Based on the latest storm information, Daytona State College campuses will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 30. We plan to reopen Monday, Oct. 3 for all classes and activities, and all campus services and offices will open at 8 am. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate updates.

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Who We Are

TRiO Talent Search (TS) is a Department of Education grant-funded program committed to assisting low-income, first-generation middle and high school students in Flagler County students from underrepresented backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in college. We provide academic, career, and financial counseling to 500 students each year, and facilitate a successful transition into a post-secondary institution.

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  • Who is Eligible?
    • Attend a designated Flagler County school (see below)
    • Between 6th – 12th grade
    • Demonstrate financial need according to federal income guidelines
    • Be a first-generation college-bound student (neither parent/legal guardian has obtained a four-year degree)
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Re-entry students (a student that has dropped out of grades 6-12 and can complete post-secondary education)
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Target Schools
    • Flagler Palm Coast High School
    • Buddy Taylor Middle School

Events Schedule

Virtual SAT Workshop Juniors & Seniors

Thursday, September 22

The workshops will concentrate on practicing test skills on mock SAT tests. This workshop is intended as a comprehensive review of SAT topics, also concentrating on analyzing typical mistakes and working on test taking strategies.

If you are a Junior or Senior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, please contact:
Cassandra.Griggs@DaytonaState.edu
Quentin.Davis@DaytonaState.edu

Bethune-Cookman University

Tuesday, September 27

The TRiO Talent Search staff will sponsor and chaperone up to 40 sixth through twelfth grade students to Bethune-Cookman University (BCU).  The students will have the opportunity to participate in the following: admissions information session, campus tours, a resident housing tour, and FREE lunch on the BCU campus. This tour will expose the students to the BCU campus settings, entrance requirements, majors, and overall advantages of becoming a student at BCU, as explained by college representatives and student tour guides.

Transition into College Workshop @ FPCHS

Thursday, October 13

TRiO Talent Search partners with Career Services at Daytona State College. The CTE Transition Specialist, Michael Desko will be available to speak about the CTE programs offered at Daytona State and the resources that are available to help students determine their interests and how they translate into a career that fits their expectations.

For more information, contact:
Cassandra.Griggs@DaytonaState.edu 
Michelle.Emden@DaytonaState.edu 
Quentin.Davis@DaytonaState.edu

Family Info Night @ BTMS

Tuesday, October 18

Save the date for a night filled with information from TRiO Talent Search. TRiO students and families are invited to our Family Info Night. Learn about our resources, upcoming field trips, college tours, and the fun that we have planned for the fall! There will be FREE dinner for the entire family.

More information about how to RSVP coming soon.

University of Central Florida

Thursday, October 20

The TRiO Talent Search staff will sponsor and chaperone up to 40 sixth through twelfth grade students to the University of Central Florida (UCF) with the UCF TRiO Program. The students will have the opportunity to participate in the following: admissions information session, campus tours, a resident housing tour, and FREE lunch on the UCF campus. This tour will expose the students to the UCF campus settings, entrance requirements, majors, and overall advantages of becoming a student at UCF, as explained by college representatives and student tour guides.

Reptile Discovery Center

Thursday, November 17

The TRiO Talent Search staff will sponsor and chaperone up to 40 sixth through twelfth grade students to the Reptile Discovery Center in DeLand, Florida.  The students will have the opportunity to participate in the following: a guided tour and observation of reptiles living on the Nature Trail, an animal encounter for students to hold and ask questions about small, non-venomous animals, a venom extraction program, an exhibit hall for students to observe dozens of Florida’s venomous and non-venomous snakes, a variety of lizards, and frogs, and FREE lunch. This tour will expose the students to a comprehensive introduction of reptiles as a potential educational and professional opportunity.

Dr. Weems Parent Workshop @ BTMS

Tuesday, December 13

Dr. Sherryl Weems, Associate Vice President of the Mary Karl College of Workforce & Continuing Education at Daytona State College and TRiO Talent Search will collaborate to work with the parents & guardians of our TRiO Talent Search students.  The Parent/Guardian workshop’s purpose is to share information of continuing education and the resources available on the DSC campus, along with the career programs and professional training needed to be successful in a career.

For more information, contact:
Cassandra.Griggs@DaytonaState.edu 
Michelle.Emden@DaytonaState.edu 
Quentin.Davis@DaytonaState.edu 

Contacts

TRiOTalentSearch@DaytonaState.edu

Virtual Office Hours for Students

Make a virtual appointment with a TRiO Educational Services Coordinator to discuss questions, concerns, tutoring services, or review topics discussed in the TRiO class. Virtual sessions can also be used to fulfill the monthly meeting requirement with a coordinator when you cannot make an in-person meeting.

Request a session!

Cassandra Griggs

Cassandra Griggs

Associate Director
(386) 506-3635
Cassandra.Griggs@DaytonaState.edu
Michelle Emden

Michelle Emden

Manager I
(386) 246-4878
Michelle.Emden@DaytonaState.edu
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Quentin Davis

Manger I
(386) 246-4878
Quentin.Davis@DaytonaState.edu
Cindy Bunton

Cindy Bunton

Administrative Assistant
(386) 506-3866
Cindy.Bunton@DaytonaState.edu

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