Our 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 individually with their counselor a minimum of four times per year, in addition to multiple times in a group setting. 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 in 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 – 83:1 Fairmont VS 509:1 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.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to joining Fairmont, Courtney served as a School Counselor in Oregon where, using a strengths-based, relational approach, she developed relationships with students, families, teachers, and school staff and promoted a positive school environment and culture. She also has extensive experience working in the university setting in Admission and Financial Aid.
Courtney is passionate about helping students reach their academic goals, explore their post-secondary path, and provide social-emotional support. Students in the International Business Program will work with her throughout their time at Fairmont.
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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