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Crisis line:


  • If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.
  • If someone you know is in crisis, please tell an adult immediately and seek medical attention by calling 9-1-1.



Meet the Support Team:

To best meet the needs of our students, Adams Middle School is fortunate enough to have two full-time counselors (Last names A-K: Ms. Beach and last names L-Z: Ms. G.), a part-time EL Advisor, a School Psychologist, a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment), and Project-Alert Curriculum Counselor.  We are available by appointment Monday - Friday from 7:40am - 3:00pm or via phone or email consultation.  Please see below for the support staff's contact information.  



Counseling Referrals:


To best meet the needs of our students, Adams Middle School is fortunate enough to have two full-time counselors (Last names A-K: Ms. Beach and last names L-Z: Ms. G.), a part-time EL Advisor, a School Psychologist, a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment), and Project-Alert Curriculum Counselor.  We are available by appointment Monday - Friday from 7:40am - 3:00pm or via phone or email consultation.  Please see below for the support staff's contact information.  


Tutoring Resources 

Tutoring: By October, Study Hall is will be available to students after school for an hour.  CJSF (CA Junior Scholarship Federation) peer tutors are available Monday - Thursday and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) tutors from El Camino are available on Wednesdays and Fridays.  No prior arrangements necessary, just make sure to sign in with our librarian Mrs. Crompton when you arrive.


Kumon Math Tutoring (use common core): https://www.kumon.com/math-program


Redondo Beach Public Library: All Subjects (Must have a Library Card).  RB Public Library also offers in house tutoring.  https://lhh.tutor.com/?ProgramGUID=7cb5d2eb-618b-433a-be0d-2cbd8175a9c6


Khan Academy: A great resource for all subjects, especially math https://www.khanacademy.org/


Ten Marks: useful for practicing math https://www.tenmarks.com/


Math is Fun: http://www.mathisfun.com/


Quizlet: Create a study set for any subject https://quizlet.com/


Mathnasium: "When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 700+ centers in the US and Canada."  http://www.mathnasium.com/maps/maps/search/?q=90278


Miss Bee’s Tutoring: One on one tutoring for all subjects including Common Core Math. http://missbeetutorme.com/


SmartClub! - All subjects. "In home tutoring and educational babysitting.” Email: [email protected] http://smartclubtutoring.com/

South Bat United Teachers Tutor Program current and former http://sbut.org/tutorprogram.htm

Outside Services:

The Gathering Place - A project of Providence-Little Company of Mary's Trinity Hospice, they offer a variety of specialized groups at various times through the year. Offer individual counseling as well. http://www.bchd.org/gathering-place

Live Like Doug - Dedicated to enriching the lives of kids after the loss of a loved one http://www.livelikedoug.org/

Walk With Sally - Walk With Sally is dedicated to providing FREE mentoring support programs and services to children of parents, guardians or siblings who have cancer or have succumbed to cancer. Also, see attached flyer. https://www.walkwithsally.org/

Stillwater Family Therapy - Individual and Family Counseling https://www.stillwaterfamilytherapy.com/

Clear Recovery - Specializes in working with adolescents with anxiety, screen addiction, and substance dependency http://clearrecoverycenter.com/


Thelma McMillen Treatment Center - Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Adolescents and Families https://www.torrancememorial.org/Medical_Services/Alcohol_and_Drug_Treatment.aspx


Big Brother, Big Sister Program - "When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics." http://www.bbbs.org/


Project Touch - A place for teens to go to interact with same aged peers, learn new skill sets, or have group discussions about adolescent issues.  There's something for everyone at Project Touch.  Please contact the director Dorothy Forba at is [email protected] if you're interested in getting started.


Gelbart and Associates - Comprehensive psychological and psychiatric services for individuals, families, and groups, serving the South Bay for forty years. http://www.gelbartandassociates.com/


Freedom4U - Freedom4U will identify, develop and release the potential of youth into their life purpose by offering peer-driven healthy activities such as creative arts, life skills, service projects, and leadership opportunities to youth in the South Bay/Harbor Area of L.A.  Please also check out www.drgregallen.com for individual and family counseling. http://www.freedomcommunity.com/


Psychology Today - Find detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors,Support Groups and Treatment Centers in the United States https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists?tr=Hdr_Brand

Dr. Valerie MaxwellDr. Valerie Maxwell Ph.D., is a psychologist in Manhattan Beach California specializing in diagnosis and therapy for Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, depression, relationship issues, learning disabilities, and a variety of other cognitive difficulties. http://www.addsoi.com/aboutdrmaxwell.html


Emergency Outreach Bureau - Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Field Response Operations http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dmh/186287_EOBBrochureRev082011.pdf


Addiction Pros - A SIMPLEFAST AND SAFE TOOL FOR DRUG AND MENTAL HEALTH HELP https://addictionpros.org/


South Bay Families Connected - Resources for Teen Wellness & Substance Use Prevention http://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org/



Acts of Kindness


We are Adams, We are Kind.

To be kind, means to exhibit qualities of  friendliness, generosity, and consideration. If you are an Adams staff member or student, please take a moment to recognize acts of kindness that you have witnessed on campus by completing the form below. You may nominate someone anonymously, if you wish. 



Schedule Changes


Administration creates the master schedule with the input of teachers and counselors, and all student schedule changes are completed by the second week of school to ensure a smooth transition and stability for the students and teachers.  In general, counselors assist the administration with scheduling, but making schedule changes after the second week of school is very rare. 

Examples of a Valid Schedule Change Request:

  • Missing a period
  • Scheduled for a duplicate class
  • Scheduled for the wrong grade level

Examples of Invalid Schedule Change Requests:

  • Changing a teacher
  • Changing lunches
  • Changing to be with friends
  • Changing to have a class during a different time of day

Requests for specific teachers can not be granted due to the nature of the scheduling process. Students may be assigned to an intervention elective should a needs assessment determine that this would be in their best educational interest. 


If you want to change teachers because you feel you are struggling in a class, please come and see your school counselor to help you  strategize ways of being successful.

Staying Connected

Here’s whats happening in the community


Beach Cities Health District - Health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities http://www.bchd.org/


Redondo Beach Teen Center - A place available for students to go to after school to work on homework or engage in activities http://www.redondo.org/depts/recreation/classes___activities/teen_center.asp


Junior Lifeguards - Junior Lifeguard program provides the valuable skill set necessary to safely and confidently enter our oceans https://beachsports.org/jr-lifeguard-program/


Salvation Army - "Our volunteers are critical partners in helping us fulfill our promise to America of 'Doing the Most Good.'" http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/volunteer/


Boy Scout Troop - Information on how to get started with Redondo Beach Boy Scout Troop 788 http://www.boyscouttroop788.org/


Girl Scouts - At Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. With us, you’ll discover the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ in you, and watch her shine, again and again. http://www.girlscoutsla.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html


Top Camps/Classes for Kids in Redondo Beach - "Enter your information once and instantly see hundreds of activities that meet your needs!" https://www.activityhero.com/in/redondo-beach-ca


YMCA - "We are proud to offer a wide range of activities and events for the whole family!" https://apm.activecommunities.com/ymcala/Home


South Bay School of Cooking - Release your inner chef.  There's something for everyone! http://southbayschoolofcooking.com/


Stress and Anxiety