The Lincoln Academy enrolls 377 students, wait list for 4K
Beloit Daily News - Mar. 10, 2021
As of Wednesday, The Lincoln Academy had accepted 377 students out of its target of 400 students with a majority of them coming from the Beloit School District, according to data provided by The Lincoln Academy.
“The response to open enrollment was overwhelmingly positive,” said CEO Kristi Cole in an interview Wednesday. “We’ve reached 94% of our enrollment target and will continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis until all grades are full.”
Lincoln Academy predicts gap between state funding and educational costs
Beloit Daily News - Mar. 1, 2021
The Lincoln Academy charter school will receive less government funding for its students than traditional public schools.
The resulting financial gap will be filled by the Hendricks Family Foundation in the first five years, along with other private funding commitments, donations and potential grants.
“Because of school finance policies, charter schools throughout the country must always do more with less and must raise private resources such as grants, private donations and sponsorships in order to fund school operations. The same will be true for The Lincoln Academy,” said Kids First Beloit Board of Directors Secretary Lisa Furseth.
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Lincoln Academy adds another grade and 50 more slots for students
Beloit Daily News - Jan. 19, 2021
BELOIT — The Lincoln Academy will be adding one additional grade, or 50 more slots for students this fall.
The Kids First Board of Directors approved adding grade 6 to the school plan at a December meeting in order to better prepare students for higher level courses in high school.
Original plans called for 4K to second grades and seventh through ninth in the first year. With the addition of sixth grade, the school will go from being able to take 350 students in the first year to 400, Cole said.
BELOIT — Enrollment for The Lincoln Academy will run from Feb. 1-28, according to CEO Kristi Cole.
The application period will be available online on Feb. 1 at TheLincolnAcademyBeloit.com. Parents can apply in person Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at The Lincoln Academy office located at 55 Eclipse Center.
An enrollment fair will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eclipse Center with staff to answer questions and a Spanish interpreter. Cookies and cocoa will be served. Registration is required and can be arranged by contacting Jen Tropp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-473-0246.