At the heart of Twelve Bridges is an inherent desire to see your children flourish. Placer Holdings, Inc., the developer of Twelve Bridges, has worked with school officials to prepare a proactive educational facilities plan to satisfy the needs of this community's children.

Twelve Bridges opened Twelve Bridges Elementary School in 2005 and Fall of 2006 marked the first school year for Twelve Bridges Middle School. Winner of the 2004 CASH Award of Honor, Twelve Bridges Middle School is a 95,000 square foot facility that can accommodate approximately 1,000 students. Set on an 18.9-acre site directly across from a park, the campus includes several design features that reinforce the Western Placer Unified District's mission goals for science, culture, environment and technology. There will be one more elementary school and a high school built in the Twelve Bridges community.

In 1996, Placer Holdings, Inc. donated 40 acres of land just off of Highway 65 and Twelve Bridges Drive to Sierra College. With the purchase of 20 adjacent acres by Western Placer Unified School District for the Twelve Bridges High School site the intention is to design a Joint Learning Center with shared facilities giving high school students the opportunity to take college level courses.

With this design in mind, the City of Lincoln purchased land in the center of these two parcels and will open a 37,000 square foot library in the winter of 2007. Currently there is no specific timeline for the construction and opening of either the Sierra College or High School campuses.

Placer Holdings' commitment to education is evident in its donation of 179 acres to the Western Placer Education Foundation for the development of an Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE). The OLE boasts an archeological Native American Indian encampment, a century-old mandarin orange orchard and a natural performing arts amphitheater, as well as native animal and plant species, vernal pools and a variety of natural habitats that can be used by the Western Placer schools. Tour the OLE.

Lincoln offers a variety of inspiring educational alternatives to residing students of Twelve Bridges. Learn about the available options.

Western Placer Unified School District
Twelve Bridges is located in the Western Placer Unified School District (WPUSD). With an emphasis on excellence, WPUSD's core curriculum showcases the district's commitment to providing superior public school education. It was one of the first school districts in California to include art in its core curriculum and all schools in the district offer a visual and performing arts program that includes both music and art specialists. Science courses are taught by science specialists at all elementary sites and college preparation courses include advanced English, calculus and physics. Vocational programs are also examples of the district's exceptionally high standards. In fact, Lincoln High's auto shop program is a gold-medal winner both state-wide and nationally.

WPUSD believes in bringing learning to life. Its many "hands-on" approaches to education is just one of the ways WPUSD set itself apart from other districts. For instance, The Golden One Credit Union has a fully operational branch on the Lincoln High School Campus. Students work with a professional banker to learn mathematics, finance, business, customer service and a wealth of other valuable lessons.

WPUSD has the largest and most productive school farm in California, providing a unique opportunity for students to learn by doing. The district-owned and operated 280-acre ranch produces agricultural crops and is home to classes such as crop production, ranch management, agricultural biology and agricultural chemistry. Its construction technology class is currently building a 1,000 square foot home. Future learning opportunities at the ranch include animal biology, natural history and an unlimited potential for agricultural and environmental studies courses. WPUSD also provides a cooperative mentoring program with Sun City Lincoln Hills, where residents provide guidance and wisdom to the children through a variety of activities.

Western Placer Unified School District
810 J Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
916-645-6350
www.wpusd.k12.ca.us

Community Christian Schools, Inc.
Community Christian Schools, Inc. offers a private, spiritual and academic learning environment for preschoolers through eight-graders.

Community Christian Schools, Inc.
1545 First Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
916-645-6280
www.communitychristianschools.com

Horizon Instructional Systems
Horizon Instructional Systems is a charter home school that gives parents and teachers the ability to choose curriculum and learning strategies to best suit each child's abilities and interests.

Horizon Instructional Systems
P.O. Box 489000
Lincoln, CA 95648
916-434-3724
www.hiscs.org