Focus on Freshmen - Los Angeles
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Earn Graduate Credit at Focus on Freshmen

Funding Opportunities

Lucile Cornetet Awards for Professional Development
Individual and Seminar Awards available to fund travel, lodging, meals, registration fees, etc.
In 2013, this foundation funded five people to attend the Focus on Freshmen conference.

Teacher Development Grants from McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation
Applications accepted January 15 - April 15

Lumina Foundation for Education
This foundation aims to help raise the number of adults in the United States who complete post-secondary certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees, and credentials. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.

The NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants
Applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.

Conference Attendees
Conference Pricing

First Registrant

Second and Third Registrant (from the same district)

Each registrant thereafter (from the same district)

Fee Includes:
  • All workshop presentations, panels and roundtable support
  • Textbooks from the Career Choices series (up to a $135 value)
  • Institute manual and additional resources (up to a $250 value)
  • A one-year license to Academic Innovations' online professional development web site, The Teachers' Lounge and ($249 value)
  • Food, food, and more food! Light continental breakfast (all three days); buffet lunch and afternoon snack break (Monday & Tuesday); cocktail reception with appetizers (Monday); and plated awards luncheon (Wednesday)

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment: Please remember that all registration fees for Focus on Freshmen 2017 must be paid by June 30, 2017. Payment can be made by purchase order, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). If payment can not be made prior to that time, please contact us to make other arrangements.

Cancellation Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
Substitutions are permissible, but all changes or cancellations must be communicated to Academic Innovations in writing. Refund requests must be received in writing and postmarked by Friday, June 30, 2017.