Representatives from colleges and universities across the country, as well as recruiters from the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, meet with our students during the school year. The initial meeting often spurs the desire to do a college visit. Students and parents are encouraged to make at least three to five college campus visits.
Academic Night for Juniors
Students and parents kick off the college admission process at the Academic Night for Juniors.
Racine Lutheran High School students – and their parents – can save time and money by enrolling in dual-credit opportunities.
More than 100 college credits are available to eligible learners who are seeking to get a head start on college! A family’s financial obligations vary by program.
- Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW): 43 credits available – only $78 per college credit
The CUW dual-credit program allows students to choose from 15 classes that offer 43 credits. The online courses are taught by Concordia educators.
- Gateway Technical College: Free or reduced tuition opportunities.
By the time Racine Lutheran High School students graduate, they can earn college credits from Gateway Technical College in the following Academies: CNC Operator, Criminal Justice, Data Analytics (IT), Fire/EMS, SMART Manufacturing for STEM careers, Nursing Assistant, and Welding.
- University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh: 4 credits
Enrolling in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) Biology 105-Biology Concepts Unity course is a convenient and affordable way for high school students to earn concurrent high school and college credit, while developing key skills for future success.
The dual-credit Biology course is a first course for most Biology majors and pre-med students. The program is nationally accredited through NACEP.
- Other dual-credit opportunities:
- Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
- Grand Canyon University
Advanced Placement (AP) Classes:
Advanced Placement is a program run by the College Board that allows students to take special high school courses in which they can earn college credit and/or qualify for more advanced classes when they begin college. They are designed to give the student the experience of an intro-level college class while still in high school. The student may receive college credit for the class after passing the AP exam.
Racine Lutheran High School offers the following AP courses: Biology, Calculus, Literature and Composition, and U.S. History. See the Course Description Booklet for more details.
Students must complete at least 25.5 credits to graduate. Most students complete seven credits per school year or at least 28 during high school. Additional information is available in the Student Handbook.