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.