Faith Lutheran High School
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|Faith Lutheran High School|
|174 McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Faith Lutheran High School, commonly referred to as Faith or FLHS, is a private high school located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and serves students of McHenry County, Illinois. The school's colors are black and red and its mascot is the Saints.
FLHS was founded in August 2004 with a freshman class of eight students. The first class of ten students graduated in 2008. The school was initially located at St. John's Lutheran Church in Union, Illinois. In January 2006 it moved to the unused Hawthorn school building north of Marengo, Illinois. In 2009 the school again moved to Crystal Lake, Illinois which provided a more central location. In September 2013, FLHS purchased the building it was leasing from Immanuel Church with the expectation to handle its growth spurt for 7-10 years.
The school employs a low student-teacher ratio and touts its high ACT average, which generally averages between 25 and 26. In 2014, the senior class averaged 27.1 and averaged over $70,000 each in scholarship offers. The school offers classes in theology, science, art, mathematics, physical education, English, social studies, practical skills and the languages of Spanish, Latin. AP classes and a dual credit programs through McHenry County College and Grand Canyon University are offered.
The school has worked with international programs to host exchange students from Brazil, Paraguay, China, Panama, Thailand, Germany and South Korea. Approximately 5–8 percent of the students are international.
FLHS is a member of the Northeastern Athletic Conference (NAC) and participates in a co-op with Alden Hebron High School where FLHS students play on Hebron's football, baseball, and softball teams. Alden Hebron Students can participate on Faith's golf and boys' volleyball teams. FLHS fall sports currently include boys' golf, girls' volleyball, and co-ed cross country. Winter sports are boys' basketball and girls' cheerleading. The Faith Saints also compete in co-ed track and field and boys' volleyball during the spring season. The school plans on adding girls' soccer in Spring 2015.
Student Council is a student government that organizes extracurricular programs as well as running fundraisers to help with the school's annual trip to Wisconsin Dells for its Jr/Sr Prom. Hands and Feet for Christ (HFC) is a group dedicated to community service.. Illinois YMCA Youth and Government allows students to travel to the Illinois State Capitol where students act as delegates to pass mock legislation. An FFA Chapter was started on the campus in 2015. The school publishes a newspaper and yearbook and has several a number of other campus organizations including Drama, Band, Choir, Book Club, and Spanish Club.
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