Academic Fast Facts

ACADEMICS

  • Traditional college-prep curriculum
  • Founded in 1978
  • Advanced placement & dual credit classes
  • Teacher/student ratio: 1:12
  • Typical core class size: 20
  • ACT/SAT college entrance exam scores are consistently above state and national averages (see charts below)
  • In addition to normal courses, ALA offers ten Advanced Placement (AP) courses on campus and several others online, as well as dual enrollment courses (for college credit) through partnerships 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


POST-HIGH SCHOOL PLANS

(five-year average for 2014-2018)
Two and four-year colleges:  96%
Technical training:  2%
Military: <1%
Workforce:  >1%
 

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
class of 2017
(2018 national and state scores not yet available)
 
  Evidence-based Reading
& Writing (ERW)
     Mathematics                Total             
ALA 605 674 1279
Arizona 563 553 1116
Nation 538 533 1071
  
 
ACT SCORES
five-year averages (2014-2018; all ALA juniors tested)
 
  English Mathematics Reading Science Composite
ALA 21.6 23.0 22.2 21.9 22.3
Arizona 18.7 20.0 20.1 19.6 19.7
Nation 20.3 20.7 21.3 20.8 20.9


 
 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE

On average over the last 5 years, 96% 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, CA
Bethany Lutheran College, MN
Bowling Green State University, OH
Brown University, RI
California Baptist University
California Lutheran University
California State University   
California Polytechnic State University
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines   
Colorado State University
Concordia University
Crown College, MN
Dickenson State University, ND
Dordt College, IA
Drake University, IA
Drexel University, PA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ/FL
Fordham University, NY
Grand Canyon University, AZ
Harvard University, MA   
Hellenic College Holy Cross, MA
Hillsdale College, MI   
Hofstra University, NY
Liberty University, VA
Maricopa Community Colleges, AZ
Martin Luther College, MN
Miami University, OH
Michigan State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering, WI
New York University
Northern Arizona University  
Northwest Nazarene University, ID
Pepperdine University, CA
Pima Community College, AZ
Reed College, OR
Saint Olaf College, MN
Stanford University, CA
State University of New York (SUNY)
Syracuse University, NY
Temple University, PA
University of Arizona 
University of California, Davis 
University of California, Irvine 
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of La Verne, CA
University of Maryland
University of Miami, FL
University of Notre Dame, IN   
University of Redlands, CA   
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Washington 
University of Wisconsin
Utah State University   
Washington and Lee University, VA
Wisconsin Lutheran College 
Westmont College, CA
Viterbo University, WI
 
 

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.
  • regular updates and reminders regarding post-high school planning in our parent newsletter and our announcement blog.