Sierra Lutheran High School Open House Event
Sierra Lutheran to Host Special Open House for Prospective Families
Sierra Lutheran High School will host a special open house on
Tuesday, July 14, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
for prospective families interested in learning more about the school and its educational program for the 2020-21 academic year.
Sierra Lutheran, which, on average, matriculates over 90 percent of its students to college and educates students from across the five-county area, is scheduled to open to students and staff on August 14.
“Sierra Lutheran is excited about the 2020-21 school year and is eager to share more about the school’s burgeoning academic program and plans for the upcoming school year,” Executive Director Brian Underwood said.
Among the topics to be discussed will be Sierra Lutheran’s new educational partnership with Western Nevada College that will feature over 30 units of college credit, all on the SLHS campus.
“We are delighted to partner with Western Nevada College to offer dual credit on campus,” Underwood said. “This provides the opportunity for our students to enjoy the enormous benefit of earning college credit, with their classmates, during the course of regular school day.”
The school is also scheduled to launch two new specialized elective courses to meet the growing needs and interests of area students, beginning with the school’s investment in starting an eSports Team.
Working in tandem with Computer Corp of Carson City, SLHS will be adding ten specially-equipped computers to start Gaming Concepts, a course designed to teach college- and career-ready skills and social-emotional learning -- all through the lens of video games and Esports.
By harnessing students’ passion for games and bringing it into the classroom, Gaming Concepts seeks to improve academic performance. Students enrolled in the course will be a part of the school’s new eSports team, which will compete locally, as well as nationally as part of High School eSports League (HSEL).
Also set to debut at Sierra Lutheran this Fall is the school’s new Career Development program. The new year-long elective is divided into two unique semesters that focus on teaching students soft skills during the first semester before placing students into internships of their choice for the second semester.
“Equipping students with useful life skills for success in the workforce is critical,” Underwood continued. “Helping them develop useful interpersonal tools and learn about common workplace expectations is the focus of the first semester. This preparation occurs ahead of being placed in an internship and industry of their choosing for the second semester.”
Sierra Lutheran’s Open House will cover academics, campus life opportunities, and the admissions process. The event, which will also include a tour, will observe social distancing and other guidelines in accordance with Phase 2 protocols.
To reserve space, or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sierra Lutheran High School is located at 3601 Romans Rd in Carson City.