School Profile

2017-2018


Our Mission

In response to the redeeming love of Jesus Christ, Martin Luther School challenges mind and body and shapes Christian character so that students succeed as God’s people in this world.

Martin Luther School is a parochial, Lutheran coeducational high school founded in 1960.

Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Middle States Association.
College preparatory curriculum with an emphasis on Christian values.
Annually, more than 98% of the graduating class continue their education in two or four year colleges.


Curriculum

English: Students are required to complete four years of study in English. Honors courses are offered in grades 10, 11, 12. As juniors and seniors, students may take an elective in addition to the regular full unit of English.
English electives include:

AP English
Writing Workshop

Mathematics: Students will complete Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. Honors courses are offered at all levels except Algebra I.
Mathematics electives include:

Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus

Science: Students will complete three years of science. MLS offers Biology (Living Environment), Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics. As juniors and seniors, students may take an elective in lieu of a lab science.
Science electives include:

AP Biology
AP Chemistry
Marine Biology
AP Environmental Science

Social Studies: Students will complete four years of social studies. As juniors and seniors, students may take an elective in addition to the regular full unit of Social Studies.
Social Studies electives include:

APU.S. History
AP European History

Physical Education: Students are required to complete .5 units of Health and 2 units in Physical Education. The physical education curriculum develops skills for the well-rounded individual in a variety sports.

World Language: Students will complete two years of Spanish, Mandarin, German or American Sign Language. A four year course sequence is available in each language. Independent study is available to any seniors who wish to complete additional study in Spanish, Mandarin and German.

Theology: Students are required to complete 2 credits of Theology. Courses provide opportunity for students to grow in faith and to acquire knowledge of God, themselves and others.

Music: Students must complete at least one music class. An audition is required for Concert Choir.
Music classes include:

Music in our Lives Chorus
Voice Class
Symphonic Band
Concert Choir

Art: Students must complete Art 1 then students may complete one or more electives.
Art electives include:

Art II
Major Art
Studio Art
Photography
Multi Media Design
Illustrator


Extracurricular Activities
Invictus (Yearbook) • National Honor Society • National Junior Honor Society • Chapel Committee • Cougar Spirit • Drama Club • International Thespian Society • German Club • Spanish Club • Student Council • Beatitudes Club • Book Club • STEM • Art Club
Badminton • Board Games Club • Other Side of Sports • College & Career Prep • Fun with Fitness • History Club • Math Club • MLS News • Money & You • Jazz Ensembles • Sewing Club • World Cultures • Girls Empowerment• Cooking/Baking

Credit Requirements
College and AP Course Information

Students admitted to Martin Luther School are permitted to take a maximum of eight credits per year. All one credit classes are a full school year. All half credit classes meet every other day for a full school year or everyday for one semester.

In order to receive a high school diploma from Martin Luther School, a student must:

  • Complete the 24.5 units of credit listed below.
  • Complete 32 hours of community service

*note: One-half unit of theology credit is required for each year a student is in attendance at Martin Luther School.

Credits Required for Graduation
English 4 units
History 4 units
Mathematics 3 units
Science 3 units
Foreign Language 2 units
Physical Education 2 units
Theology 2 units*
Health .5 unit
Technology .5 unit
Art .5 unit
Music .5 unit
Electives 2.5 units
Total: 24.5 units

Students may earn as many as 30 credits toward their college education while still in high school. Classes through Monroe College, Concordia College - NY, Pace University, and St. John’s University some options include: Intro to Criminal Justice; Intro to Business; Elements of Chemistry and Conservation and Pollution of Biology; Probability & Statistics and Intro to Sport Management.

Students may secure college credit through the Advanced Placement Program. Students are selected to take AP classes based on their average from the previous school year. The number and specific courses offered each year are dependent upon enrollment.

Athletics

FALL SEASON
Varsity Soccer
Girls Varsity & Junior Varsity Volleyball
Girls Varsity Tennis
Boys & Girls Cross Country

WINTER SEASON
Boys Varsity & Junior Varsity Basketball
Boys Varsity Wrestling
Girls Varsity & Junior Varsity Basketball
Girls Varsity & Junior Varsity Cheerleading

SPRING SEASON
Boys Varsity & Junior Varsity Baseball
Boys Varsity Tennis
Girls Varsity Softball
Boys & Girls Track & Field


MLS Grading System
  • Passing grade - 70%
  • All subjects including Physical Education are included in the grade point average
  • Courses are designated R to denote NYS Regents, H to denote Honors, AP for Advanced Placement, COL for College Level Courses
  • Grade point average reflects a student’s weighted average
  • Students are ranked by grade point average.
  • College Courses, Honors courses, and AP Courses are weighted.
Percent
100-97
96-93
92-90
89-87
86-83
82-80
79-77
76-73
72-70
Letter
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
4 pt Scale
4.00-3.90
3.89-3.75
3.74-3.50
3.49-3.25
3.24-3.00
2.99-2.75
2.74-2.50
2.49-2.25
2.24-2.00

Standardized Test Results CEEB: 336027
Martin Luther School
All NY Test Takers
Mean
Mean
1055
1052


College Credit Partners


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