HLCS Counseling Office

Jen Nelson, School Counselor

What a privilege it is to work with the students at Hume Lake Charter School!

We desire to make academic and personal counseling available to every K-12 student as needed. In addition, career and college counseling is a strong focus at the high school level. From 8th through 12th grade, students meet individually with the School Counselor each semester. Parents are invited and welcomed to be a part of these meetings. If you would like to meet with me, please feel free to come by anytime or set up an appointment.

Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM as well as Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00 PM. Additional times can be arranged. You can reach me by phone 559-305-7699, (work phone) or email, and my desk is located by the back wall of the Library on the third floor of Cedar Hall.

High School Course Descriptions

It is important to plan ahead and think about a student’s future after high school. Hume Lake Charter School offers two paths that a student can take in order to plan for their future and higher education needs. Each plan offers
opportunities for students to go on to either a vocational school or community college or apply to a UC/CSU of four year university. Hume Lake Charter School encourages students to go on to some level of higher education.

In addition to meeting the course requirements for graduation, each student must pass both sections of the California High School Exit Exam (CaHSEE) in order to receive a diploma.

University of California “A-G” Requirements

Most colleges and universities have classes that applicants are required to complete prior to being admitted. These 15 high school courses listed below satisfy that requirement, they are also known as the “A-G” subjects. At least seven of the 15 courses must be taken in your last two years of high school.

Required “A-G” Courses


A) l History/Social Science – 2 years required

Two years of history/social science, including one year of world history, cultures and geography; and one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government.

B) l English – 4 years required

Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature. No more than one year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.

C) l Mathematics – 3 years required, 4 years recommended

Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry. Approved integrated math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement, as may math courses taken in the seventh and eighth grades that your high school accepts as equivalent to its own math courses.

D) l Laboratory Science – 2 years required, 3 years recommended

Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three foundational subjects: biology, chemistry and physics. Advanced laboratory science classes that have biology, chemistry or physics as prerequisites and offer substantial additional material may be used to fulfill this requirement, as may the final two years of an approved three-year integrated science program that provides rigorous coverage of at least two of the three foundational subjects.

E) l Language Other than English – 2 years required, 3 years recommended

Two years of the same language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition and culture. Courses in languages other than English taken in the seventh and eighth grades may be used to fulfill part of this requirement if your high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.

F) l Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) – 1 year required

A single yearlong approved arts course from a single VPA discipline: dance, drama/theater, music or visual art.

G) l College-Preparatory Electives – 1 year required

One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in “a-f” above, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts (non-introductory level courses), history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science and language other than English (a third year in the language used for the “e” requirement or two years of another language).

Career Planning Resources

The following links will guide you to important and informational web pages to help you with career planning.

College Planning / Resources

This page gives you a 4-year checklist to begin preparing for college, starting your Freshman year of high school. The timing of important tests to take, places to visit, ideas to consider and paperwork to get in order before your graduation day are all included.

College / Career Website Resources

This page gives you a 4-year checklist to begin preparing for college, starting your Freshman year of high school. The timing of important tests to take, places to visit, ideas to consider and paperwork to get in order before your graduation day are all included.

College / Financial Aid Information

This page gets you connected with all of the important details you need as you apply for financial aid. Informational videos and important dates as well as websites to access are included.

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