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College & Career Guidance

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What does college readiness look like?

Getting students into the university and program of their choice is important to Lutheran High. We work with students individually to ensure they are prepared for college and adulthood.

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2021 LuHi Grads were offered $11,358,700 in college scholarships over four years. This averaged out to be over $82,300 per student.

College prep goes beyond academic statistics

As important as impressive test scores and honors classes are, we place a high value on developing life skills such as conflict resolution, time management, and effective communication. Our goal is to develop the full person.

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LuHi Student Average ACT, top 25%: 31

LuHi Student Average SAT, top 25%: 1356

Dual Credit Enrollment

Dual credit coursework provides real-world, college-level experience for students while they complete their high school education. They get a feeling for college-level academia, as well as expectations, and earn actual college credit in addition to their high school credit.

LuHi partners with the following colleges and universities to offer our students dual credit coursework:

  • Colorado Christian University (CCU): AP Literature, AP US History, and Music Theory. Students pay $200/class (less than $67/hour). CCU also offers a large array of online class options not taught in a LuHi classroom but where students can earn college credit just the same.
  • Concordia University Nebraska (CUNE): Spanish 2-5, Mandarin 1-4, and AP Language. Students pay $256.24 for 3 credit hours (about $85/credit). They must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply and pass with a C in order to earn college credit.
  • Grand Canyon University (GCU): Students may take general education classes, including Accounting, Psychology, Sociology, College Algebra, Economics, Criminal Justice, and more. Dual credit courses taken through GCU usually last 7 to 9 weeks, which gives students the flexibility to take multiple classes per semester.
  • Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW): CUW online classes include Sociology, Psychology, Accounting, Marketing, Computer Science, and more. These dual credit classes are 15 weeks in duration Students can also explore other accredited universities.

Dual credit coursework at our partner universities is typically accepted as transfer credits at nearly 98% of accredited universities across the country, as long as students have achieved a final grade of at least 78%.

Learn More About  Dual Enrollment


LuHi's ACT/SAT test & college application code: LHS CEEB CODE - 060-417

Guidance Counselor: Denise Noffze
denise.noffze@lhsparker.org, (303) 841-5551 ext 212

Guidance Counselor: Corrie Johnson 

corrie.johnson@lhsparker.org (303)841-5551 ext 255
Assistant Guidance Counselor: Jenny Quinlan

Advisor Meetings

Each Junior is assigned a one-on-one College Advisor. The Advisor acts as a personal guide to walk with students through the college search and application process. Juniors have 4 meetings with their Advisors throughout the year to discuss:

  • the right college fit
  • finding scholarships
  • application requirements
  • time management and organization when applying for college

Each Senior will meet with Ms. Noffze & their College Advisor 3-4 times during the first semester. Additional meetings will take place throughout the second semester to ensure the path to college is as smooth as possible. During these meetings, you will discuss college acceptance letters, financial aid packages, transcript needs, and any additional questions you have.

College Drive

ACT and SAT test prep is important for getting into the college of choice and earning scholarship money. Freshmen and sophomores take practice ACT and SAT tests each semester.

Juniors get 18 hours of test prep from Revolution Prep to further prepare them for the tests they will send off to colleges.


Naviance for College Planning Success

We use Naviance for a variety of features including resume building, transcript requests, career assessment tools, scholarship applications, college visit planning, and more.

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Where our grads go

LuHi has a 100% graduation rate. Eighty percent of LuHi graduates attend four-year colleges and universities across the country. The remaining 20% of LuHi grads attend two-year colleges, join the military, or begin their careers.

An impressive 28% of LuHi seniors were accepted to Top 100 Universities as rated by US News Magazine. In the past five years, LuHi grads have been accepted to Top 100 Universities including:

  • Clemson University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Embry Riddle
  • Stanford University
  • University of Denver
  • Ohio State University
  • Ole Miss
  • Texas A&M
  • Clemson
  • Penn State University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Pepperdine
  • NYU
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Florida

See where LuHi grads  attend college

Graduation Requirements

English = 4.5 credits
Math = 3-4 credits
Science = 2-3 credits
Social Science = 3 credits
Physical Education = 1 credits
Fine Arts = 1 credit
Practical Arts = 1/2 credit
Electives = 8 credits

Learn More

Click here to find information on:

  • best practices for applying to college
  • how to apply for the FAFSA
  • resources for writing college essays and autobiographical pages
  • creating a resume
  • and more.

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