Monday, February 4, 2019
Saxony Lutheran High School exists to center students on Christ and God’s Word, to strive for excellence in all phases of education and to prepare students for a life of Christian discipleship using God’s Word as their guide.
It’s their mission. And they do it really well.
“We will keep growing by continuing to offer a top-notch, high-quality Christian education that prepares our graduates for a life of Christian discipleship and success in whatever they choose to do — entering the workforce, joining the military, or a two or four-year college or university,” says principal Mark Ruark.
In the past 18 years since its establishment in 2000, Saxony Lutheran High School has grown from an enrollment of seven students to 248 students. In the past three years, five students have earned the National Merit Scholarship, and the classes of 2016 and 2017 have collectively earned more than one million dollars in scholarships. Saxony students have earned the school the distinction of being the high school with the highest ACT scores in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties, with an average ACT score three points higher than the state and national average.
“I cultivate excellence in the classroom by having high expectations for my students and by trying to instill in them skills and values that will help them in their future education and careers,” says Laura Chambless, language arts teacher.
Outside the classroom, students have 16 varsity-level sports to choose from. In addition, there are 15 extracurricular activities students can be a part of, ranging from drama ministry to FFA to publications. Through these activities, students build lifelong friendships with each other, founded upon faith.
Faith is the underlying cause of everything at Saxony Lutheran High School. Throughout their four years there, students complete 60 hours of service to the community, with 10 hours completed during both their freshman and sophomore years and 20 hours completed during both their junior and senior years. In addition, students begin each day studying Scripture together, with additional opportunities to participate in small groups outside of this designated time.
“The one thing I cherish most about Saxony Lutheran is being able to grow my faith with everyone around me,” says senior Sydney Russo. “We strengthen one another and work to build each other up, and that is the best feeling.”
Help us continue our mission of centering students on God’s Word, preparing for a life of Christian discipleship and striving for excellence in all phases of education by attending the Saxony Lutheran High School Dinner Auction on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Bavarian Halle in Jackson. Tickets are on sale now in the Saxony Lutheran High School office for $40 each. They may be purchased in person or over the phone, by calling (573) 204-7555.