FLHS: Commonly Asked Questions

  1. Is the high school accredited?   Faith Lutheran High School is accredited by the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education, National Lutheran School Association, and the Lutheran School Accreditation Commission of Texas.
  2. What benefits does accreditation give? Accreditation insures that high standards are being met in various aspects of education:  curriculum, student health and safety, facilities, finances, etc.  Students that graduate from FLHS have access to all the rights and privileges given to our TX public school counterpart in college admission.
  3. I don’t like some of the negative influences of state and federal governments in schools, doesn’t FLHS have to comply with Common Core and the new bathroom laws?   FLHS receives no federal or state dollars.  We do not have to implement Common Core.  The Obama Administration recently sent out letters to the nation’s public schools stipulating that since they receive federal dollars they “must allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity.”  FLHS receives no federal dollars.  Therefore, we may act according to our conscience rather than federal dictums.
  4. Can my child earn college credit while attending FLHS?   FLHS has partnered with Collin College in a dual credit program where high school credits also count as college credits.  One member of the Class of 2016 earned a total of 29 college credits!
  5. What about Math and Science? FLHS has an excellent Mathematics and Science curriculum that prepares our students for university studies.  One member of the Class of 2016 will attend Texas A&M University as a Mathematics major.  FLHS students excel in Collin College dual credit Mathematics and Science courses.
  6. Doesn’t a small high school have too many limitations? It is interesting that the vast majority of educational research suggests that small class size is key to individualized student attention and maximum student achievement and success.  Small class size is one of our greatest strengths!  Our size gives us flexibility.  We innovate opportunities and find ways to address the unique interests of our students both during the school day and in extra-curricular activities.
  7. My student is not ready for a rigorous classical education, can he still come to FLHS? Absolutely!  FLHS has two tracks of study:  the Core and the Distinguished Achievement Programs.  The Core Program meets all the standards for a high school diploma in the State of Texas and includes the quality subject matter of the classical curriculum.  The Distinguished Achievement Program goes beyond the graduation requirements and is especially for the college bound scholar that seeks rigorous preparation for the university.
  8. What about Sports? FLHS has partnered with the Texas Association of Christian Athletes (TACA) to offer several competitive athletic opportunities including: Football, Cheerleading, Soccer and Basketball.  A current member of the Class of 2019 participates in full-contact Football for TACA and competes against private schools in the DFW metroplex, Houston and Austin.
  9. My kids are going to have to live in the “real world” sooner or later. Isn’t it better to make a transition in high school rather than college?  FLHS offers a “real world” education in a Christian context.  For example, students that participate in Collin College classes are exposed to professors and students who may not share their Christian worldview.  Students can discuss opposing worldviews they encounter outside of FLHS with pastors and teachers who share their faith.  The FLHS community is an invaluable resource for students as they live in the world but are not of the world.
  10. If I attend Faith Lutheran High School will I be able to get into a good college? This is a very important question for those considering where to attend high school. The answer is a resounding YES! FLHS students averaged just over 1800 on the SAT and about 28 on the ACT last year. FLHS students also take some college courses beginning with their junior year, through the dual credit program at Collin College. Last year’s seniors graduated with between 17 and 21 college credits. While these scores and achievements are fantastic, we are far more proud of what fine young men and women these students are becoming. They will be a credit to our school and their families, and will be of great service to God and their fellow man.
  11. I heard Faith Lutheran High School is really challenging. Reading isn’t my strongest subject. Could I keep up and be successful if I attend FLHS? We don’t sugarcoat the rigor of our program. It is a college-preparatory program designed to push and challenge you like never before. However, it may surprise you to learn that we do not have all top 10% ability students. According to the Cognitive Abilities test we give, we have had more than one successful student whose God-given abilities score in the 40th-60th percentile. Yet these students are succeeding and pulling mostly A’s with an occasional B. It takes a willingness to work and a desire to seek God’s will in your life with diligence and perseverance.

Do you want to learn more about Faith Lutheran High School?

Please call our office at 972.423.7448.