High School

Illinois Lutheran High School provides quality, Christian education empowering teens to be bold, confident Christian leaders in tomorrow’s world. Through a strong academic program, our caring, qualified instructors prepare students for college, the work force and beyond. Our students develop essential critical thinking skills and develop a strong, Christian worldview as they discover their own unique God-given skills and abilities.

Academics
Illinois Lutheran High School provides a full college preparatory class selection. This includes advanced courses in math and science and AP (Advanced Placement) courses in English and Spanish.

Suggested College Prep Curriculum
Religion: 4 credits (one for every year enrolled)
English: 4 credits
Fine Arts: 1 credit
Foreign Language: minimum 2 credits
Math: 4 credits
Minimum: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry
Recommend: Pre-Calc/Trig or Calculus
Physical Education: 0.5 credit
Science: 4 credits
Recommend: Chemistry and Physics
Social Studies: 4 credits
Technology: 0.5 credit

Electives
Music
Spanish
Geography
Current Affairs
Foreign Affairs
Chemistry*
Honors Chemistry*
Physics*
Honors Physics*
AP English Literature
Composition and Speech

Full course load is 7 credits per year.
Most students will exceed the minimum of 24 credits.

Click on the following link to see the entire High School Curriculum Guide

Course Description Guide

Co-Curricular Activities

Illinois Lutheran High School offer a wide variety of co-curricular activities. Sports include interscholastic soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, and cheerleading. ILHS also offers a full slate an intramural programs for its students. Students may participate in Yearbook, Scholastic Bowl, Math Team, and Student Council. We are an IHSA school and members of the River Valley Conference. We compete in the IHSA state completion series in sports and music.

Music and Drama
Music has long been an important part of our school’s heritage. We have a full band program that performs in concerts throughout the course of the school year. Select members of the band participate in the River Valley Conference Arts Festival and national and regional WELS band festivals. Our show choir, Micahtam, performs local concerts as well performing in area congregations. Annually, they participate in regional and national choral festivals. Each year our Drama Department presents two plays, one in fall and one in spring.

What Our Parents are Saying
“I would recommend ILHS to anyone getting ready to enter high school simply because it is the best choice for a quality education in the south suburbs. The school may be small but the education received as well as the opportunities to excel at extra-curricular activities is quite large. ILHS offers a strong college-prep curriculum plus AP, dual-credit and honors courses. The school is using technology to help students learn better (i.e. Google chrome-books in the hands of every student). ILHS has many extra-curricular activities, competitive sports programs and events (i.e. blood drive, cancer awareness, special-needs awareness, etc.) that have a positive influence on the students and community. ILHS helps shape students into positive, contributing members of society through their student volunteer program and faith-based instruction. Lastly, the staff, students and parents are all involved in some way, making ILHS an extended family.” John G.

Meet Mr. Jeff Uhlenbrauck, Dean of Students

Mr. Uhlenbrauck is a 1993 graduate of the Martin Luther College STEP program. He has taught at Illinois Lutheran High School for 20 years. He has served as Dean of Students for the past six years.

Mr. Uhlenbrauck says, “I love having the opportunity to work with a devoted staff that cares about the whole student–spiritual, academic, and social. I work with amazing students who exemplify Christian character in all that they do. ILHS gives all students the opportunity to be involved in the entire high school experience which prepares them for the challenges they will face in today’s world.”