Health and Human Development, Grades 9, 10, and 11
Transitions: Community and Diversity, Grade 9
Study Skills, Grade 9
Quaker Studies, Grade 9
Public Speaking, Grades 10, 11, or 12
Ethical Global Citizenship, Grade 10
College Awareness, Grade 11
Senior Service Project
Grades Nine, Ten, and Eleven
This trimester-course is a seminar in health and human development that introduces a theoretical framework for health decisions. Specific health issues are addressed through debates, role-playing, videos, field trips, and discussion. Topics covered include decisions, appreciating differences, infectious diseases, sexuality, and nutrition. Students research health topics, stressing issues of particular significance to this age group, and present a report to their peers. Community speakers are invited to the class who have expertise in different fields of community health. The speakers also emphase good decision-making and empower the students to become positie contributors to society. All students are certified in "hands only student CPR" through a school partnership with the Red Cross.
Students beginning their career as members of the Upper School will take time each week to discuss, read and explore traditions, current practices and concerns they might have. Using the Student Handbook as the main text, the course will be a time for students to study and pose questions about the basic tenets of behavior, the Honor Council, issues of diversity, the role of student government, and other pieces that define our community and help us see how we are accountable to ourselves and to each other. Students will actively look at the daily workings of the community through their own reflections of issues of equity, justice and community within Lincoln and the greater community of which we are a part. Class meets once a week.
Lincoln has a strong commitment to Friends values, practices, and ideals. This course will ensure that our commitment is well understood and therefore carefully nurtured by our students. It will have as its essential theme the well known Quaker voice saying, "Let your life speak." We want our students to have clarity of vision and a strong voice, which is exactly what Quaker values promote and support. This course will therefore serve to introduce our upper-school students to the whole purpose of a Lincoln education: educating girls and young women for the sake of creating more justice and compassion in the world.
This course will cover topics such as: Quaker history, practices, and beliefs; Lincoln's own history and its relationship with other Friends schools; and modern Friends practices. Work will include reading and writing, discussion and reflection, and opportunities to apply Friends values both within Lincoln and in the wider community.
required for all students (starting with the class of 2013) at some time in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
two-term course that meets twice a week
Public Speaking is a two-term course exploring the art of live vocal presentation of prepared thought. We read, write, listen to, and speak three types of speeches in three styles of presentation. Using impromptu, extemporaneous, and scripted preparations, students work on informative, persuasive, and entertaining speeches. This is a pass/fail course, with the hope that students will boldly try new approaches with less fear of failure.
Ethical Global Citizenship
Ethical Global Citizenship is a pass/fail discussion-based course that meets once per week and is required for grade 10. During the course, students will be subscribers to The Week: The Best of the U.S. and International Media magazine.
During the course of the trimester we will define individually and collectively the meaning of ethical global citizenship and will engage in topics that illustrate and explore perspectives of ethical citizenship on a global platform.
Juniors are introduced to the college admission process through a course that meets weekly in one of the three trimesters. Topics discussed include an introduction to Naviance, an introduction to the language of college and college admission, a college admission timeline, the college search, the application process, standardized testing, the campus visit, interview techniques and role-playing, strategies for essay writing, and familiarization with Lincoln School’s program for the college process.
The Lincoln School Senior Service Project (SSP) is intended to provide seniors a period of transition between Lincoln School and college matriculation, and is an important opportunity for skill building and self-realization. The unique nature of this service project presents each girl with the opportunity to provide service to an organization or individual for a period of two weeks (a minimum of 45 hours) in May. Each girl will select from a wide range of identified service opportunities or she may research and commit to a project of her own design. This time of service, regardless of setting, encourages independence, commitment and introspection as well as a willingness to work hard and contribute to the mission of the organization.