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Hybrid Program

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Crean Lutheran High School, in pursuit of its Mission Statement, Proclaiming Jesus Christ through Excellence in Education, recognizes that the best education comes from a partnership among students, parents, school, church and community. Therefore, Crean Lutheran welcomes conversations with students and families that are coming from non-traditional school settings (i.e. home school, one-on-one instruction, online instruction, etc).

Crean Lutheran’s Hybrid Program allows a student the ability to experience the structure of a traditional school setting by taking a maximum of four on-ground classes while also creating the flexibility to take courses in non-traditional settings at locations outside of CLHS.


Model Details

Students in the CLHS Hybrid program are required to take a maximum of four (4) year-long courses (or the equivalent; e.g. two semester courses would equate to one year-long course) each year. Participation in Independent PE or on sports teams, and the accompanying Strength and Conditioning classes, do not count when selecting four courses. Rather, CLHS Hybrid students may participate in Independent PE or on sports teams and in Strength and Conditioning classes as if they are full-time students (sports participation fees and the Athletic Operations Fee still apply). Additional required coursework will need to be taken through an approved accredited institution (see details below).

Application Steps

1. Create an account to begin the online application and pay the $50.00 application fee. Click here to apply.

After the application is submitted, you should complete the application checklist in your student's portal:
  • If you did not authorize a release of records when completing the application, please log in to your student's portal checklist and fill out the Request for Records Form and give it to your student's current school.
  • Submit two online recommendations by logging in to your student's portal checklist and entering the email address of two references (one academic reference from a professional educator and a character reference from a non-family member).
  • After your student's transcript, attendance, discipline, and immunization record have been received  by admissions, you will receive an email allowing you to sign your student up for an interview.


The CLHS Hybrid option is available at the cost of $12,994 for the 2020-21 academic year. The cost for the 2019-20 school year is $9,540. There is a $550 registration fee due every year.

This fee allows the CLHS Hybrid student to:

(a) select and attend three courses plus a required theology course (which must be approved by their counselor)
(b) participate on sports teams and in the accompanying Strength and Conditioning classes
(c) attend The College Blueprint courses which are available to full-time students
(d) make use of the Student Services Department which includes counseling

Graduation Requirements

To earn a diploma from Crean Lutheran High School, a student must have completed 27 total units within 10 subject areas (for a comprehensive list of graduation requirements, please see our Curriculum Guide).  Hybrid students must attend and successfully complete a minimum of two (2) Crean Lutheran High School academic and/or theology units (e.g. theology, science, math, foreign language, English, and/or social science) each semester for a total of four (4) units in each academic year of attendance.  Furthermore, hybrid students must also obtain a minimum of twelve (12) Crean Lutheran High School academic and/or theology units. Credits from WASC-accredited institutions may be transferred to the student’s CLHS transcript if approved and accepted by the CLHS Counseling Department.

Approved Academic Institutions

CLHS Hybrid students must complete their additional required coursework as instructed by the Counseling Department at an approved academic institution. If a student wishes to pursue a course that is through a school that is not listed, approval must be obtained by the Counseling Department prior to enrolling in that course.


The CLHS Hybrid Option often serves as a first step in the transition to full-time enrollment at CLHS. As such, it has been implemented for incoming students only and is not available for students who have attended CLHS as full-time students at any point. CLHS Hybrid students are not provided with laptops as are full-time CLHS students.  Furthermore, CLHS Hybrid students are not eligible for financial aid.