Ninth Grade Jump Start

Jump Start is one-day program designed to help ninth grade students feel confident and ready to begin high school. Freshman have the school all to themselves, giving them a chance to become familiar with the building, see classrooms, and get to know classmates and teaching staff before school officially starts. All incoming 9th graders in Tacoma Public Schools are automatically registered for Jump Start at their high school.

Jump Start Dates and Times

Jump Start will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The date your student attends is based on their last name.

  • August 15, 2022: Students with last name A to L attend.
  • August 16, 2022: Students with last name M to Z attend.

Jump Start Transportation

Transportation is provided to and from Lincoln High School from local middle schools. Please be at the pick up location 10 minutes prior to the bus time.

Location AM Pick Up PM Drop Off
Giaudrone Middle School 7:26 a.m. 12:09 p.m.
Stewart Middle School 7:35 a.m. 12:07 p.m.
First Creek Middle School 7:58 a.m. 12:05 p.m.


Summer Programs, Meals & Resources

Tacoma Public Schools and several partner organizations offer summer programs and activities, free summer meals and other resources for students and families.