Scholars Program Philosophy:
“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” (I Corinthians 4:2 NIV)
God has blessed people with different talents and abilities. He calls on each of us to use these gifts to full measure and to His glory. Students who have shown a special talent for academics must be challenged.
The Scholars Program seeks to both broaden and deepen the educational experiences of those students who pursue academic excellence. This is accomplished by providing students with a rigorous class schedule, extended learning outside of the classroom, aggressive attention to college preparation and selection, and opportunities for service to Walther Lutheran High School and the community.
Walther Lutheran High School believes that those students who have been blessed by God with the talent and desire to excel must be good stewards of these gifts. The Scholars Program is one way to help these students realize their God given potential.
Acceptance to the Scholars Program:
Students are invited to join the Scholars Program based on their performance on the Walther freshman entrance test.
Those students scoring at the top percentage of students testing on the Walther Lutheran Entrance Test will be invited to the Scholars Program.
No student may join the Scholars Program after the start of their freshman year.
Each applicant will submit a resume of school, church and community experiences and an essay. The subject of the essay is “The Positive Impact of a Christian in Today’s World”.
The Scholars Program will enhance each scholar’s overall educational experience by providing:
• College bound program of study
• Advanced Placement & college credit opportunities
• Internship/enrichment options
• Seminars & workshops
• Visits to college campuses
• Educational field trips
• Alumni mentorship experiences
• Career exposure
• Presentations of spiritual messages to the student body each year.
These presentations could take many forms. These activities will help students understand the gifts that God has given to each of them as they search for God’s purpose for their lives.
• Students accepted into the Scholars Program will receive an academic scholarship.
• Be given priority in scheduling.
• Receive notification of team and academic competitions.
• Receive special notification of enrichment opportunities.
• Be offered seminars to explore future orientated issues and strategies for success in educational and career choices.
• Have the opportunity to serve on an ad hoc basic providing the principal and Curriculum Committee with students’ perspective on academic issues.
• Earn a special diploma.
The student shall maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above each semester. The student shall be involved in at least one extra-curricular activity each year. The student will establish and maintain exemplary attendance and behavioral patterns, and model the highest academic integrity.
Paul Schueler, Director of Guidance Department
Advisor: Walther Scholars Program