Students walk between classes on the Lincoln Academy campus in Newcastle. The academy plans to host an open house for prospective students on at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Submitted photo

All prospective students are invited to Lincoln Academy’s 2022 Prospective Student Open House, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The event will begin in the Alumni Dining Commons in the center of the Lincoln Academy campus, 81 Academy Hill in Newcastle.

This year’s event is a return to the in-person open house format at the academy. It will be a chance for families of prospective students to visit the LA campus, meet teachers and staff, and tour the school. Often this event is the first time students see their soon-to-be high school and meet many of their teachers.

Although most families who attend represent incoming ninth graders, families of students interested in transferring to LA from another high school, or homeschoolers interested in exploring options at LA are also encouraged to attend, according to a news release from Hilary Petersen, associate director of admissions.

Any student living in a town with secondary school choice can attend LA with their tuition paid by the sending town. LA also accepts tuition-paying students who come from towns without school choice.

The event will begin with an orientation by current students and members of the Administration and Guidance Department. Next, families can take a campus tour with student tour guides, and visit an academic fair in the LA gym, where faculty and students can answer questions about their specialties.

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“The LA fall Open House is the first in a series of events that are designed to give students and families an opportunity to explore what Lincoln Academy has to offer,” said Petersen. “Our goal is to give helpful information about our academic and extracurricular programs, and answer some initial questions that families may have about the enrollment process. For many students and parents, walking the halls and meeting with faculty will be the first step in becoming comfortable with the transition to high school.”

Families considering Lincoln Academy should plan to attend the open house, even if they are considering several options for high school. This event is helpful in understanding the wide variety of resources at LA, including 145 total courses, 18 Advanced Placement classes, 30 classes in visual and performing arts, a broad range of hands-on courses in the Cable-Burns Applied Technology and Engineering Center, as well as more than 40 clubs and athletic teams.

For more information about open house, call the LA Admissions Office at 207-563-3596 ext. 1107. Parking for the evening event is available in the student parking lot across from the LA gym.

 

 

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