Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally-funded pre-college program created in 1965 as part of the Higher Education Act and has been a part of Coahoma Community College since 2001. The program assists students who meet federal income guidelines and those who may be the first in their families to go to college. Its design and purpose are to provide the skills and motivation necessary for students in grades 8-12 to complete a program of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of post-secondary education of their choice. Participants receive a variety of free services and participate in scholastic, cultural, and enrichment activities.  The services of ETS are offered through the guidance offices at Coahoma Agriculture High, Clarksdale High, Coahoma County Jr./Senior High, J.W. Stampley,  and W. A. Higgins Middle School.

Program Services:

Academic Services

  • Academic Advising
  • ACT Test Preparation
  • Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program
  • Test Preparation
  • Study Skills Workshops
  • Personal Development
  • Mentoring
  • Summer Enrichment Program
  • Tutoring

Career Information Services

  • Career Counseling, Fairs, and Exploration
  • College Admissions Assistance
  • College Fairs and Tours
  • Financial Aid Counseling and Application Assistance
  • Scholarship Information


Tara Bell
Program Coordinator
(662) 621-4701
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