Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search identifies and assists individuals from eligible backgrounds who have the potential 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 complete their post-secondary education. We work collaboratively within targeted schools and with parents, teachers, counselors, and community outreach organizations.


The mission of the Sinclair Community College Educational Talent Search Program is “to enable targeted individuals an opportunity to enhance their overall quality of life by providing comprehensive involvement in academic and career-related services.”


At Educational Talent Search, we envision a program which works efficiently to offer a high quality of services and resources in a warm, positive, encouraging, and engaging environment that fosters equitable, healthy student/participant development.

  • Academic, financial, career, and personal counseling
  • Advice about entry or re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Information on post-secondary 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
  • Summer program for 8th and 9th graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants

ETS serves prospective first-generation college students and low-income individuals from grades 8-12 at Belmont High School, and surrounding feeder schools: Eastmont, Horace Mann, Kemp, Ruskin, Wright Brothers and Kiser.

Applications are located at Belmont High School in the Main Office or in Room 1208, 2615 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420

Hours of Operations and Location 

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Belmont High School - 2615 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420

Tutoring Services

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Science - Mr. Grubaugh, Room 1206
  • Social Studies - Mr. Jurosic, Room 2226
  • Math - Ms. Schaaf, Room 1311
  • English - Ms. Sorrells, Room 2303

Shola Odumade, Project Director | | 937-542-6523
Kenneth Goodrum, Coordinator, Meadowdale HS | | 937-542-7061
Karl Penn, Coordinator, Dunbar HS | | 937-542-6506
Jacob White, Coordinator, Belmont HS | | 937-542-6516
Caryn McDonald, Education Data Tech | | 937-542-6506