Western Kentucky University

Parent Resources

Welcome Parents!

Educational Talent Search is a program that identifies and assists local qualified youth who have the potential to succeed in higher education. If your student is in the program, he or she is supported by the school guidance counselor, principal, and is now a participant in a program whose entire focus is preparation for education beyond high school, whether that be trade school, tech school, or a four-year university program. Continued education is one of the single most important ways to ensure financial stability for the future, and we want your students to achieve all of the career and financial dreams they have for themselves.
The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to participants, including parents, guardians, and families of participants. No child exists in the school system without a group of motivating and supportive individuals, and we want to make sure that our students are expanding, never limiting, that support group as they continue their high school journey.
ETS 2 offers a FAFSA workshop for students and their families in January, as well as a family event held at the end of the school year, and we encourage parents to use the contact link in the staff pages to keep in touch with the ETS Academic Coordinators with any questions or clarifications needed.

Some other useful information for students and their families:

Family Counseling Clinic

The Western Kentucky University Family Counseling Clinic is offering FREE counseling services to students and family participating in  the Educational Talent Search (ETS 2) program. These counseling services include:

  • Transitioning and Adjusting to the Idea of Going to College
  • Starting a New Chapter in Life for the Whole Family
  • Strengthening Family Relationships
  • And More!

For more information, contact Dr. Corrine Sackett at 270-754-4204 (or) 270-745-5851.

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Dealing with Peer Pressure - A helpful article on how to approach talking to your kid about peer pressure
Improving Your Child's Education

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Parent Plus Loan - PLUS loans can help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.

 

 

 

 

 

 Last Modified 9/24/13