On June 14, the Bethel Voters Assembly approved moving forward with a 9th grade pilot for the 2021-2022 academic year, and we are now open for registration for incoming 9th graders. Apply today to be a part of our very first freshman class, and enjoy all the benefits of a Bethel Lutheran High School education!
*In-person instruction for math, science, and English/language arts
We are blessed to have three certified and experienced teachers on our staff to teach math, science, and English/language arts. Mrs. Karen Duke, our math teacher, graduated with a degree in secondary math education from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. She previously taught at Lutheran High School in Springfield, Illinois. Mrs. Emily Wegner, our science teacher, has eight years of secondary science instruction experience, with her most recent position being at Morton High School.
*All core subjects taught from a faith-based perspective
We will be using the Bob Jones University Press (textbooks and video) and Ignitia (online) curricula. Bethel High School instructors will teach face-to-face in the classroom the subjects for which they are certified to teach (math, sciences, and English). Bethel High School teachers will facilitate the classroom learning of Ignitia online courses taught by certified online Ignitia Christian instructors for courses outside of their disciplines. This allows Bethel to offer a wide variety of courses and electives with limited staff, even as the high school begins.
*Daily faith instruction
Bethel High School will adopt an "apologetics" approach to daily faith instruction. Students will gain an awareness of community, local, and world issues and learn how to draw out the logical implications of the Christian worldview. Our goal is to help our students to see and contrast these concepts with other worldviews, allowing them to develop Biblical, faith-based responses. We will help our students become Christian leaders through instruction and opportunities to serve and make a difference in Christ's name.
*Career development, vocational training, and mentoring
Classes and surveys will be offered to help students discover their unique gifts and abilities. Coaching and mentoring opportunities will be keys to helping our students explore and discover meaningful career paths where their gifts and abilities can be utilized. In addition to preparation for higher education at the college/university level, students will be exposed to a wide variety of trades through face-to-face and online elective instruction, so they will have an awareness of all the opportunities available to them after graduation.
*College credit earned during high school
Bethel High School plans to partner with Illinois Central College to offer dual credit classes to our students so that they may acquire college credits. The ultimate goal will be to offer a path to earn credits toward an associate's degree along with a high school diploma for our interested students.