Curriculum Requirements & Exams
Luther College High School follows the curriculum established by the Government of Saskatchewan. All of Luther College’s courses are in the academic stream, leading to a strong preparation for university studies. In addition to the required courses, Luther College High School students must take a course in Christian Ethics for each year of his or her enrollment.
Luther College High School also offers the IB program.
Graduates of Luther College are accepted at universities across North America. International students who complete Grades 10, 11, and 12 at Luther College High School are not required to write an English entrance examination to enter university.
Luther College works within the semester system. Students are allowed to take a maximum of six courses per semester. At every grade level, there are certain courses students must pass in order to graduate. These courses are known as compulsory courses. Other courses, however, are optional. Students may choose which ones they wish to take in order to fulfill the requirements for their Grade 12 diploma. Each spring students select their courses for the upcoming school year by completing the appropriate form and submitting it to the general office. A deposit must accompany the course selection form. Classes fill up very quickly on a first come first serve basis. Students submitting late requests risk not being admitted or waitlisted for classes.
If you have questions about our curriculum requirements, our Academic Vice-Principal, Renee Wilkinson, would be happy to speak with you. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are midterm and final exam periods in each semester. Specific room locations and times will be provided on the school website and posted in the hallways approximately one week in advance of the exam period. Failure to attend exams may result in a failing grade.
VIEW THE NOVEMBER MIDTERM SCHEDULE HERE.
To receive a Luther College High School diploma students are required to earn 26 total credits by the end of grade 12. The provincial requirements for a high school diploma are 24 credits, with 5 being earned in grade 12. Students must receive permission from administration prior to taking credit classes outside Luther College High School. These grades will not be used in any average calculations, which may mean the student will be excluded from scholarship and honour roll consideration.
Baccalaureate and Closing Exercises are held at the end of each school year to present high school diplomas to grade 12 graduates. The formal program also includes the presentation of grade 12 IB standing, grade 12 Honour roll and scholarships. A graduation reception for students, families and staff is held in the Student Commons after the ceremony. The Graduation Banquet is held the same night and includes speeches and entertainment by students, parents and faculty.