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Lancers Celebrate Career and College Success Month

Posted 10/06/2021

Abraham Lincoln Students are celebrating Career and College Success Month. Through October, Lincoln Students will participate in different workshops, college fairs, and practice testing in preparation for their college and career goals. College and career training is an essential part of most professional goals as 75% of jobs in Colorado in your lifetime will require completion of a college degree or certificate. We encourage students to start exploring college and career options as early as grade 9. These opportunities include Advanced Placement courses, Career Development through work-based learning, Career and Technical Education, Concurrent Enrollment and the Seal of Biliteracy. View the events below taking place at Lincoln and in the Community.

Events at Lincoln

  • October College Representative Visits: RSVP in MAIA Learning under “Visits” 
  • Wed, Oct 13:  PSAT for grades 10/11 (Asynchronous for 9 & 12)
  • Sat, Oct 16: Optional SAT Practice Test
  • Tue, Oct 19: “Senior Success Day” College Application Day at Lincoln (Asynchronous for 9, 10, 11)
  • Oct 19-21:  Colorado Free App Day$
  • Oct 21: FAFSA/CASFA – Schedule appointment or drop-in until 5pm (At ALHS Future Center)
  • Wed, Oct 27: PSAT for 9th grade (Asynchronous for 10, 11, 12)
  • Wed, Oct 27: Evening Community FAFSA/CASFA Workshop at Mi Casa Resource Center.
  • Wed, Oct 27: Day-1 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Virtual) 4:30pm – 8:30pm.
  • Thur, Oct 28: Colorado Council Day/Night College Fair at Lincoln, 1-2pm, for grades 11 & 12
  • Thur, Oct 28: Day-2 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Virtual) 4:30pm – 8:30pm.

Meet your Lancer College & Career Team

  • Joselyn Loya – Denver Scholarship Foundation Advisor, Future Center.
  • Dalia Flores – Senior Class Counselor, Counseling Center.
  • Miriam Tapia Salinas – College and Career Success Academies Lead, Counseling Center.
  • Celeste Borg – College and Career Success Academies, Counseling Center.
  • Lance Gideon – Career Navigator.
  • Claudia Quiroz – Career Coach Mentoring Facilitator.
  • Scott Burke – Assistant Principal over College and Career Readiness.

School Counselors

  • Class of 2025 – Nicholas Cunningham
  • Class of 2024 – Heather Ray
  • Class of 2023 – Michele White
  • Class of 2022 – Dalia Flores

College & Career Academies at ALHS:

9th Grade Connect Academy

All incoming 9th graders attend the week-long 9th Grade Connect Academy filled with fun activities to acclimate students and parents to the high school EXPERIENCE. Students also get a chance to meet their teachers and explore college and career pathways

P-Tech Business Academy

Lincoln is the Only P-Tech Business Academy in Denver Public Schools. Abraham Lincoln High School is offering Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH). P-TECH Business gives students a head start on college through work-based experiences in real-world businesses. The Abraham Lincoln High School P-TECH Business Academy will focus on students who are interested in business and wish to pursue a two- or four-year college degree.

Incoming 9th-grade students will be selected to participate in the program. Focus areas include work in finance and accounting, human resources, entrepreneurship, information technology, management & more. The P-TECH Academy offers college-level courses through the Community College of Denver and culminates in an Associate’s Degree earned in grades 13 and 14 at Abraham Lincoln. P-TECH is made possible through a partnership between Community College of Denver, Microsoft©, Pinnacol Assurance©, and Denver Public School’s Finance.

College Success Academy

FREE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT (CE) AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) COURSES OFFERED AT LINCOLN

“College Success” Academy allows students to explore a variety of Advanced Placements and Concurrent Enrollment courses at Lincoln. Students can achieve up to 60 College Credits. Lincoln High School has more than 30 different CE and AP classes on our campus.

What is the Advanced Placement (AP)?
      • Advanced Placement classes are rigorous courses students take to prepare for the Advanced Placement exam.
      • Passing the exam earns students college credit that will transfer to almost all public universities in the country.
      • Earning a 3 or better earns college credit.
      • Earning a 2 or better qualifies a student as “remediation free”.
      • There is no prerequisite to take AP Classes.
What is Concurrent Enrollment (CE)?
      • Concurrent Enrollment (CE) courses allow students to obtain college credit by successfully passing the course – no test is needed to earn credit.
        • Students must take the ACCUPLACER Exam and meet a certain score to be able to take these classes.
        • Students must get a C or better to get college credit.

Career Success Academy
All students at Lincoln graduate college and career ready, on a path to earning 12 college credits, industry experience, certification, or an associate’s degree. Please visit the CareerConnect page for more information on the program!

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