COURSE REGISTRATION GUIDE

Course Registration Guide 2022-2023

High School Program

The high school provides a United States-accredited academic program designed to prepare students academically, socially and personally for entrance into colleges and universities around the world. Students from Lincoln apply to and are admitted into colleges and universities in the United States, Argentina and other university systems internationally. All graduates from Lincoln also earn the Argentine National Diploma, Bachillerato en Arte y Literatura. In addition to the U.S. and Argentine curriculum, students may select the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or courses in grades 11 and 12. Students are encouraged through the curriculum to become active participants in their learning process and to make appropriate choices in order to develop personal interests and to become more productive and involved members of the community.  Students are also encouraged to select sports, club or arts activities in addition to the academic program as added venues to build skills, understanding, and community mindedness.
 

Important Dates

  • 11 Nov. 2021: Grade 10 students receive brief overview of IB program in advisory
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Grade 10 students attend IB Subject Fair
  • 18 Nov. 2021: Grade 10 course request forms distributed in advisory
  • 18 Nov. 2021: Grade 10 parent information session 6:30pm on Zoom 
  • 19-30 Nov. 2021: Grade 10 students submit signed course request form to counseling office
  • 11 February 2022: email to Grade 9 parents outlining choices and deadlines for electives
  • 14-28 February 2022: Individual Meetings with Grade 10 Students/Parents (Counselors and IB Coordinator)
    • Students create Course Action Plans with teacher input and counselor support where necessary
  • 16 February 2022: Counselors review course request process with Grade 8
  • 17 February 2022: February 17: 9th grade review course request form for Gr. 10 (with advisors or counselors) 
  • 17 February 2022: Distribute and complete course selection forms with Grade 11 students in Advisory
  • 19 February 2022: Updated course guide posted to website/attached to Flying Condor
  • 23 February 2022: Grade 8 Parent Info Meeting, Aula Magna 6:30 p.m.
  • 14 March 2022: 8th grade electives due/all HS course forms due
  • 18 March 2022: Grade 9 ,10, 11 Course Request Forms due

Important Contacts

The Course Guide provides an overview of the high school academic program. Please contact your school counselor, IB Coordinator, or individual teachers with specific questions about courses or programs.

graduation requirements

All students graduating from Lincoln must earn a minimum of 25 credits. All students must have met the minimum requirements in the specific areas listed below:

 

English 4 Physical Education 2
Social Studies 4 Visual & Performing Ars 1
Mathematics 4 Electives 4
Science 3    
Language 3    
Total 25    

 

Course Credit Value

Unless otherwise stated in the course description, all courses are year long in length. Students earn 1.0 credits for successful completion of two semesters resulting in 1 credit for the year. Credits are earned by quarter and/or semester. 

early graduation option

There is no option for early (less than four years of high school) graduation.  

ARGENTINE NATIONAL DIPLOMA

Beginning in June 2013, all Lincoln graduates earned the Argentine National Diploma. Requirements for the Argentine National Diploma include:

4 years Mathematics                4 years Spanish
3 years Science                4 years Physical Education
4 years English                 2 years Arts (Required in grades 11 and 12)
4 years Social Science            1 year Philosophy (2 semesters of TOK in grade 11 and 12)
1 year Technology
 

class load

Full-time students at Lincoln must take eight full credit courses each semester during grades nine and ten. Juniors and seniors must take a minimum of seven full credit courses. 

PROGRESS TOWARD GRADUATION

All students enrolled at Lincoln in the high school must take a program leading toward fulfillment of the Lincoln graduation requirements.  

Students enrolling after grade 9 will be expected to select courses for their grade and also enroll in courses to earn credits in any subject area where they are deficient.

Grade 9: Students must earn a minimum of 6 credits to be promoted to grade 10.
Grade 10: Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits (cumulative over two years) to be promoted to grade 11.
Grade 11: Students must earn a minimum of 18 credits (cumulative over three years) to be promoted to grade 12.

College Preparatory Program

Lincoln prepares students for a wide variety of post-secondary options, including going on to further education, colleges and universities world wide. The high school curriculum is a college preparatory program.  The Lincoln graduation requirements are set to maximize student’s entry to university in Argentina, the United States, and other countries. 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme at Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln is open to all enrolled students and applicants.
The following conditions are recommended to students and parents prior to the beginning of the grade 11 school year.

  1. Students and parents meet with a High School Guidance Counselor and the IB Diploma Coordinator to establish a two year plan of studies to include the preliminary selection of three Higher Level courses and three Standard Level courses.
  2. The student must be ready for work in three Higher Level subject areas as recommended by teachers and according to student interest.
  3. In consultation with teachers, parents and the High School Counselor the student needs to take into consideration his or her previous study habits, organization and time management, as well as degree of academic motivation (curiosity for learning, seriousness of purpose, academic discipline) before committing to the full IB Diploma Programme.

To successfully transfer into the IB Programme in Grade 11 or 12, students must coordinate their choice of subjects with the Admissions Office of Asociación Escuelas Lincoln, the IB Coordinator, a High School Counselor and/or the High School Principal. For a student already enrolled in the IB Programme at a previous school, a plan of continuance within the full IB Diploma Programme must be established prior to admission. 

Language A: Literature Standard Level may be studied as a non-school supported self-taught subject.  Students will pay for any fees associated with an external tutor or teacher required for this subject. 

Students who prefer to not take the full IB Diploma Program may take individual "Diploma Programme (DP) courses" and the students will be awarded "Diploma Programme (DP) Courses Results" upon successfully completing the requirements of the course. 

All students who register to take an IB exam will pay the published IB registration and exam fees, as well as IBO Service Fees for any changes made to exams after November 15.  IBO registration and exam fees are nonrefundable after November 15.

Students will need to pay for the legalization fee of their IBO Diploma. This request should be made through the IB DP Coordinator.  
 

course information

Course Descriptions

English 9
(Grade 9; one year; 1.0 credit)

This course introduces students to literary analysis in the different genres of literature. Students will continue to develop formal essay writing and research-writing skills through a variety of assignments, including an introduction to online databases and library resources, and will also complete creative writing assignments. Students will have the opportunity to develop their oral language skills through informal class discussions as well as formal presentations. There will be review and continued study of the writing process.  Students will develop an intrinsic interest in reading, and nurture their capacity for sustained reading. 


Fundamentals of English 9
(Grade 9; 1 year; 1.0 credit)

The twofold objective of this course is firstly to provide non-native English language students equal access to the English 9 curriculum and secondly to improve their level of English in a small, focused setting.  The reading material and assignments in this class are based on the English 9 curriculum, but are differentiated to include more scaffolding, background building and cooperative learning strategies, which lead to greater opportunities for class participation and use of productive language. The class works as a community, creating an environment which gives the support and encouragement that students need to achieve academic success. 


Fundamentals of English 10
(Grade 10; 1 year; 1.0 credit)

The twofold objective of this course is firstly  to provide non-native English language students  equal access to the English 10 curriculum and secondly to improve their level of English in a small, focused setting.  The reading material and assignments in this class are based on the English 10 curriculum , but are differentiated to include more scaffolding, background building and cooperative learning strategies, which lead to greater opportunities for class participation and use of productive language. The class works as a community, creating an environment which gives the support and encouragement the students need to achieve  academic success.

 
English 10
(Grade 10; one year; 1.0 credit)

The texts chosen for this course reflect a sampling of important literature. The language units we study encourage a deeper understanding of the connections between language, culture and identity. Writing instruction includes the principles and organization of rhetorical structures, literary analysis, and creative writing; assignments may include journals, portfolio entries, critical essays, and research papers. Special attention will be given to identifying and analyzing literary elements, and their application to various works of literature. The topics we cover are Satire and Visual Literacy; Dreams and Social Justice in Drama; Poetry as Social Critique, Bildungsromans and Independent Inquiry. Students will also be encouraged to maintain an outside reading program in the hope of developing a lifelong love for reading. This course will prepare students to enter IB Language and Literature.


IB English Language and Literature Standard Level
(Grades 11/12; two years; 2.0 credits)

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of English 10
Bilingual/native speaker proficiency
    
In this course, students study a wide range of literary and non-literary texts in a variety of media. By examining communicative acts across literary forms and text types,  alongside appropriate secondary readings, students will investigate the nature of language itself and the ways in which it shapes and is influenced by identity and culture. Approaches to study in the course are meant to be wide ranging and can include literary theory, sociolinguistics, media studies and critical discourse analysis among others. All students enrolled in the course complete all the required IB‐related assignments and exams.  The topics studied are Culture and Conflict; Science, Technology and Dystopia; Drama and the Human Condition; Politics, Power and Justice; Satire and Poetry as Personal Expression and Social Criticism. All students are also required to produce a Learner Portfolio of work they do as part of this IB course. 
The  IB Assessments are the Individual Oral and two written exams (Paper 1: Guided Analysis and Paper 2: Comparative Essay).


IB English Language and Literature Higher Level
(Grades 11/12; two years; 2.0 credits)

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of English 10
Bilingual/native speaker proficiency
    
In this course, students study a wide range of literary and non-literary texts in a variety of media. By examining communicative acts across literary forms and text types,  alongside appropriate secondary readings, students will investigate the nature of language itself and the ways in which it shapes and is influenced by identity and culture. Approaches to study in the course are meant to be wide ranging and can include literary theory, sociolinguistics, media studies and critical discourse analysis among others. All students enrolled in the course complete all the required IB‐related assignments and exams. The topics studied are Culture and Conflict; Science, Technology and Dystopia; Drama and the Human Condition; Politics, Power and Justice; Satire and Poetry as Personal Expression and Social Criticism. All students are also required to produce a Learner Portfolio of work they do as part of this IB course. 
 All coursework across standard level and higher level courses are the same, but higher level may be required to read additional literature, and the assessment requirements differ. 
The  IB Assessments are the Individual Oral, the HL Essay and two written exams (Paper Guided Analysis and Paper 2: Comparative Essay).

English Seminar
(Grade 11,12; full year; 1 credit)

English Seminars are college preparatory courses which may be taken in lieu of an IB course to earn required English credit. They may also be taken as electives (in conjunction with an IB course). Seminar B alternates yearly with Seminar A.


In English Seminar, there is a focus on three main areas of study. These include media studies, rhetoric, and archetypes in literature. Students will learn to analyse and construct persuasive language in written, spoken and visual forms. They will also learn techniques to make effective arguments culminating in a final research paper and speech. Students will examine the components of visual language. They will investigate different archetypal structures in literature and film, analysing specific texts and applying that knowledge to their own creations. 
 

 


The Following Language and Literature courses are offered to speakers of Spanish as a first language and in some cases to proficient speakers of Spanish as a second language.


Español 1
(Grado 9; un año; 1.0 crédito)

Requisitos:
Prácticas del Lenguaje 2 (Middle School) o recomendación de la profesora o Examen de nivel

El programa de Español 1 cubre dos áreas: lengua y comunicación, y literatura. En la primera área, los alumnos estudiarán la lengua española y sus usos en detalle utilizando herramientas de la lingüística, la gramática y el análisis del discurso. En la segunda, el énfasis estará puesto en la dimensión estética del lenguaje. La selección de obras literarias ilustrará el concepto general de la diferencia cultural. 

The Prácticas del Lenguaje 3 program covers two areas: Language & Communication, and Literature. In the first area, students will study the Spanish language and its usage in detail using the tools offered by linguistics, grammar and discourse analysis. In the second area, special emphasis will be placed on the aesthetic dimension of language. Literary works as well as other types of social discourse will be analyzed in this course.   The selections will illustrate the general subject of cultural difference. 

Español 2
(Grado 10; un año; 1.0 crédito)

Requisitos:
Español 1 o recomendación de la profesora o Examen de nivel

Literatura 1 es una continuación del programa de Prácticas del Lenguaje 3. Los estudiantes se familiarizarán con nociones fundamentales de la teoría literaria y analizarán obras relevantes de la literatura, de distintos géneros y épocas, escritas originalmente en español o traducidas a esa lengua. El programa está estructurado a partir de un tema, la identidad, tanto en un sentido individual como colectivo. Durante el curso, los estudiantes estudiarán distintos abordajes teóricos y críticos a los textos y compararán producciones artísticas.

Literatura 1 is a continuation of Prácticas del Lenguaje 3. Students will delve into literary theory using the tools of Comparative Literature. Written assignments will be designed to help students learn to construct solid arguments and develop ideas clearly.  Works will be selected from a variety of well-known writers. During this course students will also study different critical approaches, compare different art forms.

IB Español A: Lengua y Literatura NM y NS
(Grados 11/12; dos años; 2.0 créditos)

Requisitos:
Aprobar Español 2, ó
Completar el examen de nivel
En este curso, los estudiantes abordarán una amplia gama de trabajos literarios y no-literarios indagando la naturaleza misma de la lengua, su influencia en la identidad individual y comunitaria, y los modos en que da forma a la cultura. Los abordajes teóricos serán amplios y variados, incluyendo textos de teoría literaria, de sociolingüística, de estudios culturales y de análisis crítico del discurso entre otros. Todos los estudiantes del curso cumplirán con las tareas y exámenes propios de las materias del programa IB, así como deberán tener siempre completa con sus trabajos la Carpeta del Estudiante.

El trabajo del curso será igual para los alumnos de nivel medio y superior, pero los alumnos de nivel alto deberán enviar uno de los ensayos escritos durante el curso para ser evaluado al IB, y las evaluaciones finales (Prueba 1 y 2) son levemente diferentes

Evaluaciones de NS
Evaluaciones de NM
Prueba 1 (2 textos no literarios)
Prueba 1(1 texto no literario)
Prueba 2 (basada en tres textos literarios)
Prueba 2 (basada en 2 textos literarios)
Ensayo literario



Aclaración importante: las exigencias de lectura de los dos niveles son iguales, en consonancia con los lineamientos descritos en la guía del IB.

Seminario de Literatura
(Grados 11/12; un año; 1.0 créditos)

El curso, que será dictado en Español, se propone indagar las relaciones de las producciones culturales (narraciones literarias, cinematográficas, historietas y música popular, etc.) con diversas problemáticas del mundo contemporáneo. 
Las producciones culturales serán elegidas teniendo en cuenta la diversidad de las tradiciones culturales. 
Los problemas a estudiar y discutir conformarán cuatro módulos: 
Problemáticas de las  ciencias en narraciones de ficción: desde la biología y la física a   la ecología;
La Historia y las historias (relatos, stories): ¿Qué es lo que se cuenta en cada historia y por qué?;  
Sociedades y migraciones representadas en la cultura popular; 
Preocupaciones de la filosofía en historietas, series, relatos literarios y arte callejero. 

En cada uno de los ejes se examinarán conceptos básicos de distintas disciplinas, como, por ejemplo, teoría literaria, filosofía, semiótica, antropología y sociología. 

This seminar will delve into the connections among the different cultural productions (literary works, movies, comic books, popular music, etc.) and the problem areas of the modern world. The works to be studied will be chosen from a diversity of cultural traditions.

The four modules of the course are:

Problem areas of sciences and fictional narratives: from biology and physics to ecology;
History and stories: what is told in each story and why?
Societies and migrations as represented in popular culture;
philosophical issues in comic books, TV series, literary texts and street art.

In each one of the modules, students will examine basic concepts from different disciplines, like literary theory, philosophy, semiotics, anthropology and sociology.