The high school experience encompasses many elements: academics, sports, clubs, arts, friends, and teacher mentorships. At LuHi, we encourage students to fully take advantage of these critical years to define, explore, and pursue their passions.
When Sandra Esparza contacted Mr. Hollenbeck about making a donation of art supplies to the LuHi Art Department, neither could have predicted the collaboration that was to follow. Sandra’s husband, Henry Esparza, was a lifelong artist who split his time between his studio in Denver and Fountain Hills, AZ. After Henry passed away in May 2018, Sandra was left with art supplies, unfinished works, and a desire to pass on his legacy.
In pursuit of our mission to nurture academic excellence, Lutheran High School continues to improve and expand its curriculum and course offerings. The following courses have been added or updated for the 2017-18 school year.
A couple of years ago the leadership at Lutheran High School pondered the question: "What can we do for our academically motivated students to provide them an advantage for life after high school?"
by Paul Blomenberg, Head of the Science Department
The STEM Academy at Lutheran High is well on its way through completing the flagship year of the program. Students involved have begun to better understand their interests and passions as well as dive more deeply into their unique fields of interest. Students’ interests stem from topics that fall under the umbrellas of engineering, computer programming, medical research, and more.
Lutheran High School hosts any number of significant events through the year. We have served as the host of both volleyball and basketball regional tournaments. Our annual auction is an incredible blessing to the school. And the upcoming Denver Area Lutheran Schools Field Day provides our institution with the opportunity to share our campus with elementary school students from around the area.
Written by senior student Taylor James
Q: What are some of your interests and hobbies?
A: “Robotics is a big one. It’s a big time commitment, as well as theater. They both take up a big chunk of my time but it’s really fun. It’s awesome to hang out with everyone and get to know them. In Robotics, I get to expand my knowledge on STEM education.”
One of the key tenets of effective inquiry and learning is asking good questions. According to Warren Berger in his book A More Beautiful Question, research shows that preschool students ask nearly 100 questions a day. By the time a student reaches middle school or high school, that number is down to nine. As a society, we have simply not done a good job of helping our students maintain a curiosity and wonder about the world which God has given us.