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Get Focused...Stay Focused! Conference
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March 26-27, 2018 - Santa Barbara, CA

For Post-Secondary and/or Secondary teams interested in learning how to implement a Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Initiative on their campus.

For Post-secondary
  • Increase the percentage of students achieving their academic and career goals
  • Provide an onramp for students for informed Guided Pathway decisions
  • Increase the percentage of students entering college with an informed, declared major and an online 10-year Career & Education Plan
  • Improve accountability outcome measures including the percentage of students who complete degrees/certificates and/or transfer

For Secondary
  • Provide a strategic plan for reaching every learner with a comprehensive guidance course in 9th grade and follow-up modules in 10th - 12th grades
  • Improve student motivation as students answer the questions: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? and realize that they need to take initiative to reach their goals
  • Develop students' financial literacy skills and teach them how to be independent adults in the future
  • Provide students with an online 10-year Career & Educational Plan that will guide them through postsecondary planning and matriculation

We will provide resource materials to facilitate the development and/or expansion of a dual enrollment program as well information to create a GFSF initiative in your own region!

Conference Agenda

SAMPLE Conference Program

Deliver a course that will motivate students to
start and complete post-secondary education
Conference Attendees
As a result of fires in the Santa Barbara area, the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Conference has been moved to March 26th and 27th.
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Partners or collaborators
Foundation for California Community Colleges
George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative
California Community College Chancellor's Task Force on Student Success
Academic Innovations LLC
UCSB Graduate School of Education California Dropout Research Project
UC Educational Evaluation Center, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education
California SB1070 Coordinators from select regions
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara City College Dual Enrollment Department
Carpinteria and Santa Barbara Unified School Districts
Santa Barbara County Office of Education’s Partners in Education