Over the past three years, 99% of CLHS graduates have been accepted into colleges and universities. Of the Class of 2016, 86% went on to attend a four-year college or university.
The Class of 2016 also featured 65 members of the National Honor Society (NHS), 103 members of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF), and it accumulated $9 million in scholarship offers, which averaged over $45,000 per student.
CLHS was again blessed to be named one of the Most Challenging Private High Schools in America by the Washington Post on Advanced Placement (AP) results from the prior year.
In a schoolwide Advanced Placement results from the 2015-16 academic year, CLHS students received an average score of 3.4 on a 5-point scale, representing an average passing score for CLHS test takers.
For the 2015-16 academic year, Crean Lutheran students scored an average of 1679 on the SAT, exceeding the state average by 203 points and the national average by 195 points. The top 25 percent scored an average of 1910 on the SAT, surpassing the national and state averages by 434 and 426 points, respectively. Seven students received a perfect score on the Math section of the SAT.
Five Crean Lutheran students earned Commended Scholar status through their superior achievement on the PSAT. Two students earned perfect scores on the ACT.
The business, engineering and medical cohort groups participated in various outings, including watching and receiving instruction on live surgeries, a combined trip to Disneyland, and an engineering trip to Tower Jazz.
Crean Lutheran shepherded numerous mission and outreach projects, including mission trips to Mexico, Hungary and El Salvador.
On-campus missions and service projects such as Operation Christmas Child, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Jessie Rees Foundation’s Joy Jars, to name a few, helped students to learn they can help others across the globe from here in Southern California.
Choral Music - The choirs performed A Service of lessons and Carols in December and the Spring Choral Concert in April.
Dance - the CLHS Dance Program performed a Halo Benefit Concert for Autism in January, and a Dance for Joy performance in November, benefiting the Jessie Rees Foundation. In February, Saints Dance Company received 1st place in the Jazz and Open Divisions at the Fellowship of Christian Cheer and Dance West Coast Championships.
Drama - The Crean Lutheran community was treated to wonderful dramatic performances, including Laughing Matters, the Comedy of Neil Simon, in April, and Shakespeare and Friends in December.
Instrumental Music - The CLHS Music Program held multiple performances throughout the year across various genres of music, including Jazz and Orchestra performances at Concordia University.
Visual Art - Crean Lutheran students Hesoo Jo, Chae Young Park and Songwoo Park were each selected as one of the Orange County Register’s Varsity Arts Top 10 Artists of the Year. Art students also displayed their works at the Irvine Art Show in May in which Danielle Benson received 3rd place for her art titled Blind Sight.
Athletics - Crean Lutheran won the Academy League Cup for the third straight year.
Eight Crean Lutheran sports teams won league titles, and all eight teams made strong runs in the CIF playoffs. Five teams advanced to the CIF finals during the 2015-16 school year. Girls Swimming/Diving recorded its fourth consecutive CIF Title and finished No. 1 in the state of California.
Crean Lutheran’s seventh graduating class of 199 students brought the school’s alumni total to 857 Saints in the mission field.
In October, the City of Irvine Planning Commission approved the school’s North Campus Expansion Project, which, over the next two years will add 25,000 square feet of academic, performing arts, strength and conditioning space, and synthetic turf and lights for Saints Stadium.