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The Focus 180 Program 

Part of the Rising Scholars Network

Focus 180 offers intentional and welcoming, educational and community resources to students who have been justice impacted & involved.

The Focus 180 Community and program is geared to provide assistance through intentional, integrated, and welcoming educational and related services that span the institution and the Antelope Valley community, with the aim being to improve the educational attainment and reentry success of justice impacted students and their families. The mission of Focus 180 is to create opportunities for exploration and to foster the skills necessary to translate college experiences into meaningful and successful careers and lives.

Next steps towards joining the AVC Focus 180 Program

Program Benefits and Services for Formerly Incarcerated Students

  • AVC tours
  • Priority registration
  • Peer mentoring
  • Transfer guidance: Personal essay, letters of recommendation, scholarships, etc.
  • Referral to college and community services
  • Specialized workshops (we will be announcing dates soon!) w

We are accepting applications for Fall 2023

For more information regarding the Focus 180 Program or other Student Equity programs, please e-mail or call (661) 722-6300, ext. 6375.

Please click the application link below and APPLY NOW!