Category Archives: Classroom Spotlight

Abstract photo of person creating stairs with small tiles expresses steps being learned in business classes at Fairmont Prep.
Business Classes Teach Students Real-World Applications

Students in Mr. Massimini’s business classes are discovering the real-world applications of the material they’ve been reading and latest assignments they’ve completed both inside and outside of the classroom. Capstone Seniors in Massimini’s Capstone course recently read Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor and then worked in groups and presented to their peers what the book […]

Above the Norm: Fairmont Kids Learn Spanish and Mandarin

A recent study by the American Councils for International Education has found that only 20 percent of American K-12 students are enrolled in foreign language courses. Infographic Source: Education Week   That’s only one in five students learning a second language. Overwhelmingly, that 20 percent is learning Spanish and only 2.13 percent of them are learning Chinese. Mandarin […]

EPICS Students Give Back to Habitat for Humanity, group smiling.
EPICS Students Give Back to Community

During the spring semester, Fairmont Preparatory Academy students installed their capstone EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects for the community health center Share Our Selves in Costa Mesa and for Habitat for Humanity Orange County. The purpose of these projects was to fulfill requirements in their EPICS course. Developed by Purdue University, this unique course provides students the opportunity to engage their […]