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Career Pathways

Lincoln High School has six different career pathways to pursue while at Lincoln High School.
Engineering, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Theater. Architectural Design, Banking and Finance, Video Production
Pathway To Engineering (PTE) program is a sequence of courses, which follows a proven hands-on, real- world, problem-solving approach to learning. Throughout PTE, students learn and apply the design process, acquire strong teamwork and communication proficiency and develop organizational, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. They discover the answers to questions like how are things made and what processes go into creating products?
Classes include:
  • Honors Intro to Engineering Design
  • Honors PRN Engineeing (Robotics)
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
For more details, check out Pathway Lead the Way page or speak with Mr. Cox, Mr. Bustillo, or Mr. Ramirez for more information.
Classes include:
  • CAD Architecture
  • Mechanical CAD
  • Architectural Design AB
Above: student banker informing staff about options.  Student tellers in annual finance competition.
Financial career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy and require skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication. This career pathway is designed to give high school students the ability to obtain such skills and knowledge in banking and finance to become financial literate young adults and to prepare them for life after high school.
Classes include:
  • Banking and Operator & Management
  • Finance / Planning & Investment
  • Finance Plan and Tax Prep or Student Banker
The program is broken up into three sections: 1) Introductory Course, 2) Concentrator Course, and a 3) Capstone Course: Finance, Banking and Tax Preparation and Financial Management.
It is intended to be taken in this order to achieve maximum student comprehension and growth. Throughout the 3 years students are gaining employability skills such as customer service, cash handling, written and oral communication, management of bank services, organization, and time management skills.

The Finance Course covers some of the following topics: workplace safety procedures, business mathematics, consumer accounts, credit cards, credit scores and reports, consumer loans, and budgeting.

The Banking Course subjects are: operation of a ten-key pad, banking policies and procedures, products and services offered by banking institutions, checks and deposits.

The Tax Preparation and Financial Management Course focuses on: Tax preparation, filling status, federal state and local tax laws, bonds, stocks, and investments.

The Agriculture and Natural Resource classes that are offered at Abraham Lincoln High School are within the Ornamental Horticulture Pathway. Each student will take two semesters of Ornamental Horticulture and two semesters of Greenhouse and Horticulture Practices. These classes will also give students A-G credit. The job opportunities after taking these classes are within any field of agriculture but specifically jobs within plant nurseries, greenhouse management, and landscaping careers. While students are in these classes, they will also be maintaining our class garden which will give students hands on skills within the industry.


Ornamental Horticulture A/B

Ornamental Horticulture is our Concentrator class and will provide the student with the necessary entry level techniques for a career in ornamental horticulture and the nursery industry. Topics covered include the anatomy and physiology of plants and the requirements for plant growth. Other topics include plant growth needs, botanical classification, plant physiology, plant reproduction, plant diseases and pests, management practices, selection and care of plants. Other coursework study includes units on plant identification, tool identification, plant propagation, fertilizers, herbicide and pesticide use, irrigation, and landscape design.


farmer's market


Greenhouse and Horticulture Practices A/B

Greenhouse Horticulture Practices is designed as our Capstone class in Ornamental Horticulture. Students learn and apply skills in both operating and maintaining environments for correct plant growth. Labs and activities will have an emphasis on different growing mediums, greenhouses, weed control, plant environments, soil mediums, plant growth, plant propagation, planting mediums, plant biology, plus transplanting and merchandising of ornamental plants. In addition, the students will be exposed to floral design, and the safe use of nursery materials, supplies and equipment. Learners will also gain experience through leadership development, lab projects, and career exploration in agriculture.

The purpose of the video production pathway is to provide a project-based visual arts program, which guides students to achieve the standards in the visual arts and career technical education training, by providing students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring film makers in the production of film, video, and new media projects for business and entertainment. Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking in conjunction with learning about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions. Our pathway is the recent recipient of over $300,000 in federal grant money to create a new video production studio / sound stage, and purchase class sets of professional video equipment (cameras, lighting, microphones etc.)

Courses in the pathway include:

Video Production 1 A/B (introduction): In which students are introduced to the basics of video productions, and participate in creating videos and films. (Students who come to Lincoln from feeder schools with a video production pathways get to skip this course).

Video Production 2 A/B (concentrator): In this course, students write and create episodes of our monthly school wide television show “Tigervision”



The Theater and Stage Pathway offers opportunities for students to learn about and participate in all aspects of theatrical production from acting and play writing, to scenic design and lighting. Students will engage in theoretical practice, as well has hands on projects like school-wide theatrical productions.


Classes include:
Intro to Theater A/B

The emphasis in introduction to theater is artistic perception and creative expression. Students will be trained in the fundamental skills of the theatre arts, including improvisation techniques, body control, voice, diction, pantomime, learning of lines, creation of character, projection of ideas and emotions, and preparation and acting of scenes from plays. Acting projects will provide positive group experiences in collaborative assignments, developing self-discipline, evaluating the performances of others, and accepting constructive criticism.


Stage Design A/B

In Stage Design, students receive a general survey of historical and aesthetic traditions in theatre and stage design. Opportunities are afforded for direct application of theory through participation in designing, constructing, painting, and lighting stage settings and props for school plays and programs. Instruction will consist of a combination of lecture and group projects mixed with real-world technical theater applications in the Auditorium and Black Box Theater
Advanced Theater Production: (by audition only)
Students enrolled for Advanced Theater Production will work alongside the creative faculty and stage design team to produce a Fall Play, and Spring Musical every year.  In addition to the two larger productions, ATP students will have the opportunity to produce and direct smaller productions in the new Black Box theater including the Halloween production, Brown Bag Theater (student-generated material performed during lunch time) and so on.