Ayers Campus Talent Search

The Ayers Campus Talent Search Program (ACTS) Program is 100% federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of ACTS is to increase the number of students who graduate high school, enroll in postsecondary education and graduate from postsecondary education. 

What are the benefits of Ayers Campus Talent Search?

ACTS provides a number of services to program participants, including:

  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on post-secondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses and cultural activities
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Workshops for the families of the participants


Who qualifies for Ayers Campus Talent Search?

ACTS identifies and assists eligible students who have the potential to succeed in higher education. Schools serviced by ACTS  include:

  • Anniston Middle School 
  • C.E. Hanna (6th grade)
  • Oxford Middle School
  • Piedmont Middle School
  • Alexandria High School 
  • Anniston High School 
  • Cleburne County High School 
  • Ohatchee High School 
  • Oxford High School 
  • Piedmont High School 
  • Pleasant Valley High School 
  • Saks High School 
  • Weaver High School 
  • Wellborn High School 
  • White Plains High School 


What is the application process for Ayers Campus Talent Search?

Students interested in applying for ACTS may do so by submitting an online application. Please note that both the Student and Parent sections must be completed in order for the application to be processed. Students and families selected for participation will be notified by program staff.

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ACTS Office

Ayers Campus Administration Building
Room 101
1801 Coleman Road
Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: 256-832-1238
Email: ayersets@gadsdenstate.edu
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday


Anika McGee, director

256-832-1204 | amcgee@gadsdenstate.edu