The curriculum is more than a textbook. It is an approach to learning by Christian educators to train students to use their God-given skills to reason, process and defend their beliefs from a Biblical perspective. This emanates from the school mission statement and department goals. To accomplish the purpose and mission of the school and to meet the objectives of department and individual courses, textbooks and other materials may by used to assist teachers in meeting these goals. However, the textbook is not the goal but a means to accomplish the goals for each course within the overall curriculum.
Accreditation and Teacher Certification
Due to the unique and intentional nature of the goals for Christian education, Martin Luther High School does not seek or share the educational objectives of the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning. However, the quality and standards of academic excellence are achieved through the monitoring of our school goals through an appropriate accrediting agency. In May 2013 Martin Luther High School was re-accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation.
All teachers have a State of Minnesota teaching license.
Students graduating from Martin Luther are expected to accumulate the following credits by the end of four years of high school.
Religion-4 credits English-4 credits
Social Studies-4 credits Math-3 credits
Science-3 credits Computer Science-.5 credits
Physical Education-1 credit Fine Arts-2 credits
Health-.5 credits Foreign Language-2 credits
Total 26 credits
Students are required to take seven courses per year. The seven courses must include five academic courses per year. Band, Choir, Art and PE are not counted as one of the five academic courses. Courses are not transferable from year to year.
Students planning on attending a four-year college must take the following: two years of a foreign language and a math a minimum of Algebra I and II and Geometry.
Students who choose to take Advanced Placement courses receive weighted grades. Advanced Placement students are required to take the AP test. Post-secondary Enrollment Option courses will follow state PSEO guidelines and will not be given a weighted grade.
Eligible for PSEO are Junior and Senior students.
Student Class Schedules