We will always have STEM with us.  Somethings will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, technology.  And there will always, always be mathematics. Everything is physics and math.



ACP TEAMS is a private educational company that focuses on students who are preparing for college during the high school years. Our program helps them to be fully prepared for acceptance into the college of their choice by exceeding the requirements of each college that fosters their interests and provides their major while in high school. It is vital that students start preparing for college as early as 8th and 9th grades. We accept students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher during their high school years of eighth through twelfth grades. We begin counseling services once the student enters the eighth grade so that they start high school ready to excel in the specified areas for their field of study. We help direct each student into a field and major that best suits them that will ensure they become successful in their career of choice. Our main focus is in the S.T.E.A.M. fields, which includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Experience You Can Trust

Our counselors have over 30 years of experience. We help each student explore all financial aid opportunities available so that they can enroll in college with little personal expense. Also, included in the program for our selected students is unlimited tutoring, test preps, and a personal scholarship from our company upon successful graduation with a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Founding Story

“Over the years we have seen students struggle to put all the pieces of the puzzle together to get to them to the right fit college of their dreams. A couple of wrong decisions lead them to miss the necessary requirements that are required, no career direction, falling short of testing and enrollment deadlines, miss financial aid and other important deadlines which have them choosing a wrong fit college. Wrong fit colleges turn 4 year degrees into 6 year degrees which ultimately increases tuition costs. Our plan is simple, we put together an affordable college planning program that fundamentally takes all the stress off the students from making the wrong decisions . Our program will provide our students with the tools and resources necessary so they can make the best decisions so they can get accepted in their right-fit college. our plan is simple. We put together an affordable program that gives students the ability to their goals, take advantage of all the ahead Of them that assists in college journey.”


Percentage of 2018 Students Accepted into Major Division 1 and Ivy League Schools

Our Mission

To help the next generation make guided, wise decisions by pursuing the career best suited for their unique interests, personalities, and capabilities. We assist by ensuring their expectations of salary and living conditions, such as desired location are met. Our services are unique in that we offer everything they need to succeed. We guide them in enrolling and excelling in their high school curriculum that will far exceed the requirements of the college or university they desire to attend. By the time they are ready for college, we ensure that our team will use every available resource in the area of academics, financial aid, and the process involved in getting them accepted into the school of their choice. They will enter college fully prepared at the lowest out of pocket cost available.



Why a S.T.E.A.M. college planning company, like ACP TEAMS?

Focusing on your area of desired majors should begin as early as possible. By beginning your focus before entrance into high school, you will be more prepared and less stressed when it comes time to apply for your college of choice. We will help you enroll in the proper classes early on so you won’t be forced to cram extra classes into your already busy schedule. Another important factor in planning for college is using your high school years productively, and not wasting precious class time on courses you don’t need for your course of study. We will be here every step of the way to ensure you make the proper educational choice, and we are available if you need tutoring in any of the STEAM classes. So much has changed from previous generations to students in today’s generation, and this will only progress into future generations as well.

"It Takes a Community"

I’m sure you’ve heard the statement that it takes a community to raise a child. We, at ACP TEAMS, like to consider ourselves as being the community your child needs to excel in school and college. We place top priority on offering our students the necessary tools and guidance needed for them to receive a proper and well-rounded education. As a parent, your support in helping them reach their full potential is vital in leading them to succeed in life. Upon enrolling your child into our program, we consider you family, and we will not only help your child succeed, but we will be here to help you support them in any service we offer as well.

Our Team

Charlene Fell : California State University of San Bernardino – Public Administration

Charlene, founder of Advanced College Planning Teams also know as ACP TEAMS, has worked in college planning for over 12 years.  Charlene was a Back-Up Regional Director for one of the largest college planning companies in the US for over the last 9 years.  In those 9 years she also was on the their Leadership Team.  Charlene has worked all over the US hosting workshops for thousands of qualified High School students.  In her graduating class of 2018,  Charlene’s students had 95% placement in the top 20 schools in the USA.

Michael Fell : Pierce College – Business Administration : California State University of Northridge – Business Administration :  Chafey College : Entrepreneur Program

Michael, founder of Advanced College Planning Teams also know as ACP TEAMS,  has studied at various colleges throughout his career and believes education is at the forefront to everyone’s success .  He has mentored and tutored thousands of students from all ages throughout the years in Business Management and The Arts.  Michael heads up ACP TEAMS financial and operations division and is focusing the company on all the necessary strategies to take our students from High School all the way to the door steps of their right-fit college. In his free time, he loves listening to music, being spontaneous and enjoying a good adventure, walking his dog, trying out new restaurants and traveling.



Candy Douglas : B.S. in Physical Education from Loma Linda University (LLU), M.A. in Counselor Education from LLU.

With a strong game plan, hard work, practice, and the will to never give up, each person has the ability to have their dreams come true.  I am good at drawing out students dreams and together creating a game plan for their future career and college goals.  

I have been a middle school, high school, and adult ed school counselor in Southern California for over 25 years.  I have counseled both first generation and under
represented students and families.  I have had the privilege of counseling students who have gone to college and five (5) years later have returned to teach at the very same high school they graduated from!  This is a compliment and dream come true to see the results of one’s counseling come full circle.

School counselor for 25+ years.
Masters in Counselor Education with Pupil Personnel Service Credential
Experience in college and career counseling in Southern California high schools.
Passionate about working with students to find the right college fit academically,
socially, and personality.
25+ years of experience working with families of different income levels.
Assisted students and families with filling out the FAFSA and Dream Act.
Assisted students with NCAA eligibility.
Coached a Southern CA. Community College Women's tennis team.  USTA tennis
official for 7 years.
Taught in the Educational Department at a private college.
Key Strengths:  Coach (academics/careers/sports), enthusiasm, patience, and humor.

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