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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Wallace State Talent Search


My name is Kristi Nyquist and I work with a program at Wallace State called Talent Search/TRIO.  My colleagues and I work with students at your high school to help them get ready for college.  This summer we are having an Information Night for students and parents to come hear more about what our program is about and how it might be just what you’re looking for.  Do you have questions about what you want to be when you grow up?  Do you wonder what it takes to get into college?  Do you wonder how much it costs – and if you’ll be able to afford college?  We have answers!!!  Mainly, we’d like to meet you and have you (and your parents!) meet us and explain how being in Talent Search/TRIO can help make your high school years less stressful and more exciting! 

Please come to our Information Night July 19, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  We will meet on the 5th floor of the Bailey Center in Room 511.  We will go over these things:

  • Sign up for Talent Search/TRIO
  • How to use Upswing – online academic tutoring for TRIO students
  • Timeline for college preparation – what happens each year of high school?
  • Career Game – finding out what you’d be good at!

Best of all, being in Talent Search/TRIO is free!  All activities and resources are free.  So why not come see us?  We’re excited to meet you!!! 
 If you can come, would you please let us know?  Call us at 256-352-8230 or go to this link to sign up:  https://goo.gl/r7931G

See you soon,

The Talent Search/TRIO Team

Shiela Mosley
Talent Search
Wallace State Community College

What is Talent Search?

Talent Search is a program that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide services for students in grades 6-12. Its primary focus is to assist students and parents with a variety of activities involved in getting a student ready to attend college. Some of these activities include:

Academic advising
Academic Tutoring
Getting College Information
Applying for College Admissions
Visiting College Campuses
Exploring Career Options
Getting Information about the ACT
Learning about Financial Aid
Learning about Scholarships
Applying for Financial Aid
Applying for Scholarships
* These services are offered firstly to students
who are low income and/or first generational
potential college attendees.

How does it work?

Talent Search Advisors visit area middle and high schools to work with students who de-sire these services. Advisors with tutoring responsibilities are in school weekly, where-as high school advisors typically visit schools once or twice a month. Advisors meet with high school students in small groups or indi-vidually to discuss annual goals and com-plete activities designed to facilitate a stu-dent’s readiness for college. These activities differ from year to year, so students are pro-vided an outline of activities at the begin-ning of the year.
Additionally, students are invited to partici-pate in large group events, such as visits to college campuses. These are usually held 1-2 times per year.

How can you participate?

In order to participate in a Talent Search program, a student must complete a Talent Search Application From. This form requires information about a family’s income, and must be completed by a parent. These forms must be completed and returned to TS Advisors as soon as possible. Applicants will be chosen from the total number of en-tries.

Schools served by Talent Search

Blount County
J.B. Pennington
Susan Moore
Cullman County
Cold Springs
Good Hope
Holly Pond
West Point
Marshal County
Brindlee Mountain
Morgan County

256.352.8000 | 866.350.WSCC

Shiela Mosley
Talent Search
Wallace State Community College