Crean Lutheran High School Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education

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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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Why Choose CLHS?

Crean Lutheran is academically excellent and distinctively Christ-centered:
  • The highest quality Christ-centered education in an environment which nurtures faith and thankfully celebrates God's redemptive love and grace -- in a proven program of Lutheran education -- the largest protestant Christian school system in the nation
  • A loving, caring, and safe environment
  • A full academic curriculum, including AP courses, early college courses, electives, Bible, and weekly chapel, enriched by on-line offerings 
  • Princeton Review College Entrance Exam Preparation 
  • A competitive sports program with extracurricular opportunities to develop God-given skills and abilities
  • Small classes with credentialed, Christian, and caring teachers who are “Called Ministers of the Gospel”
  • State of the art campus, laptops for all students, athletic fields, and spacious classrooms
  • College counseling, college-prep courses, and an on-line curriculum Intentional integration of Christian world view with practical discipleship to impact culture

Crean Lutheran is WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Accredited and has Exemplary Status Accreditation status with the NLSA (National Lutheran Schools Accreditation) – a distinction setting apart 9 of over 1,000 Lutheran schools nationwide.

Lutheran Education Is Not Only Christian, But Also Academically Excellent

In a published study (Jan. 2006), Lutheran schools scored significantly higher academically than all other schools (public, Catholic, charter, and other Protestant). Data for this study was derived from “the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics exam. When compared with other subjects (like reading, for instance), math is more heavily influenced by school than home experiences, so studying math achievement provides clearer insights into the relative performance of different types of schools. The 2003 NAEP samples are over ten times larger than in any previous NAEP administration, providing achievement and student, teacher, and administrator survey data on over 190,000 4th graders (up from 13,855 in 2000) in 7,485 schools, and more than 153,000 8th graders (up from 15,930 in 2000) in 6,092 schools.” (Christopher Lubienski, “Charter, Private, Public Schools and Academic Achievement,” p. 3).