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Focus Programs



Freshman Focus

Freshman Focus offers rising Gibbons freshmen help preparing for the academic rigors of high school.

  • Three-day seminar (1/2 days)
  • Nine study skill sessions taught by Gibbons educators and students
  • Learn strategies and practice that can help students achieve academic success
  • Topics cover note-taking, study skills & many more
  • Meet fellow students and become familiar with our campus before school starts.

Freshman Focus 2019
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Junior Focus

Junior year brings more academic challenges and demands greater personal ownership for work and communication. Junior Focus helps rising juniors put these stressors into perspective.

  • A half-day seminar
  • Taught by Gibbons educators and rising senior students
  • Laid-back discussions and hand-on practice
  • Review time-management and stress reducing tips, techniques for prioritizing responsibilities, and ways to communicate more effectively with teachers.
  • Feel more equipped to start this tough year.



Sophomore Focus

Sophomore Focus helps rising sophomores prepare for increased expectations and tougher classes.

  • A half-day seminar
  • Hands-on, interactive, fun activities
  • Practical sessions cover efficient study skills, effective strategies for successful group work, and smarter approaches to critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Meet some sophomore year Gibbons educators and hear from rising juniors who just completed sophomore year.


Senior Focus

Senior Focus offers rising seniors applicable skills to tackle college applications and deadlines, college-like classes and potential distractions in senior year.

  • A half-day seminar
  • Taught by Gibbons educators and alumni
  • Offers perspectives on the ups and downs of senior year, organizational tips for college applications, practice interviews, and life skills needed to be ready for college life.
  • Relaxed seminar with lots of time to ask questions, get personal feedback and prepare, plan and even begin college applications before the school year ramps up.

Senior Focus 2019
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Student Volunteers

Want to volunteer for Freshman Focus 2019? 

2019 Freshman Focus Student Volunteer Interest Form


Feel Free to contact us:

Freshman Focus
Susan Ellis

Sophomore Focus
Lesley Coe

Junior Focus
Katherine Quigley

Senior Focus
Taylor Blanton