Luther North High School provides opportunities for students to participate in its Academic Challenge Team. The Luther North Academic Team participates in a number of competitions during the school year, including both buzzer-style team competitions and WYSE.
WYSE, or Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, is a program run by the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. WYSE, is designed to spark an interest in science and engineering among high school students, and involves tests of knowledge in subjects as diverse as English, chemistry, engineering graphics, and computer science. To visit the official WYSE website, click here.
The Luther North Academic Team has a proud history and usually finishes well. In 2009, the team clinched a fifteenth place finish at the WYSE State Finals, and in 2008, the team placed first in the Concordia MathSci Bowl.