Think back to your favorite teacher. Got it? Ok, what made him or her awesome? Keeping the whole class engaged was probably a large part of why they were a favorite.
At LuHi, one of our core values is to surround students with highly talented teachers - teachers who are experts in their field, know how to teach to all different learning styles, and pass along their passion for their subjects.
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:
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%.
Lutheran High School offers a handful of AP classes in math, English, and history. Some colleges still recognize AP classes for credit if students receive a high enough score on the AP subject test.
AP classes intend to mirror entry-level college courses. The goal is to give students an idea of pace and expectations of a college level class. LuHi's AP course list includes:
Research has shown both pros and cons of the AP curriculum. Many high schools use the number of AP classes in their catalog to demonstrate academic rigor. Lutheran High chooses to challenge students in the classroom in different ways academically. To read more about our stance on AP classes, please read this blog post.
We have decided to remove AP classes from our science curriculum altogether. Science is an ever-changing field, so a quickly updated curriculum is essential. Course differentiation is more important to colleges than the number of AP classes on transcripts. LuHi offers 18 science courses - 8 of which are honors classes.
One of the core reasons for creating The Academies is to offer a better option for students than AP Classes. An Academy provides a unique way for students show they went above and beyond the work of an average high school student.
The Academies is a unique curricular concept designed for students looking for academic rigor and an avenue to pursue their passions. Students personalize their Academy projects to fit their passions. They choose an area of focus attractive 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.
Currently, we have 6 Academies students can choose from:
The idea of readying students of today into leaders of tomorrow may seem abstract. In this ebook, we offer 4 methods to develop students into future leaders. Whether students will be leaders in a family, a workplace, or a community, it is essential we arm them with the skills and knowledge to serve.
Honors classes are an excellent option for students looking for an academic challenge without the expectation of college-level work. Honors classes at LuHi include:
LuHi's Access Program is as a time to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom. The Program is open to students: - with a current IEP or 504 plan - who have participated in special programs (academic or emotional) at previous schools - or who have a recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or therapist.
The Access Program offers a small study hall class for students to complete tests and get extra help. LuHi honors student accommodations stated in IEP/504 plans in all classes. Some basic examples of accommodations include but are not limited to: