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Academic and College Counseling

Academic and College Counseling

Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s Academic and College Counseling Program is unique by design to provide each student the individualized guidance he or she needs to succeed academically and find his or her best college fit. Our College & Counseling Center was recently built in 2012, and serves as a central hub for students and their counselors. Students also have the opportunity to explore academic and college related information.

Fairmont Prep’s counseling program is unique by design to provide each student the individualized guidance he or she needs to succeed academically and find his or her best college fit.

  • 3 Academic Counselors +
  • 2 College Counselors +
  • 1 International Foundation Counselors +
  • 2 Advanced Programs Counselors =
  • 8 Total Counselors
Academic and College Counseling = 72:1*
Student : College Counselor Ratio = 40:1*

*This ratio outshines both public and private schools nation-wide with ratios that range from 200:1 all the way to 800:1.


Meet Our Counselors

Academic Counselors

Mrs. Julie Weems
9th Grade Counselor
Lead Counselor
jweems@fairmontschools.com
Mr. Ryan Huynh
10th - 12th Grade
Academic Counselor
Student Last Names M-Z
rhuynh@fairmontschools.com
Ms. Tiffanie Fung
International Counselor
tfung@fairmontschools.com
Mr. Tony Romo
10th - 12th Grade
Academic Counselor
Student Last Names A-L
tromo@fairmontschools.com

College Counselors

Chantelle Jackson-Boothby
College Counselor
Student Last Names A-L
cjboothby@fairmontschools.com
Mr. Jonathan Dunn
College Counselor
Student Last Names M-Z
jdunn@fairmontschools.com

ADVANCED PROGRAMS COUNSELORS

Mr. Justin Voss
Advanced Programs Counselor
Students A-L
jvoss@fairmontschools.com
Mr. Ray Prado
Advanced Programs Counselor
Students M-Z
rprado@fairmontschools.com

Counseling Support by Grade Level

Freshman Year
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.

Sophomore Year
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.

Junior Year - Academic + College Counseling
Throughout the fall semester, students continue to meet with the Academic Counselor for guidance in scheduling. In addition, the Academic Counselor often joins the students in their one-on-one meetings 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.

Senior Year
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.

Standardized Testing Information

SAT
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

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Source: College Board

ACT
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science

The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

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Source: The ACT Inc.