Academic & College Counseling

FCS Academic & College Counseling provides a supportive environment in which students can identify their goals, reflect on their talents and passions, and make confident decisions about higher education. We guide students in the self-reflection and evaluation, research, and application writing that is the key to good college selection.

A key element in the college application process is finding the fit for each individual student. Just getting into college is not the focus: getting into the right school is. The goal is to provide our students with the solid foundation and guide their college selection process so they will be successful in college and in life.

 

EIGHTH GRADE

College planning at FCS formally begins in Grade 8.  All eighth grade students attend two college preparation workshops during the spring semester conducted by the college counselor.   At these workshops, students are introduced to foundational skills and planning required in the college application process such as: the importance of course selection, study skills, understanding a high school transcript, and other topics. 

All eighth grade students will also meet individually with the college counselor during our annual Freshman Advance.  At the Advance, students receive information about how to best prepare for high school and work with the counselor to create an individual four-year course plan for high school.  Parents are encouraged to make appointments with the counselor following the Advance to discuss their child’s course plan and any future plans and questions. The specialized course, Applied College & Career Readiness (ACCR), is also incorporated into eighth grade students’ class schedules.

The ACCR course is available for all eighth grade students to establish a solid foundation for high school and college entry.  Students learn to navigate Google Applications, explore college majors and career fit through interest and aptitude assessments, resume building, online presence, and hear first-hand from guest speakers about their careers. Additionally, students learn elements of critical thinking and debate and are educated in the art of business etiquette useful in making polished first impressions for college or job interviews. 

 

ACADEMIC & COLLEGE COUNSELING OFFICE

In our Academic & College Counseling Office, counselors manage fewer than 100 students each allowing counselors to get to know each student personally and providing tailored guidance to each family.  We offer hands-on opportunities to explore through on-campus college fairs, college representative visits, local college trips, overnight college tours, and college application workshops. 

The Academic & College Counseling Office is located among the secondary classrooms, making our counselors readily accessible. Our open door policy allows students to stop in with quick questions and easily schedule longer sit-down appointments. Parents are welcome to schedule in-person or virtual meetings with their child’s counselor as well. We implement software tools as an additional support for college and career exploration. Each student will have a personalized profile where they are able to engage career assessments, scholarship search resources, resume building tools, and college search information.

 
COLLEGE BOARD CODE/CEEB CODE
Fremont Christian School’s six-digit code is 050978. If you require another code, please contact the College Counselor.