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    Lincoln High School Frequently Asked Questions

    Will Lincoln open as a 9-12 comprehensive high school?

    No. Lincoln High School (LHS) will open in September 2019 with only grades 9 and 10.

    Will Lincoln be a designated pathway for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) or an International School?

    Lincoln will be the new DLI pathway high school beginning in 2019-20. It will start with 9th grade. Students entering 10th grade in Ingraham's DLI pathway in 2019-20 can also opt to attend Lincoln. Students in the DLI pathway at Ingraham will be grandfathered, but new 9th graders will not be assigned to DLI at Ingraham beginning in 2019-20.

    When the high school boundaries change in 2019, will students be grandfathered so that they can stay at their current high schools?

    Yes and no.

    These students would be grandfathered:

    • All students in 11th and 12th grades in fall 2019.
    • All 12th graders in 2020.
    • Students in Highly Capable (HC) at Garfield High School and Ingraham High School.

    These students are not  grandfathered:

    • All 10th graders in the Lincoln High School attendance area in fall 2019 will be assigned to Lincoln (except students in HC).

    Will Lincoln be a guaranteed HC pathway?

    Beginning in 2019-20, there will be three HC pathways: a north pathway at Lincoln High School, a central/southeast pathway at Garfield High School and a southwest pathway at West Seattle High School. The IBX program at Ingraham High School remains as an optional pathway.

    All students in the HC pathways at Garfield and Ingraham will be grandfathered. HC students from West Seattle who are currently in 6th and 7th grade at Washington Middle School can continue to Garfield instead of moving to the new southwest pathway.

    Additionally, HC or HC-eligible students entering 10th grade in 2019-20 may opt into Lincoln if they are at Garfield or at their attendance area school and live within the Lincoln HC pathway, even if they were not in HCC in 8th grade.




    Updated: 1/16/19