Focusing on the Future (FOF) 2016


Last chance to register for FOF. The conference is on Saturday, February 6.

Full Description

Focusing on the Future (FOF) exposes high-ability learners to career opportunities related to the arts, humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The program also informs parents of considerations and guidelines for effective career and academic planning.

Opening session at FOF 2015The experience includes large and small group sessions for students and parents. Following an opening session, students in grades 6-8 attend four workshop sessions, each session offering six different topics. Parallel sessions are held for students in grades 9-12, parents, and counselors. Other activities include a lunchtime panel discussion with Williams & Mary students and the opportunity for a campus tour.


This year FOF will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Please download the FOF 2016 brochure (pdf) for sessions offered and how to register. Space is limited, we recommend you register your child as early as possible and select a 1st and 2nd choice for each session.

Session at FOF 2015; Presenter John Ozmore, DJG Inc.Student Workshops 

Students have the opportunity to learn about four career areas. Students are exposed to (a) information about work habits and "habits of mind" (e.g., precision and objectivity in math, and skepticism and curiosity in science) that lead to successful careers in various fields, (b) an interactive discussion about a variety of career opportunities in a particular field, and (c) steps to take to prepare for specific careers.

Parent and Counselor Workshops

Parents and counselors have the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops, which will assist them in guiding their children and students with academic and career planning.


If you have any questions, please contact us at (757) 221-2166 or [[sep, email us]].