Poor school. They only care about how much money they can get and what you can do for them! They do not care about parent concerns, never answer questions. It's a waste of money to take your child here! My son is in kindergarten and hates going to school. They do not use love and logic, which is false advertising!!! The put on a good show, but do not follow it up! No communication! No positive reinforcement! Horrible school! They are trying to make robot soldiers here. Kids are not allowed to be individuals! Do not take your child here!
We will have 2 kids this year at Lincoln. We have been nothing but pleased. Having grown up with both parents as teachers (and around teachers and administrators constantly) I recognize how this school is different than most schools. The teachers and staff are very involved with the school. In fact most of the teachers and staff kids go to (or have) graduated from Lincoln. We had a school work day and to see the principals, teachers and staff along side the parents weeding flower gardens, painting, and cleaning the kitchen shows the level of commitment by the staff. One teacher has been coming t the school every other day for 2 hours (during her summer vacation) to water grass and flowers. All unpaid. With this commitment I can see why my kids are out performing their peers in academics. It is quite obvious this school exceeds anything normal and standard.
What first drew me to Lincoln Academy was the orderly classrooms. Students are not allowed to disturb the learning of other students. The teachers create a stimulating learning environment - they are excited, creative, and use a variety of ways of teaching in order to address the different learning styles of students - they make learning fun! The Core Knowledge Curriculum is rich and my children have been very well prepared for high school after leaving Lincoln Academy. The staff knows my children and family by name. As a public charter school, Lincoln Academy provides parents the opportunity to have a say in our children s education and how our school spends its money. The ability to be involved in the running of our school, which gives so much to our children and the community, is invaluable.
As a parent of two children attending Lincoln (and one more on the way), I have to say I am very pleased with the quality of education this school offers. The environment is caring and supportive of my children's needs. The school also provides many opportunities for parents to get involved in their child's education. I only wish more parents would take advantage of the fine community Lincoln is trying to grow. I feel very fortunate to have my children here and look forward to helping make the school community the best it can be.
We are such a fan of this school. When my kids came to Lincoln, we were new to town and nervous about a new school for the kids (three kiddos - currently 3rd grade, 1st grade, and PreK). We wanted someplace that would have high standards, warm, caring teachers and a safe environment to grow and explore. We were greeted by name by every staff member we met and treated like old friends. The curriculum Lincoln uses, from Core Knowledge to Open Court and Wilson for reading are some of the most respected and challenging - I have seen my kids blossom and thrive - and met with extra help when needed. This year Lincoln has moved to a beautiful new campus of 15 acres - with lots of green space and trees. To be fair, the equipment is a bit older and will need replacing soon. The school offers and promises to keep all specials, from library to music, tech and art! We love our school and I am so thankful my kids will learn and grow here. The majority of the staff and teachers are stellar!
As both a parent and an employee, I couldn't love Lincoln Academy more! In its new location, Lincoln will continue to offer its academically rigorous program to even more students. The teachers are talented, caring and love what they do. One of the things I love most is that when people (either staff or families) come to Lincoln, they stay for a very long time.
My children have been at Lincoln Academy for 10 years. We have been very pleased over the years with the faculty and staff, but most of all we have been so impressed with the Core Knowledge Curriculum. I continue to save their tests that show their learning in Social Studies, Geography, and Science. Since the curriculum builds upon previous learning, they don't "learn-it-and-forget-it". Schools everywhere have problems with bullying, cliques, bad behavior and Lincoln is not immune to these. But I believe they strive every day to provide the best education to build great people, not great test takers. That is rare in today's world. I would highly recommend this school to families who want (and have the time to actively support) an academically challenging education for their K-8th grade students.
My son attended the Pre-K program and is now finishing his kindergarten year at Lincoln. He is so excited about the subjects he is learning from the details of each continent to the engaging science units. He loves to read and especially loves his teacher. Lincoln has provided a great foundation for his learning career!
Our oldest child has attended this school long before it was actually a "school". He is now in 11th grade - I have two others here one ready to graduate out to H.S. To say the least, this school met our expectations up until about 3 years ago. Now, it just seems that what is best for the teachers and staff is what is best for the students. The parents do not matter anymore. Try talking to the principal, the office staff, the teachers?? Forget it! All they want to do is blame the problem on someone else. What does that teach our children? I will tell you that the core knowledge is the BEST approach to teaching, but what Lincoln does is just "certify" most of the parents who have volunteered for their child for a long time, and **POOF** make them a "teacher". This I don't find right...but just try to get someone to explain to you. I will be moving my children out of this school at the end of this year. Thanks for a LASTING memory....I certainly won't forget this school!
My opinion has changed dramatically about Lincoln. I have come home every day from Lincoln Academy in tears. I think the main problem here is that everyone thinks it's such a great school that has such great academics and all that they don't care or see how it feels to be on the side of the kids that are ignored and neglected. They just see the bright shining faces of the popular kids that form all these cliques. They see how happy they are. I am not trying to tear down on Lincoln in any way. I have been there forever. I'm just letting you know that this isn't the right choice for kids that have a tendancy to be left out. No school is perfect, though. I just want everyone to know that there are kids at this school that have been stuggling with what I have been too. That's why I'm leaving
I have been at Lincoln for as long as I can remeber. I love it! All the teachers are so friendly and really work hard for each student individually. The cirrucliculam is just absouloutley amazing. Everyone shows a tremendous amount of effort in everything they learn and teach. I couldn't imagine ever leaving Lincoln, I have grown so close...
Our daughter is in her 2nd year (1st grade) and is absolutely loving the Core Knowledge. We considered long and hard what school would be the best fit for a fairly shy but academically gifted child. So far she has had a wonderful time interacting with kids of a wide variety of academic abilities (including some who are at least as advanced as she is). While we have been disappointed in the math, we are fairly certain that we would be frustrated with more than that 1 issue in any other public school and her teacher is working with us to try and keep her challenged and interested.
My two children entered Lincoln Academy as 2nd and 4th graders. But better late than never! I will be honest, it was difficult for my 4th grader. The Core Knowledge program starts in kindergarten and keeps building and building each year. It was quite an adjustment from our neighborhood school. I am constantly AMAZED at what the Lincoln Academy students are learning. Technology is a Core class, and my kids love it! My oldest child does not like to read, yet his favorite middle school teachers were the reading/writing teachers. My oldest is now a freshman at A-West. His 5 years at Lincoln Academy made the transition to highschool an easy one! I cannot say enough good things about the teachers, teaching assistants, and administration. There is a truly caring environment here, with LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION (if needed). I personally have never seen religious teachings inappropriately integrated into the classroom.
I have two children in the school and the Core Knowledge program is great. Great teachers and many of the parents invest their time in the school. The results of the program are proven as the test scores for the students are higher than any other school in the area and district. Many of the students who move to the high school level are taking AP courses. The poor rating by one reviewer is not consistent w/ the other reviews. Maybe the reviewer should volunteer to see what really goes on in the classroom.
The new principal is as weak as the old one. The are driven by a gaggle of teachers that lord over the school as high handed dictators. Go to the school any morning and you see the majority of the staff showing up minutes before class is supposed to start. You will see those same staff members leaving minutes after school ends. This school is not interested in enrichment. They have their BETYOU programs but this are unorganized and mostly worthless. The music programs are lacking and the teachers are less than qualified. They are not afraid of religion. I even had one teacher tell me they were not supposed to according to the state but they took every chance they could to put religious teachings into the class room. If you are a member of one of the mega churches in Arvada you will be right at home.
My son has attended Lincoln Academy since kindergarten and we love it! The Core Knowledge curriculum is impressive in its scope and depth. The reading program works for most of the kids. For the kids who struggle with reading there are five small group reading teachers for intensive reading instruction. The school provides help for struggling students and enrichment for advanced students. But mostly it provides a very solid education for all students. If you are interested in Lincoln Academy, (a charter school), I encourage you to research Core Knowledge.
I think this school is absolutely wonderful. The y have been phenominal for my son and really helped him grow not only as a student in education but also as a person who is learning responsibility, respect and excellence as a person.
I love this school. The curriculm is outstanding. Core knowledge is the way to go! I know that with this school in my daughters life, she will succeed. They offer options for different learning styles and focus on the basics which is the most important. All children who attend, will be productive.
I have had two children in Lincoln, one is now in high school and he started there in 1st grade. The best thing about Lincoln is they use curriculum that WORKS, they don't experiment on your kids with 'new techniques' that aren't proven. The basics that your child receives (especially K-3) set them up to succeed in life. There is no better school...public or private in my opinion.
By far Lincoln Academy exceeded any expectations I had of what school would and could be. The Core Knowledge academic program was incredible. My son found learning fun and yet challenging. The communication between the teachers, parents, principle, and school staff was impecable. I knew what was going on and what I could be a part of. The parents are strongly encouraged to be an active part of their kids education and have the support of the staff. I could not have asked for a better start for my son and would start at any age. I would give it 5 stars in my book.
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