Academics

The rigorous educational program at MELHS is designed to challenge students in an environment that helps each child grow in knowledge and succeed in life.  With 96% of graduates enrolling in college, our curriculum prepares students for whatever career they choose, while remaining grounded in Christian values.

Our eight-period school day (45 minute periods) delivers academic success in a traditional setting. An honors program and dual credit opportunities push the highest achieving students, while personal attention helps each individual succeed.  Most students graduate having already earned a significant number of college credits.

Boasting ACT scores that rise above area high schools and the state and national averages, our graduates have continued their education at many prestigious colleges and universities. Scholarships abound for our graduates as they prepare for college.

ACT Scores

24.6

Our students score 4 points higher than the state average.

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

15:1

Teachers can offer a personalized approach with smaller class sizes.

Curriculum

Click a department to download course list and descriptions.

Our graduates have been accepted to universities across the country!

University of Illinois, Saint Louis University, Webster University, Washington University, Millikin University, McKendree University, Greenville College, Maryville University, Bradley University, Butler University, University of Notre Dame, Pepperdine University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Valparaiso University, Western Kentucky University, Illinois State University, Clemson University, Truman State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Illinois Chicago, Southeast Missouri State, Texas A&M University, Murray State University, Brown University, University of Alabama, University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Concordia University Chicago, Concordia University Wisconsin, Concordia University Nebraska, Concordia University Irvine, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and many more…

Interim Courses

INTERNATIONAL TRIP TO THAILAND, CAMBODIA, AND VIETNAM: Mr. Moldenhauer
New York, New York: Mr. Schnare, Mrs. Morrison, and Pastor Fields

Attendees will embark on a 7 day trip out to New York City.
They will have the opportunity to view up to 6 shows. Some of the show possibilities are: Lion King, Mean Girls, Wicked, West Side Story, Aladdin, To Kill a Mockingbird, Come from Away, Hamilton, Harry Potter, Little Shop of Horrors, Phantom of the Opera, Beetlejuice, and Jersey Boys.
During this trip, there is time built in to visit sites like Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, Guggenheim Art Museum, and Central Park.
Participants will receive a one week membership for free admission to over 100 other attractions.

SERVICE WITH A SMILE: Dr. Krause, Mrs. Covarrubias, Mrs. Keily-Vann, and Miss Thompson

Students will be involved with service projects throughout the community and at school.

BEGINNING PIANO: Mrs. Shimkus

Learn to play the piano with Mrs. Shimkus. Any level of experience is welcome. If you have some experience she will work with you to continue to add to your skills.

COMIC CON: Ms. Theisen-Claxton

Students talk about their favorite Comic heroes, and we watch films and read comic books. We take a trip to Heroic Adventures.

ESCAPE ROOMS: Mrs. Wudtke

How do they work, how to put one together, visiting some and creating one.

Cost will be about $100.

FILM APPRETIATION: Mr. Lorenz

Late 20th century cinema. We’ll be looking at some popular films of their time form the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. What influence did they have? What was unique about them? Are they still entertaining today?

Some of these movies may be one of a kind, instant classics.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Mr. Muther and Mr. Batty

Join Mr. Batty and Mr. Muther for a week long expedition of extreme outdoor excursions. Starting off the week with training at an American Ninja Warrior Course, and Rock climbing at Upper Limits, then putting those new skills to the test with Hiking, Rock-climbing, and Biking in the Great Outdoors. Expect some surprises along the way!!!! There will be some cost and you will need your own bike.

HARRY POTTER AND THE INTERIM OF IMAGINATION:Mr. Giordano

We will explore themes like love, loyalty, loss, faith, suffering, mortality, and life after death through the lens of JK Rowling's iconic series. Both the books and movies will serve as source material as we trace the theological threads present in them, connecting to our everyday lives as we also learn the "stories behind the stories".

HISTORY OF WAR: Mr. Stock

Students will have the opportunity to learn how war has changed throughout the history of the world. We will look specifically at Ancient times, Revolutionary/Civil War era, WWI, WWI, and the modern era of war if time allows. Generals, tactics, what led to the wars will also be looked at.

THE OCCULT AND THE SUPERNATURAL: Mr. Rempfer

This interim will take an in depth look into the realm of the supernatural and dig further into subjects such as demon possession and witchcraft from a Biblical perspective. During the week, we will look at common misconceptions about the occult, perpetuated by Hollywood and current pop culture. We will also look at what the Bible says about the subject, and what is the Christian response.