Orange Lutheran Honored as NLSA School of Distinction

Out of the 682 LCMS schools nationwide and 131 accredited in 2019, Orange Lutheran has been recognized as one of six Schools of Distinction by the National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission.


When considering honorees, NLSA reviews the level of accreditation awarded by WASC and affirms the findings of the self-study report and report submitted by the Visiting Team. Orange Lutheran received WASC’s highest level of accreditation, the Six-Year Accreditation Status, in May 2019 (read more here).


“This year, six schools distinguished themselves through the evidence prepared by the school substantiating assigned accreditation ratings and the practices observed by the Validation Team during the school’s site visit,” NLSA stated in a press release. “The award demonstrates a school’s commitment to providing a distinctive level of quality Christian education for the children that it serves.”


Orange Lutheran was one of two high schools honored with the distinction, and the second school in the City of Orange to receive the award. The schools honored are:

  • Immanuel Lutheran School – Seymour, Indiana
  • Lutheran High School of Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • St. John Lutheran School – Seward, Nebraska
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran School – Orange, California
  • Orange Lutheran High School – Orange, California
  • Trinity Lutheran School – Utica, Michigan

Beth Fitzgerald '06

Beth Fitzgerald is Orange Lutheran's Director of Marketing and Communications and proud Orange Lutheran alumna. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from Chapman University and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University Irvine.

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