All prospective students are invited to Lincoln Academy’s 2018 8th Grade Family Night, which will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 pm. The event will begin in the Alumni Dining Commons in the center of the Lincoln Academy campus at 81 Academy Hill in Newcastle.

This open house is an annual event at Lincoln Academy; a chance for families of prospective students to visit the LA campus, meet teachers and staff, and tour the school. Often this event is the first time students see their soon-to-be high school and meet many of their teachers. Although most families who attend represent incoming 9th graders, families of students interested in transferring to LA from another high school are also encouraged to attend.

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.

This year, Lincoln Academy’s 8th Grade Family Night will begin in the Dining Commons with an orientation by current students and members of the Administration and Guidance Department. After this orientation, families can take a campus tour with student tour guides, and visit an Open House in the LA gym, where academic departments and extracurricular clubs will have tables where faculty and students are available to talk about their specialties. School representatives will speak directly to students and parents about their specific interests in and out of the classroom.

“The table format of the Open House gives prospective families a chance to meet teachers and students, and get any question answered, whether that is about a particular academic track, performing or visual arts, athletics, or a club interest, such as Debate Team or Climate Action Club,” said Sarah Wills-Viega, Lincoln Academy’s Director of Counseling and Studies. “We hope that families will leave the event with helpful information about Lincoln Academy, both in general and specific terms, and that students will be excited about coming here next year!”

Families considering Lincoln Academy should plan to attend the Open House, even if they are considering several options for high school. This event is helpful in understanding the wide variety of resources at LA, including 145 total courses, 17 Advanced Placement classes, 30 classes in visual and performing arts, a broad range of hands-on courses in the Cable-Burns Applied Technology and Engineering Center (ATEC), as well as over 40 clubs and athletic teams.

For more information about 8th Grade Family Night, please contact LA Guidance at 563-3596 ext. 125 or 128. Parking for the evening event is available in the student parking lot across from the LA gym.