Higher Level

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium -  the largest high school gym in Regina.

  • 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.

  • Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!

  • Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.

  • Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

Higher Level (CEFR C1)

The cost for this program in 2019-20 is $6,400

1. This program is for students ready to participate more fully in the academic program at Luther with consideration given to their level of English comprehension.

2. Students will receive tutorial assistance for one class period every second school day (equalling 5 tutorials every two weeks).  These tutorials will assist students to better understand their assignments in all classes but with particular focus on the humanities where language comprehension is a work in progress. Higher Level students are expected to control each of their tutorial sessions by bringing prepared questions about the content of their humanities courses. Their tutor’s role is to guide them to think critically about the content and to develop their own opinions and arguments, thus gradually helping them to become autonomous learners.

3.  Students at this level will be registered to study English and Christian Ethics. Students may be registered in a maximum of two humanities classes while studying Higher Level ESL with no more than one class in each subject. 

4.  In exceptional cases students may be allowed to also register for History in addition to Christian Ethics and English (typically happens when a student must repeat Higher Level).  For a student to be eligible, all of the teachers this student had the previous semester must agree they have exceptional motivation.  In such situations, the student may be allowed to add the third humanities class.

5. Students are limited to two Humanities classes and are not allowed to enrol in two courses of English simultaneously with a language other than English (i.e. Latin, French, and German).

6. To pass from Higher Level, students must meet the following three criteria:

  1. Students at this level will be expected to pass all of the courses they are registered in and maintain an overall average of 65%.
  2. The student’s English and Christian Ethics (and History if permitted) teachers must collectively agree that the student is ready to move on without further ESL support. This agreement is based on the student’s performance during class time, their level of involvement, and whether the student showed sufficient evidence of mastering course content.
  3. The student’s Higher Level tutor must agree that the student is ready to move on without further ESL support based on their performance during tutorial sessions. The tutor will refer to the CEFR C1 benchmarks to determine whether the student is demonstrating language skills at this level, including critical thinking and clearly articulating opinions and outlining arguments in both speaking and writing, among many others.

**If one or more of these three criteria are not met, then a student will likely need to repeat Higher Level ESL for another semester so as to make sure that the student is receiving the support they need to meet their academic goals.