strengthen study skills.

Our TS students are able to benefit from program services and succeed in postsecondary education. In addition, most Talent Search students must qualify as both: 

 

  • Low-income (by federal definition); 
  • First generation of their family to go on to postsecondary education. Students are considered first generation if their parents have not completed four-year college degrees. 

 

Students who do not meet both of these qualifications, but who can benefit from TS services, may be enrolled in the program if space is available.

Need help with math? Could you use a time and place to focus on homework? Talent Search and Upward Bound can help find tutoring as needed in math or other subjects. 

 

School-Sponsored Tutoring Opportunities 

Most schools provide tutoring and homework labs. These sessions are generally open to anyone who attends the school, including Talent Search and Upward Bound students.Check with your school's principal or counseling office to find out if tutoring is offered. These are some of the currently scheduled sessions:

School Times & Locations

Warrenton High School

Mondays, 12-4 p.m. in the Library

Knappa High School

Tuesdays, 12-4 p.m. in the Library and Spanish Classroom

Seaside High School

Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m. in the Library

Astoria High School

Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. in the Library

Meredith Payton, Astoria and Knappa High Schools

Troy Henri, Seaside High School

Kasey White, Warrenton High School, Hilda Lahti Elementary School, Astoria Middle School, Warrenton Grade School, Broadway Middle School

Jon Graves, Director

Laurel Fleet, Program Assistant

Katherine Johnson, PT Administrative Assistant