Curriculum Guide - Student Services
 

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.

Dual Enrollment

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

Student 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 met:

         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.   Click here to see the cut scores.

Students who would like to dual enroll can either pick up a dual enrollment application in the guidance office, or download and print one by clicking here.

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 development.

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 development experiences.

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 provide support.

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 student. 

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 success.  The 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.

Testing Out

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 only.

Dates for testing out will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

Tutoring

Students or 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 counselor.

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.

Work Permits

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 Office.

To view a copy of the Youth Employment Standards, click here.

 
 
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