Academics and the Education Experience
Since its founding in 1875, Immanuel Lutheran School has built a reputation for academic excellence. In cooperation with Immanuel Lutheran Church and community families, students enrolled here discover and develop their God-given academic, physical and spiritual gifts. For the Record, Students educated in private K-8 schools:
• Score higher on standardized achievement tests
• Start high school in advanced level courses
• Continue on to attend college in greater numbers Better Education Experience:
• Spanish language skills taught in all grades
• Advanced math and Spanish courses that translate into High School credits
• Competitive and inclusive athletic programs for 5th - 8th grades
• A full curriculum of the arts including drama, a variety of music classes and varied experiences • After school programs including, Snapology, chess and art
• Full day Kindergarten and 5-Day Pre-K prep classes
• A value focused approach to teaching combining Biblical principles with academic excellence
PLACEMENT IN MATH GROUPS
This program is designed for students in Grades 1-8 who are at least one year above grade level in Math. These students would advance to the Math level above their current grade level. (For example, a 5th grade student who meets the criteria would be in 6th grade Math.) Working with area high schools has allowed some of our students to take advanced math courses at the high school during the first period of the day. Guidelines for student placement in math may include:
1. A recommendation from your child’s current or past year’s math teacher which is based on readiness, maturity level, work ethic, self-motivation and preparedness.
2. Percentile rank from Math MAP testing.
3. Scores from the Orleans-Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test
4. Scores from the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test
5. Scores from the Mathematics Diagnostic and Placement Test
PLACEMENT IN READING GROUPS
This program is designed for students in Grades 3-8. Each Department (Intermediate – grades 3, 4, and 5: Middle School – grades 6, 7,and 8) will have reading at the same time each day thus allowing for the students to be grouped by ability to help meet individual needs in reading. Guidelines for student placement in reading is selected using the following guidelines:
1. A recommendation from your child’s current or past year’s reading teacher which is based on readiness, maturity level, work ethic, self-motivation and preparedness.
2. Percentile rank from Reading MAP testing.
3. Your child’s RIT score from Reading MAP testing 4. Ability to maintain grades.