Academically Gifted and VS Programs
The Academy at Lincoln serves both Academically Gifted (AG) for 6-8th grade and a VS program for highly-gifted students for grades 4-8th. Both AG and Very Strong (VS) students are served in all four core subjects (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies) by classroom teachers, all of whom are specially licensed to teach gifted students.
While both AG and VS students enjoy a challenging curriculum, the VS program is more rigorous and incorporates more hands-on instruction, critical thinking opportunities, project-based learning and frequent field trips to engage these motivated learners in the top 3% of the district. Both AG and VS students are expected to maintain at least B's in their coursework.
Besides a more challenging curriculum, students are encouraged to participate in the performing arts program and can select any of these Encore classes to provide further enrichment. Encore classes range from orchestra and band to art and theatre. There are a number of choices to fit any interest.