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Why Lutheran High School?

 “In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.” 2 Peter 1:5-7

At Lutheran High School, our mission is to provide an environment that “nurtures academic excellence” and “encourages growth in Christ.” Beyond the classroom, all extra-curricular activities must be Christ-centered and in support of the growth and excellence these statements profess. Years ago, I was blessed at a conference to hear our priorities ranked in the ministry of Christian education. It’s a blueprint worth following and certainly puts things in proper perspective.

Salvation through Jesus Christ: The foundation for our school is Jesus Christ. The single-most important thing we can do as a ministry is point people to His saving work on the cross and the hope of salvation and eternal life through Him alone. There are certainly academic components to theology classes, but above all they are about relationships – with Jesus Christ and each other. Every aspect of our school must point to our Savior.

Character Development: We need to be in the business of Christ-centered character education. Not a bland, watered-down program about “respect,” but the fullness of Scripture working in our lives and encouraging the Fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). We emphasize academic honesty, integrity in our relationships with others, developing a work ethic, being good stewards, using uplifting language, and serving others. Developing character means everything from starting the day with the Pledge of Allegiance (citizenship) to providing appropriate discipline (accountability) to insisting that students do their own work (integrity).  

Academic Excellence: We may not get far in Douglas County with an ad campaign that announced, “At Lutheran High School, academics are our third priority.” Without question, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ and how we respond to that are of greater significance in our ministry than academics. Pursuing excellence means we want academics to be the very best they can be – we just understand the eternal context. Doing well on a test or getting the desired grade is important, but we want students to understand the significance and deeper ramifications of the material that is being studied. More than just the what, we want to develop students that have the higher order thinking abilities to analyze, synthesize, and create in the classroom.

Competitive Excellence: Colossians 3:23 reminds us that “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” This is a Scripture seen frequently in connection with athletic and extra-curricular programs. We don’t want to be soft on training. There’s Biblical support for doing things well, working hard, and pursuing excellence. Eligibility rules are in place to help emphasize that this does not usurp academics. We want students pursuing excellence on the court, field, and stage that understand the role extra-curriculars have in the scheme of things at Lutheran High School. 

I’m thankful for the ministry of Lutheran High School as it relates to Salvation through Jesus Christ, Character Development, Academic Excellence, and Competitive Excellence! Pray with us that this is maintained and strengthened!

Serving Him,

David Ness
Principal, Lutheran High School

Nurturing Academic Excellence
Encouraging Growth in Christ

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Upcoming Events

Silver Day
Date: 8/21/2014
Date: 8/21/2014
Freshman Retreat
Date: 8/21/2014
Purple Day
Date: 8/22/2014
Freshman Retreat
Date: 8/22/2014