The William A. Raabe Honors Academy


Milwaukee Lutheran’s William A. Raabe Honors Academy presents a rigorous curriculum to students wishing to grow academically, spiritually, and as leaders during their high school years. Since 1903, Milwaukee Lutheran has provided thousands of students the opportunity to achieve their academic goals with its outstanding college preparatory program. Students choose from the honors courses to best advance their college plans. The Honors Academy also ensures that students become leaders in their communities by enabling them to serve with a variety of local, national, and global organizations.

The program prepares students for application, acceptance, and study at the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities to compete for top scholarships awarded by a particular school.

Courses to choose from:

22 AP & Honors Courses

Accelerated Algebra, Accelerated Geometry, Honors English, Honors Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry, Honors Probability & Statistics, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Spanish, AP Physics 1, AP World History, AP US History


Dual Credit Partners:

Concordia University Wisconsin, Concordia University Nebraska, Grand Canyon University


Named After William A. Raabe

nan15aWilliam A Raabe, PhD, CPA, and MLHS Class of 1971, is an enthusiastic supporter of the Honors Academy and its goals. He traces the beginnings of his personal and professional successes to his experiences at MLHS. Bill was active at MLHS in student government, athletics, and the arts. He is also  a graduate of Carroll University and the University of Illinois. In 2015, he was named an honorary Doctor of Letters by Concordia University Chicago.

Bill and his wife Nancy endowed the academy with a 2020 gift and pledge. They have supported many charities through financial gifts and with service as board members and officers. While the chair of the LHS Association board of directors, Bill initiated and led the efforts to design and fund the MLHS fieldhouse.


Dr. David Borst, Director of Honors Academy
dborst@milwaukeelutheran.org |