Our college counseling staff meets students where they are and takes them where they want to go. They work with students to better understand their specific goals, aspirations, and individual pursuits. Beginning in 9th grade, students meet with their counselor a minimum of 12 times per year. Together, they hone in on goals, develop a 4-year academic plan, choose courses, create a college list, prepare for dynamic interviews, and receive assistance on completing scholarship applications.
The end result: a personalized route to reach the college of your choosing.
MEET OUR COUNSELORS
Our low student-to-counselor ratio – 76:1 Fairmont VS 760:1 California Average – means students receive exceptional one-on-one support throughout their high school experience, inspiring more confidence and greatly increasing the chances of acceptance to top universities.
Ming Liao is a graduate of Cal Poly University Pomona. She began her career in education as a coordinator for our international HomeStay program. As a counselor in our international education program, Ms. Liao relishes the opportunity to use her Mandarin language skills and to guide families and students as they start their educational journey in the U.S.
Nancy Nguyen is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and one of Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s most passionate English teachers for eight years, before bringing her talents to the counseling team. Ms. Nguyen speaks fluent Vietnamese and provides language support to our international families from Vietnam. She enjoys supporting and guiding students of all ages and loves the diversity of cultures and backgrounds in Fairmont’s student body.
Darryl Foy is a graduate of Whittier College and The George Washington University’s Masters Program. His two boys attend the Fairmont Historic Anaheim campus, and he coaches soccer at the Fairmont Preparatory Academy. His passion for academic success led him to Fairmont Schools, where he has been helping students pave their path to the best fit colleges.
Justin Voss is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College. He joined Fairmont after extensive college admissions experience at Whittier College and Pitzer College. He has a proven track record of helping students realize their talents and reach their academic goals. His passion is to encourage students to dig deep and think critically while searching for colleges. Students in the Advanced Science & Engineering Program, International Business Program, and International Baccalaureate Diploma program benefit from his diverse background.
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Raymond Prado holds a master’s degree from UCLA. He joined Fairmont Preparatory’s counseling team after significant counseling experience at the collegiate level. He served as the Director of Outreach Programs at UCLA School of Medicine and as an admissions officer at CalTech. He is particularly passionate about working with students in the International Business Program, the Advanced Science and Engineering Program, and the International Baccalaureate Program.
Ms. Johnson attended Swarthmore College (BA) and the University of La Verne (MS in Educational Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential). Prior to joining Fairmont, she served as Head Counselor of HS2 Academy to provide comprehensive academic, career, and college admissions counseling to students. She has helped countless students review their academic progress and create engaging college applications.
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