The Appeal of Lincoln High

The Appeal of Lincoln High

By Mimi Merliss As many LHS students know, the transfer process from middle school to high school in LPS isn’t very complicated. In fact, middle school students coming from a different district only need to fill out one form with a parent signature to transfer in, a much less complicated process than expected.  Which begs

By Mimi Merliss

As many LHS students know, the transfer process from middle school to high school in LPS isn’t very complicated. In fact, middle school students coming from a different district only need to fill out one form with a parent signature to transfer in, a much less complicated process than expected.  Which begs the question: why do students transfer to Lincoln High from other high school districts.

A big pull for incoming freshman is the IB program, about one third of the IB students have transferred from another district area according to John Heineman, the head of the program. IB students Tyler York (9) and Catherine Burns (9) both also cite music as one of the reasons they transferred into the LHS district.  Principal Dr. Mike Wortman told a visiting LPS Advisory Board on Wednesday, February 3rd, that another allure to Lincoln High School is history.  He stated that as many as four generations have attended LHS.

A dominant allure to Lincoln High is its diversity.  Jon Felix (9) a student that was meant to attend East says, “There wasn’t much diversity at Lux, I wanted a change of scene,” the diverse environment at LHS isn’t exactly what he expected, but Felix is has enjoyed his time at LHS so far.  Typically, what drives students to other schools is what is offered outside of the classroom.  Lincoln High’s sports teams, especially basketball, along with our award winning marching band and Theatre department, also pull in transferring students. In short, Lincoln High School has the variety that middle school students are looking for, and the diversity high school students certainly appreciate.

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