Our High School
Our high school program takes a personal approach. We provide individual guidance and mentorship to help students identify best-fit colleges and how to get there. Our rigorous curriculum ensures both readiness and the chance to earn college credit before graduation. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of what we offer, including:
Students have course options that include college prep, honors, advanced placement (AP), and dual-credit opportunities through our partnership with Molloy University. From the performing and visual arts to robotics and chemistry, LuHi students can delve into interests and discover new passions.
Electives Across Disciplines
High schoolers can explore just about any subject area that interests them. Some popular options include Multimedia Journalism, Introduction to Psychology, Marine Science, Website Design, and Sports Medicine. Our annual Beyond Boundaries week is a chance for students to pursue two mini courses, which are interdisciplinary, collaborative, and fun!
Student Clubs and Organizations
High school students take on responsibility through leadership positions or other roles in student clubs and organizations. Some of our more popular options include Art Club, Robotics, Peace Group (Christian service), Pep Band, Student Government, and Yearbook. Students can take on leadership positions or try out other roles and responsibilities.
With 19 sports teams, including our nationally ranked boys and girls basketball teams, high school students can participate at a junior varsity or varsity level. Each year, several LuHi student athletes earn college scholarships in their sport.
Participation in community service is woven into the fabric of the LuHi experience. From building houses with our local Habitat for Humanity to international mission trips, service work helps high school students practice empathy and compassion, and helps them better understand the importance of community engagement.
A Personalized Roadmap for What’s Next
LuHi graduates are accepted to and attend a wide variety colleges and universities, and many are recruited by the some of the best schools in the nation. They start working with a school counselor in 9th grade, and parents are involved right from the start to ensure a collaborative effort.
A Freshman Seminar class teaches students how to make the most of their high school experience, taking a deep dive into the importance of earning credits, developing a transcript, and why they need to be involved, to try their best, and get extra help. Parents attend Freshman Parent Night, which gives them insight into how their student can (and should) utilize all available LuHi resources.
Students are introduced to Naviance, a college and career readiness platform. They participate in Career Day and begin to explore colleges. Parents attend College Night, which covers items related to high school success, encouraging independence, starting conversations about college and college visits, beginning to explore career ideas and summer plans, and introducing them to the Naviance platform.
Students and parents join counselors for a Junior Conference to cover the entire college process and timeline, and families are given a college binder to help keep track of pertinent information and reminders. Parents attend College Night, which reviews the college process and families hear from a panel of current seniors and their parents to discuss their advice and recommendations for getting started in the college process.
Counselors meet individually with each senior regularly to check on the status of their post-high school plans, assist with completing college and scholarships applications, and foster communication with college representatives. The school hosts many college representatives for visits, and some colleges offer on-site admissions to LuHi students. Parents attend Senior Parent Night & Financial Aid Night, which reviews the college process, expectations, and deadlines, and provides an overview of the financial aid process as it applies to college, detailing the differences between grants, loans and scholarships.
As a parent of two daughters who attended LuHi and went on to become highly successful women, I can say it is so much more than just a school. In addition to its standard of academic excellence, LuHi provides an environment where each student is celebrated for the exceptional person they are. At LuHi, inclusiveness, respect, diversity, and caring for your neighbor are as integral to the curriculum as academic achievement. A LuHi education reaches the heart, mind, soul, and body, and for our family, that education is priceless.”
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Ensuring students feel supported and prepared.
High school can be a stressful season as teens begin to understand the long-term impact their actions will have on future goals. We guide our students through this time by:
Helping them see the bigger picture.
Students know their value is in their identity as a child of God and not in the way the world defines them. Through an intentional curriculum and one-on-one counseling, students are able to identify not only potential college choices, but also what they’ll need to accomplish during their four years of high school to get into the school(s) of their choice.
Encouraging authentic relationships.
Small class sizes mean teachers really get to know their students. Counselors work with the same students year after year, helping establish understanding and trust. Mentorship programs, such as Helping and Reaching Teens (HART), allow for peer to peer relationship building.
Fostering family support.
We know how important the family dynamic is in a student’s decision making. We provide regular communication between school and home, and bring parents and guardians to campus for educational sessions to ensure students (and families) get the most out of their high school experience.
A Safe Place to Learn and Grow
Student safety is our top priority. Mentorship programs and regular one-on-one sessions with guidance counselors help students feel known, seen, and supported. Two campus safety officers are on duty daily, all staff members undergo background checks, and all visitors are required to check in.