NEWLHS prides itself in its academic program. Smaller class size allows for more teacher assistance which aids the individual learner. Students are encouraged and challenged to make the most of their academic opportunities within the classroom. The guidance department encourages proper academic preparation and active participation in high school to prepare them for post-secondary situations.
Approximately 90% of NEWLHS students enter post-secondary schools, with 65% of those enrolling at a wide variety of public and private four-year colleges or universities. Graduates also find success at the technical colleges. Traditionally, about one third of all graduates receive scholarships to further their education.
To assist students in making appropriate career and post-secondary choices, a pro-active testing program has been implemented. The American College Testing Service battery of EXPLORE, ACT-PLAN, and ACT are utilized for assessing students' academic ability and achievement. The College Board PSAT is also administered. The Career Occupational Preference System and Armed Services Vocational Ability Battery are used to identify students' career interests and abilities. NEWLHS' Five-year ACT composite was 22.6 compared to the state average of 22.2 and the national average of 20.9. NEWLHS was a recipient of the 2008 ACT Red Quill Award.
N.E.W. Lutheran High School was accredited by the National Lutheran School Accreditation in 2007.
"N.E.W. Lutheran High School admits students of any national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and financial aid programs and athletic and other school administered programs."