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Counseling Corner: February Edition

LAST DAY TO ORDER AP EXAMS: FEBRUARY 24th

AP Exams must be ordered online no later than February 24th at Total Registration.

TUSD Seal of Biliteracy Informational Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnqDM7uPlkw

Wellness Corner

Gabrielle Vera, a senior at Beckman, was inspired to create a resource where others could reduce their stress and anxiety. While her main focus is on art therapy, the booklet is meant to inform and connect teens with other resources as well as inspire them to find their own path toward mental health and wellness. All the artwork in the booklet is made by Beckman’s own artists. “Mindful Art for High School Teens” is now available for anyone in the Career Center’s Wellness Corner or through the link below.

Hoag Hospital is offering a free presentation on teen mental health. Please see the flyer below.

Senior Scene

  • Seniors should confirm their applications have been received and processed by the colleges.
  • If you’ve submitted your FAFSA you should be receiving a Student Aid Report (SAR). Be sure to review it and make sure everything is accurate. If you haven't submitted it, the deadline to complete your FAFSA is March 2nd.
  • Some schools have late deadlines or rolling admissions policies so you may still be able to apply even if you haven’t already.
  • Acceptance, rejection and wait list letters may start arriving as early as this month. If you haven’t heard from your colleges yet, don’t worry; it’s very common for letters to go out as late as April.

Irvine Valley College’s Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)

Santiago Canyon Community College Events

Junior Junction


  • Juniors met one-on-one with their counselor February 5-11 to finalize their course selections for 12th grade and were advised of graduation and A-G requirements.
  • College Testing: Students should take the ACT or SAT at least once before the end of the school year. The next ACT test dates are April 13, June 8, and July 13. Register online here. Upcoming SAT dates include March 9, May 4, and June 1. Register for the SAT online here.

Sophomore Stop


  • Sophomores met one-on-one with their counselor in February to finalize their course selections for 11th grade. Students also utilized the Career Finder and Cluster Finder in Naviance to continue learning about themselves and careers related to their personal interests, strengths, and values. We encourage students to use this information in selecting classes including electives in CTE or ROP to gain experience in related career fields. Parents can assist their students by discussing the survey results and encouraging them to find related activities they could participate either in or out of school.
  • Practice SAT/ACT - Sign up to take a practice SAT or ACT in the Beckman Commons on Saturday, March 9, 9am -1pm. The exam costs $10 and tickets can be purchased at lunch outside the Student Store or online until March 1.

Freshman Forum

  • Thank you for attending the 9th grade Counselor Coffee on January 15th. If you missed the event, please find the information here https://tusd.learning.powerschool.com/drafter/beckmaninfo/cms_page/view/43724960
  • On January 18th, 9th grade students came to the PAC for an overview of course selection for 10th grade and upcoming events and information.
  • 9th Grade Registration - 9th grade students are currently meeting one-on-one with their 10th grade counselor February 11th- 20th to finalize their course requests for 10th grade. During this registration process, students also explore their interests by completing the Naviance Career Cluster Finder. At the end of the exploration activity students save three careers of interest to their Naviance account.
  • Practice SAT/ACT - Sign up to take the practice SAT or ACT in the Beckman Commons on Saturday, March 9th. The exam costs $10 and tickets can be purchased at lunch outside the Student Store or online until March 1st.

  • On January 17th, freshman counselor, Erin Charles, presented a lesson in the 9th grade Avid classroom.

Objective:

Students can demonstrate their understanding of high school graduation and A-G requirements and complete the 10th grade course selection sheet accordingly.


American School Counselor Association Standards for Students:

Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options including college.

-Students will be able to:

  1. Identify the high school graduation requirements vs. the A-G requirements
  2. Reflect on current success and a plan for the future
  3. Understand grade requirements for A-G and how to remediate if needed
  4. Choose their 10th grade classes to meet high school graduation and A-G requirements

DATA:

Before the lesson: 48% of students knew the A-G vs. high school graduation requirements, 38% knew the grade requirements for A-G, 69% knew that A-G are entrance requirements for CSU/UC.

After the lesson: 76% of students knew the A-G vs. high school graduation requirements, 79% knew the grade requirements for A-G, 72% knew that A-G are entrance requirements for CSU/UC.

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Upcoming Dates

Parent Events:

3/12: Wellness Workshop on Using Rewards and Consequences, 6:15 pm in BHS Commons


Student Events:

3/12: Lunch and Learn on Exploring Majors and Careers, During lunch in the library