Mark your calendar for the upcoming school vacations in February and April when the dormitories will be closed. The Washington, DC trip in April is now full, please let us know if you would like your student added to the waitlist for that program. There is still time to register for the Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus in February.
Dance Workshops December 14
Michelle Bruckner will be giving free basic jazz, tap and ballet group sessions in the Poe on Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday Dec. 14. Sessions will begin right at 2:00 on those early release Wednesdays. All students are welcome, but should email Mr. Braley to be sure there is room to participate. Michelle is on the faculty of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and has been working with Lincoln Academy students for several years, as their fall musical and summer camp choreographer. Come and give it a try!
Weekly Career Panels will start in January! Panels will be held on Thursdays during FLB. Students will have the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of people as they share their stories and talk about how they got where they are now. Stay tuned for more information. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join the LA parent Facebook groups so you can organize for class fundraisers and other class-specific events. Join with the links below:
Class of 2023: https://www.facebook.com/groups/405116788368222
Class of 2024: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694463811604680/
Class of 2025: https://www.facebook.com/groups/626509702356048/
Class of 2026: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1721650521554327/
SENIORS WHO APPLIED EARLY DECISION OR EARLY ACTION:
- Your school counselor submitted your first trimester grades last week. Please confirm that your applications are complete. Reach out to your School Counselor with any questions.
- Please email the admission officer responsible for your geographic region (you can find this information on their website) with an update. Let your admission officer know that your school counselor has sent your first trimester grades and also give them an update of anything that may have changed since submitting your application (i.e. starting a new athletic season, auditioning for One Acts, winning an end of season award, an upcoming holiday performance, etc.). Ask your school counselor if you have questions or concerns.
Sophomores will be meeting individually with their school counselor over the next two weeks. We hope to reflect on the last year and continue planning for their future. It has been so nice getting to know them!
Collegeboard will release the results for the October PSAT December 5th-6th. Please encourage your student to set up a College Board account or log into their account so they have access once scores are released.
Over the past two years, many schools have gone testing optional and many have committed to a 5 or 3-year testing optional plan however, there are significant differences between the testing policies between schools. With that, we want to make sure our students have access to all options. Junior meetings will begin when we return from the holiday break and we will have an evening program including parents and guardians to further discuss the college process and application timeline. During this meeting we will discuss testing, but here is some useful information to know prior to this meeting:
This winter and spring, CollegeBoard will administer the SAT on 3/11/23, 5/6/23, and 6/3/23. To sign up for one of these tests you will need to log into CollegeBoard and select the date and location. (Lincoln Academy will administer the test in May.) You can talk with your school counselor about your testing plan, but we advise students to take the test twice with sufficient time in between each test to be able to receive the score back and to prepare. Each student’s testing plan is different and some may choose to take the test after the summer (8/26/23, 10/7/23). Again, please speak with your school counselor if there are questions or concerns.
Please remember that testing is only one piece of the application (and some students may not need any testing for their college process). The student’s transcript is the most important piece of any application. Your student’s junior year and their academic experience should be their first priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s counselor.