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Apostles Lutheran High School

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  • General Information
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Apostles Lutheran High School is an extension of the education program of Apostles Lutheran Church and School in San Jose, CA. We are a conservative Lutheran church and school, faithful to the Scriptures and God’s mission for His church. We view our school as a blessing and tool from God to be used for the purpose of raising children up in the Lord: knowing Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and guiding them to know and live His will for their lives. (Ephesians 2:20; 2 Peter 3:18)

Apostles Lutheran School is located in south San Jose, at 5828 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA 95123. High School classes are conducted at our campus at Peace Lutheran Church in Santa Clara. Transportation between campuses is provided by the school.

The school mascot is the Falcon; our colors are purple and black.
The falcons will gather…For it is His mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together. Isaiah 34:15-16

2016-17 ALHS Calendar (PDF)

FALCON FOUNDATIONS: “Foundations for Life and Learning”

Faith First

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—Eph 2:8 we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ – 2 Cor. 10:5 The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love—Gal. 5:6

Academic Achievement

Give me wisdom and knowledge—2 Chronicles 1:10

Living with Purpose

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.—Eph 2:10

Character Counts

Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.—2 Peter 1:5-8

“One another” Focus

…serve one another humbly in love.—Gal. 5:13

Nothing less than our best

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord—Col 3:23

Contact: Rev. Gregory Bork, Senior Pastor and High School Program Administrator
(408) 225-0107
gbork@apostlessj.org

Our program of instruction is a blended format of on-line and traditional classroom instruction. Each student needs a laptop or iPad in order to access most of the courses’ lessons, information, note-taking, assignments, supplementary material and e-textbooks. Most assignments are submitted via email or course dropboxes. This is fast becoming the way of education today. Introducing students to it now will better prepare them for the advancing wave of education. Some courses will also use the traditional “paper and pencil” and hard copy textbooks as well. But all of this is done under the guidance and instruction of live teachers in the classroom. They are not just listening to or communicating with “talking heads” or written text.

Classes are offered on core, honors and Advanced Placement (where applicable) levels. Students are guided in their learning according to their abilities and levels by the teachers. Many of our courses have been designed by the University of California to be used by high schools for college prep purposes (www.ucscout.org).

All of our teachers have degrees in education or are credentialed; several of them have advanced degrees in their subject areas as well. They are all experienced in the classroom, are Christian and members of Apostles Lutheran Church. They are deeply committed to Christian education and make personal sacrifices in order to teach our students—all because they care, just as Christ cares for us. The teachers are readily available for helping each student as well as communicating with parents.

Our program is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) and has as its goal that each student, according to his/her God-given ability, at graduation will meet the entrance requirements of the University of California (http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements), which also qualifies them for most other colleges and universities. (Note: there are several factors, like grade point averages, types of classes, and scores on college entrance exams, which are also reviewed by colleges as part of the admissions process.)

Because we are a small school (compared to most others), we are able to schedule activities and trips which augment our instruction that other schools may not be able to facilitate. Our size also results in students getting personalized attention for the academics, college and career guidance, and faith-life.

COURSES

History/Social Studies

World History, (AP) U.S. History, Government, Economics, AP Psychology

English

Four years of college preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature. Elective for seniors: AP English Lit and Composition

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics

Science

Earth & Space Science, Biology, AP Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Human Anatomy & Physiology (offered online with college credit from Martin Luther College)

Foreign Language

3 years of Latin; (German 1-2 available online for grades 11-12); (Chinese 1-2 online for grades 11-12)

Fine Arts

Music Appreciation (online, for college credit [!] through Bethany Lutheran College) (grade 12)

Other

Word of God 9, 10, 11, 12. PE/Health

On-Line Courses through the WELS Association of Lutheran High Schools (for grades 10-12):

Introduction to Multimedia, Introduction to Programming, Game Programming, Web Page Design, Chinese 1 & 2, German 1 & 2, Physical Science, AP Computer Science, AP English: Literature & Composition, AP U.S. History, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (6 college credits), World Regional Geography (3 college credits), Art and Architecture, Art: Creative Process, Art of Digital Photography, Computer Graphics

Athletics

ALHS offers the following interscholastic sports: Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball, Boy & Girls Varsity Volleyball, Boys & Girls Cross Country, and track..

Community and Church Service

Students will be required to spend some time during the year in service opportunities through the church and in the community. Many opportunities are available through the church, and provide fun and rewarding experiences helping others.

Music

Private music lessons are available through the school. Students may also be involved in weekly practices and regular performances of the church’s voice and handbell choirs, and the youth praise band.

Video Editing

Students will be able to work with our church's professional quality video taping and editing equipment under the teaching of knowledgeable adults.

Yearbook

Students will plan and produce a yearbook of the school's activities and people throughout the year

2018-2019 School Year

Application Fee
(for students new to Apostles School)
$100
Registration Fee
(for course sign-ups, books, materials)
$300
Tuition $6,800 International Student Tuition $7388

*Additional, modest-sized fees may apply to International Students due to other requirements
*Small fees may be required for field trips or special activities during the course of the year

Financial assistance is also available upon request and assessment.

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