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Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Related

What does the application process include?

Find information about the admissions process on the Admissions Requirements page.

Each freshmen applicant needs to:

  • submit an online application
  • write an essay
  • take the HSPT test
  • provide the email addresses of English, Math, and Homeroom teachers for recommendation requests
  • send the most recent copy of their transcript

On the application, families will see a place to enter email addresses of English, math, and homeroom teachers. Once they enter the email addresses, requests are sent to the teachers and are submitted directly back to the admissions office. Applicants do not need to collect any paper forms or send the forms to the teachers themselves.

Placement tests are offered once a month in November and December. Find dates of the tests on the Admissions Requirements page of the website. Register for the placement test date of your choice on the admissions application.

What does LuHi cost? Is there tuition assistance or scholarships available?

Find up to date information on tuition here: www.lhsparker.org/tuition-financial-assistance

Tuition assistance is available and given to families on an as-needed basis. As a Christian high school, we do not want money to be a stumbling block for families as they consider LuHi. We encourage any family who is concerned about the cost of tuition to apply for tuition assistance.

Families can apply to the FACTs for tuition assistance between mid-September and mid-April every year. The process takes about a month for most families to upload their tax information, for FACTs to verify the information, and for communication between the family and LuHi to be completed.

Lutheran High School does not offer scholarships. We do not want a student to feel like they didn't "earn" enough to make it into LuHi.

APPLY FOR   TUITION ASSISTANCE

Are there deadlines in the Admissions Process?

Please visit our Admissions Requirements page to see the most updated deadlines and due dates for admissions applications.

Does your school honor IEPs and 504s?

We are able to honor most IEPs and 504s that call for common accommodations. However, we cannot provide modifications for students. Students with an IEP or 504 have the option to be in Access Class. This class takes the place of a study hall and is a time for students to get extra help on homework, finish tests they need extra time on, etc.

Please find more information about the Access program here.

General Questions

Do students need a laptop or specific device?

We have a Bring Your Own Device policy that gives students the freedom to choose the device they prefer to use. LuHi has MacBooks and Chromebooks available for students to borrow. Some students bring their own laptop or tablet, some students simply use their phone, and some students prefer a paper/pencil method of notetaking, etc.

We always want to look more like a college than a middle school, so instead of providing students with a device they must use, we encourage students to find the device that works best for them. This way, by the time they graduate, they are familiar and prepared to use their laptop, phone, or tablet on their own.

With the temptation of distraction so prevalent today, teachers monitor device usage and help students understand appropriate times to use their device. If students are inappropriately using their phone or other device, it will be taken away from then. Then, it's a $5 fee to get back and the fee doubles with each offense. 

Students planning to go to college need a strong foundation of proper device usage in the classroom.

What transportation options are available? Can students drive?

LuHi offers shuttle transportation to and from school. For the most updated shuttle drop off and pick up location, please click here.

Students with a valid drivers license (not learner's permits) are welcome to drive to school and park on campus (no fee or parking permit needed).

Do you have a dress code?

Yes. The dress code is “business casual” and is described in the student/parent handbook which can be downloaded from this website. Students are not required to wear uniforms. 

For more information on dress code, please visit our Forms page and view the handbook.

Do you have a hot lunch program?

We bring in outside venders (such as Chick-fil-a, Panda Express, Little Caesar's, and Raising Cane's) everyday for lunch. Students can simply bring cash to pay for these lunches. Students are welcome to bring a lunch from home and we provide microwaves for them to heat up food.

Is your campus “open?” Are students allowed to come and go as they please?

No. LHS is a closed campus. Students are required to be on campus at all times during school hours. With parent permission seniors with privileges are allowed to go off campus for lunch only.

How safe is the school environment?

Very safe. Our building has 32 security cameras and the only entrance during the school day is through the front doors. We practice lock down drills each semester. We have a one-point-of-entry system so all visitors, parents, and students enter through only the front doors. All other doors stay locked throughout the day.

We have a full time armed guard on campus.

In addition, the LHS discipline and conduct code is designed to efficiently and firmly suspend and expel any student who threatens the safe environment of LHS. We are committed to providing an educational environment that is free of the safety issues.

How accessible is the LuHi teaching staff to students and parents?

The accessibility of the faculty is one of the best things about LHS. Students are able to meet with teachers during academic labs two days a week and also are encouraged to seek out teachers for extra help at all times. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers through phone or email. Both students and parents can use RenWeb to view assignments and grades online.

What is the average class size at LuHi? What is the total student enrollment?

We are blessed to be a growing school! For the 2021-2022 school year our enrollment was over 800 students. We are a 9-12 grade high school. The average class size at LuHi is about 26 students in class for core classes.

Academic Questions

Where do LuHi Grads attend college?

Are the teachers certified?

Yes. All of the teachers at LHS have at least a Bachelor’s degree and are required to get a Colorado teacher license. In fact, many of the teachers have Master’s degrees in their field of study.

What are The Academies?

The Academies are a course track unique to LuHi. Students who are passionate about a subject area, have a strong interest in a topic, or know what they want to go on to study in college are good candidates to join an Academy. Learn more about the Academies by clicking the link below.

Learn How to Thrive   with an Academy

Do you offer honors or AP courses?

Yes. LHS offers honors and AP classes. See a full list of our current Honors and AP classes by scrolling to the bottom part of our Curriculum page.

Lutheran School Questions

What is a Lutheran High School?

From Dan Gehrke, Executive Director

A friend of mine once told me, "Lutherans are committed to receiving God's love, God's Word, and God's forgiveness.  We get it. We share it. And we leave the world a better place."

A Lutheran high school has the same mission.  You can find Lutheran high schools all over the country, all committed to the same thing: being academically excellent schools that God uses to transform the lives of others through Jesus Christ.

Jesus said in John 10:27-28 - "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand."

Jesus knows us.  And that same love and salvation that He extends to us through His death and resurrection is the same salvation that is proclaimed daily in our Lutheran high schools across the country.

Jesus knows us and in turn, a Lutheran high school knows and loves its students. The relationships formed at a Lutheran high school become the foundation for both academic excellence and spiritual encouragement. Lutheran high schools are communities of people dedicated to having a conversation about what God has done for us through His son Jesus Christ.  Those communities are then the perfect compliment to families and churches who value both reaching the lost and raising up Christian kids to become spiritual champions.

And that is why the environment of a Lutheran high school makes an instant connection with Christian families. One need not be a Lutheran to attend a Lutheran high school.  The core tenants of "grace alone," "faith alone," "Scripture alone" found in Lutheran theology and doctrine by their very nature resonate with all people in search of the truth.  They also draw in non-Christians who are seeking answers to the greater questions of life.

Indeed, Lutheran high school communities leave the world a better place.

What is the mission statement of LHS?

Lutheran High School is a Christian high school that nurtures academic excellence and encourages growth in Christ.

Do you have to be a Christian to attend?

No. LHS is open to all applicants. However, LHS is a school that is “Christ-centered” in all we do. Learn more about Christian Ed here.

Why are you called “Lutheran High School” - do you have to be a Lutheran to attend?

No. LHS is a school that falls under the umbrella of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod but is open to all applicants. Learn more about what it means to be a Lutheran High School at our Colorado Lutheran High School Association page.

What is Chapel?

Chapel is the time that LHS sets aside to honor God. Students and staff gather on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a 25 minute devotional time. Students are often involved in leading chapels on Fridays. Our teachers often lead chapel, but some outside pastors come as well.

Extracurricular Activities

What sports do you offer?

Lutheran is always adding new sport opportunities. Some of our most recent additions are softball and wrestling. Find a full list of sports offered at LuHi here: GoLuHi.com

At what level do your athletics compete?

LuHi is a member of CHSAA. As of Fall 2022 our school moved up to the 4A level for sports and competes in the Pikes Peak League. Learn more about LuHi Athletics here.

Where can I buy Spirit Wear?

We have an online Spirit Store where you can customize and buy LuHi gear. Go Lions! www.sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/colorado/parker/lutheran-high-school/

What kind of art and music programs do you offer at LuHi?

We have an excellent variety of art, music, and theatre programs at Lutheran High. You can learn more about them here: lhsparker.org/arts

Both music and art programs have an Academy to supplement the curriculum for students who plan to pursue an art or music career. Learn more about the Academies here.

What clubs can students participate in at LuHi?

Clubs are a growing part of our community. If a student is interested in adding a club to the list, all they need is a faculty advisor. Often times, several clubs are added throughout the school year. To see a list of clubs and their descriptions click here.