LPS Focus Programs

a customized high school experience rooted in connection and opportunities

Over 25 Years of Students Choosing their Own Journey

Our first focus program was the Science Focus Program, formerly known as “Zoo School,” which we founded in 1997. Since then, we have expanded to nearly a dozen opportunities, allowing our scholars to choose their passions, communities and futures

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 17
FEWSS Fair at Northeast High School

Discover a World of Food, Energy, Water, and More at the FEWSS Fair!

Join us for a fun-filled evening of hands-on activities, delicious food trucks, and exciting discoveries at the FEWSS (Food, Energy, Water, and Societal Systems) Fair. Ignite your curiosity and explore the fascinating ways our world works. A fantastic event for families – brought to you by UNL’s College of Ag Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and Lincoln Northeast High School.


Don’t miss out!

April 17th, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Lincoln Northeast High School (2635 N 63rd St).


Bailey Feit, CASNR/LPS Focus Program Coordinator

Our Mission

The mission of Lincoln Public Schools Focus Programs is to engage students by customizing their high school experience to explore their passions, guide them to graduation and match their skills with global opportunities.

Our Values

Our values are exploration, education, engagement and empowerment.


We encourage students to explore their passions.


We educate our students about the paths they choose and equip them with the tools they need to be successful.


We want students to engage with their peers, our staff and the community to open opportunities for learning and networking.


We strive to empower students allowing them to make decisions to develop skills and knowledge for their future success.

Have questions? Please contact us at focusprograms@lps.org

Meet a LPS Focus Program Scholar

Choose your journey — explore a LPS Focus Program

Our focus programs offer several experiential learning choices for our students, including career exploration and research experience. Some also offer college credit.

Ready to Choose Your Own Path?

Request more information with our Interest Form or start your adventure now by Applying. Have more questions? Contact us.

Complete Our Interest Form | Email us at focusprograms@lps.org