Our mission is to raise expectations, open doors, and provide equitable access to rigorous learning and personalized support so that every student has the opportunity to earn an Industry Certificate, Associate’s Degree or up to sixty college credits, and to graduate ready for college, career, and life.
Our vision is to develop leaders for college, career, and our community. For our students to meet these expectations they will be confident, responsible, respectful, and persevere in their pursuit of success.
Lincoln High School, which opened its doors in 1960, is located within an urban working-class neighborhood in southwest Denver, six miles from downtown. Many of our students’ parents were born in other countries and many students will be the first in their families to graduate high school. Lincoln serves a primarily Latino student body, as well as students from Sudan, Somalia and Southeast Asia, to name a few. As Lincoln Lancer educators, we take pride in challenging the stereotype by empowering our newcomer and first-generation students to achieve success. We take great pride in providing a high level of service to our students, families and community.
We prepare our students for college and careers through rigorous coursework, including 43 concurrent enrollment options, 3 Advanced Placement (AP) Courses and 5 Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways, a minor in Spanish through Metro State University and the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits via concurrent enrollment options to participate in the DPS College First program.
We are a Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI) school that serves English Language Learners (ELL). We hold all our ELL students to the same standards towards college readiness as our native English speakers. Abraham Lincoln High School is a school on the move and we are becoming a premier school in the Denver Public Schools!