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Notes for Prospective Students
CLSHS is a comprehensive high school with a range of curriculum
offerings to facilitate a range of college and career planning
Supporting the scholastic experience, CLSHS also offers
several co-curricular activities, including a collegiate-model
athletic department, professionl visual and performing arts
teachers, and more than a dozen student clubs and activities.
Expected Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
Crean Lutheran High School is nationally recognized for its
comprehensive environment that instills Christian character
development, engenders academic excellence, and nurtures a
CLHS desires its students to be
knowledgeable about their faith and willing to defend their
beliefs; engaged in the classroom and able to think critically and
communicate clearly; and, finally, to live their lives as
servant-leaders for Jesus Christ.
CLHS is proud to be a part of the renowned Lutheran Church school
system, which has been educating students for over 160 years.
Broad evidence of the excellence found in Lutheran education
was recently annotated in a recent landmark study by the U.S.
Department of Education that ranked the Lutheran system highest
academically among all other schools, including public, Catholic,
charter, other protestant or other private schools
(Christopher Lubienski, “Charter, Private, Public
Schools and Academic Achievement.) Additionally, Lutheran
school students have been recognized as scoring 23 percent higher
than national averages on standard achievement tests (Brekke, M.,
Youth Research Center).
It is within this school
system’s celebrated history that CLHS is the fastest growing
high school ever.
A high value is placed on personalized education; CLHS proudly
maintains an average of 18:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
Students can follow various academic tracks including a
standard set of classes meeting California State A-G requirements,
or take part in the wide array of academically rigorous Honors,
Advanced Placement (AP) and Early College Program (ECP) offerings.
CLHS currently offers 19 AP courses and 20 ECP courses for
motivated students hoping to gain a running start on college
coursework while still in High School.
CLHS hires exceptionally qualified Christian educators, the
majority whom have advanced degrees.
Thus, our students
benefit not only from an intimate class setting, but also from the
bright minds teaching their subjects.
General Scores & Statistics:
During the 2012-13 academic year, Crean Lutheran students achieved
an average score of 1648 on the SAT, which placed CLHS scores 143
points above the state average and 150 points higher than the
Over the course of the last four years,
CLHS has increased AP Exam pass rates by over 17% and nearly
tripled the number of students receiving a 5, the highest score
possible on the AP Exam.
2012-13 marked a banner year for AP
testing, with 148 students taking various AP exams.
95% of CLHS
test takers passed the English Language & Composition test;
over 87.5% passed the English Literature & Composition test.
least 67% of test takers passed each of the following AP Exams:
Chemistry, Macroeconomics, Statistics, and United States History.
An astounding 100% passed Studio Art: 2-D, Studio Art:
Drawing, Calculus BC, Chinese Language & Culture, and Computer
Integrating 21st century technology into the classroom setting is a
hallmark of CLHS.
All students receive a laptop included in
the cost of tuition.
From note-taking and online research to
submitting homework and preparing presentations; students use their
laptops on a daily basis.
CLHS also encourages students to
utilize eBooks and digital textbooks to further benefit their
Finally, CLHS blends the powerful online tools
of the Moodle educational platform with traditional in-class
instruction creating a wholly unique educational experience.
Through Moodle, students can submit homework, download class
content, take quizzes, communicate with teachers, and monitor
grades in real time.
College & Career Counseling:
CLHS counselors work in partnership with the whole student in the
context of their family, school, and relationships to help
facilitate student development in education, personal/social,
spiritual and career domains.Students at CLHS are well-prepared to
engage in strenuous University-level academics.
94% of CLHS
graduates are accepted to a 4 year college or university.
CLHS graduates transitioned to college, 65% going directly to a
four-year College or University.
Students are also afforded
the opportunity to take advantage of Princeton Review SAT/ACT Test
Preparation services which are built into the overall cost
During the specialized 30-hour curriculum,
students are familiarized with test content and equipped with tools
to score to the best of their ability – all at no extra cost.
Thus, students are afforded the opportunity to receive the
best test preparation tools from well-qualified instructors.
CLHS offers a renowned educational environment that is accredited
by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as
well as National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA).
2011, CLHS earned a maximum six-year accreditation term by WASC.
2013, the NLSA granted Crean Lutheran Exemplary School status,
which was conferred upon only three high schools in the United
States based upon the standard of meeting or exceeding best
practices in education.
CLHS was the only California high school to
receive this distinction.
Playing an invaluable role in elevating Crean Lutheran High School
into one of the nation’s most progressive high schools is the
presence of CLHS’s nationally-commended International
In all, CLHS is blessed to host students from 17
countries, across every continent, for the 2013-14 academic year.
Instrumental in creating such international interest in CLHS is the
school’s reputation for providing top-tier education on a
multicultural campus that is reflective of the global village of
Irvine as a whole.
Equally significant in drawing students
from all corners of the globe is the experienced leadership and
adroit counseling services that skillfully work with each
international student to help them reach their educational and
CLHS is eligible to issue I-20s to International
students who desire to study in the United States, and host
families are provided upon request.
Individuals interested in
learning more about the International Admission process, or about
how to become a host family, should contact CLHS International
Department Director Mrs.
Sherri Lah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellence in Performing Arts
Visual & Performing Arts
Crean Lutheran High School values the opportunity celebrate the
Visual and Performing Arts by developing the individual creative
gifts of CLHS’s many talented artists.
students are required to take at least one unit of Visual &
Performing Arts to satisfy graduation requirements and entrance
requirements for most colleges and universities, CLHS also offers
diverse opportunities for extracurricular engagement.
Crean Lutheran High School have the opportunity to perform in a
variety of settings, including theatrical performances,
instrumental concerts, choral concerts, and dance performances.
CLHS visual artists are afforded similar opportunities to showcase
their talents through on and off-campus shows.
CLHS is deeply
committed to providing students real-world opportunities to develop
and refine their respective gifts and crafts.
have been recognized for excellence by the Orange County Pacific
Symphony, South Coast Repertory Theater, the City of Irvine Fine
Arts Council, and the Irvine Youth Arts Show.
For questions regarding Crean Lutheran High School Visual &
Performing Arts Department, please contact VPA Chair Paul von
Kampen at (949)387-1199 or email to email@example.com.
Acoustic Worship Ensemble
Drawing & Painting
3-D Art (Sculpture)
Beginning Dance (Auditioned)
Dance Ensemble/Dance Ministry (Auditioned)
Introduction to Theater
Athletic Department Mission Statement:
“Create and continuously foster an environment where each
CLHS student athlete’s welfare and personal development come
first! Faculty, staff and coaches are committed to enhancing
spiritual growth in promoting positive character, teamwork and
commitment, all while providing a fun safe environment for our
student athletes learn, compete and have fun.”
General Athletic Information
Crean Lutheran High School’s Athletic Department offers a
collegiate-model athletic program aimed at developing competitive
student-athletes who play for God’s glory.
Athletics are founded upon six core values firmly rooted in the
acrostic CHRIST: Commitment, Honor, Responsibility, Intelligence,
Sacrifice, and Teamwork. CLHS is a proud member
of the Academy League in the CIF-SS and sponsors 23 varsity sports
for competitive athletic engagement.
To ensure success
in league and CIF competition, CLHS provides multiple services and
amenities; including full-time staffing to administrate the study
table/tutoring program, a robust strength and conditioning program
as well as a sports medicine program.
CIF-certified coaching staff also assists with college recruitment
services for committed student-athletes wanting to compete on the
For questions regarding Crean Lutheran High School Athletics,
please contact Athletic Director Eric Olson at 949)387-1199 or
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLHS Athletic Highlights
The 2011-12 school year was exciting for CLHS Athletics.
Football had a winning season of 5 victories and 4 losses.
Baseball, Softball, and Boys Volleyball made runs into CIF
Track & Field and Swimming also
established many school and county records.
Varsity nominated many CLHS Saints Student-Athletes as
“Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Week,” based not only on their
athletic achievements, but their Christian character as well.
Girls & Boys Cross Country
Girls & Boys Diving
Girls & Boys Swimming Facilitated through Irvine
Girls & Boys Track & Field