Lincoln Street Alternative


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    Our Vision

    Our mission at Lincoln Street Alternative High School is to provide innovative and alternative learning experiences that inspire our young people to be better than they thought possible, to value others as well as themselves, and to make decisions that will have a positive impact on the world around them. 

    Belief Statements

    We believe all students can learn and succeed when provided a caring learning environment where students can be themselves.

    We believe students learn in different ways and shall be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.

    We believe each student is a valued individual with unique social, emotional, and academic needs.

    We believe in developing and nurturing strong relationships with our students and their families.

    We believe in creating an inclusive learning community that embraces the diversity of both our staff and students. 


    Lincoln Street is a Green School  





  • Welcome to LSA!

    Hello LSA Families,

    My name is Dave Brooks and I am honored to serve as the Principal at Lincoln Street Alternative. I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with both you and your child to become a small part of their journey to success in life. I firmly believe that ALL kids can learn when given equitable opportunities to succeed. I am really looking forward getting to know your child, which includes learning about their passions, interests, and both short and long term goals in life.

    Before coming to Birmingham Public Schools in 2013, I had an opportunity to teach in Saginaw, Immokalee (located in Florida) and Detroit. In 2013, I joined Berkshire Middle School as a math teacher. I was then given the opportunity in 2016 to serve as both the Berkshire Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for four years. I am proud to now be serving as the Principal of LSA and the Principal of BPS Virtual Learning.

    Our staff here at LSA continue to bring me great comfort because I know how much they genuinely care about your children and how high their expectations are for them. Please know that your kids are in good hands with adults that care about them in this unique educational environment.

    If you want to email, talk on the phone or meet in person, I would love the opportunity to get to know you and your child’s educational background a little bit better. I look forward to our time together. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.




    Dave Brooks

    Principal at Lincoln Street Alternative HS

    Principal of BPS Virtual Learning


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