The mission of the Abraham Lincoln High School community is to prepare every student to participate responsibly in a democratic society. This community provides academic and social opportunities for cultural, intellectual, creative, and physical development, enabling students to direct their own futures.
Statement of Philosophy
The Abraham Lincoln High School community’s educational philosophy is to pursue academic and personal excellence. To achieve this excellence, we:
- Develop self-esteem and mutual respect.
- Value diversity and foster a sense of community.
- Provide opportunities for students to master the curriculum at varying rates, individually and collaboratively.
- Promote student responsibility for intellectual growth.
- Motivate students to explore and develop their talents.
- Ensure physical and emotional safety for all.
- Stimulate active, lifelong learning.
- Encourage parent and community participation.
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
- 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.