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WELCOME TO CREAN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL!  CLHS is "Decidedly Christian & Distinctively Excellent!" and is WASC accredited!  Our Mission is PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST THROUGH EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION!   2011-12 CLSHS Theme Verse - "We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago."  Ephesians 2:10
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HIS-story at CLHS

By God's Grace:
A HIS-story of Crean Lutheran High School
No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor mind imagined the wonders God has in store
for those who love Him. I Corinthians 2:9
Below are some links that will allow you to read the highlights of God's grace in our HIS-story here at Crean Lutheran High School: 

Our Lord’s Fingerprints Are All Over This Ministry!

Then Samuel took a stone. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far has the LORD helped us. 1 Samuel 7:12

O LORD, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand.  Isaiah 64:8

1. $350,000 start-up grant from Creans in 2004.

2. Board of Directors – all the needed permission givers.

3. St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church brand new school facility for 3 years.

4. Crean gift of $10 million (amount –sufficiency, and timing).

5. Staffing – first year, second year, third year, and fourth year. Excellent and faithful to Christ teachers, administrators, and coaches.

6. Crean Lutheran received full, three year, Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation in its inaugural year.

7. Community partnerships: Concordia University, Irvine Valley College, Novaquatics.

8. Real estate market – enabling us to purchase a great site – centrally located, easily accessible.  (If we had bought earlier, we could not have afforded as much acreage.)

9. Another needed anonymous multi-million dollar donation.

10. Due to TIC’s desire to keep project to 2 stories, they donated .8 acres.

11. Financing – in this economically depressed market through Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), Thrivent, and Farmers & Merchants.

12. Option on second nearby 11 acre parcel of land for ball fields – at a good price.

13. Great time to get bids for construction (better than when we began the project).

14. Assessment District was lowered, saving us $150,000 to $200,000 per year.

15. $950,000 savings from phase 1 became available, opening the door for track & field, & practice ball fields.

16. St. John Neumann Catholic Church, being a block away and having sufficient additional classrooms and sanct. Space.

17. 2011-12 enrollment of over 500, placing CLHS among the top 7 largest Lutheran high schools in the nation.

18. Ability to pay off Assessment District $1.2m to reduce annual operating line item by $350,000/yr.

19. Matching challenge donation of $250,000 if we raise $250,000 for a total of $500,000 (was 3 to 1, lowered to 2 to 1) for completion of athletic venues – and the response of other donors to meet that match.

20. A bequest of $160,000 from Saint Roy Uecker.

21. January, 2012:  WASC accreditation - 6 year term.

22. Fall, 2012:  Nominated as an Exemplary School by the National Lutheran School Association.

23. Expansion of academic program to include 17 AP courses and 13 ECP (early college program) dual-credit (high school and UC approved college) courses.

24. The Lord brought wonderful new faculty and staff (Christian disciples with a passion for excellence worthy of our Lord) to the Saints team.

25. 2012:  By God's grace, CLHS won its first two league championships:  Swimming and Diving - Spring, 2012; Cross Country - Fall, 2012.