College & Career Academies

Abraham Lincoln High School’s College and Career Academies are positioned to offer students college credit and career experience during their high school years. All college credits earned are a guaranteed transfer to any college or university in Colorado.

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P-Tech Business Academy

Abraham Lincoln High School will begin offering Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) for the 2021-22 school year. P-TECH 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. Lincoln is the Only P-Tech Business Academy in Denver Public Schools

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.

Please visit our P-Tech website for more information. 

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College Success Academy


“College Success” Academy allows students to explore a variety of Advance 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 allows students to earn free college credit while still in high school, giving them a head start on their college and career goals. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment or on a college campus, earning college and high school credits simultaneously.

  • 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.

Pathway to a Spanish Minor at Abraham Lincoln

MSU Denver Department and Denver Public Schools partner to offer a pathway toward a minor in Spanish  (five out of seven required courses) to concurrent enrollment students. Three of these five courses are  offered on-site at participating high schools and are taught by a qualified high school instructor. Students may receive equivalent college credit for two to five Spanish courses with Advanced Placement (AP) and/or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and meet prerequisites for subsequent Spanish courses.

Career Success Academy

All students at Lincoln graduate college and career ready, on path to earning 12 college credits, industry experience, certification or an associates degree.

Please visit CareerConnect for more information on the program!

9th Grade Connect Academy

9th Grade Connect Academy begins one week earlier and is filled with FUN activities to acclimate students to the high school environment. Grade 9 will receive their first high school academic elective credit for attending 9th GCA.

Watch our overview of the College Success Academy here at Lincoln in the video below.

Photo Name Title Department Email
Lancer headshot Celeste Borg College and Career Academies Liaison College And Career Academies
Miriam Tapia Salinas Postsecondary Education Specialist & Partnerships College And Career Academies
Concurrent Enrollment College Partners

Concurrent enrollment courses allow Denver high school students to take college classes while still in high school. This provides students an idea of what college classes are like and saves families money.

We currently partner with Community College of Denver (CCD), CU Succeeds and Metro State to offer more than 40 concurrent enrollment sections on campus at ALHS. Students have the opportunity to continue their postsecondary plans with support from Denver Public Schools through the CareerConnect Youth Apprenticeship program and support through the Denver Scholarship Foundation.

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Questions about Lincoln High School College and Career Academies Please contact Post Secondary Coordinator Mariam Tapia


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