College and Career Center

Helping students explore educational and career options, make realistic career decisions, and establish career goals

The College and Career Center and the Career Center Specialist assist students with their college, career and employment searches. Students can find a wide variety of resources on colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, part-time and full-time employment opportunities, and SAT, ACT, and TOEFL registration. The goal of the Career Center is to help students make informed career decisions about their post-secondary plans, which may include four-year colleges, two-year colleges, technical schools, apprenticeships, military, full-time employment, or gap year opportunities. 

College and Career Center Specialist: Ms. Maureen Kim      Email: mhkim@fcps.edu         

Phone: 703-219-2204      Fax: 703-219-2297

Hours: 7:55 a.m.- 3:25 p.m. | Periodically, the College and Career Center is closed for classes or meetings. Parents who wish to visit the College and Career Center may do so by scheduling an appointment by phone or email.  Students are required to be present at these appointments.

Location: Room L-106

CEEB Code: The school CEEB code for Fairfax HS is 470785

College Admissions Representatives

College representatives schedule private visits to Fairfax High School from mid-September through October. These visits provide a personal touch that may not be available in a school's literature. Representatives inform students about the school's admissions process and deadlines, campus life, housing, majors available and scholarships. Students have the ability to ask questions and this is often a chance for students to meet the person who will read their applications in the future.

College visits are updated daily in Family Connection (through students' Blackboard accounts), under the colleges tab, view all upcoming college visits link. Students should sign-up for the visits online, print the confirmation page, and remember to ask their teacher to be excused 24 hours in advance of the visit. The confirmation page will serve as the student's pass and it should have a teacher's signature in order to attend the visit. Most visits are held in the College and Career Center.

Pathway to the Baccalaureate

The Pathway to the Baccalaureate is a program which helps seniors transition from Fairfax High School to Northern Virginia Community College and then onto a four-year college.  Students can apply for this program in the fall of their senior year. 

Scholarships

All scholarships are listed on Family Connection (through students' Blackboard accounts), under colleges tab, scholarship list. For scholarships that require students to complete a Self-Nomination form, complete the attached form and return to Mrs. Kim in the Career Center by the self-nomination deadline. Please note: No late submissions will be accepted.

Visit the website of the college or university (private OR public) that you will be attending for information on grants, scholarships, and loans. 

Career Talks

The Career Talk program brings successful FHS alumni, parents, as well as local professionals, to FHS to expose students to a wide variety of career areas. If you are an FHS alumnus, parent or local professional in an interesting career who would be willing to speak to students during the school day, please contact Ms. Kim at 703-219-2204 or mhkim@fcps.edu.