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About Altamont Lutheran Interparish School

Interparish Association

ALIS is owned and supported by the four LCMS congregations in the Altamont area that make up the Association, namely Bethlehem, Immanuel, St. Paul (Blue Point), and Zion. The school is operated through a Board of Directors elected by the Association’s congregations.

ALIS Wellness Policy

High Quality Christian Education

ALIS provides a top quality education with a special emphasis on Christian education.

All teachers are state certified and on the commissioned roster of the LCMS.

Parents are encouraged and assisted in "training up" their children in the Christian life through frequent teacher contact and parent conferences.

Many graduates are recognized for their outstanding achievements during high school, both in academics and extracurricular activities.

Religious Instruction

Spiritual training includes not only religion classes in all grades, but also emphasis in applying the Christian perspective in all subject areas and extracurricular activities.

Devotions and prayer times are a normal part of the daily routine. Chapel services are held weekly.

Lutheran Confirmation instruction is given in grades 7 & 8.

Academics

ALIS offers a challenging curriculum, and has dedicated, caring, Christian teachers who feel it is important for the children to see all of their lives from the perspective of God’s Word.

The K to 8 curriculum uses up-to-date textbooks, computer technology, and manipulatives for effective instruction. All classrooms have computers with additional instruction offered in the computer lab.  The school utilizes Smartboards, Clickers, Wireless Airliner Slateboard and multi-media projectors.

Grades 6-8 are departmentalized.

Advanced placement is available for capable students when entering the local high school in the subjects of math, science, and keyboarding.

Extracurricular Activities

All students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities.

These activities include the sports of basketball, volleyball, track, baseball, softball, and cheerleading.

Band instruction is offered during the school day in conjunction with the local public school beginning in the 5th grade.

Students sing in local churches and nursing homes, participate in school musicals, and in marching band and talent shows.

Some added benefits…

  • ALIS is fortunate to have strong parental support including an active PTL.

  • Class size averages 1:20, with one classroom at each grade level from K-8.

  • Public school bus transportation is provided within the Altamont district.

  • Hot lunches are served daily at a nominal cost.

  • ALIS enjoys a good working relationship with the public school system.

  • Non-Lutherans and Lutherans are welcome to attend ALIS.

  • Local Lutheran churches provide worship, Bible study and Sunday School opportunities.

  • Community preschool education through Frog Pond Nursery School and Open Arms Child Enrichment Center.

Non-discriminatory Policy

ALIS admits students of any race, color or national or ethnic origin 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, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Costs

Children of parents who are members of one of the four association churches pay no tuition fees. These parents are encouraged to adequately support their home congregation and its total ministry efforts including support of ALIS.  There is a registration fee of $250, sports fee of $20, band fee of $15, band uniform fee of $20 for grades 7th and 8th.

Families who are members of other Lutheran congregations may request financial assistance from their home congregations.Children of parents of other churches are assessed a tuition fee. Current costs are available by calling the ALIS office at 618-483-6428.

Each child is assessed a registration fee and there is also a 5th - 8th grade P.E. uniform fee.

Financial assistance may be requested.

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