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Lincoln High School

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About Lincoln High School

History

Abraham Lincoln High School initially opened in the fall of 1907 with 900 students. Lincoln grew over time with multiple additions becoming a 4-year high school in 1971. In 1981, Lincoln was scheduled for closure.

Since its closure, Lincoln has continued its strong support from an active alumni group and the building was used for a variety of purposes including housing different Seattle schools as an interim location during their own renovations.

In February, 2013 Seattle voters approved the Building Excellence Levy initiative which put into place the reopening of Lincoln High School in the Fall 2019!

Mission, Vision and Approach

Learn with passion. Act with courage. Improve the world.

Vision

Lincoln prepares young adults to navigate a complex and dynamic world with confidence and creativity through experiential learning that inspires students to think critically, solve problems and engage empathetically as global citizens.

Approach

At Lincoln, we believe learning begins with curiosity, engagement and wonder. We cultivate this by framing learning experiences where students explore their lives and the world under the umbrella of a theme, concept, phenomenon, or event. Our learners engage with authentic problems that develop critical thinking and prompt the development and application of their knowledge and skills in all disciplines, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts with meaningful career and technology connections and innovations.


Communications

Lincoln sends out a family email every Friday via SchoolMessenger to parent/guardian using the email listed in the student information system that is also associated with parent Source accounts. If you are not receiving this email it is most likely due to the way your communication preferences are set with the district. You can manage your communication preferences online:

  1. Visit go.schoolmessenger.com.
  2. Log in with the email on file at your child’s school (same email a your Source account).
  3. After you log in, select ‘Preferences’ in the menu and update how we connect best with you!

Save lincoln@seattleschools.org in your contacts – many times providers screen out our emails as junk since we often email large groups.