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This HANDBOOK was written to give you information about Lincoln Academy so that you can gain as much as possible from your years at L.A. Please read it carefully and share your questions with any of us on the faculty. We will be happy to help you. I am a school administrator who believes in empowering faculty, staff and students to make the school environment more effective, efficient and productive. Trustees, parents and community members all play a role in the life of the school but, most importantly, Lincoln Academy exists for its students. We all need to be responsive to your needs for an exceptional education and it is my pledge to you that I will work with and for you to make your educational experience at LA the best that it possibly can be. I want to encourage you to use me and my office and staff as a resource for you. If you find a rule or regulation that you question, please use every possible avenue to question that rule. If we have no legitimate reason for that rule or policy, then I will assist you in making changes in that rule or policy. Remember, however, that policies are the responsibility of the governing board and we all must follow a legal process to change those. I will continue to make Lincoln Academy the best private secondary school in Maine that serves a public interest. In addition, it is my hope to have Lincoln Academy be a happy and safe environment for everyone. That premise is built on respect – respect for every individual. On that I will base all of my decisions. I hope that your years at Lincoln Academy are productive and happy. Together we can make this an educational opportunity of a lifetime. I pledge to you my most sincere efforts to that end and encourage you to take every opportunity to make yourself a better person and make Lincoln Academy a better school for you having been a part of it. Sincerely, David B. Sturdevant Head of the School


INTRODUCTION FOR STUDENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS MISSION STATEMENT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY 5 DISCLAIMER DAILY SCHEDULE – Click here: 2012­2013 SCHOOL CALENDAR WITH IMPORTANT DATES ­ Click here: 2012­2013 PERIOD SCHEDULE WHO, WHAT AND WHERE Concerns Not Listed Below ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERS ACADEMIC PROGRAM GRADUATION Requirements Maine Learning Results Physical Education Minimum Load Class Standings/Graduation Alternatives to Regular Programs EARLY LEAVING Make­Up Credit Add/Drop PROCESS Add/Drop and Grading Procedures Policy for “Review” Classes Policy for Taking English Electives in Senior Year for English Credit Standings in Honors/Advanced Placement English Academic Probation Policy Requests to Bypass School Requirements on the Basis of Religious Convictions or Beliefs Credit for Courses Taken Outside of the Regular Lincoln Academy Program Programs outside Lincoln Academy (Juniors and Seniors only) Requesting a Program Outside Lincoln Academy Preparation for Post­Secondary Schools English Department Assigned Reading Policy Advisor System National Honor Society Honors at Graduation INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN Team Report Cards Marking System Honor Rolls Parent/Athlete Meetings Androstenedione and Dietary Supplements Lincoln Academy Physical Exam Policy Athletic Eligibility Academic Eligibility for Co­Curricular Participation Lincoln Academy Lunchtime Privilege Policy Lincoln Academy Lunchtime Privilege Agreement Lincoln Academy Senior Privilege Policy Lincoln Academy Senior Privilege Agreement Guidance and Counseling Services Personal School Record Access to School Records Driver Education RULES AND REGULATIONS Personal Conduct 1 2 5 5 6 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10­11 11 11 11 11 11 11­12 12 12­13 13 13 13 13­14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15­16 16 17 18 18 19 19 19 20 20

3 Disciplinary Procedures Office Referrals Staffing Probationary Contract Expulsion Hearing Detention Saturday Detention Suspension Administrative Probation Expulsion Serious Disciplinary Offenses Suspension or Dismissal of Students Weapons in School Policy Administrative Implementation Procedures: Attendance Policy Parent Notification Right of Appeal Excuse Notes Excused Absences Tardy to School/Class: School­Wide Policy Early Dismissals LINCOLN ACADEMY PLANNED ABSENCE REQUEST FORM AP Exams Alcohol, Tobacco, and Chemical Abuse Policies Philosophy Statement Violation of Liquor Enforcement Laws on Serving Minors Students Grades 9­12 I. HIGH SCHOOL PROCEDURES A. DISCIPLINARY ACTION II. PROCEDURES FOR SCHOOL FUNCTIONS Role of the School Staff Smoking Policy Tobacco Free Campus Additional Procedures for Students Involved in Co­Curricular Activities Buses and Vans Cars Dances/Prom Decorum and Respect for School Property Dress Code Fire Drills Hallway Traffic Illness while in School Bullying/Harassment Insurance and Accidents Library Library Hours: Student Computer and Internet Use Student Computer and Internet Use Rules Other Electronic Devices including Cell Phones Web Publication Bookbags/Backpacks Bomb Threats Skateboarding/Rollerblading Lockers Locks 20 20 20 20 20 20 20­21 21 21 21 21 22 22 22­23 23 23 23 23­24 23­24 24 24 25 25 25 25 25­26 26 26 26 26 27 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 30 30 30 31 33 33 33 33 33 34 34

4 Lunch Period 34 Money­Raising Projects 34 No School Announcements 34 Delay Days 34 Delay Day Schedule 34 Permission To Leave School 35 Public Display of Affection 35 Random Searches 35 School­Based Health Center 35 School Nurse 35 Medication 35 Immunizations 35 Study Hall 35­36 Student of the Month 36 Telephone 36 Textbooks 36 Threatening Behavior (Student) 35 Visitor’s Policy 36 Parents are welcome to visit the school and follow a regular schedule anytime. Students from other schools (not former Lincoln Academy students) may attend classes (including lunch and advisor period) with you only if they are not incurring an absence at another school. You must obtain prior approval from your teachers and the Associate Head. On the day of the visit a visitor’s badge must be obtained from the office. Students of high school age may not visit Lincoln Academy during the school day if they are not enrolled in an educational institution. SPORTS AND CO­CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 36­38 SPORTS 36­37 OTHER CO­CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 37­38 FACULTY SHIELD 38 EXAMPLES OF AWARDS 38 AT CLASS DAY AND FINAL ASSEMBLY 38 EXAMPLES OF SCHOLARSHIPS 38­39 ACCREDITATION STATEMENT 39­40


Lincoln Academy with a proud two hundred year tradition of preparing students to meet the intellectual demands of full citizenship, strives continuously to provide a learning environment in which all students can achieve their highest potential. As an accredited, independent, secondary school with deep roots in the communities of Mid­Coast Maine, Lincoln Academy seeks to serve the public interest by affording not only a comprehensive academic curriculum, but also a diverse blend of co­curricular opportunities. Our programs undertake to build knowledge, skills, and social values, and to promote high aspirations among all of our students. Lincoln Academy is dedicated to creating lifelong learners who understand their complex relationship to the broader world. We make every effort to recognize and to meet the needs of students as individuals, while affirming that education is a collaboration of community, family, and student.

It is the policy of Lincoln Academy to ensure equal employment and education opportunities and affirmative action regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, handicap, or religion in accordance with all federal and state laws and regulations relative to discrimination. Sexual harassment is recognized as a form of sex discrimination.

Please be advised that the rules and regulations contained within this handbook are subject to changes, as necessary. Once approved by the Board of Trustees, any changes in policy shall be considered immediately effective. These changes can be viewed using our electronic media and/or the Lincoln Academy Website. It is recommended that Lincoln Academy students and their families periodically update themselves using these electronic sources. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.



Day 1 G A B D E

Day 2 G C A F D

Day 3 G B C E F

7:50­8:46 8:46­8:51 8:51­9:58 9:58­10:03 10:03­11:10 11:10­11:15 11:15­11:40 11:40­12:10 12:10­12:15 12:15­1:21 1:21­1:26 1:26­2:33 EARLY RELEASE DAY 7:50 ­ 8:32 (8:32­8:37) 8:37 ­ 9:19 (9:19 ­9:24) 9:24 ­ 10:06 (10:06­10:11) 10:11­ 10:53 (10:53­10:58) 10:58­ 11:40 Buses leave at 11:50am

Period G Assembly on Friday Passing Class Passing Class Class Passing Class Class Passing Class Passing Class Passing Class Passing Class

Seniors/Juniors Passing Advisor Group Lunch Passing

Freshmen/Sophomores Lunch (11:10­11:40) Passing (11:40­11:45) Advisor Group (11:45­12:10) Passing


Office Telephone: 563­3596 Guidance Telephone: 563­3596 x­111,125,126,127,128 FAX: 563­1067 E­MAIL: WEB SITE: Concerns Not Listed Below Mr. Sturdevant Head’s Office Athletic Director Mr. Anastasio Athletic Office (by Main Office) Assistant Athletic Director Mr. Page Athletic Office (by Library) Attendance/Discipline Mr. Mullin Associate Head’s Office Affirmative Action Officer Social Worker Ms. Wright Room 115 Associate Head for Advancement Administrative Assistant for Development Director, Counseling Services Guidance Counselor Affirmative Action Officer Guidance Counselor Mr. Goetting Ms. Cushing 48 Academy Hill 48 Academy Hill

Ms. Wills­Viega Ms. Ferrill Guidance Office Ms. Ferrill Guidance Office Mr. Marks Guidance Office Guidance Office Director of Resident Life Ken Stevenson Resource Officer Mr. Bridgham Main Office Nurse/Health Center Director Mrs. Waltz Health Center Mid­Level Provider Mrs. Faux Health Center Scheduling Mrs. Abbott Guidance Office Transcripts Financial Concerns Director of Maintenance and Transportation Special Services Use of Facilities Work Permits Enrollment and Marketing Communications and Community Engagement Mrs. Blodgett Mrs. Wright Mr. Henny Guidance Office Business Office Maintenance Office

Mrs. Chambers Room 114 Mrs. Brinkler Head’s Office Ms. Stearns Ms. Mayher 48 Academy Hill 48 Academy Hill


Head of the School Associate Head David B. Sturdevant Andrew T. Mullin

Chief Financial Officer/AssociateMargot Riley Head of Finance and Strategic Planning Director of Resident Life Special Services Director Ken Stevenson Deryl Holt 563­3044 K. J. Anastasio Philip Page (Asst.) Sarah Wills­Viega Matt Goetting E Erica Waltz

Athletic Administrators

Director, Counseling Services Director, Advancement

Director, Enrollment and Marketing SSheryl Stearns Director, Health Center

Deans of Faculty Academic Deans
Class Deans Department Heads

Carl Von Vogt Michael Walsh Sarah Wills­Viega, Andrew Mullin
2018­­Alison Davee 2015­­Charles Scimone 2016­­Jeremy Marks 2017­­Shawn St. Cyr

English Languages Mathematics Physical Education/Health Science Social Studies Visual and Performing Arts Special Education Alternative Education

Bryan Manahan Lourdes Von Vogt Amanda Armstrong Radek Janik Charles Scimone Steve Sullivan Elizabeth Matta Sheri Chambers Jake Abbott

9 Director of Library Services and Information Cathi Howell

Director of Information Technology, Technology Coordinator

Nick Azzaretti Maya Crosby

School Nurse Team Leaders Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015

Ricki Waltz Shawn St. Cyr Jeremy Marks Charlie Scimone Alison Davee

Class of 2018


GRADUATION Requirements
Total credits needed: Twenty­two (22) (Combined requirements and electives) ● Four (4) English credits ● Two (2) social studies credits, Geography or World History in the freshman or sophomore year and U.S. History in the junior year. ● Three (3) mathematics credits. ● Two (2) science credits. One freshman science credit, which can include Integrated Science or Honors Freshman Physics, and one Biology credit. ● One (1) visual and performing arts credit. ● One (1) physical education credit, with at least 1/3 of the credit completed in grade 9. ● One (1) job shadow experience. ● Participation through advisor groups in formal “Wellness” activities, including community service. ● One third (1/3) Career Prep I in grade 9 or 10. ● One third (1/3) Career Prep II in grade 11 or 12. ● One third (1/3) Health I Credit in grade 9 or 10. ● One third (1/3) Health II Credit in grade 11 or 12

Maine Learning Results
Maine’s graduation law, Chapter 127, is currently under a legislative moratorium. Alternative legislation to articulate Maine’s high school graduation requirements was tabled in the 2008 state legislative session. At this point, it is uncertain whether we will be working under a modified version of Chapter 127 or if the State will return to Carnegie Units or if we will see a hybrid of the two. As in the past, all Juniors are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test in the spring of their Junior year. This is both a State requirement and a graduation requirement. When we know more about the direction of State high school graduation requirements, we will make this information available on the school website and on Edline.

Physical Education
Every freshman is required to sign up for 1/3 credit of physical education. One credit in Physical Education is a Lincoln Academy requirement for graduation. After students have earned one credit in physical education, they are welcome to enroll in the regular physical education class on a “space available” basis. Any student who may have a medical condition that would restrict them from participating in the regular Physical Education class, will, where possible, have a program adapted to their needs. This adaptation will be done through collaboration among the Physical Education instructors, the school nurse, and the physician. Students must change up for classes (t­shirts, shorts or sweat pants and sneakers). Each student will be assigned a gym locker and may obtain a combination lock from the school ($5 deposit). Students will be graded on the basis of effort, participation, written and skills test.

10 Please refer to the course guide.

Minimum Load
All students must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits including English each trimester. Juniors and Seniors taking three (3) or more AP classes may take only five credits.

Class Standings/Graduation
The first year of high school, a student is a freshman, the second year a sophomore, the third year a junior, and the fourth year a senior, regardless of credits earned. However, parents and students need to understand that a student will not be graduated until the student has earned a minimum of twenty­two credits, and has satisfied all graduation requirements. No student may participate in the graduation ceremony until all graduation requirements have been met. Exceptions may be made in some cases such as AFS and home­school students who attend Lincoln Academy full­time during their senior year. The following conditions are necessary for consideration for this exception: 1. Must attend Lincoln Academy for three full trimesters during their senior year. 2. Must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours of course work. 3. Must have their prior academic record and their present Lincoln Academy achievements result in a recommendation of participation by the Deans Committee. If a student fails a required course he/she will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Alternatives to Regular Programs
Several alternatives to the regular school program are open to students. Approval by a faculty committee and/or the Head is necessary before any alternative program is allowed. Students should discuss any alternative program thoroughly and well in advance with their parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and the Head.

EARLY LEAVING INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GRADUATE OR LEAVE LINCOLN ACADEMY EARLY a. The student who leaves Lincoln Academy early may receive a diploma with his/her class in June. b. Students who leave early must meet all State and Lincoln Academy requirements. c. To leave early, students must qualify in one of these categories: 1. TO ATTEND A POST SECONDARY SCHOOL – the student provides the faculty sponsor with a letter of acceptance from the college 2. 3. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. that he/she wishes to attend. TO JOIN THE WORK FORCE – the student provides the faculty sponsor with a letter of employment from the place of business. SPECIAL CASES AND EXCEPTIONS – the student shows valid reasons for leaving early and demonstrates that doing so would provide a considerable learning experience. Recommendations for acceptance of early leaving students will be made by all members of the faculty committee. The Head of School reserves the right to make the final decision on students who wish to leave early. To qualify for leaving early, a student must have a cumulative average of 70 or better. Also, a student must have taken all courses offered at Lincoln Academy that appear relevant to his/her future goals. A student who has a serious deficiency in a specific subject will be expected to attempt to remedy his/her deficiency before a diploma is granted. Students who wish to leave early may have a faculty sponsor who will oversee the alternative commitment which the student will undertake. The faculty sponsor may visit or call a prospective employer or talk with the student’s parents. Students must appear with parents/guardians before the faculty committee to discuss early leaving. In order to receive a diploma, the student must submit documentation that stated plans were fulfilled. A student leaving early does not automatically qualify for a Lincoln Academy diploma. Filing deadline for an early leaving program is NOVEMBER 15th OF THE SOPHOMORE YEAR.

Make­Up Credit
If a student fails a required course, he/she must schedule an appointment with their guidance counselor and work on a plan to make it up. The plan must be approved by Guidance. The following options are available for make­up: a. Repeat the course the following year, or trimester (for trimester only courses). b. Retake the course in an approved summer school program. c. Take an approved on­line or correspondence course. d. Enroll in Teague Street’s ABOUT or Drop­In program, if appropriate. e. Take an approved adult education class. (Such a course must be designated “For High School Credit.”) *NOTE: Summer school, adult education, and correspondence and on­line courses require administrative approval. Permission to receive

11 credit for these courses must be approved in advance by the Guidance Department or Head.

It is expected that students will follow their schedule as selected once school begins. Course changes will occur only if the student is academically misplaced in a course or if circumstances have changed in a significant and unanticipated way. The Guidance Office reviews each request on a case by case basis. Students and parents should understand that every effort is made to meet the educational needs of students, but occasionally a class is full or there are scheduling conflicts which make certain choices impossible.

Add/Drop and Grading Procedures
After five (5) weeks of school, a course drop/withdrawal will show as a “W” on the report card and transcript and may also reflect the grade.

Policy for “Review” Classes If a student chooses to take a review class, i.e. to repeat a class already taken and passed, usually for greater strength in that subject, the original credit is expunged and the grade and credit earned in the review class are used for calculating credit and overall grade point average on the student’s transcript. The review class is indicated on the transcript. Permission to take a review class will be granted by the head of the department in which the course is offered. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis and allowed only when there is space in the class.

Policy for Taking English Electives in Senior Year for English Credit
Seniors must take and pass one English elective each trimester of senior year in order to receive the English IV credit required for graduation, unless permission has been granted by the Guidance Office or the Head of the School.

Standings in Honors/Advanced Placement English a. Students currently in an Honors/Advanced Placement course who achieve a grade of 85 or higher, advance to the next Honors/Advanced
Placement level, unless they choose to switch to a regular English course. Students receiving a grade below 85 in Honors/AP must submit another application to the English Department to continue in Honors/AP the following year. The grade in Honors/AP English reflects all aspects of student performance. b. Students not currently in Honors/AP must submit a completed application to the English Department if they wish to join the Honors/AP class for the following year.

Academic Probation Policy
Supporting students in attaining their academic potential is a strong part of Lincoln Academy’s philosophy. Administration, faculty, and parents are committed to working collaboratively to ensure that students have the opportunity to reach their full academic potential. Sometimes a strong intervention is necessary to support this process. Academic probation is a warning system to students who continue to demonstrate poor work ethic and/or inappropriate behavior in class, as further outlined below, and have not responded to other interventions, including parental involvement. Academic probation will apply to all students and has everything to do with effort, and nothing to do with ability. The Associate Head will work with the Guidance Department and together they will decide which students will be placed on academic probation. A written contract outlining the parameters and expectations will be shared with the student and their parents. Steps will be built into the contract with academic dismissal being the last step. The following behaviors may result in students being placed on academic probation:

● Students who repeatedly show evidence of arriving to class unprepared, with no homework done. ● Students who sit in class and refuse to do any work, or what is reasonably expected of them. ● Students with grades at or near failing, who refuse to stay after school and receive extra help when arranged, or seek academic ● Students who repeatedly take away from the teaching and learning process. ● Students who transfer to Lincoln Academy who have demonstrated any of the above behaviors. ● Any other situations that would require the Administration to place a student on academic probation. assistance.

Requests to Bypass School Requirements on the Basis of Religious Convictions or Beliefs
If parents or students have a concern about a course, subject matter within a course, reading material, or activity, school administrators and teachers will make every effort to accommodate beliefs, keeping in mind the educational integrity of our curriculum and the needs of our students. Each request is handled individually. Parents and students may begin with the teacher, but discussions and final decisions rest with the administration if agreement cannot be found at the “local” level. An example of accommodation: If a parent or student did not believe that sex education should be taught at school, the school might excuse that student from that portion of the health class, and require that parents submit an alternative plan of how they would teach this subject matter at home. However, the student would remain a member of the health class, participating in all other aspects of the class. The appeal process begins with the teacher, and follows to administration and finally the Board of Trustees.


Credit for Courses Taken Outside of the Regular Lincoln Academy Program
Credit will be given only if the Guidance Counselors and/or Head have approved the course in advance.

Programs outside Lincoln Academy (Juniors and Seniors only)
Lincoln Academy recognizes that there are many programs in addition to the “sister” school and foreign exchange programs available to high school students that can offer students alternative educational, cultural, and life experience beyond Lincoln Academy. Below are the procedures and rules about who can attend these programs, which programs can be partially covered by tuition, what and how credits are awarded, and the specific procedures for application and approval of an alternative program. American Field Service (AFS), NACEL, and NWSE are the only approved programs for exchange students at Lincoln Academy that may receive a scholarship.* No other placement programs will be considered because AFS, NACEL, and NWSE are the only local organizations with a chapter that can work closely with school officials in the event that there is a problem occurring with a visiting student. Up to two AFS students may be accepted each year at Lincoln Academy, and tuition is paid for by the interest earned by the Margaret Baker Trust. Whatever portion of tuition remains after the trust monies are dispersed will be waived by Lincoln Academy. If a foreign student wishes to attend Lincoln Academy through either a private placement or an exchange program other than AFS or NACEL, tuition must be paid in full by the student or the host family. In addition, financial, moral, physical, and spiritual support must be accepted by the local “host” family in concert with the student’s family (abroad) to resolve any conflicts or problems which may arise. Because there is no support system currently existing beyond the AFS and NACEL chapters for their students, it is imperative that the local host family accept the full responsibility for this “private” student. In regard to educational/alternative programs other than AFS, NACEL, and NWSE, the school reserves the right to approve or deny a specific program for a specific student. The procedure for approval of such a program is explained in the next section. The burden is placed on the student and family for providing the Academy with sufficient information in a timely fashion according to the prescribed procedure so that a decision can be made about the program. In any one year, the school will consider a maximum of two programs that it has not previously reviewed and approved. Acceptance of a program will be made on a first come/first completed basis. Currently, the only programs reviewed and approved are AFS, NACEL, the “sister” school program, and Ocean Classroom (offered through Proctor Academy). *Lincoln Academy will retain some portion of the tuition to cover guidance, administrative, and academic support services. Lincoln Academy will pay four thousand dollars ($4,000) as scholarship to the program for its fees. The student and family are expected to pay the balance of fees due. In the case of AFS, NACEL, and NWSE, students will receive six (6) academic credits for the successful completion of their year, or a portion thereof, appropriate to the length of time in the program. One (1) of these credits will be in English and the other five (5) will be general credits for the experience. If the student’s program involves a correspondence course through Lincoln Academy’s English department, work will be graded; all other credits will not be graded. For other programs, the discussion of coursework and credits will be part of the approval process and may, or may not, include a correspondence course in English.

Requesting a Program Outside Lincoln Academy
1. Prior to February 1st of the school year preceding that in which the program will begin, the student shall present to the guidance office: a. A completed application form for the program. b. A personal essay describing why this particular program would be valuable to the student and what she/he expects to gain from it. c. Printed material, brochures, descriptions and contact persons with addresses and telephone numbers. d. A letter of support from parents/guardians. 2. The guidance office will pre­screen the student’s qualifications. Specifically, the student must:

a. b. c.

Be in good academic standing (have a cumulative grade point average and most recent term GPA of at least 85). Be a solid citizen of both the school and community. Be approved through an interview process by a committee that may be comprised of teachers, advisors, and administrators. The student must demonstrate that the program will be of equal or greater value than a year at Lincoln Academy, and that she/he possesses the maturity and other personal qualities to cope with the demands and responsibilities of the program. The student’s parents or legal guardians will participate in the interview process and must be fully supportive of their child’s participation in the program. They must also demonstrate full understanding of the limits of Lincoln Academy’s liability when the student is not on Lincoln Academy’s property or under the supervision of the Academy. A signed parental form is required.

3. The guidance office will forward all information to the Head of the School so that the committee can be formed and the process can move forward.


Preparation for Post­Secondary Schools
Each student’s program should include the courses required for admission to any post­secondary program in which the student may be interested. Because high school offers significant preparation for the future, students are encouraged to leave every possible door open by consistently taking the most challenging program within which they can be successful. Please contact the Guidance Office if you have any questions. College admission requirements vary considerably from one school to another and from one course of study to another within the same institution; therefore, for more detailed information, each student should consult the school’s catalog or web site and seek advice from the Guidance Office. We offer the following as a guide to admissions requirements with the understanding that requirements are individual and varied: Suggested Credits for College Admission 4­Year 4­Year 1­2 Year Selective Community/Techni Course Less Selective Schools cal Colleges/Universi ties Colleges English 4 4 4 Algebra 2 2 1­2 (Adv Alg.II/ Trig) Geometry 1 1 1 Pre­Calculus Calculus Science w/labs Social Studies World Lang. (one language) Visual & Performing Arts 1 If possible 3­4 3 3­4 2­3 2­3 2+ 1­2 2




English Department Assigned Reading Policy
If any student or his/her family seriously objects to material assigned by Lincoln Academy’s English Department, we will provide equivalent alternative work to fulfill the assignment.

Advisor System
Each student has an advisor who continues to serve as the student’s advisor through graduation. Students meet with their advisors daily, and advisors should be well informed on their advisee’s progress in all areas of school­life. Parents are therefore encouraged to contact their student’s advisor whenever they have concerns.

National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a service organization whose members demonstrate a high standard of SCHOLARSHIP, CHARACTER, SERVICE, and LEADERSHIP. To be nominated for election to the National Honor Society, a student must be a junior, or senior; have attended the Academy one year or three trimesters; have sufficient grade point average and the appropriate recommendations. The required cumulative point averages for nomination are: Juniors 88 Seniors 88 The required recommendations for nomination are: ● TWO co­curricular (school or community based) recommendations, which indicate SIGNIFICANT leadership and character. ● ONE recommendation from a community service organization that indicates ongoing or repeated participation. ● ONE grade­point statement filled out by the Guidance Counselors. ● ALL recommendations should be submitted to the National Honor Society advisor.

Honors at Graduation
To be eligible for Eagle Awards and Honors Parts, a Senior must have attended Lincoln Academy for a minimum of five trimesters. Only

14 grades earned at Lincoln Academy will be used in calculating eligibility for Honors Parts. The only exception to the five trimester requirement is the wearing of a gold stole.( Any senior who has an academic average of 85 or better may wear a gold stole during the graduation ceremony). Seniors who have a 90 or better average will be recognized at the Eagle Awards Assembly near the end of the year. The highest­ranking student will be named valedictorian of his/her class. The second highest­ranking student will be named salutatorian of his/her class. Both of these students will be given the opportunity to speak at graduation. The valedictorian, salutatorian and eight other students (eight names to be drawn from a lottery of all students with a 90­plus average) will be invited to attend the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference All­Academic Banquet in the spring of their senior year.

The Individualized Education Plan Team is a group of professionals chosen from teaching, administrative and consultative staff to make an evaluative study of any student referred to the team. They shall be responsible for determining whether the student requires special education and recommending to the superintendent (should the plans require district involvement or cooperation) placement and plans for special instruction or services as deemed appropriate for each student. The team may evaluate the educational needs of any student, seeking to coordinate teachers’ efforts and to share information that may affect the student’s program.

Report Cards
Periodically, as indicated on the school calendar, grades will be posted on PowerSchool. Additionally, Lincoln Academy will be using

electronic communication tools to send grade reports and news through texts, voicemail and/or email. Contact the main office for more information about these service tools.

Marking System
Lincoln Academy Vocational School A 90­100% A 93­100% B 80­89% B 85­92% C 70­79% C 84­77% D 60­69% D 70­76% F Below 60% F 0­69% Progress Reports will be issued at mid­ranking periods to all students. Grades below 60% or incomplete are explained in a progress report.

Honor Rolls
High: Honors: All grades 90% or above All grades 80% or above

Parent/Athlete Meetings
Every student athlete and an accompanying parent or guardian is expected to attend the informational meeting prior to the school year. Notification of the date is included in the material in the summer mailing. Important information will be shared at this meeting related to eligibility, the drug and alcohol policy, travel, dress codes, student athlete’s behavior and other expectations of Lincoln Academy’s athletic program.

Androstenedione and Dietary Supplements
Lincoln Academy adheres to the Maine Principals’ Association’s position on Androstenedione and Dietary Supplements: “The use of any drug, medication, or food supplements for the purpose of performance enhancement is ethically wrong. In order to minimize health and safety risks for student athletes, maintain ethical standards and reduce liability risks, school personnel and coaches should never supply, recommend, or encourage the use of any drug, medication, or food supplement for performance and enhancement purposes. School personnel and coaches should not dispense any drug, medication, or food supplement except when prescribed by a medical doctor.”

Lincoln Academy Physical Exam Policy
All Grade 9 and all other newly enrolled students are required to provide the school nurse with documentation of a complete physical exam and immunization record. The Grade 9 physical must not be dated earlier than January of the previous year. Grade 11 students participating in dance, physical education, co­curricular activities (athletics, travel abroad, etc.) must also provide documentation of a physical exam permitting participation. The Lincoln Academy Health Center shall work closely with the individual coaches/advisors of each co­curricular activity to assure physical exam compliance. All athletes must have had a physical within two years of the beginning of any sports season.

15 A roster of prospective players MUST be given to the health center. Once a roster is received, staff at the Health Center shall provide a list of students with current physical exams to the appropriate coach/advisor. It is then the coaches’/advisors’ responsibility to notify any student, who does not have a valid physical exam that they may not participate. All physical exams and coach’s forms must be submitted to the Health Center as soon as they are received for ease of tracking.

Athletic Eligibility
To be eligible for interscholastic competition, a student must be full­time, in good standing and less than twenty (20) years of age. The student must not have attended more than eight semesters or twelve trimesters of high school. In addition, athletes must meet Academic Eligibility for Co­Curricular Participation. In the event a question arises concerning an ineligible student’s eligibility to participate in a co­curricular activity that is a part of his/her curriculum, the Head will make the final decision after considering all necessary information. The Head will then inform the faculty of that decision in writing.

Academic Eligibility for Co­Curricular Participation
A student must meet the minimum Maine Principals’ Association standards for eligibility. In order to remain in good standing at Lincoln Academy, students must also be passing all of their courses at the end of each trimester marking period and at each mid­trimester progress report date in order to compete in, perform with, or travel with any co­curricular activity. However, ineligible players may travel to activities that take place on weekends, holidays, and school vacations, but only as an observer. When students are not passing all classes at mid­trimester: Students are considered to be ineligible from the date that progress reports come out until the grade in each course that was either below passing or incomplete is made up to passing. The Head of School can waive the ineligible status for “Incompletes” if extenuating circumstances justify the action. When students have an “Incomplete” at the end of a trimester marking period: Students are considered ineligible until the “Incomplete” is made up. The Head of School can waive the ineligible status created by the “Incomplete” if extenuating circumstances justify the action. When students are failing at least one class at the end of a trimester marking period: Students participating in athletics who fail at least one course in a trimester must sit out a requisite number of regular season athletic contests in the next season. (Winter is the “next season” for those who fail course(s) in the first trimester. Spring is considered the “next season” for those who fail course(s) in the second trimester. The following fall is considered the “next season” for those who fail course(s) in the third trimester.). In sports with 10 or fewer regular season contests, student athletes must sit out the first two regular season contests. In sports with more than 10 regular season contests, student athletes must sit out the first three regular season contests. Student who are ineligible may participate in pre­season contests. Students participating in other not for credit, co­curricular activities such as LA Players, Dance Club, etc. will be considered academically ineligible from the day trimester grades are issued through the next two weeks of school. The ineligibility policy does not affect activities that students enroll in for credit such as Lincolnaires or Wind Ensemble. In activities when a “for credit” option is a choice such as Math Team or Model UN, the ineligibility policy affects only those student who do not enroll for credit, but participate in these activities as part of a co­curricular experience only. For students who fail courses in the spring trimester, the period of ineligibility will take effect during the following fall in either athletics or co­curricular activities. All students coming off a period of ineligibility must submit and successfully complete the Academic Eligibility Action Plan. A course dropped after mid­trimester, which the student was failing at the time of drop, will be treated as a failed course for eligibility purposes; therefore, at the end of the next grading period the student will be considered ineligible and must follow the procedure outlined above. This policy governs athletics as well as co­curricular activities. It also governs the International Club short term exchanges and other overnight school sponsored travel experiences. The policy does not cover students attending foreign schools for extended stay experiences such as those organized by AFS (American Field Service). The object of the above policy is to encourage all students to remain in good academic standing at all times. Concussion Management. In compliance with the Maine Department of Education, Lincoln Academy has developed guidelines and other information to educate coaches, student athletes, and parents of students regarding the nature and risks of concussions. These guidelines include a description of the risks of return to play and standards for return to play. Prior to the beginning of each sports season, students intending to participate in school­sponsored athletic activities and parents/guardians of these students will be provided information including:

16 ● ● ● The risk of concussion and other head injuries and the dangers associated with continuing to participate when a concussion or other head injury is suspected; The signs and symptoms associated with concussion and other head injuries; and The school administrative unit’s protocols for:

1) Removal of the student from the activity when the student is suspected of having sustained a concussion or other head injury, 2) Evaluation, and 3) Return to full participation in school activities. The student participating in sports and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) must sign a statement acknowledging that they received and read this information before the student is allowed to participate in any school­sponsored athletic activity. Lincoln Academy Senior Privilege Policies Study Hall Privilege (3rd Trimester Only) OR End­Of­Day Study Hall Privilege REGULATIONS 1. All seniors must maintain an “80” average in every class in the immediate preceding trimester or Progress Report in order to keep their privileges. During the schoolyear, a qualifying senior may leave campus when his or her study hall falls at the end of the school day. During the 3rd trimester ONLY, a qualifying senior may miss their study hall any time he or she has a study hall during the school day. In the event that a senior’s grade, in any class, drops below an 80, he/she will lose the privilege until 80s are re­achieved. Similarly, students who did not initially earn the privilege will be issued the privilege when/if grades are all brought up to an 80. Grades will be reviewed after two weeks following a mid­tri Progress Report, and 1 month following the end of trimester. 2. Seniors must take responsibility on arrival at school to sign in at the office. 3. Any student who has detention must make it up on his/her own time, not on privileged time. 4. Good attendance will be expected by the Administration. When a student has accumulated seven (7) absences or two (2) unexcused in a trimester, he/she will lose his/her privileges for the remainder of the trimester. Additionally, repeated instances of tardies­to­school (3 or more in a trimester) will result in suspension of privilege. 5. No dropping of classes or changing of schedules to the detriment of the student will be allowed because of senior privileges. 6. The administration reserves the right to revoke a student’s privileges if his/her conduct becomes a problem in school, or for any other reason. 7. Violation of the school’s drug or tobacco policy will be cause for loss of privileges for the remainder of the trimester. 8. The only excuses for being late to a class are medical reasons, family problems, or personal tragedy. (All of these must be excused by a note or other form of consent). 9. Senior privileges may be withdrawn for all students in the event of attendance or disciplinary issues becoming a problem among the majority. This is at the discretion of the Administration. 10. The implementation of these privileges must not interfere with the work and welfare of the other students in the school. Lincoln Academy Senior Privilege Agreement I, _______________, agree to follow the guidelines developed for Senior Privileges as outlined by the administration. I fully understand that any infraction of the guidelines will result in a loss of privileges. I also agree to release Lincoln Academy, its administration, personnel, teachers, trustees of Lincoln Academy, from any responsibility concerning my welfare, safety, or behavior during the period of Senior Privilege release time. _______________________________ ___________ Student Signature Date _______________________________ __________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date

17 Lincoln Academy Junior/Senior Study Hall End­of­the­Day Privilege Policy Juniors and seniors must maintain an “80” average in every class in the immediate preceding trimester or Progress Report in order to keep their privileges. Juniors and/or seniors with qualifying grades (80 or better) may leave campus early when their last period of the day is a study hall. When this happens there is no need to check in with your study hall supervisor. The administration reserves the right to revoke a student’s privileges if his/her conduct becomes a problem in school, or for any other reason. As is the case with existing Lincoln Academy privilege policies, students are required to respect and abide by a number of expectations. REGULATIONS 1. Good attendance will be expected by the Administration. When a student has accumulated seven (7) absences or two (2) unexcused in a trimester, he/she will lose his/her privileges for the remainder of the trimester. Additionally, repeated instances of tardies­to­school (3 or more in a trimester) will result in suspension of privilege. 2. Violation of the school’s drug or tobacco policy will be cause for loss of privileges for the remainder of the trimester. 3. Study Hall privileges may be withdrawn for all students in the event of attendance or disciplinary issues becoming a problem among the majority. This is at the discretion of the Administration. 4. The implementation of these privileges must not interfere with the work and welfare of the other students in the school. Lincoln Academy Junior/Senior Study Hall End­of­the­Day Privilege Agreement I, _______________, agree to follow the guidelines developed for Senior Privileges as outlined by the administration. I fully understand that any infraction of the guidelines will result in a loss of privileges. I also agree to release Lincoln Academy, its administration, personnel, teachers, trustees of Lincoln Academy, from any responsibility concerning my welfare, safety, or behavior during the period of Senior Privilege release time. _______________________________ ___________ Student Signature Date _______________________________ __________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date

18 LUNCHTIME PRIVILEGE POLICY (Seniors ONLY) Privileges to leave campus during lunchtime for those seniors who qualify and have provided the administration with an agreement, signed by the student and his/her parent/guardian. To qualify for lunchtime privileges, the following conditions must be met: ● Seniors must maintain a “70” average in every class in the immediate preceding trimester or progress report period. Third trimester grades for the junior year will be used to qualify seniors in September. ● Seniors must not accumulate more than seven (7) excused or two (2) unexcused absences for the year. ● No suspension(s) from school during the third trimester of the junior year. Lunchtime privileges will be suspended for the following reasons: ● When a grade in any class falls below a “70” at progress report or trimester grade time. ● When a qualifying senior has accumulated more than seven (7) excused absences or more than two (2) unexcused absences, for the year. ● If a qualifying senior has been suspended from school for any reason. ● If a qualifying senior has violated the school’s drug, alcohol, or tobacco policies. ● When a qualifying senior has accumulated three (3) tardies to class following lunchtime. ● Any other situations involving attendance or disciplinary issues, at the discretion of the administration. LUNCHTIME PRIVILEGE AGREEMENT I, __________________________, agree to adhere to the Lunchtime Privilege Policy as outlined by the administration. I fully understand that my ability to leave campus during lunchtime is a privilege and any infraction of the guidelines will result in a loss of the privilege. I also agree to release Lincoln Academy, its administration, personnel, teachers and trustees from any responsibility concerning my welfare, behavior, safety, and for my decision as to whom I ride with or transport during lunchtime. ______________________________________ ______________________________ Student Signature Date I, ___________________________, as parent/guardian of ________________________ have read and understand the Lunchtime Privilege Policy as outlined by the administration and give my permission for my son/daughter to use this privilege. I understand that my son/daughter’s ability to leave campus during lunchtime is a privilege and any infractions of the guidelines will result in a loss of that privilege. I agree to release Lincoln Academy, its administration, personnel, teachers and trustees from any responsibility concerning my son/daughter’s welfare, behavior, safety, and for his/her decision as to whom he/she rides with or transports. ______________________________________ ______________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date


Guidance and Counseling Services
The Guidance and Counseling Office at Lincoln Academy provides a system of support services for all students and serves as a resource center for parents, staff, and the community. The general mission of the department is to help students succeed in high school. More specifically, the purpose of guidance and counseling services is to assist students to:

● find solutions to individual problems ● adjust to surroundings ● secure information about school subjects and activities ● make vocational choices ● explore post­high school opportunities ● plan for meeting entrance requirements for college, vocational school, the military, and the world of work The Guidance and Counseling Office provides a strong network of support (individual, large or small group) to help students understand and interpret their feelings and behavior and to improve ways in which they relate to others. Students may be confident that counselors are bound by professional ethics to honor personal matters and to provide privacy and assistance. The only exception to the confidentiality rule is if students reveal that they or someone they know is in danger. Parents and students are encouraged to make appointments with counselors to discuss any concerns they may have.


Personal School Record
The student’s twelve years of formal education produce a variety of records, which will be referred to by institutions of higher education, and by prospective employers. A good record may be of great help in the future. Records which are kept at Lincoln Academy for each student include: elementary school record, health record, high school marks, attendance, tardiness, co­curricular activities, class standing, graduation awards, honors, test results (intelligence, aptitude, achievement, interest), College Board scores and any reference written by counselors and teachers. After graduation, only the student’s official transcript and official school recommendations will be kept on file. Students and parents will be invited to take any other materials before they are discarded. Access to School Records The family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’ s education records. They are:





The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day Lincoln Academy receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the Head of the School a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Head of the School will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask Lincoln Academy to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the Head of the School, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If Lincoln Academy decides not to amend the record, as requested by the parent or eligible student, Lincoln Academy will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Lincoln Academy as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; a person or company with whom Lincoln Academy has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his/her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his/her professional responsibility. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Lincoln Academy to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and signature address of the Office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 600 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202­4605

Driver Education
Lincoln Academy does not offer Driver Education; this program is available through local private driving schools.


Personal Conduct
Students at Lincoln Academy are expected to be honest and courteous, and to show respect for the rights, feelings and opinions of others and wisdom in making decisions. Students are encouraged to go beyond a simple willingness to abide by rules and work to establish self­discipline, trust and open communications. Such attitudes enable us to help each other learn and grow. Nonetheless, rules are needed in any community to set basic standards and to provide consistency. They should be clearly stated and fully understood, so that there is no doubt about what is expected. In addition to following these rules, students are expected to maintain commonly accepted standards of behavior, whether or not covered by the school regulations. If in doubt about what is expected, students should ask. The claim of ignorance is not an excuse for bad behavior. Let it be known that the Lincoln Academy Board of Trustees shall have the sole right to promulgate, administer and enforce all rules and regulations pertaining to student behavior, discipline and use of the buildings and grounds of the Academy subject to applicable State and Federal laws.

Disciplinary Procedures
In order to establish compliance with school regulations, it is necessary to implement and define disciplinary measures. Disciplinary actions are considered based entirely on the seriousness of the infraction.

Office Referrals
Referrals (or Log Entries) to the administrative office are for infractions considered out of compliance with school rules and behavior expectations. If a student is unable to police his or her behavior, and accumulates consecutive referrals, consequences will quickly add up. On the other hand, students may earn two “strikes” at the detention steps leading up to a suspension. Some offenses may result in “automatic” consequences, for example, skipping class(es), leaving campus without permission and/or dismissal, inappropriate language, and any other infraction considered by Administration. Missing multiple classes and/or leaving campus will in most cases result in a Saturday detention. Tardies to school can quickly accumulate as well. Our normal progression is as follows: The first offense results in a one­hour detention. The second offense results in two one­hour detentions. The third office referral results in a three­hour Saturday detention. The fourth office referral will result in a three­day suspension and a scheduled staffing. 1st Office Referral: One hour detention 2nd Office Referral: Two one hour detentions 3rd Office Referral: Three hour Saturday detention 4th Office Referral: Three day suspension Staffing 1st Office Referral: One hour detention 2nd Office Referral: Two one hour detentions 3rd Office Referral: Three hour Saturday detention 4th Office Referral: Three day suspension Probationary Contract 1st Office Referral: One hour detention 2nd Office Referral: Two one hour detentions 3rd Office Referral: Three hour Saturday detention 4th Office Referral: Three day suspension Expulsion Hearing After a third suspension, a student automatically goes before the Board of Trustees for an expulsion hearing. In situations that involve conflict between students, peer mediation may be a step that is recommended in order to resolve the conflict.

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Detention may be administered by either a teacher or a member of the administrative team. A student assigned detention will be detained beyond the normal school day. A 24­hour notice may be granted, if requested by the student, in order to make arrangements for transportation home. Failure to serve an office detention, when arranged, will result in either a suspension until the time is served, or a Saturday detention if scheduling permits.

Saturday Detention
In an effort to have fewer suspensions from school and to have detention become more effective, Lincoln Academy has Saturday detentions.

22 A detention on Saturday will result from a third office referral for disciplinary reasons, attainment of the Saturday detention step in violation of the school’s Attendance Policy, and any other situation for which the Head or Associate Head feels that a Saturday detention is in order. Saturday detentions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. They will be scheduled as needed and staffed by a pool of school personnel on a rotating basis. Students who are assigned to a Saturday detention MUST:

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Be on time, seated by 9:00 a.m. Bring some work to do; you will NOT be allowed to sleep or listen to headphones Remain quiet

Students who are assigned to Saturday detention must attend. Failure to attend will result in a five­day suspension and the detention must be made up the following Saturday. Failure to attend the make­up will result in another five­day suspension with another make­up on Saturday and so on until the detentions are made up.

Suspension is the removal of a student from school for a specified time period. Suspension is implemented based on the seriousness of the infraction and will occur immediately for certain infractions. After recurrence of unacceptable behavior resulting in three immediate office referrals, the fourth occurrence will result in suspension for a minimum of three school days. A demonstration of acceptable and referral­free behavior for a minimum period of 10 (ten) school days may be taken into consideration. Prior to the student returning to school, he/she may be requested to attend a conference with their parents and the Associate Head of the school. A student who is suspended must make up work missed.

Administrative Probation
School probation is utilized as a warning to a student suspended two times from school following the progressive discipline plan. A conference will take place with the student, parents, faculty, and the administration of Lincoln Academy. A written contract outlining the parameters and expectations for the student will be shared with the student and their parents. Violations of school rules or items included in the contract while the student is on school probation may result in expulsion from Lincoln Academy.

If a student fails to redeem himself/herself after three suspensions and/or administrative probation from school, administration may recommend expulsion of the student from Lincoln Academy. Expulsion from school requires a formal hearing before the Board of Trustees. A hearing for expulsion will be scheduled following the administrative recommendation. Written notification of the hearing date, time and the offenses will be sent to the student and his/her parents at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing date. The seriousness of this action dictates that expulsion for the remainder of the school year may be used only after all other alternatives have been exhausted. Such alternatives may include a probationary contract if one has not already been implemented. The administration reserves the right to implement suspension or recommend expulsion proceedings directly if the infraction is serious enough to warrant such action. Such infractions include, but are not limited to, violations of the Weapons Policy, Alcohol and Chemical Abuse Policy, or the probationary contract signed by the student.

Serious Disciplinary Offenses
The following are serious breaches of good conduct and may result either in office referrals, loss of privilege(s), detentions, suspension or expulsion on the first or subsequent offense:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Dishonesty: particularly lying, cheating, plagiarism or stealing. Students are prohibited from attending school while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and are prohibited from drinking alcohol, using drugs, or possessing, giving, buying or selling alcohol or other drugs, including nicotine, while in school, on the campus or at school functions. (See Alcohol and Chemical Abuse Policy and Procedures). Vandalism: causing damage to school property, including property of homeowners near the school or school personnel, and the property of other schools. Lack of respect for the rights and feelings of others: fighting, physical or verbal abuse, endangering the safety of others, and all forms of overt racial, sexual, ethnic, or religious prejudice. (Refer to statements on bullying and harassment.) Leaving school grounds without permission. Refusal to follow reasonable directions from faculty or staff members. Violation of the Weapons Policy. Any illegal misconduct or actions unbecoming Lincoln Academy students on or off school grounds, in school buildings or on the school buses before, during, or after school or at any school sponsored activity. Making threatening statements against the school, including bomb threats, or school property.

Suspension or Dismissal of Students

23 The following procedures will be applied in all cases involving suspension or dismissal:

1. 2. 3.

4. 5.

A suspension will be for not more than ten (10) days. After two suspensions, a conference will take place with the student, parents, faculty, and the administration of Lincoln Academy. After three suspensions, the student will go before the Board for review of an expulsion recommendation. The student will be notified, at least orally, of the charges against him/her. If the charge is so serious that expulsion is considered, written notification will occur. Every reasonable attempt will be made to notify the parent(s) before the student is sent home. If necessary to eliminate danger to persons or property or to prevent disruption of school, the student may be suspended immediately. In such cases, written notice of the charges within 24 hours and an opportunity arranged for the student and parent to discuss the infraction with administration within 72 hours. Students who have been expelled from Lincoln Academy may re­apply for admission at a later date. The school will consider such applications, looking for evidence that the student’s behavior is likely to improve. All students re­admitted will be on a probationary basis. Students dismissed for violation of the Weapons Policy or endangering the safety of others may not apply for re­admission for a period of six (6) months and, if approved, would be admitted only at the start of a new trimester.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the final decision on re­admission to Lincoln Academy. Students who are a danger to themselves or others, who repeatedly break school rules, or who flagrantly commit a serious disciplinary offense (described above) may expect to be expelled from Lincoln Academy.

Weapons in School Policy
Purpose: In an effort to ensure a safe environment for students and employees, all persons are prohibited from the following conduct on school grounds, in school buildings or on school buses before, during, or after school or at any school sponsored activity.

A. Possession or use of any weapon. Possession of articles commonly used or designed to inflict bodily harm and/or to intimidate B. C. other persons. Examples of such articles include, but are not limited to: firearms, ammunition, explosives, knuckles, switchblades, butterfly knives, chains, clubs, stars, mace, pocket knives, etc. Use of any object as a weapon. Use of any object, although not necessarily designed to be a weapon, to inflict or to threaten bodily harm and/or to intimidate, coerce, or harass. Examples of such objects include, but are not limited to: belts, combs, pencils, files, compasses, scissors, replicas of weapons, sprays, etc. Laser Pointers. Students are not allowed to be in possession of laser pointers on campus. Students with a laser pointer will be subject to disciplinary actions and the pointer will be confiscated.

Administrative Implementation Procedures:

1. 2. 3. 4.

At any time, the Head may authorize inspections of student lockers. Personal possessions such as automobiles, clothing, purses, bags, backpacks, etc. on school property may be inspected when there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the inspection will turn up evidence that this policy has been violated. The Head or other assigned administrators will confiscate any article described in this policy and, if appropriate, submit it to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The Head or other delegated administrators shall take appropriate action against any individual violating this policy, including, but not limited to student disciplinary action, employee disciplinary action, and/or referral for criminal investigation. Weapon possession may be allowed on school property with written prior approval of the Head for special and specific events. In these situations weapons must be kept under the Head’s control.

Student Expulsion: Students who commit violation of the Weapons Policy may be expelled for:

1. 2.

Possession on school property of any weapons as defined above. Use of any object as a weapon, as defined above, causing injury or accompanies use of a weapon with threat to cause injury.

Attendance Policy
Recognizing that regular classroom attendance is necessary if a student is to gain the maximum benefit from his/her high school experience, Lincoln Academy has the following attendance policy. A student at Lincoln Academy may miss not more than fifteen (15) days of school during one academic year. When a student has reached the fifteen­day limit he/she will be required to meet with the Associate Head to discuss the situation and be placed on probation (attendance contract). A signed copy of the contract will be mailed home. If a student violates the conditions of the contract, he/she may become ineligible for credit and could be dismissed from the Academy for the remainder of that academic year. Additionally, all teachers at LA have the option of assessing a Participation Grade. This grade may cover a range of 5­20% of a student's trimester average, and is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: effort, behavior, attitude, and classroom presence. Individual teachers will review department policies with students. Parent Notification Every effort will be made to work with families so that credit for the year will not be lost because a student misses more than fifteen (15) days.

24 When a student has missed five (5) days, a letter will be sent home notifying the parents of the fact. A parent conference will be required when a student has missed ten (10) days and again (see above) when he/she has missed fifteen (15) days in an attempt to avoid loss of credit. Copies of these letters regarding attendance will be sent to the appropriate Superintendent’s office. Random phone calls will be made to verify student absences. Right of Appeal In cases of dismissal for poor attendance, appeal may be made to the Head who will review the facts and make a decision on the appeal as soon as possible. Excuse Notes It is strongly recommended to call the school (563­3596 ext. 103 or 104) by 9:00 a.m. whenever your student will be absent, late to school due to scheduled appointments or dismissed early. Unexcused absences will be verified with a phone call daily after 10 a.m. If no contact is made, on the day a student returns to school following any absence, the student must present a note from a parent or the office of the scheduled appointment to the office explaining the circumstances of the absence. This applies to all students, including those that are eighteen years and older. The only exception will be for legally emancipated students. The Associate Head may, at his/her discretion, refuse to accept an excuse. Work missed due to an excused absence may be made up the same number of days missed, not to exceed five (5) days. Teachers are under no obligation to have students make up work missed due to an unexcused absence. Unexcused absences/tardies­to­school unaccompanied by a note and/or explanation will follow the detention progression outlined under our Tardy to School/Class: School­Wide Policy. Excused Absences Excused absences will be granted only for the following reasons:

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j.

Extended personal illnesses that have been verified by a physician or the school nurse.* (May include a death in the family.) Appointments with health professionals for which school officials have been notified at least one day in advance; or appointments with health professionals that are verified when the student returns from such appointments. Appointments for driving licenses or required court appointments, provided that school officials are notified at least 1 day in advance. Observance of a recognized religious holiday when the observance is required during a regular school day provided that school officials are notified at least one day in advance. Suspension by school officials. Visitations to other schools for the purpose of college admission and /or guidance appointments scheduled with college admissions personnel when verified at least one day in advance. A maximum of five (5) days may be excused during either the junior or senior years for visitation. Family vacations may be excused with appropriate paperwork and prior administrative approval. Approved educational enrichment experience. Medical order to stay home. Stormy days when traveling on snow and ice would be too risky.

*Absences of three (3) or more days require communication with the school and should be excused via a physician’s note or through Lincoln Academy’s School Based Health Center (SBHC). A legitimately excused absence will not count towards a student’s fifteen day limit. Be advised, however, that excused absence abuses will be investigated and, if necessary, appropriate administrative action will be taken. A student involved in sports and other co­curricular activities may not participate in those activities on the days the student is absent from school or dismissed early for illness. Additionally, students must be in attendance at school by 10:00 a.m. on a regular day, and 8:45 a.m. on an Early Release Day (ERD) in order to participate in practices, games, or events. In the event of a delayed start, athletes must be in attendance no later than one­half hour after the start of school to be considered athletically eligible. Attendance at school the day following an evening event is always expected. Habitual school absences following an evening event will not be tolerated. If absent for reason other than illness, permission may be granted by the Head or Associate Head for the student to participate in co­curricular events. For athletic or academic purposes, early dismissals for reasons other than those of a medical and/or educational nature will not be permitted, and will be scrutinized for their legitimacy. Once again, exceptions may be made only by prior consultation with and approval by the Head. Tardy to School/Class: School­Wide Policy School begins at 7:50 a.m. Students are expected to be on time. If a student is late to school, (s)he must check in at the Main Office and a tardy slip will be rendered. Students who arrive to class late will receive the following: First Offense: Fifteen­minute detention with the teacher. Second Offense: Half hour detention with teacher. Third Offense: Office Referral (one hour detention)

25 Fourth Offense: Office Referral (two one­hour detentions) and contact with the family Fifth and Subsequent Offense (s): Office Referral (one three­hour Saturday detention) There will be no “resetting to the first offense,” once a student has been late to any class more than four times, a Saturday detention will result. Early Dismissals Early dismissals should be infrequent and for the following reasons only:

a. b. c. d.

Illness in School. The school nurse will make every attempt to contact the parents or other responsible adult before the student is dismissed. The Academy reserves the right to hold a student in school until such contact is made. Doctor/Dentist appointments. The appointment card or note from the parents must be presented to the office before 8:00 a.m. on the day of the appointment. The student must then check out at the office. Phone calls will not be accepted as substitutes for written notification. Family Emergencies. Requests must be received from parents prior to dismissal. Exceptional situations where the student has prior permission of the Head or Associate Head.

Extended illnesses will be handled on an individual basis. Some classroom assignments and activities such as group discussions and labs may not be replicated and a natural loss of learning will occur due to the absence(s). For athletic or academic purposes, early dismissals for reasons other than those of a medical and/or educational nature will not be permitted, and will be scrutinized for their legitimacy. Lincoln Academy discourages students from taking family trips/vacations during the school year. Be advised that negative academic consequences are likely to occur due to absences. Participation in classroom discussions and activities will be missed and the burden will be placed on the student to complete make up work. All absences due to vacations shall be counted toward the student’s total number of absences. If there is a need for a prearranged absence, parents shall send a note to the school advising of the child’s absence at least five (5) days in advance of a proposed absence. A Planned Absence Form should then be completed by the student and returned to the Main Office. Prior to leaving, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with individual teachers for work missed during the prearranged absence. Failure on the student’s part to make arrangements with any teacher does not obligate the teacher to accept work. When possible, teachers will provide make­up work before the anticipated absence. Final exams will not be taken early unless approved by the administration. LINCOLN ACADEMY PLANNED ABSENCE REQUEST FORM _________________________________________has asked to be absent from school, starting _________________ through _________________ for the purpose of ______________________________________________________. The student must provide a note from a parent or guardian prior to the absence and comply with the following provisions: All required school work and/or assignments must be completed by the Monday following the absence, OR by the date specified by individual instructors below. Teachers will please initial the appropriate class period indicating that the proper arrangements have been made by the student prior to the absence. G ____ A ____ B ____ C ____ D ____ E ____ F ____ The student must personally return the completed form to the office before the absence begins. Office signature:___________________________________ Date picked up____________ Date returned______________

26 AP Exams Full day attendance during AP exams is expected. Lincoln Academy does not sanction students’ missing any part of the day due to taking an AP exam.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Chemical Abuse Policies
Philosophy Statement Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, abuse and dependency are among today’s major community problems. The school, as a community institution, deals with students and staff and recognizes that chemical dependency is considered by the American Medical Association as a treatable disease whose progress can be arrested. The school recognizes its role in establishing policies and procedures for chemical dependency education, prevention and early intervention for its employees and students. In that effort, the school will work closely with other community organizations and individuals who share the task of addressing chemical dependency issues. The school recognizes its responsibility to establish procedures and assist employees and students to address their own use and abuse problems as well as the problems of significant others. Those procedures will ensure the confidential nature of all school records and any referrals to non­school agencies or individuals. This policy is designed to achieve restoration of health and provide support for full recovery. The school recognizes its responsibility to work cooperatively with other agencies and individuals to develop a community chemical dependency education, prevention and early intervention program. That program will include, but not be limited to:

a. b. c. d. e. f. g.

Increasing staff members’ awareness of the distinction between students seeking help and those who are violating the law Providing the community with an awareness of chemical dependency and its impact on individuals, families and the community Developing and implementing community organization policies and procedures that encourage individuals and families to seek or accept assistance in addressing use and abuse issues Developing of support systems within the school and community for individuals wanting to examine their own use, those concerned about other’s use and those not wanting to use at all Developing educational programs in the school and the community which provide conceptual and explicit information concerning alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs Developing opportunities for individuals to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, implement and evaluate effective education, prevention and early intervention programs which shall also include life­coping skills Developing opportunities to experience community school and family activities in an acknowledged chemical­free environment

Violation of Liquor Enforcement Laws on Serving Minors Lincoln Academy Board of Trustees is committed to keeping students chemical free and to supporting Maine State Liquor Laws (specifically Sections 2051, 2052 and 2081 which strictly forbid the sale and distribution of alcohol and other drugs to minors.) When the administration has evidence of information that alleges the sale and/or distribution of alcohol and other drugs to minors or among students, it is the position of the Board that this information should be shared with the appropriate authorities and agencies (i.e. local law enforcement officials), if, upon inquiry of the person or persons providing the information, the administration has reason to believe the allegations have merit. When appropriate, local law enforcement agencies may share similar information with school officials. Students Grades 9­12 Lincoln Academy recognizes that the use of illegal chemicals by its students is wrong and harmful. Students are prohibited from attending school while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and are prohibited from drinking alcohol, using drugs, or possessing, giving, buying or selling alcohol or other drugs, or paraphernalia, including tobacco products, while in school, on the campus or at school functions on or off campus. This policy covers all students, teams, organizations and associations recognized and endorsed by Lincoln Academy. I. HIGH SCHOOL PROCEDURES A. DISCIPLINARY ACTION 1. TYPE ONE: Possession/Use a. First offense: 1. Verification. 2. Administrator meets with student. 3. Notification of parents/guardians. 4. Possible notification of police. 5. Ten (10) day suspension from school/school activities (excluding use of tobacco/tobacco products.)*

27 Student required to participate in and complete assessment and other recommended services. Failure to complete this requirement will result in an additional suspension. *Use of tobacco/tobacco products MAY involve suspension, community service, or a combination of the two. Following a student’s 2nd and subsequent referrals for the use or possession of tobacco product(s), counseling will be mandated. b. Second offense:


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Verification. Meet with student. Notify parents/guardians. Notify police. Suspend student for 10 days (with possible recommendation for expulsion). Student required to participate in and complete assessment and other recommended services. Failure to complete this requirement will result in an additional suspension.

NOTE: If, after second offense, parents/guardians have not sought assistance for the student, Lincoln Academy may notify Department of Human Services. c. Third and Subsequent offense: Recommend Expulsion. 2. TYPE TWO: Furnishing/Selling a. First offense: 1. Confiscate substance (if possible). 2. Meet with student. 3. Notify parents/guardians. 4. Notify police. 5. Ten (10) day suspension (with possible recommendation for expulsion). 6. Student required to participate in and complete assessment and other recommended services. Failure to complete this requirement will result in an additional suspension. b. Second Offense 1. Confiscate substance (if possible). 2. Meet with student. 3. Notify parents/guardians. 4. Notify police. 5. Suspend student for 10 days. 6. Recommend expulsion. II. PROCEDURES FOR SCHOOL FUNCTIONS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Remove from the function and/or return to school grounds retaining student while following steps 2­6. Call parents/guardians to assume physical responsibility. If a student must be transported home, have another adult with you. Under no circumstances is a student to be left unsupervised. If a parent/guardian is not available, student may be left with another responsible adult, providing that adult agrees to assume that responsibility. Call a law enforcement agency to transport home, if a parent or other adult cannot transport or take responsibility as above. Notify school administrator of incident and follow disciplinary procedure as outlined in part one.

Role of the School Staff 1. Disciplinary Action: Any staff member who has reasonable basis to suspect any student of possession, use or selling a prohibited substance has the responsibility to: a. Take immediate action to secure the health and safety of the involved student(s). b. Report the case immediately to the person in charge. 2. Any staff member who knows of or hears of any party or gathering, where alcohol and/or drugs will be consumed by minors, will report it to the Head or Associate Head of the school and/or the SRO (School Resource Officer). Smoking Policy No student is allowed to smoke on the school grounds at any time. For the purpose of this policy, and to spare problems for Lincoln Academy neighbors, the school grounds start at the railroad tracks and extend to the far end of the running track. Also, for the purpose of this policy, the school grounds will include both sides of the street. Violation of this policy will result in the following: 1st Violation: one­three hour Saturday detention 2nd Violation: two­ three hour Saturday detentions 3rd Violation: three­ three hour Saturday detention (probationary contract)

28 4th Violation: Expulsion Hearing Tobacco Free Campus The Lincoln Academy Board of Trustees believes that the use of tobacco products is injurious to the health of both those who use tobacco and, in the case of smoking, those who must inhale air filled with smoke. The school curriculum teaches the health risks associated with the use of tobacco. Because of state and federal laws, the following policies have been adopted: Effective on June 1, 1998, Lincoln Academy shall be tobacco­free 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Smoking and/or the use, sale or distribution of tobacco products by anyone is prohibited at all times on school property. This shall include all school buildings, grounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, driveways, roadways, parking lots, vehicles on school grounds, and school­owned vehicles. Signs are posted in conspicuous locations around the campus promoting the school’s policy against tobacco use. All individuals on school premises share in the responsibility for adhering to and enforcing this policy. In addition, Lincoln Academy is committed to a prohibition of tobacco advertising in school buildings, at all school functions, and in school publications. Additional Procedures for Students Involved in Co­Curricular Activities All freshmen will sign a form acknowledging their understanding of Lincoln’s chemical and substance abuse contract. Additionally, before beginning to participate in any co­curricular activity, a student must sign a form signifying his/her knowledge of and willingness to abide by these rules as they apply to co­curricular activities. This consent will apply to a student’s career at Lincoln Academy. A composite list of students who have a current signed form on file will be kept in the Main Office. Beginning with the 2011­2012 school year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and/or local law enforcement agencies will share potential policy infractions and/or violations with LA administration. The following policy begins on the first day of school, (or pre­season practice), and the offenses and subsequent disciplinary procedures shall be cumulative throughout the student’s school years at Lincoln Academy. Lincoln Academy students involved in athletics and other co­curricular activities will be subject to disciplinary action if a violation of the school’s In The Presence Of policy is determined. This policy prohibits students involved in co­curricular activities from being present at any function where drugs are present and/or illegal consumption of alcohol is taking place. Students finding themselves in such a situation are required to leave immediately. Failure to do so will result in the student being subjected to the steps described below. To encourage students to address a potentially serious personal problem, any student who is found at anytime to be using, showing the effects of use, or found to be in possession of alcohol, tobacco products, marijuana, or any other substance that is defined by law as a drug, will be subject to the following:

First Offense: suspended from all teams, clubs, or other co­curricular activities for a period of four (4) weeks and required to participate in and complete assessment and other recommended services before being allowed to re­join co­curricular activities. Failure to complete this requirement will result in a continuation of a student’s ineligibility. During this suspension period the student may be required, at the activity advisor’s or coach’s discretion, to attend group activities but may not participate in interscholastic competition or public performances. In the event that an infraction occurs during an off­season, “interscholastic competition” shall be interpreted as an upcoming season’s first scrimmage or scheduled contest, pending athletic administrator’s discretion. Second Offense: suspended from all co­curricular activities for a period of two months and be required to participate in and complete another assessment and, if appropriate, treatment by a recognized counselor. Third Offense: suspended from all co­curricular activities for a period of one (1) calendar year and will be allowed to participate after the year suspension after completion of another assessment and, if appropriate, treatment.

Fourth Offense: suspended from all co­curricular activities for the remainder of his/her high school career. In the event the student has two or more suspensions for different reasons, these suspensions will not run concurrent to one another.

Buses and Vans
Students who ride buses and vans will be subject to all Lincoln Academy rules and regulations. Students are expected to treat all drivers with respect and respond reasonably to their requests.

Cars a. b. c. d. e.
Parking on campus is by Lincoln Academy Parking Permit only. Parking permits will be available to students eligible and privileged to drive to Lincoln Academy. Students driving to Lincoln Academy must park cars in the school parking areas immediately upon arriving each morning. All students are to use the area across from the N. W Bailey Gymnasium or the lower overflow parking lot. Students are not permitted to use the teacher parking area behind the Gymnasium nearest to the baseball field. Parking permits for Lincoln Academy may be picked up from the School Resource Officer (SRO). Students requesting a permit must have a current registration and insurance for the vehicle being registered on campus. NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARK ON CAMPUS WITHOUT A PERMIT. Students are to place the issued sticker/permit in the lower right hand, passenger side windshield, or on the rear­view mirror, of the vehicle with the identifying number visible to inspection. Permits are to be placed onto the windshield with the sticky strip and not taped or placed on the dashboard. PERMITS ARE NOT TO BE SWITCHED TO OTHER VEHICLES. One sticker/permit per vehicle. Violators will have their privilege of parking on the campus taken for violations of this section. Students are asked to drive slowly and carefully while on school property. Violations of this section may result in the suspension or



g. h. i.

loss of parking privileges at Lincoln Academy. Parents and SRO will be notified of thoughtless or reckless driving. Students are not to be in the parking area or enter cars from the time they arrive at school until they have been dismissed at the close of the day, except for those seniors who have the privilege to leave for lunch or with permission from parents/office. STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE PARKING LOT BETWEEN CLASSES. The SRO will inspect the parking lots on a random basis and shall issue a LINCOLN ACADEMY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT NOTICE to violators. Violations include: not having the parking permit for the current school year on the vehicle; expired inspection stickers; no front plates; expired registration plates; and/ or vehicles not conforming to the State of Maine inspection standards. Each notice issued comes in three parts. The white copy is for the SRO to record the violation in his office. The gold copy is for the Associate Head of School to have for his/her use. The pink copy will be placed on the violating vehicle to notify the owner/operator of the violations. Continued violations by the owner/operator will result in a suspension of privileges or the vehicle being towed from the Lincoln Academy grounds.

TEMPORARY PARKING PASSES Students who have a vehicle that is not registered with Lincoln Academy are permitted to receive a TEMPORARY PASS for parking on campus. The passes are issued by the SRO. All passes issued are recorded by the SRO. Continued requests for additional temporary passes by the same student shall be denied if a student is found to be using the temporary pass as a means to park without properly registering a vehicle on campus. Students using the temporary pass shall park in the overflow lot each day they have a temporary pass in effect. Students who choose to park in the upper lot may be subject to removal of the temporary pass privilege or subject to towing.

Lincoln Academy organizations occasionally sponsor student dances and a prom. These dances, and the prom, are open to Lincoln Academy students and their pre­registered dates only. Student ID’s, or other appropriate identification, must be presented at the door for admission. For dances and the prom, pre­registered dates must be high school students (no middle school students) and, must present their student ID’s at the door for admission. For the prom, pre­registered dates may be as old as 20 years, inclusive, and must provide some identification (driver’s license, college ID, etc.) at the door for admission. The following regulations apply to Lincoln Academy students and their guests:

a. b. c. d. e.

Book and other bags, coats, etc., must be checked at the door. Students may not bring in their own beverages. Students will not be re­admitted to the dance/prom after they have left. If chaperones are outside, students may stand in the very front area of the gymnasium and still return to the dance. If students are asked to leave a dance/prom because of their behavior, they will not receive a refund of the ticket cost. The no smoking, anywhere on campus rule is in effect during a dance/prom. The no drinking and illegal drugs rules are in effect during dances and proms (as well as at other school sponsored activities). A blood alcohol tester will be used, if necessary. Refusal to blow into the tester will automatically get the students or their guests turned over to their parents (other responsible adults) or the authorities (police) for transportation home.

Decorum and Respect for School Property
Students are asked to be quiet in corridors while classes are in progress. The care and maintenance of school property is the responsibility of all members of the school community. Marking on walls and desks and the willful damage of school property will be considered vandalism. Any damage must be reported to the school office. Students will be held responsible for damage to lockers, books, and athletic equipment and required to pay for damages.

Dress Code
It is not the intent of the Board of Trustees to take away a student’s right to choose what style of clothing to wear. It is the intent of the Board to have policies in place so that teaching and learning can take place without distractions. The following dress code is one of those policies and it applies equally to both males and females. Students are expected to wear clothing that is in good repair and fits properly. For the purposes of clarification, “good repair” means that pants should not be ripped or torn. Clothing should not be revealing or indecent. (Ripped or torn pants are considered revealing.) Pants should not be rolled down at the waist or falling down, and underwear should not be visible. Visible bra straps will be considered “underwear.” Clothing should cover the chest, midriff, back, and mid­thigh appropriately. Shorts and skirts may not be shorter than the tip of one’s longest finger resting along one’s thigh. Revealing apparel (including but not limited to tube tops, clothing that exposes undue amounts of cleavage, and very short skirts and shorts) is not allowed. Baggy clothing that could present a safety risk to the student or could be used to conceal weapons or other contraband will also be considered questionable. In addition, any clothing that, by word, illustration, or innuendo, promotes illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, violent acts, or has sexual implications, ethnic, racial or religious prejudice, will not be allowed. Footwear must be worn in the school buildings and on school grounds. Sunglasses must be removed upon entering the buildings. Hats, bandannas, visors, and other head coverings are not allowed to be worn in any classroom. This includes the gymnasium and the fitness center. This policy is in effect any time students are on campus. Exceptions to the dress code policy may be granted by the administration for such things as dances, prom, homecoming week, extremely hot

30 weather, or any other situations that may arise. Repeated violations of the dress code policy will result in disciplinary action.

Fire Drills
Soon after school starts, students should learn the fire exit procedure for every room. The signal for a fire drill or fire is the alarm horns in the corridors. Quiet and orderly conduct is essential during fire drills.

Hallway Traffic
Students should not be dismissed from class to make telephone calls, get change from the office or use the vending machines in the Dining Commons. Those issues should be taken care of between classes, at lunch, or before and after school.

Illness while in School
Students who are ill should report to the Health Center. Permission to leave school during the day because of illness MUST be obtained from the school nurse. The student must then check out at the office. The Health Center will make every attempt to contact parents for transportation from school to home.

Lincoln Academy recognizes each student’s and staff member’s right to an atmosphere free of intimidation, hostility and offensiveness. In order to ensure such an atmosphere, any act of bullying or harassment is a serious violation of school rules. Additionally, retaliation for OR the false reporting of such behavior will likewise be as seriously considered a violation of school rules. School staff members (including coaches and advisors) are required to report incidences of bullying and/or harassment to the appropriate designee. Parents and/or guardians will be contacted regarding instances of bullying and/or harassment. Acts of harassment based upon race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, natural origin or handicap also constitute illegal discrimination under State and Federal laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Any Title IX inquiries should be referred to the Associate Head. Additionally, for the purpose of compliance with CIPA (the Children’s Internet Protection Act), instances of cyberbullying will also be considered as acts of harassment and/or bullying, and will be handled accordingly. For the purpose of clarification, it is important to note that acts of bullying motivated by socioeconomic status, physical appearance, weight, family status and other distinguishing characteristics not protected under the Human Rights Act can be considered as violations of Maine law. Harassment: What is it?

1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

Harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, gestures, comments, contact, acts of sexual violence, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Harassment is threats. Harassment is ridicule, slurs, derogatory, demeaning, degrading action or remarks. Harassment is offensive jokes, objects, or pictures.

How can you tell if you are being harassed? You are being harassed if the unwelcome comments or actions are repetitive, or one­sided. You are being harassed if someone is trying to control or manipulate you. You are being harassed if you are unable to stop the unwelcome behavior.

What can you do about being harassed? You should report it immediately to the Head or Associate Head. You should inform the harasser that his/her behavior is unwelcome, offensive, in poor taste, or highly inappropriate and ask him/her to stop. The Head or Associate Head will investigate the allegation and take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action. A disposition notice will be sent to students and parents of students involved in any harassment incident. Harassment is considered a “serious disciplinary offense” that may result in suspension or dismissal on the first offense.

What will the Administration do?

1. 2. 3.

Appeals Procedure Any disciplinary action or inaction relative to incidences of bullying and/or harassment is subject to appropriate appeal, consistent with Lincoln Academy procedure.

Insurance and Accidents
It is recommended that all students carry the student insurance or have a comparable policy. Students who participate in interscholastic sports must be insured. The school assumes no responsibility for accidents or injury. The accident insurance, while not complete in coverage, gives substantial aid in case of injury. All accidents and injuries should be reported immediately to the teachers in charge and then to the office, where proper forms for accident claims may be obtained.


31 Students may come to the library before school, after school, and during study hall with a pass from their teacher. Students may come in to browse for books, do research, read, work on homework on their own or with a group, use the library computers, scanners, printers or photocopier, or use the conference and viewing room. Students are expected to work quietly and to be respectful of other students who are working and reading in the library. All computer use in the library must be consistent with the Acceptable Use Policy. Books and most library materials are loaned for a period of two weeks and may be renewed by bringing them back to the circulation desk. Students are responsible for paying for materials that are lost, missing, or not returned. Overdue notices will be sent periodically and at the end of each trimester, students will be billed for library materials that are not renewed or returned. Seniors are expected to return all library materials and/or pay for missing items prior to graduation ceremonies. Library Hours: Monday through Thursday­­7:30 to 4:00 PM 7:30 a.m.­3:00 p.m. Friday Technology Lincoln Academy’s computers, networks, and Internet access are provided to support the educational mission of the school and to enhance the curriculum and learning opportunities for students and school staff. This policy and the accompanying rules apply to all computers and peripheral devices that students use on the school’s networks or that access its Internet services or that are issued to students, whether in use at school or off school premises. This policy and the accompanying rules likewise apply to the students’ personal computing devices when they are used at school or to access the school’s networks or its Internet services. Student use of school computers, networks, and Internet services is a privilege, not a right. Compliance with the Academy’s policies and rules concerning computer use is mandatory. Students who violate these policies and rules may have their computer privileges limited, suspended, or revoked. Such violations may also result in disciplinary action, referral to law enforcement, and/or legal action. Lincoln Academy’s computers and peripherals remain under the control, custody, and supervision of the school at all times. The Academy monitors all student computer and Internet activity. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use of school computers and technology resources. Lincoln Academy utilizes filtering technology designed to block materials that are obscene or harmful to minors, and child pornography. Lincoln Academy takes precautions to supervise student use of the Internet, but parents should be aware that the Academy cannot reasonably prevent all instances of inappropriate computer use by students in violation of Academy policies and rules, including access to objectionable materials and communication with persons outside of the school. The Academy is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of information that students obtain through the Internet. Students and parents shall be informed of this policy and the accompanying rules through handbooks, the school web site, and/or other means selected by the Academy’s administration. The Academy’s administration is responsible for implementing this policy and the accompanying rules. Additional administrative procedures or school rules governing day­to­day management and operations of the school’s computer system may be implemented, consistent with the Academy’s policies and rules. The Head of School may delegate specific responsibilities to the Director of Computing Services and Information Technology and others as he/she deems appropriate. Student Computer and Internet Use Rules These rules accompany the Lincoln Academy policy on student computer and Internet use. Each student is responsible for his/her actions and activities involving the Academy’s computers, networks, and Internet services, and for his/her computer files, passwords, and accounts. These rules provide general guidance concerning the use of the Academy’s computers and examples of prohibited uses. The rules do not attempt to describe every possible prohibited activity by students. Students, parents, and school staff who have questions about whether a particular activity is prohibited are encouraged to contact an Academy administrator or the Director of Computing Services and Information Technology Services. A. Consequences for Violation of Computer Use Policy and Rules Student use of the school’s computers, networks, and Internet services is a privilege, not a right. Compliance with the Academy’s policies and rules concerning computer use is mandatory. Students who violate these policies and rules may have their computer and network privileges limited, suspended, or revoked. Such violations may also result in disciplinary action, referral to law enforcement, and/or legal action. The Head of School shall have the final authority to decide whether a student’s privileges will be limited, suspended, or revoked based upon the circumstances of the particular case, the student’s prior disciplinary record, and any other pertinent factors. Responsible Use Lincoln Academy’s computers, networks, and Internet services are provided for educational purposes and research consistent with the school’s educational mission, curriculum, and instructional goals. All Academy policies, rules, and expectations concerning student conduct and communications apply when students are using computers and communications systems. Students are also expected to comply with all specific instructions from teachers and other school staff or volunteers when using the school’s computers and communications systems.


32 Prohibited Uses Examples of expressly prohibited uses of Lincoln Academy’s computers, networks, or Internet services include, but are not limited to, the following: Accessing Inappropriate materials – Accessing, posting, publishing, forwarding, downloading, scanning, or displaying defamatory, abusive, obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, threatening, discriminatory, harassing, and/or illegal materials. Illegal Activities – Using the school’s computers, networks, and Internet services for any illegal activity or in violation of the Academy’s policy or rules. The school assumes no responsibility for illegal activities of students while using school computers. Violating Copyrights – Copying, downloading, sharing any type of copyrighted materials (including music, films, or software) without the owner’s permission. Copyright violations expose the violator to substantial civil and criminal penalties. The Academy assumes no responsibility for copyright violations by students. Plagiarism – Representing as one’s own work any materials obtained on the Internet (such as term papers, articles, music, etc.) When the Internet sources are used in student work, the author, publisher, and web site must be identified. Non­School­Related Uses – Using the Academy’s computers, networks, and Internet services for non­school­related purposes such as private financial gain; commercial, advertising, or solicitation purposes is prohibited. Highest priority of the Academy’s computers, networks, and Internet services is reserved for educational use. Misuse of Passwords/Unauthorized Access – Sharing passwords, using other users’ passwords, and accessing or using other users’ accounts. Malicious Use/Vandalism – Any malicious use, disruption, or harm to the Academy’s computers, networks, or Internet services, including but not limited to hacking activities and creation/uploading of computer viruses. Unauthorized Access to Sites and Avoiding School Filters ­ Students may not attempt to use any software, utilities or other means to access Internet sites or content blocked by the school filters.


D. No Expectation of Privacy Lincoln Academy’s computers remain under the control, custody, and supervision of the school at all times. Students have no expectation of privacy in their use of school computers, including e­mail, stored files, and Internet access logs. This rule also applies to students’ personal computing devices that access the school’s networks and Internet services. E. Compensation for Losses, Costs, and/or Damages The student and his/her parents are responsible for compensating Lincoln Academy for any losses, costs, or damages incurred by the school for violations of Academy’s policies and rules while the student is using the school’s computers, networks, Internet services, or the student’s personal computing devices. F. Student Security A student is not allowed to reveal his/her full name, address, telephone number, Social Security number, or other personal information on the Internet without prior permission from a teacher. Students should never agree to meet people they have contacted through the Internet without parental permission. Students should inform their teacher if they access information or messages that are dangerous, inappropriate, or make them uncomfortable in any way. G. System Security The security of Lincoln Academy’s computers, networks, and Internet services is a high priority. Any student who identifies a security problem must notify his/her teacher immediately. The student shall not demonstrate the problem to others or access unauthorized material. Any user who attempts to breach system security, causes a breach of system security, or fails to report a system security problem shall be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action in addition to having his/her computer privileges limited, suspended, or revoked. H. School Issued Devices (Chromebooks) In order to receive a Chromebook, LA students and their parents/guardians will sign the acknowledgement statement (part of online annual update and permission form) and pay the Worth Avenue insurance fee to Lincoln Academy. The fee is $23 anually with zero deductible, or $18 for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. This covers the Chromebook for accidental damage. Theft, loss, willful destruction, negligence or abuse of the Chromebooks may not be covered by the plan and will be referred to school administrators and/or police for investigation.

33 Students will receive a loaner/replacement Chromebook if necessary. Simple repairs will be completed promptly and students may need to use other school computers during that time. Students should ALWAYS carry the device inside the provided case. Students should leave chargers at home to prevent theft and damage. In the event of damage or replacement of a Chromebook that is not covered by the insurance plan, the fee will be due to LA within 45 days. Lincoln Academy reserves the right to submit any and all unpaid balances to an outside collection agency. The student will not receive another device until the costs are settled. The Chromebook remains the property of Lincoln Academy and LA reserves the right to institute other disciplinary procedures and/or removal of privileges with regards to the Chromebook in the event of issues that affect the student’s learning, the education of others, or issues of appropriate use. Students are required to follow the guidelines of the Lincoln Academy acceptable use policy. The Chromebooks provided by the school will be the required computing device on the academic campus during school hours. Students may bring their own small mobile devices to school, but may not receive access to the school provided wireless network. Reasons for this policy: ○ Our wireless network is now six years old. The core of the wired Ethernet is seven years old, with several edge devices that have been in service up to ten years. Until we invest to upgrade it, we need to be judicious about its use and conserve bandwidth by focusing its use on academic purposes. ○ The most common and effective one­to­one educational computing model provides every student with the same device. This is true for each school in the statewide MLTI program, including the 7th and 8th graders coming to us from the sending schools. It is also true for many large Chromebook one­to­one programs nationwide. ○ A consistent device for each and every student allows the class, and the school, to function more efficiently. Teachers and IT staff do not have to spend as much time troubleshooting printing, system and network issues. Other Electronic Devices Including Cell Phones Lincoln Academy recognizes that many students possess cellular telephones and other electronic devices. These devices may not be used in any manner that disrupts the educational process, is illegal, or violates Lincoln Academy policies and/or school rules. Lincoln Academy, and the individuals responsible for the enforcement of this policy, are not responsible for damage, loss or theft of such devices. Lincoln Academy is authorized to develop any school rules necessary to implement this policy. 1. Students are prohibited from using privately­owned electronic devices, including but not limited to cellular telephones, smartphones,, MP3 players and electronic games during instructional time (unless incorporated into the lesson by the teacher) and other school activities as determined by the administration. a. During instructional time and designated school activities, including community meeting and advisor group, all such devices must be turned off. Student non­compliance with classroom expectations will subject a student to the disciplinary procedures discussed below. b. Repeated reminders of the policy will most likely result in staff confiscation of a device. Upon confiscation, a staff member will transfer possession of the device to the administration at the earliest possible time. Once a phone has been confiscated, the office will hold the phone until a parent can retrieve the phone. 2. Students may use electronic devices between class periods, and during lunch periods. Cellular telephones must be kept on “silent” mode to avoid disrupting others. Inappropriate use of a privately­owned electronic device and/or substantial disruption caused by the misuse of a privately­owned electronic device will result in suspension of privilege. 3. Students may use electronic devices on field trips and during extracurricular activities only if authorized by the staff member. 4. The use of cameras in any type of electronic device is strictly prohibited in locker rooms and restrooms. Students may not use cameras in classrooms without the permission of the class instructor or school administrator. a. In other school facilities where students are allowed to use electronic devices, students are required to obtain permission before taking a photograph or video of any individual. Students must also obtain permission from any individual appearing in a photograph or video prior to posting on any social networking site or other Internet site such as YouTube. b. If a student is authorized to take photographs for a school activity (such as yearbook or student newspaper) the photographs may only be used for the specified purpose. 5. Any use of cellular telephones and other electronic devices that violate any Lincoln Academy policy/procedure or school rule is strictly prohibited. In addition, accessing, viewing, posting, forwarding, downloading or displaying any materials that are defamatory, abusive, obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, threatening, discriminatory, harassing and/or illegal is prohibited. 6. Student cellular telephones and other electronic devices may be subject to search if there is reasonable suspicion that a student is violating Lincoln Academy policies/procedures and/or school rules. a. A building administrator and/or the school’s law enforcement unit may maintain possession of an electronic device as long as is reasonably necessary for evidentiary purposes.

34 7. Students violating these rules will be subject to discipline, which may include: a. Not being allowed to bring electronic devices to school; b. Sanctions ranging from detention to expulsion from school depending upon the nature of the offense and the student’s disciplinary record. Evidence of illegal activities involving electronic devices will be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities and a building administrator may give a device to law enforcement authorities upon proper written request (subpoena/search warrant).


MEDIA PUBLISHING PERMISSION Lincoln Academy maintains web sites and other media outlets, and provides information about school events, student achievement, and extracurricular activities on these outlets. We endeavor to maintain personal privacy where possible, and we do not identify students unless we have parent permission to use the student's entire name, such as when an award is presented. (Photos and rosters of school groups or teams may include full names and/or uniform numbers.) Lincoln Academy may publish the following: ● Groups and/or individual photographs of students ● Individual student or class work that may include creative writing, presentations, artwork, or performances. If you would like to restrict information and/or published media, please let us know at

In order to prevent trip and fall injuries, all book­bags and backpacks must be kept off the floor at all times. It is recommended to keep them in the lockers, so size them accordingly. Book­bags that are found on the floor will be collected and turned in to the Office. Students who repeatedly violate this request will be subject to disciplinary measures.

Bomb Threats
The Board of Trustees strongly disapproves of any person who seriously disrupts the educational process. Particularly reprehensible is making a threat that a bomb has been placed in a school building, vehicle or on the grounds. In the event of a bomb threat, the following guidelines will be followed: 1. The person receiving the threat will immediately notify the Head of School or designee. 2. Students and staff will evacuate the building (vehicle or grounds) according to a plan designed by the Head/designee. 3. Fire and police officials will be notified of the threat. 4. The building and/or premises (vehicle, grounds) will be searched under the direction of a designated fire or police official in conjunction with designated school personnel. 5. If a thorough search has been conducted and nothing found, the feasibility of returning students and personnel to the building will be evaluated by a designated fire or police official, subject to final approval by the Head/designee. 6. Students who leave school (the vehicle or grounds) during the evacuation without permission will be subject to discipline. 7. Investigation of the bomb threat will be made by school officials, local police and fire departments in cooperation with other agencies. 8. Time lost to bomb scares shall be made up by the students in accordance with a plan developed by the Administration. 9. Making a bomb threat is considered a Serious Disciplinary Offense and will be adjudicated according to school policy. Threatening Behavior A student will be considered to be a threat to the school if they demonstrate in either a physical or verbal manner a behavior that represents a danger to self or others. When a student demonstrates such behavior, administration will follow these procedures: 1. Administration will investigate threat or dangerous behavior, utilizing any appropriate school personnel. For evaluation while the student is at school, administration may use the Mobile Crisis Unit, if available. Parents will be notified as soon as possible. 2. If necessary, the student will be removed from the school setting. Parents may be requested to remove student from school, or student may be transported to an Emergency Room. 3. Administration will review the results of the investigation and implement a consequence consistent with existing school procedure. If the dangerous behavior merits crisis center placement or other outside­of­school hospitalization, administration will support such a recommendation. 4. In the event of outside­of­school placement and/or hospitalization, a student’s re­entry to Lincoln Academy’s academic setting must be approved by qualified medical personnel and Lincoln Academy administration. A return to school must also be accompanied by a Health Plan including but not limited to, outside counseling, in­house counseling, additional (psychiatric) evaluation, and/or a modified schedule.

Skateboarding and Rollerblading (including in­shoe “Wheelies”) are not allowed on any property owned by Lincoln Academy. This includes weekends, holidays, and summertime as well as school hours.


Each student will be assigned a locker. Lockers must be kept clean and should be left closed. Students should not leave money and other valuables in lockers. Students should not use or open lockers not assigned to them. Lockers are the property of Lincoln Academy and are subject to inspection.

It is recommended that all students lock up their books and other personal belongings in their lockers. Locks will be placed on all lockers, and may be “rented” for a refundable fee of $5.00. NO OTHER LOCKS WILL BE ALLOWED.

Lunch Period
Students are expected to be quiet and orderly in the Dining Commons and to clean tables or other areas where they are eating by picking up all litter before leaving. In good weather students may eat outside.

Money­Raising Projects
All such projects must have prior approval through the Associate Head for Advancement.

No School Announcements
School cancellations are broadcast as early as possible on these stations: RADIO: WGAN 560 FM; WMGZ 93.1 FM; WYNZ 100.9 FM; WPOR 101.9 FM TELEVISION: WCSH – (Channel 6); WMTW – (Channel 8); WGME – (Channel 13) The decision to cancel school is at the discretion of the Head of School. Lincoln Academy must be mentioned specifically in the broadcast.

Delay Days
Lincoln Academy may utilize a delay day strategy in the event of stormy weather. Rather than making the decision to cancel school prior to 6:00 AM., the Head of the School may utilize the delay days so that an assessment can be made about the weather and road conditions as late as 8:00 a.m. The announcement to delay the day will be made by 6:00 a.m. The delay announcement will be a two­hour delay and will be broadcast on all of the local radio and TV stations: WGME­13; WCSH­6; WMTW­8; WGAN 560; WMGZ 93.1; WYNZ 100.9; WPOR 101.9. If the delay announcement is made by 8:00 a.m., the Head of the School decides to cancel school, again the cancellation announcements will be broadcast as above. As always in the event of inclement weather, parents must use their own discretion when to send their students to school. In the event of a delayed start, the schedule will be as follows: We will utilize the regular day schedule (no activity period, no assembly schedule). First period of the day (“G” period) will be dropped. Students should report to school by 10:00 a.m. Faculty should report to school not later than 9:50 a.m.

Delay Day Schedule 10:03­11:10 Class Seniors and Juniors 11:10­11:15 11:15­11:40 11:40­12:10 12:10­12:15 12:15­1:21 1:21­1:26 1:26­2:33 Passing Advisor Group Lunch Passing Class Passing Class Freshmen and sophomores 11:10­11:40 11:40­11:45 11:45­12:10 12:10­12:15

Lunch Passing Advisor Group Passing


Permission To Leave School
Students may be dismissed only with their parents’ permission and the approval of the Associate Head. Those seniors who have the privilege may leave school during lunch. Students who leave campus without permission will be subject to disciplinary action (to include suspension). Dismissal notes must be brought to the office before 7:50 a.m.

Public Display of Affection
Couples are expected to observe proper social behavior and respect the sensibilities of others, both on campus and off campus, at all school functions. Student display of affection is restricted to holding hands. Repeated violation of this restriction will lead to office referrals.

Random Searches
The administration will periodically conduct random searches for illegal substances utilizing the appropriate law enforcement agencies and their canine units. Vehicles parked on campus are also subject to search. Identified vehicles will be searched by school administrators with law enforcement officials in attendance. Student and/or parent refusal to allow a search of a vehicle will result in further action.

School­Based Health Center
Lincoln Academy, in cooperation with Miles Health Care, is proud to offer its student’s school­based medical and mental health services. We encourage all parents/guardians to sign their children up for health center services. It is a great opportunity to have quality medical care at the student’s finger tips and also gives the students a chance to become semi­independent and responsible for their health care decisions. Services are primarily provided by a Mid­Level Provider or an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Appointments may be made by parents or students. A physician serves as medical director as well as provides services to students when needed. A licensed clinical social worker is available for mental health services. Students enrolled in the Health Center can receive physicals, immunizations and prescription medication when indicated. They will receive an annual Health Assessment which involves a questionnaire of their health habits. Students must have written parental consent to be seen. If your child has Maine Care or private insurance, we will bill for medical services. Mental health billing is separate and may include co­pays. If you are uninsured, an enrollment fee will apply with the student’s first medical visit. Any questions or concerns about services should be directed to the health center staff.

School Nurse
Lincoln Academy has a full­time school nurse. The nursing services are available to all students. The school nurse promotes student health and safety by working with administration to promote a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. The school nurse works with parents to manage student’s chronic health needs and injuries.

In order to protect students and staff, NO medication may be carried by a student without a note from the parent and permission from the school nurse. If students are found to be carrying medication without permission, disciplinary measures will be taken. This includes all medications over the counter like Tylenol and prescription medication. All medication should be administered at home whenever possible. If your child needs daily medication administered by the nurse, a medication administration form needs to be signed by your physician and medication must be brought to school in the prescription bottle. Students enrolled in the Health Center can receive over the counter medications like Tylenol and Advil as necessary under the supervision of Health Center staff.

Maine Law requires that all students must be immunized in order to attend school. ALERT: Law now requires Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine or documentation of the disease by a physician. This is required for all students. Opposition to immunization for religious, medical or philosophical reasons MUST be stated in writing and submitted to the school nurse.

Study Hall
All students with any free period (having no scheduled class) will be assigned to a study hall. Study Hall students will report to the assigned classroom, found on their class schedules. Students may get a pass from their study hall supervisor to go to the library. Permission to go to another classroom must be granted from the receiving teacher via pass or phone call. Privileges: Juniors and seniors who have an 80 or better average in all classes (based on Progress Reports or trimester grades) may go to the Dining Commons during their study hall. Those students must report to their assigned study hall classroom for attendance before going to the Dining Commons. Also, the same juniors and seniors (80 or better) may leave campus early when their last period of the day is a study hall. When this happens there is no need to check in with your study hall supervisor. The administration reserves the right to revoke a student’s privileges if his/her conduct becomes a problem in school, or for any other reason. As is the case with existing Lincoln Academy privilege policies, students are required

37 to respect and abide by a number of expectations. Students with privileges in the Dining Commons should have work to do and should be mindful of the school around them. (See pages 16­18 for more information about study hall privileges for juniors and seniors, and lunchtime privileges for seniors.) Note to Study Hall Teachers: Study hall in your classrooms should be as structured as your other classes. Classroom rules (no hats, no cell phones, no food or drink other than water, etc.) apply regardless of where a study hall is located.

Student of the Month
Each month one Lincoln Academy freshman, sophomore, junior and senior student will be recognized for achievement in the school or community. The Student of the Month Advisor will take nominations at the beginning of each month. Faculty will nominate individuals from the entire student body and the recipient will be recognized in an appropriate manner.

Public telephones have been provided for the use of the students and others attending functions at the Academy. Messages for students to call home will be given only between classes or at the close of school. Students are not permitted to make personal phone calls during class time.

Most textbooks are loaned to the students. Each student is responsible for the care of these books and for returning them in good condition at the end of the year. Graduating seniors will not receive their diploma and school records until all books and materials have been turned in or payment made. Underclassmen will not be allowed to take their final exams if books and materials are not turned in to the teacher or payment made for lost or damaged books. Grade reports will not be sent home until all materials are turned in or payment made.

Visitor’s Policy
Parents are welcome to visit the school and follow a regular schedule anytime. Students from other schools (not former Lincoln Academy students) may attend classes with you only if they are not incurring an absence at another school. You must obtain prior approval from your teachers and the Associate Head. On the day of the visit a visitor’s badge must be obtained from the office.

FALL Cheerleading Cross Country, boys & girls Field Hockey, girls’ varsity & J.V. Golf, boys & girls Soccer, boys’ varsity & J.V.; girls’ varsity & J.V. WINTER Basketball, boys’ varsity, J.V. & Freshmen girls’ varsity & J.V. Cheering, girls and boys, varsity Indoor Track, boys and girls Special Olympics, boys & girls Swimming, boys & girls Wrestling, varsity & J.V. SPRING Baseball, boys’ varsity & J.V.

38 Lacrosse, boys’ varsity & J.V. Lacrosse, girls’ varsity Softball, girls’ varsity & J.V. Special Olympics, boys & girls Tennis, boys & girls Track, boys & girls A student may only participate in one sport per season. A student who quits one sport may NOT participate in another sport that season without the consent of both coaches involved. In the event a student chooses to participate in any sport after the season has already begun, his/her participation must be approved by the coach and the Athletic Director. To ensure safety, the athlete will need to practice a minimum of two weeks with the team in regularly scheduled supervised practices before he/she is allowed to compete in a contest. In the event he/she is a transfer student, Lincoln Academy will follow the rules in the MPA Handbook. A student must have a minimum of five (5) days of practice before participation in a game. Any student who has missed two or more weeks of practice, for any reason, must practice for a minimum of five (5) days before taking part in a game. Additionally, in the event of an injury requiring medical attention, a student will only be cleared to return to athletic competition and/or practice with a note from his/her physician. In order to compete or travel with the team, a student must be academically eligible (see Athletic Eligibility Policy). Lincoln Academy is a class “B” school and a member of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference that includes the following schools: Belfast Camden Hills Medomak Valley Nokomis Leavitt Lincoln Academy Maranacook Mount View Waterville MCI Oak Hill Rockland Winslow Gardiner

Alpha Sigma Gamma Art Club Big Brothers/Sisters Chess club Civil Rights Team Climate Action Club Debate Team GSTA Garden Club Interact Club International Club L.A. Players (Interactive Theater) “L” Club Library Aides Lions Club Speakout Marine explorers’ club Mathematics Team M.U.N. Music Festivals National Honor Society

39 One Act Play Festival Outing Club Peer Mediation Peer Tutoring Philosophy Club Prize Speaking Science Club Sigma Sigma Chi Special Olympics Student Council Suicide Prevention Technology Team Theatrical Productions

Classes earn Faculty Shield points in various ways during the year; the winning class has its numerals engraved on the Shield.

EXAMPLES OF AWARDS AT CLASS DAY AND FINAL ASSEMBLY Achievement Cup Athletics Babe Ruth Sportsmanship Bausch and Lomb (Science) Business Education Ervine Hatch Memorial Award Excellence in Language Excellence in Scholarship Faculty Shield Lion and Unicorn Award Lowell Simmons Award Music Activities National Math Exam National French Exam National Spanish Exam Perfect Attendance (four years) Robert Skillin Vocational Award Student Council Valedictorian Salutatorian Theater Activities Warren D. Cunningham (Math)


40 The following local scholarships are awarded yearly to graduating seniors: Lewis C. Alley Scholarship – physical education/sports American Legion Scholarship – citizenship Nelson W. Bailey Scholarship ­ Science Henry Beston Scholarship Bremen Patriotic Club – senior from Bremen Henry & Estelle Butler Scholarship – worthy student George Chasse, Jr., Fund – public speaker/or debater Thelma Clark Scholarship – teaching profession Robert Clunie, Jr., Memorial Fund – recent graduate who has shown some success in college Damariscotta Area Business & Professional Women’s Club Damariscotta/Newcastle Lioness Club Damariscotta/Newcastle Rotary Club Maurice “Jake” Day Art Scholarship Frances Dixon Scholarship – achievement in Math Leon Dodge Scholarship – freshman in Maine college with outstanding scholastic record Hattie Fossett Memorial Scholarship (Woman’s Club) Jamison Searles Hinck Scholarship – Engineering Crystalle Rose Johnson Art Scholarship Kay Dopp Scholarship – English Ed Lewis Scholarship – Bristol Lions Club Lincoln Academy Memorial Scholarship Mary Linn Scholarship – for a Lincoln Academy graduate studying in a health­related field June Moran Music Scholarship ­­ Music William and Marion White Mohrman Scholarship Charles “Bud” Osmer Scholarship – excellence in Academics with interest in sciences and the outdoors Daniel A. Pinkham Scholarship – sports Gary Pinkham Scholarship Lee Anne Pulsifer Memorial Scholarship – for a Senior who has taken three or more business courses Anne M. Scofield Scholarship –sportsmanship William Isaac Sherman Music Scholarship Harold Smithwick Scholarship – high moral character and integrity Eugene H. & Oriana Walker Scholarship – vocational education Miriam Loud Wilbur Scholarship – service to community Reny Charitable Foundation – Business Management


Lincoln Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non­governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post graduate instruction. Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of


institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association. NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, INC. 209 BURLINGTON ROAD BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS 01730­1433

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