Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I join ETS?
Being involved with ETS will help strengthen your academic skills, help identify and stay focused on your goals, assist with your personal goals, and increase and improve your options after high school.
Can anyone join ETS?
Any student attending one of the eleven service schools (Del Dios Academy of Arts & Sciences, Mission Middle School, Hidden Valley Middle School, Orange Glen High School, Escondido High School, San Pasqual High School, Del Lago Academy, Vista High School, Rancho Buena Vista High School, Rancho Minerva Middle School, and Vista Innovation & Design Academy) who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and who is a first-generation and/or a low income student who has a desire to go to college can apply to ETS.
What does first generation college student mean?
First generation college student means that the parent of the student with whom the student lives does not hold a four year college degree from the U.S.
Who qualifies as low income?
A low income student is determined based on the parent’s TAXABLE INCOME, not the gross income (this is often confused and students/parents often think they don’t qualify when in fact they do) and the family size or number of dependents (this includes parents and children).
Do I have to be both low income and first generation to apply?
No, a student can qualify by being one of the two or both. If you are unsure if you qualify, please call or stop by our office and we can help.
How will ETS help me with college?
ETS will help you from the beginning stages of planning for college – including SAT/ACT prep, filling out college applications, writing personal statements, applying for financial aid, etc.
How long do I have to stay involved with ETS?
We would like to see all ETS participants stay and participate with the program until graduation.