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Contacts Info.:

Business Academy(BA):

  • Vicky Lee (BA Lead Teacher) (
  • Kevin Grayson ( )

Digital Media Design Academy (DMD):

  • Jorge Goncalves (DMD Lead Teacher)( )
  • Judd Vetrone ( )

Green Academy(GA):

  • Valerie Ziegler (GA Lead Teacher) ( )
  • Cynthia Fernandez ( )

Teacher Academy(TA):

  • Arisa Hiroi (TA Lead Teacher) ( )

Architecture, Construction & Engineering (ACE) Pathway:

  • Karen J. Melander (ACE Program Lead Teacher) ( )
  • Albert Chu ( )
  • Paul Cameli ( )

Biotechnology Pathway:

  • Julie Reis ( )
  • David Frischer (  )

Academies & Pathways Overview

CTE Academy Applications are open for next school year! Apply today!

Attention ALHS 9th & 10th Graders!

Lincoln's 4 CTE Career Academies (Teacher, Green, Business, & Digital Media Design) are now accepting applications for next school year! Spaces are limited, so secure your spot EARLY!

Learn more about each CTE Academy by reading the Academy Info Flier & by going HERE.

You can apply by one of the following methods:

Academy Online Application (Fill Out Online)

Academy Application to Download & Print & Complete (OR pick up a blank application to complete in Room 21B)

(Completed paper applications can be turned in to Room 21B)

Learn specific info about each academy/pathway by clicking the links on the left side of this page!

Join An ALHS Academy Today!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Academies:

Can I join a CTE Academy in my 11th grade year?

YES-but there are much fewer open spots for you to join since most students have already joined at the start of their 10th grade year, so if you really want to be part a particular academy, you should try to join starting in your 10th grade year.


Can I drop an academy program if I do not like it?

After being in an academy during your 10th grade year, YES, you can drop the program and join another academy (if there is space), or just take regular elective classes at Lincoln. At the end of your 11th grade year after being in an academy though, it may not be possible for you to drop an academy if you took an internship spot over the summer before starting your 12th grade year since you took the spot from someone who committed to a multi-year academy program. Each Academy Lead Teacher will have more info for you about wanting to drop at the end of your 11th grade year, so ask them.  


Can I take other electives (AP, Honors, AVID, art classes, etc.) or pathways at Lincoln at the same time as being in a CTE Academy?

YES-many students who are in an academy are also in other Lincoln electives, programs, or pathways such as Advanced Placement (AP)/Honors courses, Drama, AVID, BioTech, ASB (student government), etc. The other elective course just needs to not be happening during the same exact period as the Academy elective class that year.


Are CTE Academy courses on the  UC/CSU A-G Course list?

YES-each CTE academy’s courses for each grade level are on the UC/CSU A-G Course list. The A-G / College Entrance Requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.


Will being in an academy help me figure out if I want to go to college and how to apply?

YES-students in an academy program will receive assistance in college major selection, college search and the college application process, as well as financial aid help too.


Abraham Lincoln High School is fortunate to offer its students six academy/pathway programs! The Business Academy, Digital Media Design Academy, Teacher Academy, and Green Academy are SFUSD CTE (Career Technical Education) supported programs. The Business & Teacher Academies are CA Partnership Academy (CPA) Grant funded programs as well.  The Biotechnology Pathway and the Teacher Academy are both programs unique to Lincoln which are currently being modeled in other schools in the district. The Green Academy is a innovative program which teaches students cutting edge Green Technology concepts and skills.  The ACE Pathway (Architecture, Construction, & Engineering) teaches students about these skills and concepts for students to be better able to work in these industry sectors.

Teacher Academy
Teacher Academy
Business Academy
Finance Academy
Green Academy
Green Academy
ACE Pathway
ACE Pathway
Digital Media Design (DMD) Academy
Information Technology