Correspondence and Remedial Courses
It shall be the policy of the Board of
Education to grant credit toward graduation with the
successful completion of independent study, correspondence
courses, or online credit recovery courses, providing the
student meets the required criteria and these classes are
approved by the principal.
The grades earned from classes that are taken for
credit recovery online or through correspondence courses are
graded as a Pass/Fail, and will not be included in the
studentís grade point average.
Approved online classes that are electives, or that
are being taken for the first time, will be graded, and
those grades will be included in the studentís permanent
record and grade point average.
The Michigan State Legislature passed legislation,
commonly known as the "Dual Enrollment" bills, providing for
students to earn college credit while in high school.
Eligible students in grades 9 through 12 may take college
courses as a part of their regular high school schedule for
either high school credit, college credit, or both.
The Lake Linden-Hubbell school district will pay the
lesser of either the actual charge of tuition and fees, or a
pro-rated portion of their foundation allowance for each
eligible dual enrollment course a student takes.
Eligible courses must not be offered by the high
school, and must lead towards postsecondary credit,
accreditation, certification and/or licensing.
Courses that are a hobby, craft, recreational or are
in the areas of physical education, theology, divinity, or
religious education, cannot be taken through dual enrollment
eligibility to participate in dual enrollment is a local
decision that is made on a case by case basis, considering
multiple sources of information about whether or not a
student is ready for a postsecondary educational experience.
At a minimum, the following qualifications must be
The student must be enrolled
in both the district and the post-secondary institution
during the districtís regular academic year.
The student must have met all
of the grade level course requirements.
The student must have met the
cut scores from one of the appropriate standardized tests
established by the State of Michigan.
here to see the cut scores.
would like to dual enroll can either pick up a dual
enrollment application in the guidance office, or download
and print one by clicking
Guidance and Counseling Services
The Lake Linden-Hubbell school district
has a guidance counselor to assist students in making
decisions and changing behavior. The counselor works with
all students, school staff, families, and members of the
community as an integral part of the education program. The
school counseling program promotes school success through a
focus on academic achievement, prevention and intervention
activities, advocacy and social/emotional and career
It is the goal of the school counselor
to help prepare students to meet the expectations of higher
academic standards and to become productive and contributing
members of society. The counselor is actively committed to
helping students understand that the choices they make will
affect their future educational and career options. The
purpose of the school counseling program is to impart
specific skills and learning opportunities in a proactive
and preventive manner which ensures that all students can
achieve success through academic, career and personal/social
Student Assistance Teams
The SAT is a school team, which
includes the parent(s) and the student, when appropriate, in
a positive, problem solving, intervention process. It
assists students by ensuring that everything possible is
being done both at school and at home to make the student
successful. Students are most successful where there is a
strong spirit of cooperation between home, school, and
community. Based on this shared responsibility, the SAT
meets to explore possibilities and strategies that will best
meet the educational needs of the students, and support
teachers and parents. The SAT includes the most important
people in the studentís life, parents or caregivers,
teachers, counselors, specialists, school administrators or
designees, and any other school or community members who can
Students are typically referred by the classroom teacher,
but any member of the school staff or a parent may request
support from the SAT for a student whose learning, behavior
or emotional needs are not being met under existing
circumstances. Prior to the first SAT meeting, teachers
likely will have implemented some classroom modifications to
enhance learning for students. A modification may be as
simple as a change in seating location, a daily assignment
sheet, or an increase in the use of visual teaching aids.
Sometimes a simple change can make a big difference for a
At the meeting, which typically takes approximately 20 to 30
minutes, a facilitator will lead the group through a
discussion of the studentís strengths, concerns, and
history, as well as current interventions and outcomes. The
team will then brainstorm additional strategies or
interventions and outline a plan of action for student
parent(s) will also be asked to contribute information
regarding the studentís learning needs and help with the
development of an intervention plan.
The SAT will meet again several weeks after implementation
to check progress, and modify the plan as necessary.
The Board shall
grant high school credit in any course to a pupil enrolled
in high school who has exhibited a reasonable level of
mastery of the subject matter of a given course by attaining
a grade of not less than C+ in a final exam in the course.
Credit earned through testing out shall be based on a
Pass grade, and shall not be included in the computation of
grade point average for any purpose.
Once credit is earned under this section, a pupil may
not receive credit thereafter for a course lower in course
sequence concerning the same subject area.
A student may attempt to test out of a class one time
Dates for testing
out will be announced at the beginning of each semester.
parents who feel that extra help is needed in a particular
subject are encouraged to first talk to the classroom
teacher of the class in question.
Teachers are often available before school, after
school, or during their prep hour to help students, and
sometimes the issue may be resolved simply by making better
use of time in class and asking questions.
In addition to
this, the GE program makes tutoring available to middle
school students after school in the elementary building.
We also have National Honor Society students who are
willing to work individually with students, and an
AmeriCorps worker who is available after school in the high
school. For help
in accessing any of these services, contact the guidance
If the problem
persists, or if it occurs in more than one or two classes,
talk with the guidance counselor about setting up a Student
Assistance Team meeting, to look at additional supports that
can be provided.
The school does
not encourage students to take jobs outside of school if
that employment may impede their success at school.
Any minor between eleven and eighteen years of age,
not specifically exempted from the Youth Employment
Standards Act (P.A. 90 of 1978), working in a paid or unpaid
position, must have a work permit.
Work permits are available in the Superintendentís
To view a copy of
the Youth Employment Standards, click