Recognizing that successful servant-leaders develop from a multitude of unique abilities and experiences, Luther North’s educational programs encourage the cultivation and integration of academic, extra-curricular, co-curricular and spiritual experiences into life experiences. In it’s mission statement, Luther North focuses on the development of Christian servant-leaders ready to serve church and society.
Since traditional evaluation procedures that focus on quantitative measures and grading systems fail to reveal the whole picture of the the servant-leader desired, Luther North High School his instituted the summative portfolio process which seeks to provide a more personal reflection of the unique abilities and accomplishments of each student.
The portfolio is a collection of materials and substantive evidence that indicate student progress toward a variety of learning performances and experiences throughout the high school career. As students become actively involved in planning their portfolios, personal learning goals and reflective self-assessments are of major importance. The faculty and administration of Luther North High School have constructed eleven proficiencies that Luther North students should be able to exhibit and demonstrate prior to graduation. Within these twelve guiding categories, the Luther North graduate will be expected to demonstrate the various dimensions defined in the school’s mission statement.
The Luther North Graduate’s Portfolio:
- Provides a more complete picture of a student’s interests, abilities, expertise, and accomplishments than standardized measures or grades.
- Encourages a student’s organizational skills, self-assessment of growth, and awareness of continuing educational needs.
- Provides tangible evidence for program assessment for the faculty and administration of Luther North High School.
- Demonstrates and measures whether the mission statement of the school is being fulfilled.