Heartland Lutheran Academic Excellence


Heartland Lutheran is accredited by AdvancED and through National Lutheran Schools Accreditation.  We are also an Approved School by the Nebraska Department of Education under the State of Nebraska's Rule 14. 

Heartland Lutheran provides excellence through a uniquely rigorous and supported curriculum designed to push and prepare students for success at the college level and in the work force. Honors level courses challenge students who wish to pursue the most demanding academic load. Heartland Lutheran also has agreements with Concordia University Wisconsin, Central Community College, and is working with other universities to bring the highest quality dual credit and college classes to our students looking for a challenge and to get ahead. 


In recent years, 100% of our graduates have been accepted into a college or university and 98% of our high school graduates enrolled in college. Heartland Lutheran graduates can be found at some of the leading colleges and universities in the country, including: Hillsdale College, Notre Dame University, Oklahoma State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Concordia University, and more.

Heartland Lutheran High School Academic Stats! 

  • The Class of 2020 earned a total of about $800,000 in college scholarships with just 20 students.

  • 98% of our graduates over the past five years have taken the ACT with an average of 22.8.

    • The state average is 20.0.

  • The Class of 2020 had an ACT average of 22.6.

  • 97% of our graduates from the past five years have furthered their education beyond high school

    • 59% enrolled in a four year college or university, while 38% enrolled at a two year college or vocational school

  • ​8% of our graduates have entered the United States Armed Forces after graduation


Graduation Requirements

Graduates from Heartland Lutheran High School earn 260 credits during their four year Red Hornet career. That is 220 credits plus five credits of Theology for every semester they are enrolled at Heartland Lutheran.

The following are the minimum credit hours to be earned in each department.

Theology - 40 Credits          English - 40 Credits

Social Science - 30 Credits  Math - 30 Credits

Science - 40 Credits             Math or Science - 10 Credits

Health - 5 Credits                 Technology - 5 Credits

Fine Arts - 10 Credits           Physical Ed - 10 Credits

Electives - 50 Credits