Get Focused...Stay Focused!® (GFSF) is a scalable, cost-efficient program that promotes high school graduation, post-secondary completion, and successful, skilled workforce entry.
A study tracking two cohorts of ninth grade students enrolled in the Orcutt Academy High School found students from Orcutt outperformed students from other high schools on several indicators of college success. The Orcutt Academy students were tracked through four years of high school and two years at Allan Hancock College, the nearby community college.
While at Allan Hancock, the Orcutt Academy students:
Orcutt Academy High School is a charter school in the Orcutt Union School District, and all the Orcutt ninth grade students took one semester of the GFSF freshman course. They also took two semesters of a senior college success course that utilized some of the lessons from the GFSF 10th, 11th, and 12th grade modules.
This award-winning curriculum guides students as they develop a carefully considered career path with an informed major/program of study––which research shows increases the likelihood they will successfully complete their post-secondary education/training and successfully enter the workforce.