Lumen Christi Junior/Senior High School

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Lumen Christi High School
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Lumen Christi High School is located in Anchorage
Lumen Christi High School
Lumen Christi High School
8110 Jewel Lake Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99502
United States
Coordinates 61°8′49″N 149°57′9″W / 61.14694°N 149.95250°W / 61.14694; -149.95250Coordinates: 61°8′49″N 149°57′9″W / 61.14694°N 149.95250°W / 61.14694; -149.95250
Information
Type Private, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1996
Principal John Harmon
Faculty 7.5 (FTE)[1]
Grades 712
Enrollment 85[1] (2013–14)
Average class size 11.3[1]
Color(s) Navy blue and silver         
Athletics Soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track
Mascot Archangel
Accreditation AdvancED[2]
Affiliation Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage
Website

Lumen Christi High School is a private Roman Catholic high school located in Anchorage Alaska, USA, and is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Anchorage.

History[edit]

Lumen Christi Archangel

Lumen Christi Catholic High School was founded in the fall of 1996. It was originally open to grades 7-10, but expanded to 11th in 1997, and 12th in 1998. The school moved from its first building at 69 West Fireweed Lane in 2000 to its current location at 8110 Jewel Lake Road as a ministry of St. Benedict's Parish in Anchorage, Alaska. Lumen is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and is regionally accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, through AdvancED. The school serves 85 students as of Fall 2014. It has an 11.3:1 student/teacher ratio. The majority of the full time teaching staff hold Masters degrees or higher in their areas of expertise. It is a member of the Alaska School Activities Association for athletics and is classified as 1A school. Lumen Christi's mascot is the Archangel and the school's colors are navy blue and silver.

Principal[edit]

John Harmon is the principal at Lumen Christi.

On 5 April 2016 it was announced that Brian Ross had been appointed the new principal of Lumen Christi Catholic High School.[3]

Campus ministry[edit]

In 2015 Lumen Christi High School added campus ministry to its school life. Campus ministry creates the intentional presence of Catholic faith in active practice. It seeks to anticipate and provide for the faith needs of high school and middle school students, provide varied opportunities for faith development, and opportunities for school family to grow in faith and community. Among other opportunities, varied prayer, retreat, liturgy preparation, community, and collaborative teams are organized and promoted.

Curriculum[edit]

Lumen is the only Catholic school in Anchorage that is recognized by the state of Alaska as an accredited high school, accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission through AdvancED. Lumen Christi does not follow the Common Core Curriculum, which means that Lumen teachers and parents work together to set the curriculum. Furthermore, the curriculum is aligned to the recommendations by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics

For soccer, volleyball, and basketball, Lumen Christi is a part of the Peninsula Conference, formerly known as Region II, District III. Recognition for the past five years includes:

  • 2013: ASAA 1A High School Boys' Basketball 3rd place State
  • 2013: ASAA 1A High School Boys' Basketball Region Champions
  • 2012: ASAA 2A High School Boys' Basketball Conference Champions
  • 2012: ASAA 2A High School Boys' Basketball Region Champions
  • 2011: ACSAA Jr. High Volleyball Champions
  • ASAA 2A High School Volleyball Regions Runner-Up 2010
  • ACSAA High School Soccer State Champions 2010

Drama

Lumen Christi's Drama Club produces a comedy in the spring. Previous performances include:

  • 2016: The Importance of Being Earnest
  • 2015: Daddy's Girl
  • 2014: Spirit
  • 2013 Cinderella! Cinderella!

Yearbook

Since its opening Lumen Christi has published a yearbook every year.

Archery

Recently Lumen Christi added archery.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lumen Christi High School". Private School Universe Survey. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ AdvancED. "Lumen Christi High School Institution Summary at AdvancED". Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ Fr. Leo Walsh (5 April 2016). "Brian Ross Named New Principal of Lumen Christi Catholic High School" (PDF). St. Benedict Parish. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 

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