Academy of the Cross
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April 12, 2014
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Academy of the Cross

Welcome to the Academy of the Cross website. Here you'll find exciting information about a new high school education opportunity coming soon. As you read this website's information, you will find various ways you can help to hasten the school's opening. Prayer support, auction help, monetary donations, and skilled volunteers are all part of the community of supporters who are carrying out the work that will make this vision a reality.

Join other founding donors of this transformational education opportunity. Give to the annual fund: Open the a Faith-Filled Future!.

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Relevant – Connects learning to significance

Academy of the Cross is an extraordinary place for sons and daughters to learn and grow. Families and students can expect an insightful, creative, and interactive curriculum that brings important real world connection into the classroom. Students will find valuable opportunities to identify and nurture their natural talents and embrace their God-given significance so they more clearly recognize who they are, who they can become, and how they can fulfill the promise and possibilities our Lord creates for them.

Inspiring – Links passion with possibility

Each student has the potential to make an indelible footprint on the world. The faculty is empowered to teach and motivate students, inspiring them to new heights personally, academically, and spiritually. We engage students\' curiosity, energy, and talents in order to help them understand the realities of today and ready themselves for the possibility tomorrow brings. Through a collaborative, multidimensional learning model, students gain self-confidence and develop critical thinking and reasoning skills as we enhance their vision of the world and challenge them to reflect, respond, and lead in many different ways.

Transforming – Turns potential into purpose

God's love permeates all that is done. We encourage students to build genuine relationships with one another and with others outside the classroom to foster a continuous exchange of ideas and to recognize their own potential. Learners experience an educational journey founded on Christian ideals, yet deliberately rigorous and strategically aligned to grow leaders who will positively influence and purposefully shape the possibilities in their home, their profession, their church, their community, and the world at large.

NEW Date and Site for Academy of the Cross Golf outing!

Date: Monday September, 23rd

Location: Royal Fox Country Club (St. Charles)

Contact: For more information please contact Dr. Jay Krause at the AOTC office at 847-468-8207.

Partnership: Academy of the Cross and Walther Lutheran High School (Melrose Park) will be partnering in this year's golf outing. Money raised will support the ministries of both of these Lutheran High Schools.

Building Plans Are Coming Soon!

How exciting it is to anticipate! Academy of the Cross is currently working with DLA Architects and IHC Construction to complete a conceptual design of the building to be placed near the intersection of Randall Road and Silver Glen. It should be ready for website posting sometime in November 2013.

Don't miss this Special Opportunity!

Through December 31, 2013 donors ages 70-1/2 and older can gift up to $100,000 from their IRAs to charity. The gift is not counted as part of your taxable income, so it is tax-free. Here is a brief summary of the details...
  • Your gift can be any amount up to $100,000.
  • Your gift can count toward your minimum distribution.
  • You must be age 70-1/2 or older.
  • You must make a direct rollover, not a personal distribution.
For more information on this opportunity please contact me at 847-468-8207 or email me at