Lincoln Park Academy
is a public magnet school
located in Fort Pierce, Florida
. Commonly referred to as simply "LPA
", the school is academically geared, offering Advanced Placement
, International Baccalaureate
, dual-enrollment, and pre-engineering course schedules. It was ranked 43rd in the "Challenge Index" of all United States public high schools in the Washington Post
The school consists of two portions: the Middle School (grades 6–8) and the High School (grades 9–12). Noted African American author Zora Neale Hurston
attended Lincoln Park Academy and was a substitute teacher there; the LPA Library is dedicated to her and her legacy.
The High School consists of a more modern construction: a two-story, three-winged building that houses classrooms, and an adjacent main-office building which serves as the front of the school. The new high school building was completed in 1997, and the LPA graduating class of 2001 was the first class to attend all four years in the new building.
Additional buildings on the premises include a large gymnasium, a cafeteria shared by both Middle and High School students, and, the most recent addition to LPA, an auditorium equipped with classrooms, practice rooms, dressing rooms, and a public foyer, including a concessions stand and ticket booth.
During school hours and extracurricular programs, the auditorium serves to house the school's musical and art programs,... Read More