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Academic Policies

Students, teachers, and families form a partnership in a Lincoln education. In order to make this partnership effective, students are expected to adhere to the guidelines explained in this handbook.

Coursework

Homework enables students to learn, to share what they have learned, and to learn from others. Therefore students are expected to hand in homework on time. Students should not expect to receive credit for work handed in late or for quizzes and tests not completed in a timely manner.

In order to succeed in classwork, students must cultivate time-management skills. A crucial aspect of time management is communication. Students must communicate with their teachers and advisor to let them know if they need help managing their time.

It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of homework assignments and in-class assessments. If a student is absent, she must ask each of her teachers about missed assignments and assessments on her first day back in school. In the case of extended, excused absences, students must make special arrangements with their teachers to receive assignments.

In the case of unexcused absences, students will NOT be given the opportunity to make up missed assignments or assessments.

We do not fax homework.


Diploma Requirements

The Board of Trustees confers the Lincoln School diploma on the recommendation of the Head of School and Upper School Faculty. The recommendation is based upon the evaluation of the student's successful fulfillment of the diploma requirements, completion of each year's work, and her support of the School’s tenets.

The year’s work is defined as five full-credit courses plus required enrichment and physical education courses, except in unusual cases approved by the Upper School Director. Listed below are requirements for a Lincoln School diploma.


Grade Point Average (GPA)

Lincoln does not send the GPA to colleges unless required for particular programs. Please contact the College Counselor (Helen Bodell) ext. 3141 with questions.


Academic Requirements

Requirements


Course Type
Minimum Requirements
Four full-year courses (one each year)
Completion of the third-level course in one language
• One World History course in Grade Nine
• US History in Grade Eleven
• One history elective 
Three full-year courses with a minimum mastery of Algebra 1, 2,
and Geometry
Three laboratory sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics
One year in a Performing Art
Grade Nine (year)
Performing or Visual Arts An additional year in either Visual Arts or Performing Arts
Grade Eleven (semester)
Required over the course of four years
Grade Ten (semester)
Health Grades Nine, Ten, Eleven (semester)
Transitions Grade Nine
Public Speaking One semester in Grade Ten, Grade Eleven, or first semester Grade 12
Each year
Grade Twelve

Departmental requirements comprise sixteen required academic credits. A good secondary school education includes additional courses in areas of interest or talent to provide depth as well as breadth in the program of studies. Other courses may be selected from the Arts (Visual or Performing) or from an elective course in English, World Languages, History, Technology and Media, Mathematics, or Sciences. Final decision on course availability will be subject to course enrollment.

Students should plan a four-year program meeting all of the graduation requirements as well as including additional courses in areas of interest or talent to provide depth as well as breadth in the program of studies. These courses may be selected from the arts (including art, photography, or performing arts majors) or from elective courses in English, foreign language, mathematics, science, and history. Students should consult with their parents, teachers, and advisor when designing a schedule.

Final decision on course availability will be subject to course enrollment and scheduling requirements.

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