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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 from October-February. Find dates of the tests on the Admissions Requirements page of the website. Register for the test by emailing Jodi.Hoehne@lhsparker.org.

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?

Generally speaking, no. We do a rolling acceptance process. This means we accept qualified students on a first come, first accepted basis. The admissions process must be completely finished before we accept a student. In March, accepted families are invited to enroll.

The only deadline is taking the HSPT on one of the offered test dates between October and February.

Does your school honor IEPs and 504s?

We are able to honor most IEPs and 504s that call for accommodations. We cannot provide modifications for students. Students with an IEP or 504 will 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 and how we accommodate for IEP and 504 students 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 from 4 different locations. The locations are:

  • Peace with Christ Christian School
    3290 S. Tower Rd., Aurora 80013
    Leaves the parking lot at 7:00 a.m. and returns after school

  • Lord of the Hills Lutheran Church
    21755 Smoky Hill Rd, Aurora CO 80015
    Leaves at 7am and returns after school. 

  • Castle Rock (Chili's - by Castle Rock Outlet Mall)
    800 New Memphis Ct, Castle Rock, 80108
    Leaves the parking lot by the Castle Rock outlet malls at 7:00 a.m. and returns after school.

  • St. John's Lutheran School
    700 S Franklin St, Denver, 80209
    Leaves the parking lot at 7:00 a.m. and returns after school.

  • Shepherd of the Hills Christian School
    7691 S University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122
    Leaves the parking lot at 7:05 a.m.

  • Highlands Ranch (Parking lot)
    Northwest corner of Highlands Ranch Pkwy and University Blvd Leaves at 6:55 a.m. and returns after school.

  • Elizabeth, CO
    Location and time TBD
    Shuttle will be available for morning only

The daily fee to use the shuttle is $4 (for both one-way and round-trip).  Monthly usage will be recorded and families will be billed at the end of the month.

We also offer a carpool option through SchoolPool. Contact the front office to learn more about SchoolPool.

Students with a valid drivers license (not learners 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 the full Lutheran High School dress code, see the Student-Parent Handbook found here.

Do you have a hot lunch program?

We bring in outside venders (such as Chick-fil-a, Great Beginning's, Little Caesar's, Subway and Del Taco) 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. 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.

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 does a typical day at LuHi look like for a student?

LHS’s daily class schedule follows a modified block, alternating format. Students have 4 block classes (80 minutes) that alternate days and 5 periods (40 minutes) that meet daily. We believe this provides excellent learning opportunities and prepares students for college schedules.

School starts at 7:40am and ends at 2:40pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. These are Chapel days.

On Tuesday and Thursday, school starts at 8:10am and ends at 2:40pm with an optional AcLab for students at 7:40am.

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

The average class size at LuHi is 25 students in a class at a time. As we continue to grow, this average will stay the same. Instead of making class sizes larger, we will hire additional teachers so we can add more sections of each class.

As of the 2018-2019 school year, our student body total is 600.

Our target enrollment over the next few years is 750. We don't plan on growing beyond a student body of 750.

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.

Learn more about each teacher's degree here.

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 on our School Profile.

VIEW OUR SCHOOL PROFILE

Do you offer online courses or courses for college credit?

Yes. LHS has partnered with Orange Lutheran Online to provide online high school courses and Grand Canyon University, Colorado Christian University, and Concordia Wisconsin to provide college courses.  Students can receive dual credit (high school and college) for many courses taken online. Some upper level students take classes at local community colleges for dual credit. In addition, AP U.S. History, AP Language, and AP Literature all offer dual credit through Colorado Christian University.

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.

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. Being a member of a church within the Colorado Lutheran High School Association does provide a tuition break.

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 20 minute devotional time. Students are often involved in leading chapels.

Extracurricular Activities

What sports do you offer?

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 and competes at the state 3A level for all sports. Presently LuHi is a member of the 3A Metro League.

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 very strong art and music 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 and art or music career. Learn more about the Academies here.

Do you have a theater program?

Yes, we have a very strong theater program that performs at Parker's Performing Arts Center, PACE. Learn more about our theater program here: www.lhsparker.org/luhitheatre

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 ever-growing 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.