The Academies at Lutheran High School is a unique curricular concept that is designed for students who desire academic rigor and the opportunity to pursue their passions in a particular academic area. Opportunities for students to personalize the Academy to fit their passions allow students to thrive. Students choose an area of focus interesting to them so they can dive in, learn, and get a head start on their future career. Upon completion of requirements, students earn an “endorsement” on their high school transcript.
The LuHi Academies encourage students to pursue their academic passions while they are still in high school. Six Academy options are available: Business, Music, STEM, Art, Mission & Ministry, and Lights Academy. Participation in an academy will include four essential elements:
Students may join an Academy as a Junior, but are encouraged to consider pursuing an area they are passionate about their freshmen and sophomore years. With the extra coursework and responsibilities that accompany academy membership, applicants must demonstrate an ability to approach additional responsibilities with both a scholastic aptitude and appropriate attitude.
Upon completion of academy requirements, Lutheran High School will be pleased to add an academy endorsement to a student’s transcript. This endorsement informs institutions of higher learning, future employers, and organizations that the student has had significant exposure to both the academic and practical applications of their area of passion, while completing a well-rounded program of study at Lutheran High School. This endorsement is also our acknowledgement that apart from merely taking additional courses, this student has had the opportunity to work with mentors, collaborate with other academy students and faculty, present their accomplishments to the LuHi and greater community, and serve others in very tangible ways.