Instruction at LPS

LPS Goals for Students

The students in the Lincoln Public Schools enter school with diverse talents, interests and needs. Throughout the course of their public school education, students will have the opportunity to develop to their greatest potential. It is the intention of the Lincoln Public Schools that all students will achieve the following:

  1. Demonstrate competence and fluency in the essential skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, in the English language, and mathematics.
  2. Think critically and creatively, using higher order thinking skills to make decisions, solve problems, and create new perspectives and possibilities.
  3. Understand the important ideas from the arts, humanities, sciences, and mathematics, and understand the relationships among them.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for living in a democracy and becoming a contributing member of society.
  5. Understand and celebrate the diversity and interdependence of our pluralistic, multicultural community, nation, and world.
  6. Respect and care for themselves and others.
  7. Respect and care for the natural environment.
  8. Work with others productively and cooperatively.
  9. Develop the skills and attitudes essential to enter the work force.
  10. Become a lifelong learner.
  11. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential for achieving lifelong health.

State & Federal Education

Nebraska Department of Education
The department carries out its duties on behalf of Nebraska students in public, private, and nonpublic school systems. The staff of the department interacts with schools and institutions of higher education to develop, coordinate and improve educational programs.

United States Department of Education
The mission of the US Department of Education is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.

Community Curriculum Council

The Lincoln Public Schools Community Curriculum Council serves as a channel for direct communication between parent and community groups – and instructional leadership in our school district. Learn more