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Senney Honors Academy members generally score in the 90 percentile or higher on a nationally normed standardized test and achieve mostly A's on their report cards. Students who achieve 90 percentile or higher on the Lutheran West Placement Test (given as part of the Admissions process) are automatically sent invitations to apply for the program. However, any student who feels they are a good fit for the program is encouraged to apply. If you do not have Lutheran West placement test scores, please submit a standardized test score along with your application.

To apply for the Senney Honors Academy, students must:

  • Complete the SHA application (link below)
  • Provide two letters of recommendation, one of which must be a character reference
  • Be successfully accepted/enrolled at Lutheran West

Letters of recommendation can be emailed as an attachment to:

Dean Becky Slack at 

If you prefer to complete the application as a hard copy,
please download and submit to: 

Lutheran West High School
Attn.: The Senney Honors Academy
3850 Linden Road
Rocky River, OH 44116

Wendy Schnittger

Class of 1975

My high school years were wonderful; my faith was nurtured, I made life-long friendships, and I was well prepared for college.


Lutheran West
3850 Linden Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116-4099

Phone: 440.333.1660
Fax: 440.333.1729

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