Did You Know?
The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.
The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
Effective May 2017
1. These awards will be based on the weighted average of a minimum of eight current passing marks for students in good standing. Grade 12 students also need to have accumulated 26 total credits.
2. The eight marks are those required for the particular grade, whenever taken at Luther College, and the highest optional marks taken in the current year. Additional current marks will be used if beneficial. The required marks from each of the following departments are:
a) Christian Ethics
b) English (2)
f) One Language, Phys Ed or Fine Arts
- Grade 9 also requires both Math 9A and Math 9B, the two half classes Health 9 and Transitions 9, and PhysEd.
- In grade 10, Math Foundations 10 and Wellness 10 are used for the Language, Phys Ed or Fine Arts requirement.
- In grade 12, the two best Science 20 or 30 classes taken in other years are also included.
3. If two or more marks meet a single requirement, the highest mark will become the requirement, and the other(s) will be treated as optional.
4. Marks will be weighted relative to a full semester. When a class is scheduled for a full two semesters, the January final and April midterm mark will be treated as two separate marks.
5. January graduates count their year beginning in the previous spring semester.
6. Students must get prior permission from Administration to take credit classes outside of Luther College to be eligible for a Luther diploma but these marks will not be used for average calculations. Students are allowed to take one credit course outside of Luther each academic year. In some cases, university, or special credit courses may be used.
7. Students arriving in the second semester are only eligible for Honours or High Honours based on the average of a full load of midterm marks.
8. Students with exceptional schedules whose program does not allow annual requirements to be exactly met may be considered individually by the Academic Vice Principal or designate.
9. An average of 80% or higher will be required for High Honours. An average of 75% up to 79.9% inclusive will be required for Honours. Averages are calculated to one decimal place.
10. Exclusive of these regulations, the faculty by majority vote may grant an award to a student for exceptional academic performance.