This institute will delve into how to implement the award-winning Get Focused...Stay Focused!® (GFSF) program over all four years of high school for EVERY student. When every student has an online 10-year Plan that is updated yearly and used across the campus for academic coaching and counseling by all personnel, you will launch your students into post-secondary success.
Using the 10-Step Plan developed by The George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative and adapted for the Get Focused…Stay Focused!® program, you will learn a step-by-step process that will help you plan, implement, and sustain a GFSF program on your campus. In addition, you will learn how college credit is being awarded for the 9th grade, semester-long ‘Get Focused’ course, and you will be exposed to best practice strategies and resources so your implementation of the Get Focused...Stay Focused!® (GFSF) program or Freshman Transition Initiative can be quick and cost-efficient. This roadmap will help you develop a program that will increase graduation rates (both high school and college), ensure ALL students are college- and career-ready, and provide students with the skills and attitudes to enter the workforce and build a self-sufficient life.
This institute is designed to provide administrators with the tools to successfully implement a GFSF program to improve academic achievement, high school graduation, and college completion. Participants will apply that framework as they develop a plan to transform their school culture into a collaborative learning community focused on results. Using the online 10-Step Plan tool and workbook, participating administrators will leave with their own written strategic plan that includes goals, activities, timelines, responsibilities, costs, funding sources, and evidence.