Special Senior Edition; Graduation Week Activities & Travel Preparations

We are thrilled to share with you the exciting plans we have in store for Graduation Week at Lincoln Academy.  Graduation Week is a cultural touchstone that holds significant importance in the lives of our students and their families. It’s a week filled with various festivities, award ceremonies, gatherings, and, ultimately, the grand Commencement ceremony. We’re dedicated to curating an unforgettable experience for all of our graduating seniors and their families.  

To ensure that you’re well-prepared for the festivities and travel arrangements, we’ve compiled important information that requires your attention:

Travel Preparations and Visa Requirements:   For families of international students, we understand that travel arrangements can be complex. We advise you to start planning your travel well in advance to ensure a smooth journey. 

For families traveling from abroad, please ensure that you have all necessary documentation and visa requirements in order.  Please use this form to submit your travel arrangements.  This will be gathered by the admissions office, who can provide you with a Visa Invitation Letter.  

Accommodations: We recommend booking your accommodations as early as possible.  We have curated a travel page on our website to guide you towards local Inns and Hotels.  

Schedule of Events: Please familiarize yourself with the schedule of events for Graduation Week:

Senior Week Tea

We understand that Graduation Week is a significant milestone for your family, and we are committed to making it a memorable and joyous occasion for everyone involved. If you have any questions, concerns, or special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Be well and take care,

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 8: 7 pm in the Dining Commons. Late-Winter Dance sponsored by Student Council. More info below

Friday, March 8-Saturday, March 9: One Act at Regionals

Saturday, March 9: SAT offered at LA (more info below)

Saturday, March 9: 9 am in the gym. Battle of the Badges basketball tournament

Wednesday, March 13: End of trimester 2

Thursday, March 14 and Friday March 15: No School, teacher workshop days

Thursday, March 14: 6-7 pm via Google Meet. College info night for juniors

Saturday, March 16: Lincoln Academy Booster Auction in the Dining Commons.

Monday, March 18: Pitchers/Catchers begin practice

Wednesday, March 20: PSAT for sophomores (optional). Sign up in the CAC office by March 6.

Monday, March 25: Spring Sports begin. Sign ups now underway. More info and a link to sign up below.

April 2-8: EdLab trip to Puerto Rico

Friday, March 22: 7 pm in the Dining Commons. Sophomore Class Karaoke Night

Wednesday April 3: 3rd Annual Peter J. Benner ’92 Job Fair

April 13-21: No School. April Vacation

In Service to Others

Wood Deliver 2

Mr. Abbott is coordinating community service opportunities for LA students. He will be putting together a monthly update of these opportunities for students to take advantage of. Want to get involved, or have a service opportunity for students? Contact him at jabbott@lincolnacademy.org.  The latest edition of the Community Service newsletter is at this link.

SAT/ TOEFL and AP Testing Information

SAT Test: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Lincoln Academy

Registration deadline for Students: February 23, 2024

Register for SAT exams Here

Link to the College Board Website for SAT Information: https://www.collegeboard.org/

PSAT Test: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at Lincoln Academy

Lincoln Academy is offering the PSAT for Sophomores, in the Gym on Tuesday, March 20th during the school day. This standardized test is optional. For sophomores who wish to participate, a fee of $18 cash or check (made out to Lincoln Academy) or $20 for credit card payment is due to the Career and Academic Office (CAC) no later than March 6th.

Approved Resident Student Travel Dates

air travel

All air travel must be via Portland International Jetport — Airport code:  PWM

All arriving students MUST e-mail a flight itinerary to Ms. Monica Tan, Director of Residential Life mtan@lincolnacademy.org

Travel Dates

Traveling on Approved Travel Dates

Lincoln Academy only provides transportation to and from Portland at no cost when students travel on approved travel dates.  Transportation is to the Portland International Jetport (PWM) or the Concord Coach Bus Station.  Lincoln Academy may provide transportation to or from Boston (BOS) airport for a fee.

Whenever possible, Lincoln Academy will provide transportation for students who are traveling on non-approved travel dates.  Transportation on non-approved travel dates incurs a fee.  Students and families may also arrange for transportation from Lincoln Academy on the Concord Coach Bus line or with a local taxi. These services are likely to be very expensive. Transportation on non-approved travel dates must be approved by the Director of Resident Life at least 48 hours before the student leaves campus. 

Transportation Fee Schedule

  • Student transportation to Portland on approved travel dates: NO CHARGE
  • Student transportation to Portland on non-approved travel dates:  $125 one-way (6 am – 9 pm) 
  • Student transportation to Portland on non-approved travel dates:  $175 one-way (9 pm – 6 am) 
  • Student transportation to Boston:  $500 one-way 

Families and students are always urged to plan well ahead. In an emergency, Lincoln Academy will make every effort to accommodate a student’s needs.  Students and families are expected to provide copies of all travel plans and flight itineraries to the Office of Residence Life at least two weeks prior to travel.

End of year travel dates

Connect with Other LA Parents

Join the LA parent Facebook groups so you can organize for class fundraisers and other class-specific events. Join with the links below:

Class of 2024: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694463811604680/

Class of 2025: https://www.facebook.com/groups/626509702356048/

Class of 2026: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1721650521554327/

Class of 2027: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1241214307279176/

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2023/2024 Travel Dates for the school year:

https://lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-23_24.pdf