Abraham Lincoln High School 9-12

Dr. Donald J. Anticoli

3201 Ryan Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19136
Phone: 215-335-5653

With Malice Toward None

Abraham Lincoln High School


 The new school year is upon us!
We will see you soon!
 Below are important dates for School Opening
 August 18 - September 5: New Student Registration 
September 1: Labor Day: Schools Closed 
September 2: Faculty and Staff Report: Reorganization Day
September 3-5: Professional Development (PD)
September 8: First day for students
September 17: Student Dismissal @ 11:55 (Faculty PM PD)
September 25-26: Schools closed, Rosh Hashanah
October   2: Back to School Night: 5:30-7:30 PM.
October   8: Student Dismissal @ 11:55 (Faculty PM PD)
October 13: Schools Closed: Columbus Day 
School Supplies 
Each student needs one package of pencils and pens, one package of loose-leaf paper, one three-ring binder, and one 4 gb flash drive.
The classroom teachers will inform the students of the necessary supplies for their specific courses.
School Uniform
The school uniform consists of a black or gold polo or dress shirt with a collar and black pants. Lincoln logo polo shirts are available for sale each day at admission time for ten dollars. 

Abraham Lincoln High School

Summer Reading




Twelfth Grade                      The Color of Water

                                                                        by James McBride


Eleventh Grade                    Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

                                                                        by Ben Carson


Tenth Grade                          The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

                                                                        by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt



Summer Reading Assignment

Students will be responsible for completing a reader response journal. At the completion of each chapter, write responses to any of the following: 


·       An event, idea, or character that is interesting, unusual, or disturbing

·       An idea, event, or character that relates to your own experience

·       The importance of setting  (time, place, social and historical background)

·       A prediction (What do you think will happen next? Why?)

·       A summary (Select an important episode in the book/chapter and explain what happens, why it is important, and how you reacted to it.)

·       An evaluation of the character or character’s actions, values, or behaviors

·       An evaluation of the author’s writing ability

·       An assessment of the plot (Is it interesting, believable, inspiring?)

·       The importance or significance of the minor characters

·       A criticism about any aspect of the book

·       A recommendation or praise for any aspect of the book

·       An opinion about any aspect of the book

·       An opinion about the book’s relevance or its ability to stand the test of time




·       Reader response journals will be collected and evaluated by your English teacher when you return to school in September.



Additional Summer Reading Opportunities

·       Visit the Free Library at http://libwww.freelibrary.org/summerreading/

·       Explore the Free Library’s calendar of events at http://libwww.freelibrary.org/summerreading/docs/SRCalendarOfEvents2014.pdf

·       View the School District of Philadelphia’s summer reading lists at  http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/c/curriculum/summer-reading-lists

·      Participate in the New York Times Summer Reading Contest at http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/our-fifth-annual-new-york-times-summer-reading-contest/



Message from Our Principal

Our administration, faculty, and staff will continue to provide your child with the very best educational opportunities available to them. We are redesigning Lincoln High School into the Career Academy & Pathways Model for the 2014-15 school year. The students will receive career exploration classes in the Ninth Grade Academy, along with a rigorous core curriculum, which includes Algebra I, English I, Biology I and World History. World Language study in Spanish, French, Latin and American Sign Language is also offered.


Students in Grades 10-12 are in one of our Career Academies. The Academies are as follows:

 Arts (Horticulture or FAPA Pathways) 

 Sciences ( Health Sciences or Environmental Sciences Pathways)

 Professional Services (Law or Business Pathways) 

Additionally students are eligible to be accepted in one of our four Career Technical Education (CTE) programs:

 1.Applied Horticulture

 2.Business Accounting

 3.Business Technology 

 4. Health Related Sciences 

 Our goals are to help students gain academic excellence, cultivate creativity, and develop social skills.

 Please continue to help us make school a successful experience for your child each day by doing the following:

  • Making Attendance the First Priority - Students with attendance rates of 90% or higher generally attain an average grade of "B" or better.
  • Showing You Care by Getting Involved - Become a Home & School Assosciation and/or School Advisory Council volunteer, schedule a conference with your child's teacher, and take interest in daily homework assignments.
  • Supporting Your Children and Setting a Positive Example - Sometimes school can be challenging for students, but talking about their school experiences and looking for the progress they have made can make a big difference.  

 In addition, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Monthly School District Calendar, and School Website as they highlight upcoming events. 

 We are ready to face the challenges of the upcoming school year. Together we are making a huge difference in the lives of the students at Abraham Lincoln High School.


 Dr. Donald J. Anticoli, Principal


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