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Counseling Corner: May

Theme: Mental Health Awareness Month

Wellness Corner

Part of recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month in May includes caring for your wellbeing and wellness. At Beckman, "Wellness Week" was held throughout May 9 to May 13 for students during lunch. At “Wellness Week,” community agencies joined the counseling team in offering kind words, resources, free tools and lively activities to the student body. Offering a week of respite and fun is well-deserved after a challenging year for our Beckman students. Below are some photos from “Wellness Week”:

  • OCAPICA Wellness Calendar and Community Resources The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is dedicated to enhancing the health, and social and economic well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County, California. Established in 1997, OCAPICA works to improve and expand the community’s opportunities through service, education, advocacy, organizing and research. Check out this Wellness Calendar and Resources for the month of May.

College and Career Resources

Two summer opportunities for your students, flyers attached.

  • We are pleased to offer a TUSD exclusive online CTE course, Multimedia Communications Design, in partnership with Coastline ROP this summer! This is an introductory Arts, Media, & Entertainment course. Perfect for a student who is looking to take CTE courses and has an impacted schedule due to other activities or if you have a student in need of an ‘F’ elective- please share! Students can register via this Registration Link
  • For students looking to secure employment: Orange County High School & College Student Career Fair Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10am to 2pm (Virtual) Event registration

Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP): Registration for Fall 2022 and Summer 2022 is now open!

Student registration for Fall and Summer ROP courses is now open! ROP is FREE for high school students and credits count towards graduation/transcripts. ROP classes are available after school. Students may see Ms. McDonald in the Career Center or self-register here: Please note: Students may not have more than 7 courses on their Beckman schedule including ROP courses. Internship courses are for students 16+ with transportation.

ROP Summer Offerings:

Cyber Security Training 2.0


June 20-August 5th; Monday-Thursday from 9AM to 11:30AM Flyer

Register here: CyberForward Summer 2022 Application (

Application deadline: June 3 by 11:59PM

Medical Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship


July 18-August 4; Monday-Thursday from 9:30AM to 2:30PMFlyer

Register here: ULP Medical Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship Student Application Form (

Course details here: Medical Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship (

Emergency Medical Responder: Open to current sophomores and juniors; priority given to current juniors.

Location: In person at Coastline ROP Presidio Campus in Costa Mesa

June 20-July 20; Monday-Thursday from 8 AM-1PM; no meeting July 4

5 credits Flyer

Register here: Emergency Medical Responder - Summer 2022 Registration (

Multimedia Communications Design


May 31-July 8, 2022; asynchronous (no set meeting time), fully virtual course, camera equipment will be provided

Projects due on weekly basis

10 credits/F elective credit Flyer

Register here: Multimedia Communications Design - Summer 2022 (

Academic Success Week: The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is hosting a series of events from May 15th to May 19th aimed to combat the summer slide. Discussions include building study skills, writing academic essays, and how college admissions offices view high school grades. There will also be a special program covering what students should know about the new Digital SAT. Registration is FREE. Flyer


Crafting Your Academic Essays

Sunday, May 15

8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT/6:00 PM MT/5:00 PM PT

Study Skills 101

Monday, May 16

8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT/6:00 PM MT/5:00 PM PT

Study Skills 101

Tuesday, May 17

10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT/8:00 PM MT/7:00 PM PT

High School Academics and College Admissions

Wednesday, May 18

8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT/6:00 PM MT/5:00 PM PT

The Digital SAT: What You Need to Know

Thursday, May 19

8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT/6:00 PM MT/5:00 PM PT

Grade Level Info

Senior Scene

Official Transcripts:

As you prepare for graduation, please make sure to place your final transcript request via Parchment. To place, your request, create an account or log in at Beckman High School Parchment Site. When placing your request, select “Hold for Grades.” We will send your final transcript when all grades are posted. All requests without a hold will be sent with the current transcript.

Please open this Parchment Guide to Ordering Transcripts link for complete instructions.

Summer Reminders:
  • Start your last ever high school summer job for those unexpected expenses.
  • Attend your college’s summer orientation.
  • Apply for student housing and start to get matched with a great roommate.
  • Get ready for a new world of student organizations, on-campus living, and learning more about what your school has to offer.
  • Check out this guide to a smooth transition for your freshman year.
  • Read one of these many great books before you go off to college!

Junior Junction

  • All 11th Grade students participated in the BCAP Lesson. This lesson provided students an overview of the “big picture” of the BCAP process as well as researching and preparing for the post-secondary option of their choice. All juniors now have access to their counselor's BCAP Google Classroom with detailed information about postsecondary planning.
  • Based on this data from our pre/post survey, the 11th grade students are feeling more comfortable with where/how to find information about their post-secondary pathway of choice and how to access/submit the BCAP documents to their counselor and/or teacher if they need a letter of recommendation.
  • We encourage rising seniors to finalize their postsecondary plans and college lists over the summer and begin the application and essay processes. This will hopefully reduce some of the stress that occurs with seniors handling their classes along with this process in the fall.

Sophomore Stop

May is Mental Health month and this month we want to provide resources that might help guide you when it is time to talk to your children/teen about their mental health. Mental health is an important factor in academic and social success so addressing any possible issues would be ideal.

When Is It Time To Talk?

It's time to talk to your child/teen about their mental health when...

  • You’ve noticed something just doesn't seem right, but aren't sure why.
  • Your child/teen’s behaviors seem different than others in their peer group.
  • Your child/teen is starting to have difficulties at home, school or with friends.

Read and refer to this article for advice and support:

Freshman Forum

  • Final exam week (schedule here) is coming up! Help your student prepare by using tips from this final exam wellness lesson.
  • Check Aeries for any D's or F's to see if your student has any classes needed for summer school.
  • If you want your student to stay A-G eligible to attend a 4-year university after high school, then they need to remediate the D or F grade on their transcript.
  • If you want your student to graduate from high school with the correct number of credits and requirements, then they will need to remediate the F grade on their transcript. Here is information about summer school options through TUSD.
  • Here is a list of some of the more popular summer programs. I also recommend you review the clubs roster to find out about some of our academic organizations/clubs.
  • Have a great summer!