April 2018

See ATS in action on Inside California Education, episode 206, airing locally on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm on KVIE! The broadcast will be repeated on Sunday, April 15 at 6:00 pm.

It's not too late to take the ATS Qualifying Exam
While testing at schools has ended, the exam can still be taken for Summer 2018 eligibility. Currently, the ATS Qualifying Exam is being scheduled for select weekdays in the ATS office. For more information, please contact the ATS office.

Applications now being accepted for Summer 2018
Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2018 classes. Submit your complete application by 4pm on May 3 to be included in the first group considered for admission. Save $10 on your application fee by submitting your application by the April 18 early bird deadline.

Catalog Update!
The Summer 2018 Catalog is currently at the printer and will be mailed out soon. The complete publication is currently available on our website on the Catalog-Literature page.


About Academic Talent Search-ATS

Academic Talent Search (ATS) provides academically challenging, fast-paced courses to highly able and motivated 4th through 9th grade students in the greater Sacramento area.

ATS is a non-profit organization which receives no state or federal funds. Sponsored by Sacramento State, ATS has an established tradition of providing educational experiences that are both mentally stimulating and fun. Over 1,400 students apply for ATS classes each summer. Since its founding in 1982, ATS has inspired over 45,500 students.


  1. ATS brings together intellectual peers from throughout the Sacramento Valley region, allowing them to make new friends and improve social skills.
  2. The ATS teaching staff includes University faculty, community college professors, area public and private school instructors, and industry professionals.
  3. 4th and 5th grade students can discover new approaches to traditional topics and experience enrichment opportunities in new subject areas.
  4. 6th through 9th grade students can experience a collegiate environment while accelerating their learning in traditional subjects like mathematics and foreign language and exploring new topics which are not always available in regular school. Classes are held on the Sacramento State campus, and students are granted many of the same privileges that regular University students receive.

Qualifying for Academic Talent Search

Current 4th through 9th grade students are eligible to take the ATS Qualifying Exam (intermediate for 4/5, advanced for 6-9). Testing is offered at area public and private schools as well as on the Sacramento State campus.


Telephone: (916) 278-7032
Fax: (916) 278-5930


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Important Documents

Summer 2018 Catalog - 4/5 Program

Summer 2018 Catalog - 6/9 Program

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Dates To Note

April 11
ATS Qualifying Exam offered in the ATS office

April 12
ATS Qualifying Exam offered in the ATS office

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