Lincoln Academy Core Knowledge Charter School

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This slideshow contains information about Lincoln Academy, a Core Knowledge charter school (K-8) in Arvada, CO. Types of information include test scores, number of teachers, and community data from …

This slideshow contains information about Lincoln Academy, a Core Knowledge charter school (K-8) in Arvada, CO. Types of information include test scores, number of teachers, and community data from the U.S. census.

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  • The "Core Knowledge" movement is an educational reform based on the premise that a grade-by-grade core of common learning is necessary to ensure a sound and fair elementary education, according to the Core Knowledge Web site. The movement was started by Professor E. D. Hirsch, Jr., author of Cultural Literacy and The Schools We Need , and is based on a large body of research in cognitive psychology, as well as a careful examination of several school systems Hirsch thought to be the world's fairest and most effective.

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  • 1. Lincoln Academy A Core Knowledge charter school in Arvada, CO Grades Pre-K through 8
  • 2. The Mission of Lincoln Academy is to help students attain their highest social and academic potential through an academically rigorous, content-rich educational program in a safe, orderly, and caring environment. School Mission
  • 3. Core Knowledge • Educational reform • Based on the premise that a grade-by-grade core of common learning is necessary to ensure a sound and fair elementary education • Started by Professor E. D. Hirsch, Jr., author of Cultural Literacy and The Schools We Need • Based on a large body of research in cognitive psychology, as well as a careful examination of several school systems Hirsch thought to be the world's fairest and most effective.
  • 4. Core Knowledge Learn more about Core Knowledge at www. coreknowledge .org
  • 5. Enrollment/ratios
  • 6. Education levels of teachers • 21 full-time teachers • 15 part-time teachers (.3 time up to .8 time) • 13 teachers have advanced degrees (master’s or doctorate). All 3 administrators have advanced degrees.
  • 7. Teachers’ experience • Average years of teaching experience: 5 • Percent of teachers teaching in the subject in which they received their degree: 50% • Teachers with three years or more of teaching experience: 18 • Teachers with less than three years of teaching experience: 10
  • 8. Support staff • 18 classroom assistants • Large exceptional student services staff: 5 paraprofessionals, 4 special education service providers (speech, occupational therapy, psychologist, social work) • 1 staff member that works with students with Advanced Learning Plans • 3 administrators — 1 full-time principal and 2 part-time assistant principals.
  • 9. Academic status The elementary school has earned a "high" rating from the Colorado Department of Education every year since the ratings began. The middle school has earned a "high" rating for three of its four years.
  • 10. Academic status
  • 11. Student performance
  • 12. Student performance
  • 13. Student performance
  • 14. No advanced courses Although the school has no advanced courses, Principal Mary Ann Mahoney pointed out that “many of our algebra students do not need to take algebra in high school. Some students move directly to Spanish 2 when they enter high school.”
  • 15. Special classes • BETYOU (Building and Enrichment Time for Youth) is a program for grades three through five that offers a wide variety of extra classes for elementary students ranging from cooking to karate and book studies to Chinese language study. • In the middle school, Lincoln Academy offers several electives that are not common in middle schools in the neighborhood: multimedia, film study, and specialized science classes.
  • 16. Student offenses 2007-2008 • 1 instance of substance abuse - drugs • 29 other violations of the code of conduct
  • 17. Free/reduced lunch eligibility • 2005-2006: 13.1% • 2006-2007: 15.2% • 2007-2008: 17.9%
  • 18. Community of Arvada
  • 19. Community of Arvada
  • 20. Community of Arvada
  • 21. Community of Arvada Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey
  • 22. School Web site http://www. lincolnacademy .net