Seventh and Eighth Grade

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The middle school schedule starts with a rigorous focus on academics.  Students receive daily instruction in the core subject areas of Mathematics, English, Science, and Social Studies in classes that meet for 53 minutes, as opposed to many traditional schedules that offer class periods of 45 minutes or less.

After the academic classes, students report to their lunch period.  This lunch only consists of 7th and 8th grade students and remains separate from those lunch periods at the high school level.

Following lunch, students enter their elective/health period which meets for approximately 50 minutes daily.  Electives change quarterly for students.  One quarter is dedicated to health class.  The three remaining quarters are composed of student-chosen electives; two that focus on academics and one that focuses on the arts.  Available electives include: STEAM, Money Math, Literature in Film, Debate, Future City/K’Nex, Theater, Media, Literary Arts, and Music.

Finally, students have immersion classes focused on the arts in their given major.  These in-major classes meet four times weekly, for over 80 minutes each day.  This lengthened period of time allows for an advanced study of the artistic disciplines within each student’s major.  The final, fifth day, consists of a split block during which students take their required physical education class.  In addition, the students have a small-group, middle-school prep period in which tutoring and additional academic support is offered.  During this time students also have access to the Middle School Lending Library.


The seventh- and eighth-grade programs at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School offer students with an exceptional interest in the arts an early opportunity to begin studying their artistic discipline. Both programs are currently accepting students in the Music, Dance, Literary Arts, Theatre and Media Arts departments, and will prepare students for four-year immersion in those disciplines, while providing them a high-quality academic education.


Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Lincoln Park will receive a full academic schedule with Pennsylvania certified teachers in a traditional academic setting, and will have the chance to get instruction from professionals in the arts field of their choice. These programs offer an unbeatable combination of artistic excellence and high academic standards – since 2009, the school’s eighth-grade PSSA scores have traditionally ranked among the highest in Beaver County. Seventh- and eighth-grade students have their academic classes and lunch periods as a group, separate from the rest of the school population.


Seventh- and eighth-grade students will receive arts instruction from professional, working artists in the discipline of their choice, as well as academic instruction from highly qualified, Pennsylvania certified teachers.



Prospective students should attend an enrollment seminar at LPPACS, held during second semester. For more information on these seminars, please view the information under the “Enrollment” tab.

To download an enrollment package for the Seventh and Eighth Grade programs at Lincoln Park, students must choose an arts discipline.

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School is dedicated to providing student-centered service in a professional and compassionate manner. The school utilizes a highly-trained and committed staff, which includes a number of professional artists. Students at LPPACS benefit from individualized educational strategies, tailored to each student's needs, interests and abilities, and designed to empower every student to succeed.

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