Western Academic Talent Search

The 2014-2015 season has drawn to a close.

Please drop us an email with your full postal service mailing address at cbk@centerforbrightkids.org if you would like to be added to the mailing list for the 2015-2016 WATS season.

2014-2015 Testing Dates


Apr 18, 2015 (postseason - paper application by Feb 28)


May 2, 2015 (postseason - paper application by Feb 28)

The Western Academic Talent Search is an academic talent search program based on above-level testing and optimal match. Since many bright young students achieve above grade level, the talent search may more accurately measure their abilities than traditional in-grade achievement tests. The SAT, ACT, and EXPLORE tests provide a higher ceiling and valuable assessment information for young academically talented students. Taking these tests also provides students with early experience in taking college entrance-type tests. Students who have participated over the years report increased comfort with standardized testing and significant score gains based upon Talent Search experiences.