Academic Talent Search (ATS)

The Academic Talent Search Qualifying Exam will be offered at Sutter on Monday, February 26th, 2018, to begin at 10:16 AM (during periods 3 and 4) in the Library. Students who take this test automatically qualify for the ATS Summer Program at Sacramento State. Taking the test creates no obligation. It simply gives students the option to attend specially designed courses, in a variety of disciplines, that are both challenging and fun.

Academic Talent Search is a non-profit program that offers 4th through 9th grade students (grade level as of Jan. 1, 2018) exciting, fast-paced classes designed to accelerate learning in the subject areas they enjoy.

Each Summer, these students have the opportunity to challenge themselves in traditional and non-traditional subjects, meet like-minded friends from other schools and experience a collegiate environment on the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) campus.

The first step toward participating in ATS is taking the Qualifying Exam.  The exam costs $15 per student (cash or check written out to Academic Talent Search – due on the test date) – covering test materials, scoring and mailing of test results.  Fee waivers are available for those with financial need.  For more information about test details, please contact Rob Lessler, Counselor, at: or at (916) 395-5370, ext. 408026. Information about classes and sample test questions can be found on the ATS website at: or you may e-mail ATS at or call at (916) 278-7032.