Santa Barbara City College held a two-day conference explaining the ground-breaking program Get Focused...Stay Focused .
"It's an opportunity for students to find out what it takes in order to be a successful college student. It also provides them with life lessons such as learning about what kind of money they are going to need in order to support themselves," said Santa Barbara Superintendent Dr. David Cash.
The 10-year plan allows high school students to take college courses as early as their freshman year. Once they are ready to enroll at Santa Barbara City College, those credits will transfer over, giving them a head start toward their life goal.
Since 2009, SBCC has collaborated with the Carpinteria and Santa Barbara School Districts to deliver a successful Dual Enrollment Freshman Transition (DEFT) course for freshman.
"It's something that we have been missing in our K-12 public school system and we are really happy it's a part of what we are doing now," Cash said.
Thursday and Friday more than 140 community college and high school educators from all over the State came to SBCC to learn about the program.
Click on the link for more information about the Get Focused...Stay Focused program.