Founded in 1909 as Luther Institute, the school operated for many years at 120 N. Wood Street. Since 1953, Luther North has been in its present location and will be in its 105th year of service to the Chicagoland area during the 2013-14 school year. The school is fully accredited by the National Lutheran School Association, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.
An association of Lutheran congregations from Chicago and its surrounding suburbs provides support of many kinds for Luther North and its programs. Since the great majority of its graduates continue to pursue formal education beyond high school, Luther North offers an extensive college preparation program.
The dedicated certified faculty of 20 provides opportunities for individual academic and spiritual growth. Approximately 65 percent of Luther’s teachers have a Master’s degree or beyond.
Advanced Placement courses are offered in:
- American Government
- English Language & Literature
Some of these courses are offered in alternating years.
Luther North currently offers two diploma programs, which are categorized by different academic levels: College Preparatory and High School. Students are placed in these programs based on both academic achievement and individual preference. The college preparatory diploma gives students all courses necessary to immediately enter a 4-year college or university after graduation. The high school diploma fulfills all the Illinois state requirements to graduate. A student will still be able to enter a 4-year college or university, but may have to take additional courses (i.e. foreign language or higher level mathematics or science).
ACT Results for 2013
In 2013 100% of the graduates planned to continue their education. While 68% planned to attend 4-year colleges or universities and 19% planned to attend 2-year colleges. 74% of our students were accepted to 4-year colleges or universities. At the time of graduation 10% were undecided. The graduating class of 31students earned a total of $253,600 in scholarship money.
2013-2014 Transcript Evaluation Guide
Grade average and class rank are determined by converting the letter grades to the following point system:
|A+ = 97.5||A = Excellent||Regular Courses||Level II Courses||Level III Courses|
|A = 92.5||B = Above Average||A+ = 4.3||A+ = 4.8||A+ = 5.3|
|A- = 89.5||C = Average||A = 4.0||A = 4.5||A = 5.0|
|B+ = 86.5||D = Below Average||A- = 3.7||A- = 4.2||A- = 4.7|
|B = 82.5||E = Effort (Passing)||B+ = 3.3||B+ = 3.8||B+ = 4.3|
|B- = 79.5||F = Failure||B = 3.0||B = 3.5||B = 4.0|
|C+ = 76.5||I = Incomplete||B- = 2.7||B- = 3.2||B- = 3.7|
|C = 72.5||M = Medically Excused||C+ = 2.3||C+ = 2.8||C+ = 3.3|
|C- = 69.5||P = Pass (used only in Pass/Fail courses)||C = 2.0||C - 2.5||C = 3.0|
|D+ = 66.5||W = Withdrawn||C- = 1.7||C- = 2.2||C- = 2.7|
|D = 62.5||WF = Withdrawn (after 3rd week of school)||D+ = 1.3||D+ = 1.3||D+ = 1.3|
|D- = 59.5||D = 1.0||D = 1.0||D = 1.0|
|F = 0.00||D- = 0.7||D- = 0.7||D- = 0.7|
|F = 0.0||F = 0.0||F = 0.0|
|E = 0.0|
|A student whose grade average for a given grading period is 4.0 or higher is placed on the High Honor Roll. An average of 3.60-3.99 earns Honor Roll designation. A grade average of 3.20-3.59 receives Honorable Mention recognition.||Students who maintain a cumulative average of 3.75 or higher throughout their high school years are officially graduated “With Distinction.” Appropriate recognition of this honor, as well as the naming of the class Valedictorian and Salutatorian, is made at the annual Honors Convocation and at the June Commencement.||Students’ weighted career grade point average (GPA) is reported on their transcripts. The weighted GPA takes into account the level of difficulty for each course (Advanced or Advanced Placement courses earn an additional 0.5 per course). Class rank is based on weighted GPA information. Failing courses are figured into the weighted career GPA as a zero.|
|High School||College Preparatory|
|26 Credits||28 Credits|
|Two credits in theology||Two credits in theology|
|Four and one-half credits in English||Four and one-half credits in English|
|Three credits in social studies||Three credits in social studies|
|Three credits in mathematics||Three credits in mathematics|
|Three credits in laboratory science||Three credits in laboratory science|
|Two credits in foreign language|
|One additional credit in science, foreign language, or mathematics|
|One credit in computer science||One credit in computer science|
|Two credits in physical education||Two credits in physical education|
|One-half credit in health||One-half credit in health|
|One credit in fine arts||One credit in fine arts|
|Five credits in elective areas||Three credits in elective areas|
|Two credits in Winterim||Two credits in Winterim|
|Senior Portfolio||Senior Portfolio|