College Counseling

College Preparation

It is the mission of the Counseling Office to guide and support students and their families through the college search and application process, working closely with the Director of Counseling and College Counseling. JPII works with students as individuals to understand who they are beyond the classroom and to help them find a college that will provide a challenging and comfortable environment for them on all levels. From the moment students step on campus as freshmen, all students have access to standardized test preparation for the ACT the SAT, and College Essay Writing Workshops.

In order to help students begin to understand and prepare for the college process, counselors meet with students and parents in individual academic conferences beginning freshman year and continuing through junior year. The college counseling process begins freshman year as students are encouraged to understand that college preparation is a compilation of their entire high school academic and co-curricular experience. JPII counselors seek to build an open relationship with students and their families in order to understand all of the factors involved as the college list is developed. Their role is to assist and advocate for students and to make sure that choices (including course selections) are informed and appropriate. 

Our Mission...

to guide and support students and their families through the college search and application process, working closely with the Director of Admissions and College Counseling. 

College Reps are asked to schedule all visits directly through RepVisits on Naviance.

Alternatively, you may contact Melissa Fernandez by email or 469-229-5144.

Helpful Links

Need Based Financial Aid

Merit Based Financial Aid

Questions? We have a great staff that will help as you begin your college search and advocate for, empower, and support you to and through your college decision. 

Mickey Saloma Catholic School John Paul II High School Faculty and Staff

Mr. Mickey Saloma

Director of Counseling and College Counseling

JPII is proud to have alumni nationally and globally at prestigious universities that cater to our student’s passions and pursuits.

The following schools are among the Classes of 2020 – 2022 acceptances:

Baylor University

University of California, Berkeley

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Arkansas

University of Chicago

Harvard University

Cornell University

Parsons School of Design

Loyola University Chicago

Pratt Institute

Purdue University

Rice University

Southern Methodist University

Washington University in St. Louis

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

United States Naval Academy

United States Air Force Academy

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Oklahoma

University of Oregon

University of Southern California

University of Texas at Austin

University of Virginia

Yale University



Due to COVID-19, turn around time for official hard copies of transcripts will be longer than normal.

If you have any questions, please contact our Registrar, Julie Furlong


Records requests from a learning institution may be sent to Julie Furlong via email, faxed to 469-229-5291 or mailed to: 

John Paul II High School

Attn: Registrars Office

900 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075

Unofficial records will be faxed

Official records will be mailed within 10-business days.

Christmas Bazaar 2022

The Cardinal Women's Auxiliary (CWA) hosts at John Paul II High School.

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Shop from 150+ vendors and so much more...


November 16, 2022 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
**Prospective Families Only**

This requires several steps:

This must be conducted in person at JPIIHS after above steps have been completed. An appointment can be scheduled by contacting Bill Symon. The following are the policies for which acknowledgement is required:

Helpful Links:

Report Suspected Abuse

TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services
(800) 252-5400 (if an emergency call 911)


Contact at the Diocese of Dallas

Diocesan Director of Safe Environment

(214) 379-2812

Contact at JPIIHS

Rounded Corners Catholic School John Paul II High School Faculty and Staff

Director of Human Resources

(469) 229-5103