Please allow me this opportunity to share some information about Huron Valley Lutheran High School. My name is Dan Schultz and I am the principal at HVL. HVL has grown over the last few years to our current enrollment of about 90 students. Although this number is good for us, it is small compared to most schools which lead some parents to ask, “Isn’t a bigger school better?” Actually our small size is our biggest advantage. It is so much easier in a smaller school to receive attention from teachers and to have the opportunity to participate in sports, clubs and extra-curricular activities. HVL students receive a great amount of individual attention from teachers because of our small student-to-teacher ratio.
For the last ten years, 95% of HVL graduates have continued their studies at the college level. This statistic is phenomenal and one of which we are proud. Along the same lines, our MME and ACT scores are consistently higher than state and national norms.
Some parents have the misconception that in order for students to get a sports or academic scholarship, they’ll be recognized more easily in a large school. The opposite is true. HVL students are regularly recruited by colleges for sports and academic ability. The HVL senior salutatorian has for many years received a full ride scholarship at Wayne State. Each year our students have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from Michigan State, Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, Martin Luther College and other colleges which actively recruit on our campus.
Some parents are surprised at the number of electives we offer. On our website is a complete listing of our course offerings along with other information about our high school. Some HVL electives are Business Accounting; Spanish 1,2,3,4; Journalism; Web Page Design; Art 1,2; Weight-Training; and others. In addition, HVL does offer a program for students to enroll in online classes.
I personally appreciated having my children be able to participate in sports while they attended HVL. My son and daughter have fond memories of playing on many sports teams, and I don’t know if they would have enjoyed this opportunity in a bigger school. HVL sports opportunities include boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, track, soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball, and golf. Besides sports, HVL students can easily become involved with programs like a traveling choir, drama productions, pep band, student council, etc. When children are so busy with after school activities, there is less time for them to find trouble.
Christian parents obviously have the ultimate goal of seeing their child in heaven. The most important blessing your child will receive at HVL is four years of Bible study. The high school years are filled with challenges, and students many times look for help from teachers and advisors. Our staff often provides Christian counseling and advice to students. Besides a structured four-year Bible curriculum, students have the opportunity to gather for daily chapel as well.
HVL believes that no child should be denied a Christian education based on financial hardships. We do offer financial assistance. If finances are a concern, we have a plan for you to make enrollment possible. (Learn more about Financial Aid)
There are many ways for you to learn more about our high school. I would encourage you to continue to explore our website. Another great way to learn about HVL is to send your child to HVL on a “shadow visit.” Send your child to HVL on a day your child doesn’t have school, and we’ll hook up your child with a few of our students. This has worked extremely well for many students who want to learn more about our high school before they attend.
God Bless You!