Counseling Support by Grade Level
Students meet with their class-level or program-specific Academic Counselor several times throughout the year for guidance in class choice and scheduling. At the beginning of the year, the Academic Counselor helps freshman students understand their academic path options and guides them in identifying the best path based on interest and ability. From there, the Academic Counselor works with each student to map out an individualized Four Year Plan to help the student make the most of his or her four years at Fairmont Prep.
Students continue to meet with the same class-level or program-specific Academic Counselor throughout the year. The Academic Counselors help students re-evaluate their Four Year Plans to assess progress and determine if any changes need to be made based on new interests or discoveries.
Throughout the fall semester, students continue to meet with the same class-level or program-specific Academic Counselor for guidance in scheduling. At the start of the spring semester, the Academic Counselor facilitates the transition of the student from the Academic Counseling Department to the College Counseling Department. The Academic Counselor often joins the students in their first meeting with their College Counselor to explain the student’s Four Year Plan and ensure the transition is smooth. From there, junior students begin meeting one-on-one with their College Counselors to start deciding which colleges to apply to and preparing for the fall application process.
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Senior year is dedicated to working one-on-one with the College Counselors. Students meet with their counselors as often as necessary to finalize their college application list, work through the application process, discuss acceptances, and ultimately make a final college decision. Our College Counselors prioritize getting to know each student individually to help guide them in their college decision process and to write personalized and relevant recommendation letters.