Over the past three years, 99 percent of CLHS graduates have been accepted into colleges and universities. Eighty percent of the Class of 2015 went on to attend a four-year college or university.
The Class of 2015 also featured 61 members of the National Honor Society (NHS), 75 members of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF), and it accumulated $4.4 million in scholarship offers, which averaged $26,000 per student.
Crean Lutheran became the third largest Lutheran high school in the lauded LCMS school system with 795 students.
This year Crean Lutheran was blessed to be named one of the Most Challenging Private High Schools in America by the Washington Post based on Advanced Placement (AP) results from the prior year.
Schoolwide Advanced Placement results from the 2014-15 academic year saw CLHS students receive an average score of 3.5 on a 5-point scale, representing an average passing score for CLHS test takers.
For the 2014-15 academic year, Crean Lutheran students scored an average of 1706 on the SAT, exceeding the state average by 214 points and the national average by 216 points. The top 25 percent scored an average of 1910 on the SAT, surpassing the national average by 418 and 420 points, respectively.
For the ninth straight year CLHS was blessed to be acknowledged as the fastest starting Lutheran high school in Church history.
Choir - Complementing a year of breathtaking performances before family and friends, the choir program also shared its gifts beyond the campus community. Noteworthy among its many appearances were the Concert Choir’s San Diego Tour in spring and the Chamber Choir’s invitation to perform at the Irvine Prayer Breakfast in November.
Dance - The CLHS Dance program hosted a Broadway review entitled New York ,New York last spring, followed by its fall benefit concert on behalf of the Halo Foundation, a non-profit organization that utilizes the art of dance to promote awareness, knowledge, and funding to families affected by Autism. The dance program ended the year with a special performance with the Young Americans in December.
Drama - The Crean Lutheran community was treated to wonderful dramatic performances over the past year, courtesy of the burgeoning CLHS Drama program. Feature performances included the spring production of Twelve Angry Jurors and the Advent production of A Christmas Carol.
Instrumental Music - The immensely talented Instrumental Music program captivated audiences across different genres of music, which were magnificently on display at the Spring Instrumental Music Concert, at the year-end Music Department Honors Recital, and at the Fall JazzFest at Concordia University.
Visual Art - Art student, Tiffany Chung, was named the Orange County Register’s Visual Artist of the Year for her powerful artistic expression of the natural world and what happens when the natural world intersects with the artificial world. Tiffany is now studying Communications at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Crean Lutheran Athletic Department captured its second consecutive Academy League Cup, which is awarded annually to the league’s top athletic program based on the highest aggregate level of success in league competition.
Eight Crean Lutheran teams won league titles, and sixteen teams made strong runs in the CIF playoffs during the 2014-15 school year.
The Saints Athletic Department honored 287 student-athletes who achieved a 3.5 grade point average, or higher, at its annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet last spring.
Girls Swimming/Diving recorded its third consecutive CIF title and finished No. 2 in the state of California in May.
Over the past year, twelve student-athletes have signed National Letters-of-Intent to compete in intercollegiate sports.
Crean Lutheran continued to impact the world through Operation Christmas Child and through two mission trips in 2015 to El Salvador and Mexico involving 36 students and seven faculty and staff. CLHS is planning trips to El Salvador, Hungary, and Mexico next summer.
Crean Lutheran’s 6th graduating class of 169 students brought the school’s alumni total to 648 Saints in the mission field.