Lincoln Park is a Wall to Wall International Baccalaureate School. Students entering the school
are engaged into the IB Middle Years Program and its philosophy which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, internationally minded and caring students. All classes have a college preparatory emphasis. There are support services and an ESL program available to students with special needs.
Except for students in the IB Diploma Program, all students are scheduled into combined classes at their appropriate academic level -- Honors or Double Honors—based on academic record and student choice. A student is eligible to move through the academic levels based on academic record and teacher recommendation. For example, a student may move from honors classes to some (or all) double honors, or from double honors into Advanced Placement classes or IB subject classes. Highly successful students may also apply to the IB Diploma Program at the end of freshman or sophomore year.
All freshmen take seven subjects plus lunch: English, History, Science (Biology), Mathematics (Algebra or other appropriate math), World Language (Arabic, French, Mandarin, Spanish), Physical Education/Health or ROTC, and an elective in art or music (instrumental or vocal). For students enrolled into LPHS through the Performing Arts selection process, the seventh subject must be Music or Drama
All freshmen have their classes in the Freshman Building. This two story building on the west side of the campus is totally self-contained with classrooms, science labs, lunchrooms, a large gym, and computer lab. This smaller environment eases the transition from elementary school to high school and provides for more personal attention and supportive assistance. The Freshman Building is closed campus.