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3560 McCarty Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603 | 989.790.1676

Course Descriptions

At Valley Lutheran High School, we offer a wide variety of classroom subjects with the goal of preparing students who are well-rounded and equipped for their futures. We currently offer seven Advanced Placement courses, in which students who pass the AP Exam can receive college credit. Our curriculum also adheres to the Common Core State Standards, which have been formally adopted by 42 states.

A listing of all of our courses is below while a detailed course description of each can be found here.


  • Transitional Reading (semester)
  • Transitional Writing (semester)
  • Introduction to Literature (semester)
  • Introduction to Research (semester)
  • Literature Seminar (theme-based) (semester)
  • Introduction to Language and Composition (semester)
  • Research Seminar (semester)
  • Interpersonal Communication (semester)
  • Creative Writing (semester)
  • AP English Language (offered alternate years with Literature)
  • AP English Literature (offered alternate years with Language)

Fine Arts

  • Art 1
  • Art 2
  • Studio Art
  • Drama (semester)
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band (by audition only)
  • Mixed Chorus
  • Golden Voice (by audition only)

Foreign Language

  • French 1, 2, 3, 4 (Honors)
  • Spanish 1, 2, 3, AP


  • Algebra 1A
  • Algebra 1B
  • Algebra
  • Informal Geometry
  • Geometry
  • Intermediate Algebra 2
  • Advanced Algebra 2
  • Statistics (semester)
  • Advanced Applications in Mathematics (semester)
  • Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus

Physical Education

  • Girls Health (9th grade)
  • Boys Health (9th grade)
  • Fitness for Life (either semester or year)

Practical Arts

  • Computer Fundamentals (semester)
  • Keyboarding (semester)
  • Office 1 (semester)
  • Computer 1 (semester)
  • Computer 2 (semester)


  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Honors Biology
  • Advanced Chemistry (semester)
  • AP Biology

Social Studies

  • Global Issues
  • Western Civilization (semester)
  • Non-Western Civilization (semester)
  • United States History
  • AP US History
  • Government/Economics
  • Honors Government/Economics
  • Psychology (semester)


  • Theology 1
  • Theology 2
  • Theology 3
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Vocation


  • Vocational Education – Career Center
  • Various Dual Enrollment courses
The Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School Association, operating Valley Lutheran High School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and physical handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, and physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.