About Us

Welcome to Lincoln Academy, nestled in the heart of Pleasant Grove, UT. Since our establishment in 2005, we’ve been on an incredible journey of growth and impact. With each passing year, our vibrant campus echoes with the energy of approximately 900 students who join us to explore and excel. As a pioneering K-9 institution, we are steadfastly committed to our mission of empowering students to SOAR: to Serve their community, Overcome challenges, Achieve their dreams, and always practice Respect. At Lincoln Academy, we believe in fostering an environment where every student’s potential is ignited and nurtured. Join us as we cultivate tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers, and innovators, one SOARing step at a time.

What is a Charter School?

A charter school is a unique and dynamic educational institution that operates independently within the public school system. Distinguished by its autonomy and innovative approach, a charter school is granted a charter—a contract—with its authorizing entity, which outlines its mission, educational goals, and specific operational parameters. This flexibility enables charter schools like Lincoln Academy to design and implement tailored curricula, teaching methodologies, and educational experiences that cater to the diverse needs and interests of its students and community.

Discover the Lincoln Academy Difference

At Lincoln Academy Charter School, we’re not just another school—we’re a community that nurtures growth, fosters relationships, and embraces innovation. Here’s what sets us apart and makes Lincoln truly special:

Personalized Learning:

With a commitment to providing exceptional education, we maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio. Our classrooms are designed for effective learning, with just one teacher and one dedicated Teacher Aide per 26 students. This personalized approach allows our educators to truly connect with each student, understanding their unique strengths and needs.

Empowering Technology

We believe in harnessing the power of technology to enrich the learning experience. Our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art tools like Smart boards and Chromebooks, which seamlessly integrate into lessons and empower students to explore, create, and engage in the digital age.

Tight-Knit Community:

We believe in harnessing the power of technology to enrich the learning experience. Our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art tools like Smart boards and Chromebooks, which seamlessly integrate into lessons and empower students to explore, create, and engage in the digital age.

At Lincoln Academy, we’re not just shaping minds; we’re shaping futures. Join us in experiencing education in a way that’s personal, innovative, and family-centric. Welcome to a school that’s more than just classrooms—it’s a community of learners, dreamers, and achievers.

Meet the Board of Trustees

At Lincoln Academy, we’re committed to delivering an unconventional approach to education, tailored to a diverse community. Meet our Board of Trustees, who are dedicated to this cause and steer the direction of the school, ensuring a well-rounded experience.

For parents exploring educational alternatives, Lincoln Academy offers an environment that embraces individuality and aspirations. With a focus on quality learning, our school caters to a varied range of families. Join us as we redefine education for a new generation.

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Meet the Administration

Welcome to the backbone of Lincoln Academy—the Administration team. As the orchestrators of the school’s daily operations, our dedicated administrators ensure that every facet of your learning journey runs seamlessly.

From meticulously crafting schedules to managing resources, their precision and expertise ensure that our educational environment remains focused and efficient. With an eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, our Administration team works diligently behind the scenes, allowing teachers and students to shine in the spotlight. So while you’re immersed in the classroom, know that our skilled administrators are behind the scenes, ensuring a smooth and productive educational experience for all.

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Jake Hunt

Academic Director


I was born and raised in Lehi, Utah where I enjoyed sports, academic achievement and family time. My love of sports took me to Dixie State College where I played football for two years, had opportunities to develop leadership skills as the Student Body President, graduated in Elementary Education and was lucky enough to meet Britten, the love of my life. Together, with our four children we enjoy spending time together camping and being outdoors. I enjoy reading, gardening and sports.

I discovered Lincoln Academy in the spring of 2006. I was immediately attracted to the people, facility, philosophy, parental support, and atmosphere Lincoln offered. As I taught, I tried to make subjects come alive. My classroom was a miniature city, complete with jobs, checks, insurance agents, city council, banks, and advertising agencies. We used pudding, cookies, and Jell-O to demonstrate plate tectonics. I had students sort beans to loud factory sounds, experience the fear of coming to a new country not knowing the language, and create their own Egyptian sarcophagus.
I obtained my Masters in Educational Administration and Administrative Certificate through the University of Phoenix.

I love Lincoln Academy and everything that it stands for. I honestly feel that I am working with the best group of educators, support staff and board members that I have ever met. Everyone at Lincoln wants to improve the lives of young students and their daily effort shows it. I feel Lincoln Academy is a safe, fun, and a challenging environment where daily you can see students faces change from confusion to excitement at the acquisition of new knowledge. It is a place where student grow together, have fun, and reach their highest individual potential.

I strongly feel that education of a student is a team effort. Parents, teachers, and the students work together in this educational endeavor to create something brilliant. I am eager to help in any situation that can improve this team. I do ask that if parents have an issue with a teacher, that they first try and address that issue with the teacher. I have found that in 98% of these cases that the teacher and parent can work out any concerns or misconceptions that may be present. If a conversation has taken place and there is still a concern that I can help with I am more than willing to do what I can to help improve this situation.

Occasionally, students make choices that go against the school discipline policy and jeopardize their personal safety or the safety of others. I see these times as great learning experiences. I do not feel it is appropriate to shame or demean students at this time. I do feel it is appropriate for students to know and understand what they did was wrong, why it was wrong and deal with any consequences that their mistake may have caused. I also like to take the time to talk about other strategies that would have prevented them from making that mistake and give them tools in order to be better prepared for similar situations in the future.

I believe that an educator and an educational institution need to consistently reflect upon services provided with the research-based proven practices of the day and implement any necessary improvements. Lincoln is constantly adjusting to meet the needs of students and to help prepare them for their best possible future. Every effort is made to incorporate technological advances in education as well as proven educational instructional strategies. I am excited about what the future brings and the opportunities that we have here at Lincoln to help educate your children.