Your HBAS Student Support Services Team wishes you...
New Year, New Opportunities

Huntington Beach Adult School and the Student Support Services Team are here for you in 2021 as we celebrate our 50th anniversary serving the community. Whether you need resources, job placement assistance or career counseling, we have you covered. Get to know our Student Support Services Team and how to access services by clicking here.

Below you will find information, events and services relating to supporting students; from live workshops, to helpful tips and videos and community resources. We hope you enjoy this information and find it useful during your time at HBAS. Please check out the following upcoming news and events.
(Click links for more info)
1/8/21-March Fridays @ 12pm-FAFSA WORKSHOP
1/8/21 @ 9am, 1/22/21 @ 9 am, or
1/26/21 @ 6pm - CTE Career Info Session (Registration Required)
1/9/21-8am-10am, Pet Food Distribution (Every 2nd Saturday)
1/11, 1/18, 1/25-Food distribution (See below)
1/18/21-Holiday-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/19/21 @ 10-11am OCC Admission Application for Credit Classes Open Lab Clink link to join
1/20/21-Last Day to Register for OCC's Early Childhood Development Class
1/28/21-Deadline for Rental Assistance Application (WCARES) see below
Ashley Nguyen, Counselor
Rental Assistance and
Food Distribution
This month, Ashley would like to feature some of our partner agencies and how they can assist you financially.

Operation Hope has $500 mini-grant funds available to assist with rent/utilities/credit card payments, etc. FUNDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Rental Assistance is available for Westminster residents through the City of Westminster WCARES program. Applications are open from 1/13-1/28.

Lastly, Food distribution is available through Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living and for your pet through the OC Animal Care pet food pantry held every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Information on these resources available in Spanish and Vietnamese upon request.

Please contact, if you require further assistance
Growth Mindset for Reaching Goals
New Year, New Thinking
Watch this short video by our counselor about busting limiting thoughts with a "growth mindset" as opposed to a "fixed mindset," based on the work of psychologist, Carol Dweck. You can achieve your goals by shifting your mindset. Try it and see!
Valerie Beachley, College & Career Specialist @ HBAS
2021-Why not start a new career?
As the College & Career Specialist, it is my business to maintain a base of knowledge of various majors, careers, and programs in the area so I can help point you in the right direction. From apprenticeships to colleges, trade schools, and beyond, let me help you find the right fit for your short term and long term educational and career goals.
OCC is offering HBAS students a special class in Early Childhood Development with ESL support for English Language Learners (if needed). This class can lead to a Teacher's Assistant credential through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students just like you have finished the 2-class requirement for this credential and are now working in a field they are passionate about. Will you be next?

Last day to register is 1/20/21. Class begins 3/2 and meets for 12 weeks on Tues/Thurs from 12-2pm.

Contact for help registering
Do you want a job working with kids?
YES! Sign me up for OCC's ECE Class-HMDV 180
No, I'm looking for a different career
Will you join the OCC Application Workshop?

01/19/21 10:00am - 01/19/21 11:00am

Meet with Rena Quinonez, OCC Outreach Specialist, to receive assistance with the OCC Application for Spring 2021
I'll be there!
I can't make it
OCC has dedicated staff for our Adult Education students. Rena Quinonez, OCC Outreach Specialist, is here to help you transition from HBAS to OCC when you are ready.

Rena will host an OCC College Application Workshop for the 2021 Spring Semester. RSVP by clicking "I'll be there!" in the text box to the left.

Check out this video link featuring OCC's Award Winning Culinary Arts department.

Guidance Specialist (Mall)
Guidance Specialist (BESST)
How can the Guidance Specialist Help Me?

Ongoing services include class selection and registration, scheduling, goal monitoring, grade recording, and record keeping. (No in-person appointments at this time)

Guidance Specialists also fulfill requests for student records including transcripts (Transcript Request form must be filled out and emailed to Guidance Specialist), GPA verifications (for CalGrant), and proof of enrollment/attendance
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