Academic Fast Facts

ACADEMICS

  • Traditional college-prep curriculum
  • Founded in 1978
  • Advanced placement & dual credit classes
  • Teacher/student ratio: 1:13
  • Average class size: 18
  • ACT/SAT college entrance exam scores are consistently above state and national averages (see chart below)
  • In addition to normal courses, ALA offers six Advanced Placement (AP) courses on campus and several other online, as well as dual enrollment courses (for college credit) through partnership with South Mountain Community College and Bethany Lutheran College.
  • Fully accredited through NCA/AdvancED
 

2018 ACCOLADES

  • 22 new members were inducted into the National Honor Society.
  • 15 seniors earned the President's Award for Excellence.
  • 25 of our 49 seniors (47%) reported earned scholarships equaling $1.4 million for 4 years of college.
  • 32 student ambassadors gave time to represent our school both on campus and off.
  • 25 students served in student government.
  • 3 varsity TEAMS  earned AIA team awards with a team average GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • AIA Scholar Athlete Awards were presented to 53 individual athletes who maintained a grade point averages above a 3.500 while participating in sports.
  • 65% of students achieved Honor Roll status on our unweighted scale:
    • 29% of our students were awarded Honors (3.00-3.49 GPA),
    • 9%  High Honors (3.50-3.74 GPA), and
    • 27% Highest Honors (3.75-4.00 GPA - 4.00—the highest GPA on our unweighted scale)
 

CLASS OF 2018 SCHOLARSHIP ACHIEVEMENTS

Colleges/Universities awarding scholarships: 10
Students awarded scholarships: 25 
Total number of scholarships: 36
Total scholarships earnings by our 2018 graduates (for four years post high school): $1.4 million
 

TEACHER STATISTICS

  • Eight of our 17 called teachers presently hold master’s degrees. 
  • All teachers hold a Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Arts degree.

STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES

SAT SCORES (Old SAT)
five-year averages (seniors from classes of 2011-2015)
 
  Verbal (Critical Reading)  Mathematics Writing
ALA 541 564 525
Arizona 520 526 500
Nation 496 513 487
 
 
ACT SCORES
five-year averages (2013-2017; all students tested)
 
  English Mathematics Reading Science Composite
ALA 22.2 23.2 22.7 22.3 22.7
Arizona 18.8 20.1 20.1 19.7 19.8
Nation 20.3 20.8 21.3 20.8 20.9


 
 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE

On average over the last 5 years, 95% of ALA graduates go on to 2 or 4-year universities.  The national average is 70%, according to the US Dept of Labor.

Arizona Lutheran Academy graduates have been accepted at many universities, including...
Arizona Christian University
Arizona State University  
ASU, Barrett, The Honors College 
Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus
Azusa Pacific University
Bethany Lutheran College
Blinn College, Brenham, TX
Bowling Green State University, OH
Brown University
Central Arizona College
California Baptist Universtiy
California Lutheran University
California State University    
California Polytechnic State University
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines    
Colorado State University
Concordia University
Crown College
Dickenson State University, ND
Dordt College
Drake University
Drexel University
Glendale Community College
Grand Canyon University
Harvard University    
Hellenic College Holy Cross
Hillsdale College    
Hofstra University, NY
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Miami University
Martin Luther College, MN
Mesa Community College
Michigan State University
New York University 
Northern Arizona University   
Northwest Nazarene University
Notre Dame    
Paradise Valley Community College
Penrose Academy, Scottsdale
Pepperdine University, CA
Pima Community College
Reed College, Portland, OR
Saint Olaf, MN
Scottsdale Community College
Sonoran Desert Institute
South Mountain Community College
Stanford University
Temple University
University of Arizona  
University of California, Davis  
University of Colorado, Boulder
Universtiy of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Georgia
Universtiy of Iowa
University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
University of Redlands    
University of Iowa
Universtiy of Texas, El Paso ( D1 volleyball scholarship)
University of Wisconsin
Utah State University    
Washington and Lee University
Wisconsin Lutheran College  
Westmont College 
Viterbo University
 

COLLEGE PLANNING

Arizona Lutheran Academy provides its students with assistance in preparing for college or university life. Learn more
Arizona Lutheran Academy offers:
  • testing programs include MapGrowth and PSAT/NMSQT.
  • individual meetings with guidance staff to discuss future goals and plans. Information is offered about college requirements and expectations, scholarships and financial aid opportunities.
  • post-high school planning workshops.
  • monthly updates and reminders regarding post-high school planning in our parent newsletter and our announcement blog.