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What is the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program

Spend some time watching the short informational videos and reviewing the documents attached, and you'll come away with a thorough understanding of what is possible and our vision for implementation of GFSF.  You’ll want to review these following resources  in order.

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What is a Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program?

VIDEO: Get Focused...Stay Focused!®The launch pad to student success?
VIDEO: Implement a Freshman Transition Program to Increase High School & College Completion (11:03)
VIDEO: GFSF Overview Video (10:40)
The four-page GFSF brochure

How is Get Focused...Stay Focused!® unique from other Student Success programs?

How is the GFSF program different from other college and career ready programs?
VIDEO:  Flipping the College Decision-making Paradigm
VIDEO: The Skills-based Education Plan
Employability: Skills-based Education Plan versus the traditional Student Education Plan

Let's begin with the end in mind:  - Every student having an online 10-year career and education plan

Chris Cash 10-year Plan Summary Page
VIDEO: An example of academic coaching video (4:48)
VIDEO: Why a 10 year Plan video (6:56)

Get Focused...Overview of the Freshman Course

VIDEO: The Dual Enrollment Freshman Transition (DEFT) video (5:34)
VIDEO: The DEFT follow-up video: three years later (6:00)
VIDEO: Career Choices: Why it works (12:15)
VIDEO: Career Choices: Five Ingredients of Success (17:10)
Proven Program – Successful Track Record

Stay Focused!  The GFSF follow-up modules

The two-page flyer about the GFSF modules

Short overview videos

VIDEO: Follow-up Module 1: Developing Attitudes and Aptitudes that Promote College & Career Readiness (4:07)
VIDEO: Follow-up Module 2: Determining Your Informed Major and Post-Secondary Education Path (3:50)
VIDEO: Follow-up Module 3: Preparing to Act on Your 10-Year Education and Career Plan (4:24)

Proven, cost-efficient and easy to implement

80,000 students and growing
The 10-Step Plan for Implementing A Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program
GFSF Performance Pledge
The Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program and Instructional Manual

College/High School Collaboration Opportunities

College/High School Collaboration Workshop
Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Annual Conference 2017 Program
College Freshman Experience Student Success Course
White paper on College Student Success Course

Evaluation and Research

Preliminary Evaluation Project
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