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Mission Statement

ALHS Mission/Vision:


Abraham Lincoln is a large, comprehensive, urban high school whose goal is to provide an outstanding college preparatory education for every student.


Every course offered is aligned with district graduation requirements and University of California entrance standards.


Along with a rigorous academic curriculum, Lincoln's strength is based upon teacher leadership and in the many academic, athletic and extracurricular programs that allow students to pursue their own interests in a nurturing environment.


The educational program is enhanced by Student Support Services and a full service after school program.


Lincoln is guided by the essential question, "How do we, as a school community, address the needs of our students in a way that leads to human and community flourishing?



Core Community Values (ABE):



  • Be on time and be prepared.
  • Be focused and participate.
  • Seek support from classmates, teachers, counselors, and afterschool programs.
  • Complete work on time.
  • Check School Loop regularly.
  • Utilize on campus resources to set college and career goals.



  • Get to know your teacher’s name and the names of your classmates.
  • Get off your phone, get into the discussion!
  • Step up!Ask questions, get engaged, participate, push yourself to be an active participant in class.
  • If you are too shy to talk, practice SLANT (sit up, lean it, ask and answer questions, nod your head, track the teacher)
  • Get involved.
  • Greet your classmates, greet your teacher every day.
  • Join a club, team, the after school program, an academy, AVID, drama, band, ACE pathway, Student
  • Government etc.
  • Attend and participate in school events; games, plays, dances, assemblies, etc.



  • Get involved in clubs, sports, academic programs and student activities
  • Make new friends across differences
  • Be respectful of others across differences
  • Don’t eat lunch alone
  • Find and get to know adult advocates
  • Put your device down and engage
  • Check Loop Mail and every day
  • Get to know your counselor
  • Show school spirit
  • Practice tolerance across difference
  • Don’t perpetuate stereotypes
  • Call out systemic racism as you see it
  • Think before you speak
  • Fight for the bullied
  • Take a stand Read the posters in the hallway
  • Just be cool to everybody
  • Speak your truth
  • Be yourself, don’t be phony



The ALHS Instructional Core

(Relationships – Clear Objectives and Procedures - Student Voice):




Relationships are at the core of student achievement at

Lincoln. Students and staff value authentic relationships above all aspects of the educational environment.


Students are more actively engaged in classes when they have positive relationships with their teachers. Once a relationship has been built, it is a resource in times of crisis.


We have an equity mission at Lincoln to constantly examine issues of personal identity, race, poverty, disability, English proficiency, and sexuality, and how these issues play out in our institution.


Clear Policies and Procedures


Best practices at Lincoln include creating clear objectives and classroom procedures that allow students to access grade level/content area rigor.


Assessments are a reflection of Objectives.


Student Voice


At ALHS our goal is for teachers and students to be partners in learning; student voice is vital in classrooms where teacher and students are partners in learning and discovery.


Students and teachers are engaged in what is happening in the classroom. They are actively communicating, engaging in academic conversations between students and teacher and students and students.

Lincoln High School's Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR's)


  • Self directed individuals who:
    • Plan for the future based on self assessment of strengths and interests.
    • Set achievable educational, vocational and personal goals.
    • Make progress in achieving goals.
  • Healthy individuals who:
    • Make well informed and appropriate decisions regarding personal health and safety.
    • Establish personal well-being by practicing personal hygiene, proper nutrition, and physical fitness.
    • Practice socially responsible behaviors and promote the health and safety of others.
  • Academic achievers who:
    • Meet or exceed California State Standards.
    • Demonstrate proficiency on standardized tests.
    • Recognize their own learning styles.
  • Community participants who respect others by:
    • Demonstrating knowledge and appreciation of a diverse population.
    • Behaving in an appropriate manner in social situations.
    • Demonstrating skills in resolving conflicts through positive, non-violent actions.
    • Making an effort to improve the quality of life in school and the greater community.
    • Informing and being responsible for members of the democratic society.
  • Effective Communicators who express, receive ideas, and emotions through:
    • Interpersonal interaction
    • Speaking
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Listening
    • The Arts
  • Technology users who:
    • Conduct research from a variety of electronic sources.
    • Create a variety of products with technical tools.
    • Use technology as tools, including electronic mail to communicate effectively.
  • Critical and creative thinkers who:
    • Apply inductive and deductive reasoning skills to make rational decisions.
    • Employ higher level thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, application and evaluation to be an effective problem solver in a complex society.
    • Use imaginative ideas to create a product or performance.