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Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Manual

GFSF manualA complete Program and Instructional Manual to guide
the successful planning and implementation of a
Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program.

The Get Focused...Stay Focused!® Program is a scalable, cost‐efficient program promoting high school graduation, post ‐secondary completion, and successful entry into the workforce. The process starts with a freshman transition course that culminates with a student-created 10-year Career and Education Plan that is updated in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades and used throughout high school for advisories and academic coaching.

This manual provides the necessary planning and implementation resources so you can conduct a Get Focused...Stay Focused!® program in a way that assures your students graduate with the attitudes, aptitudes, and plans that research shows encourage college/post ‐secondary completion.

Students will graduate with:

This hybrid, classroom-based, comprehensive guidance program is unique among educational programs today because:

The resources in this manual, in conjunction with the award‐winning course materials, provide both administrators and instructors with a turnkey solution for success from the program’s very first day.

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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