2013-2014 Profile

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The School

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 Faculty

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

Advanced Placement courses are offered in:

  • American Government
  • English Language & Literature
  • Chemistry

Some of these courses are offered in alternating years.

Educational Programs

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 the Class of 2013, 30 students took the ACT, earning a mean composite score of 19.6. Luther North’s sub-scores were:

English 19.4
Math 18.3
Reading 20.3
Science 19.8

Post-Secondary Education

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 Scale
Grading System
Letter Grade Equivalents
Grade average and class rank are determined by converting the letter grades to the following point system:
A+ = 97.5A = ExcellentRegular CoursesLevel II CoursesLevel III Courses
A = 92.5B = Above AverageA+ = 4.3A+ = 4.8A+ = 5.3
A- = 89.5C = AverageA = 4.0A = 4.5A = 5.0
B+ = 86.5D = Below AverageA- = 3.7A- = 4.2A- = 4.7
B = 82.5E = Effort (Passing)B+ = 3.3B+ = 3.8B+ = 4.3
B- = 79.5F = FailureB = 3.0B = 3.5B = 4.0
C+ = 76.5I = IncompleteB- = 2.7B- = 3.2B- = 3.7
C = 72.5M = Medically ExcusedC+ = 2.3C+ = 2.8C+ = 3.3
C- = 69.5P = Pass (used only in Pass/Fail courses)C = 2.0C - 2.5C = 3.0
D+ = 66.5W = WithdrawnC- = 1.7C- = 2.2C- = 2.7
D = 62.5WF = Withdrawn (after 3rd week of school)D+ = 1.3D+ = 1.3D+ = 1.3
D- = 59.5D = 1.0
D = 1.0D = 1.0
F = 0.00D- = 0.7D- = 0.7D- = 0.7
F = 0.0F = 0.0F = 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 Credits28 Credits
Two credits in theologyTwo credits in theology
Four and one-half credits in EnglishFour and one-half credits in English
Three credits in social studiesThree credits in social studies
Three credits in mathematicsThree credits in mathematics
Three credits in laboratory scienceThree credits in laboratory science
Two credits in foreign language
One additional credit in science, foreign language, or mathematics
One credit in computer scienceOne credit in computer science
Two credits in physical educationTwo credits in physical education
One-half credit in healthOne-half credit in health
One credit in fine artsOne credit in fine arts
Five credits in elective areasThree credits in elective areas
Two credits in WinterimTwo credits in Winterim
Senior PortfolioSenior Portfolio