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International Students

New Student Orientation 2017-2018

International Students Only: August 14-15, 9am-3pm
All New Students: August 16, 9am-12pm

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Lutheran High School desires to become the premier private high school for international students in the state of Colorado. The 2017-2018 school year will see the continuation of ESL classes, and additional programs will be added to specifically help and aid our international students.

ESL_Class_Pic_2014Lutheran High School uses trusted agencies to screen its international applicants and guide students through the application process.  If you desire to attend Lutheran High School and are not currently working with one our trusted agencies, please contact Hannah Buchholz at hannah.buchholz@lhsparker.org so she can direct you to a trusted agency. We do accept international student transfers from other high schools.  Please see the process below.  We look forward to serving you! 

Integration and Support for our International Students

Lutheran High School strives to provide excellence in academic guidance for international students. Each student receives individual attention to help assemble an academically appropriate schedule of classes that are aimed at developing gifts and talents.

The College Guidance Department at Lutheran High School also works with each student to ensure that an appropriate pace is kept for both high school graduation and college readiness. The entire school is dedicated to making sure each international student has an amazing experience at Lutheran High School. To read a list of frequently asked questions by international families, click here.


IMG_3034.jpgLutheran High School does not set up or provide homestays for families. Please contact your agency to arrange a homestay.

If you are an American family interested in hosting an international student, please contact Lori Wichael at wichael.lori@gmail.com.

International Student Tuition and Fees for 2017-2018

The annual tuition for international students with an I-20 is $17,000.  This includes application and materials fees.

Tuition payments need to be arranged through Randy Gager in our business office by calling 303-934-8611 or emailing randy.gager@lhsparker.org.

Tuition can be paid monthly over 11 months ($1545 a month, July through May), monthly over 10 months ($1700 a month, August through May), by semester ($8500 due by the beginning of each semester), or annually ($17,000 due prior to the start of the school year).

If an international student withdraws or is expelled, tuition is still due for the semester that he/she withdraws.  Second semester tuition will be refunded if necessary.

Other Important Information and Checklists

All new International Students are required to attend an Orientation Day a week before school starts. The date of the Orientation Day will be announced in March. Jan Hoener, the International Student Coordinator, will also set up special times for students to carpool to various stores to purchase school supplies and explorer Parker.

All students are required to be on campus for Finals weeks at the end of each semester. 

If you are already attending school within the United States and choose to arrange your own homestay, then please proceed with the following steps.  These are also generally the steps taken both by the school and agencies.

  1. Complete an online application for student enrollment by clicking here.  A non-refundable $50 application fee is due and payable through the application site.  If unable to pay online, a check or money order for $50 may be made out to "Lutheran High School" and mailed to 11249 Newlin Gulch Blvd., Parker, CO 80134.
  2. Download the International Student I-20 Worksheet by clicking here. This form should be faxed to 720-842-1015 or mailed to Lutheran High School, 11249 Newlin Gulch Blvd., Parker, CO 80134.  With the above items completed, Lutheran High School will process the student application.
  3. Prior to acceptance, students will need to send transcripts (translated in English) and SLATE test scores. To learn more about the SLATE test, click here. Students must achieve a minimun SLATE test score of
  4. Once the student is accepted, an I-20 form is issued and Lutheran High School will mail it to the student's overseas residence. (Note: If the international student is already at a United States school, the student must ask his/her current school to transfer the I-20 to Lutheran High School.)
  5. Upon receiving the I-20, the student will present needed documentation and the I-20 to his/her home embassy.  If the embassy issues the visa, the student is free to travel to the United States and attend school.
  6. Lutheran High School will need the following documentation prior to the student's arrival: 
  • Official transcript from the student's previous school
  • Student Enrollment Forms (a link will be sent)
  • Copy of passport or birth certificate
  • Copy of Visa
  • Proof of medical insurance

International Student Forms:

Tuition payments need to be arranged with the Lutheran High School business office by calling 303-934-8611 and speaking to Randy Gager or emailing the business office at randy.gager@lhsparker.org.