History and Social Studies2021-04-02T09:59:54-04:00

The History and Social Studies Department at Lincoln Academy requires all students to earn two social studies credits for graduation. One of these must be a year of either World History or Geography, taken during either the freshman or sophomore year. The other must be a full year of United States History taken during junior year. United States History is offered at two levels, Advanced Placement, and College Prep. Additional elective courses are offered to students who wish to take additional courses in Social Studies during their sophomore, junior, or senior years. The purpose of the core courses and requirements is to provide a strong and broad foundation for all students, better preparing them to deal with the opportunities and challenges they will face as adults in a changing and uncertain world. The core is designed to help students increase their general knowledge and awareness and understanding of, and appreciation for, local, state, regional, national, and international events and issues in a historical context.

Social Studies Course Sequence 

  • Freshmen: Geography (not college preparatory) or World History
  • Sophomores: Geography (not college preparatory) or World History, and/or World Studies, Introduction to Economics, Topics in World Religions, Native American Studies, and/or Maritime History
  • Juniors: United States History (Advanced Placement or College Prep), and/or World Studies, Introduction to Economics, Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, United States Government and Politics, Topics in World Religions, Native American Studies, and/or Maritime History
  • Seniors: Advanced Placement European History, Psychology I, II, and III, World Studies, Introduction to Economics, Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, United States Government and Politics, Topics in World Religions, Native American Studies, and/or Maritime History.

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Back to School 2021

August 2: Registration portal opens
August 16: Preseason Sports begin
August 31: 9th grade parent orientation 6pm
September 1: 9th and 10th grade orientation
September 2: All grades begin school
September 6: Labor Day Holiday, no school
September 8: Open House for parents

To see the complete schedule and the 2021 parent letter, click here.


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