Academic Fast Facts 2017-18


  • Traditional college-prep curriculum
  • Founded in 1978
  • 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.
  • Fully accredited through NCA/AdvancED


  • 29 new members were inducted into the National Honor Society
  • 2 varsity teams earned AIA team awards with a team average GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • 30% of students play a varsity sport AND have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, thus earning the AIA Scholar-Award 
  • 20 seniors earned the President's Award for Excellence
  • 21 of our 38 seniors reported earned scholarships equaling $1.3 million for 4 years of college.

HONOR ROLL  2017-2018

      Graduation year
     % of class to earn honors
Class of 2017
Honors (GPA 3.00- 3.49)
High Honors (GPA 3.50- 3.74)
Highest Honors (GPA 3.75- 4.00)
74% total
Class of 2018
Honors (GPA 3.00- 3.49)
High Honors (GPA 3.50- 3.74)
Highest Honors (GPA 3.75- 4.00)
61% total
Class of 2019
Honors (GPA 3.00- 3.49)
High Honors (GPA 3.50- 3.74)
Highest Honors (GPA 3.75- 4.00)
68% total
Class of 2020
Honors (GPA 3.00- 3.49)
High Honors (GPA 3.50- 3.74)
Highest Honors (GPA 3.75- 4.00)
50% total

63% of our students qualified for the Honor Roll, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher


Colleges/Universities awarding scholarships: 18
Students awarded scholarships: 21 (55% of class)
Total number of scholarships: 37
Total scholarships earnings by our 2017 graduates (for four years post high school): $1.3 million


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


five year averages (college bound seniors from classes of 2011-2015)

  Verbal (Critical Reading)  Mathematics Writing
ALA 541 564 525
Arizona 520 526 500
Nation 496 513 487

  English Mathematics Reading Science Composite
ALA 22.4 22.9 23.0 22.1 22.7
Arizona 18.7 20.3 19.9 19.5 19.7
Nation 20.4 21.0 21.3 20.8 21.0



97% of ALA's 2017 graduates had plans to continue thier education.
  • college, university, 2 or 4 year (92%)
  • technical training (5%)
  • undecided (3%)
On average, 96% of our graduates continue their education.

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
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
University of Wisconsin
Utah State University    
Washington and Lee University
Wisconsin Lutheran College  
Westmont College 
Viterbo University


Arizona Lutheran Academy provides its students with assistance in preparing for college or university life.
Arizona Lutheran Academy offers:
  • testing programs include PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT and SAT.
  • 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.

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