We are a college-preparatory, Christian high school with emphasis on math, science, language arts, foreign language, computers, and advanced/honors electives, all centered within an accepting Christian atmosphere. For more than 30 years our school has been providing academic excellence at the secondary level to Horry County families. Recognizing the direction that education is going in the 21st Century, we have partnered with one of the nation’s finest academic high school programs available online, Lutheran High School of Orange County (LHS), California; also know as Orange Lutheran High School Online (OLO).
For academic requirements and course descriptions check out Orange Lutheran High School Online.
Education in the 21st Century
Cyber-space technology is becoming an essential element in day-to-day living, more and more. We live in an online world.
Since governments, businesses and individuals alike are capitalizing daily on the numerous advantages of the Internet, it is
reasonable to expect institutions-of-learning to do likewise; and they are. Universities have for many years offered a variety of academic courses that leverage the power of the Internet. And most recently, Horry County Schools have introduced into their High School curriculum which they are offering to students on a limited basis. Clearly, educators, at all levels, have accepted the fact that online education is an ideal format for enhanced active-learning; consider these advantages:
- A front-row seat in every classroom
- Personal one-on-one teacher access and guidance
- Class materials, lectures and discussions are in written form providing time to gain a deeper understanding before
responding and contributing to class discussions
- Flexible school-day hours
- Learning in a non-threatening environment
Our high school, as developed by Orange Lutheran Online (OLO), has been carefully developed to prepare students for
matriculating into the country’s finest universities. Records indicate that OLO online students have demonstrated
academic success of exemplary proportions; consider:
1. One-third of the graduates receive recognition awards from the National Honor Society;
2. Final GPA and SAT scores substantially higher than the national average;
3. College credits transferred (Grad Plus dual credit courses);
4. 93% of graduating seniors continue their education, some at the nation’s most prestigious universities.
Personal Growth Difference:
Our Board and Staff believe that education is not only academics, but developing social skills and exploring their God-given
talents and purpose for their lives. Unlike other online HS curriculums, our high school has an on-campus faith-in-action
sequence known as the Student Seminar Programled by certified staff mentors. Sample focus areas are:
1. Internalizing the Gospel message of salvation;
2. Inter-action Bible Study;
4. Student social activities, and Christian service activities throughout our community; and
5. On going course and career path guidance.
Summarizing the RCLHS Difference:
Tomorrow is Today at Risen Christ Lutheran High School (RCLHS); our engaging instructor-led curriculum (both on-campus and
online) offers a unique blend of flexibility, interactivity, collaboration and accountability designed to optimize learning and
cultivate exceptional academic achievement and personal spiritual growth to become leaders of tomorrow.
Diploma & Non-Diploma Programs:
Our school offers both a Diploma Program and a Non-Diploma Program.
Diploma Program students are required to complete 24 credit courses (combination of required and elective courses) and the Student Seminar Program for graduation; typically a 4-year program of study. Although the curriculum is challenging and engaging, students can complete this curriculum in 3-years, taking just three courses every eight weeks; this requires class during the summer semester.
Non-Diploma Program students may enroll in any 8-week single-course earning course credits to supplement an existing course of study at another institution or high school program such as home schooling. Note, also, that the online classroom, with its 24/7 flexibility, allows a student to take full advantage of Summer semester offerings.
Graduates will receive a fully accredited high school diploma from Lutheran High School of Orange County (LHSOC); the
institution of record for the academic credit courses. LHSOC is accredited by the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation Organization (NLSA) and, since 1978, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Risen Christ Lutheran High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies or any other educational policies. Registration and entrance requirements may be accessed by contacting Mrs. Kim Lavado, Principal at (843) 272-8163.