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.
Counseling Office hours are:
Monday-Wednesday from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thursdays from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
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.
Hume Lake Charter School students are graded on the scales listed below. Scores of a “D” or less warrant a phone call to inform the parent and to be proactive in re-teaching or informing the student of an area where they need to focus their study. A parent must be notified of a failing grade.
E = Excellent Work 90-100%
G = Good 80 – 89%
S = Satisfactory 70 – 79%
N = Needs Improvement 60 – 69%
U = Unsatisfactory 59% and below
F 59% or less
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.
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).
Community Commitment to Inspired Students
and Quality Education
School Site Council Members
Congratulations to the new Hume Lake Charter School Site Council members! The following will represent the school and community in this endeavor:
Other Staff Representative