LAlogo2013redSThis year Lincoln Academy’s Open House for incoming 9th graders and transferring students from other high schools will be held on November 19 at 6:30 pm at Lincoln Academy (81 Academy Hill Rd. in Newcastle). All interested students and their parents are welcome to attend. Families can tour the campus, get an overview of department offerings, and meet students, faculty, and administrators.

The event will start with an introduction and overview at the Poe Theater, then move up to the Dining Commons, where families can see department, club, and activity displays and meet LA faculty. Current LA Students will be on hand to give tours of the campus.

Founded in 1801, Lincoln Academy (LA) is a town academy, meaning it is an independent school serving local communities. Any student living in a town with secondary school choice can attend LA with their tuition paid by the sending town. LA also accepts tuition-paying students who come from towns without school choice.

LA offers 145 of courses, including 16 Advanced Placement classes, 30 classes in visual and performing arts, a marine studies certificate program, and a wide variety of courses involving hands-on work experience. The new Applied Technology and Engineering Center is slated to be completed in spring of 2015, with new course offerings in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), boat building, computer science, woodworking, robotics, and design.

Lincoln Academy is a diverse campus that offers a wide variety extracurricular activities and electives. The school hosts more than 20 active student clubs and competes in class B athletics. The Academy’s performing arts program has won multiple state and national awards for choral and band music and One Act plays. Visual art courses include digital media, drawing, painting, and three-dimensional sculpture and ceramics.

Families are encouraged to attend the Open House for new students to learn more about what LA has to offer. For more information, or if you are interested in LA but cannot attend the Open House, please call the LA Guidance office at 563-3596 ext. 125 or 128.