The College Success Program

About the College Success Program

The College Success Program is comprised of four individual programs that provide college readiness, access and success services to students who are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses. Many, but not all, College Success Program students are the first in their family to attend college and do not have the financial means to attend without significant support.


The four programs that comprise the College Success Program are:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is responsible for managing two of the four programs exclusively: AVID and the College Partnership Program. The remaining two programs are managed collaboratively with post secondary institutions. The Early Identification Program provides services to FCPS students through a partnership with George Mason University and the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program through efforts with Northern Virginia Community College.

About the College Success Program

These programs prepare students for the academic rigor of college course work, help students with the college application process, and provide enrichment experiences to build the resilience that is so often needed to successfully graduate.

Together, the programs offer a variety of services that include:

  • Monitoring of academic performance
  • Tutoring
  • Goal setting and career exploration
  • Assistance with the college application process
  • Field trips to college campuses

College Success Program Newsletters

College Success Program:

Instructional Services Department
3877 Fairfax Ridge Road
Suite 2100
Fairfax, VA  22030

Advancement Via Individual Determination

The Early Identification Program (EIP)

The College Partnership Program (CPP)

Pathway to the Baccalaureate & Pathway Connection

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playCollege Success Program & Virginia Tech

Quick Links:

2016 Gap Year Program Fair

School Counseling and College Success

School Counseling Services

The College Success Program

Earning College Credit While Enrolled in High School

Becoming a School Counselor

College and Career Planning

College Fair and College Night

Course Sequencing

FCPS Calendars

Graduation Requirements

Instructional Services

Office of Prevention and Intervention Services

Student Engagement and Attendance

Student Registration and Language Services

Youth Depression and Positive Mental Health

Please check your student’s school website for school counselor contact information.


Gwen Cooper-Evans
Administrative Assistant
703-279-5211 (fax)

Stephanie Gray

School Counseling Services:

Darrell Sampson

Matthew Johnson
Educational Specialist

Lauren Crispino
Educational Specialist

Michele Webb
Career Connections Specialist

Kathleen Hagan
College and Career Project Liaison

College Success Program:

Shonta Robertson
College Success Program Manager

Justin Simmons
College Partnership Specialist

Derek Steele
AVID Specialist

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Last Updated

February 10, 2016