Enrollment Will Begin Soon!

To the families of eighth grade students:

High school enrollment will soon begin for you and your 8th grade student. We want to provide information to help your family make a successful transition into 9th grade. This page provides details concerning information events at the high schools, the “High School Choice” process and the process of requesting high school courses.

Information for Parents/Guardians

Information events for the eight LPS high schools* in January are an important component of the transition process. The events are designed to share information about the opportunities available at each school. More information will follow as we get closer to the event dates. You will have the opportunity to attend more than one event.

The schedule for informational events is:

Each event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the host high school

Southwest High has been rescheduled to Jan 18 due to LPS snow day

Standing Bear High has been rescheduled to Jan 29 due to weather

Date School
Wed, Jan 10, 2024
at Northwest High School
Tue, Jan 16, 2024
at North Star High School
Wed, Jan 17, 2024
at East High School
Thu, Jan 18, 2024
Rescheduled from Jan 9
at Southwest High School
Mon, Jan 22, 2024
at Southeast High School
Tue, Jan 23, 2024
at Lincoln High School
Wed, Jan 24, 2024
at Northeast High School
Mon, Jan 29, 2024
Rescheduled from Jan 11
at Standing Bear High School

*Some students choose to participate in one of the specialty programs offered in LPS – Science Focus Program, Arts & Humanities Focus Program, JROTC Program at Northeast, The College and Career STEM Focus Program at Northeast, The Bryan College of Health Sciences Focus Program at Northwest, The Aviation and Technical Education Focus Program at North Star, The Nebraska Business at Standing Bear Focus Program, The Bay Focus Program or the Career Academy. Students enrolled in a specialty program are also enrolled as a student in one of the eight comprehensive LPS high schools.

Information concerning the specialty programs offered at LPS can be found on the LPS website under the Schools tab or by contacting a school counselor. Please note that during the 2023-2024 school year, transportation was available to students attending all Focus Programs except Bryan Community and The Bay Focus Program. Decisions concerning transportation for the 2024-2025 school year have not yet been finalized.

Focus Programs

You can learn more about our many focus programs here


Preparing for High School

Learn about course offerings at each of the eight high schools. Information includes everything from graduation requirements and recommended electives to becoming career ready and our focus programs. 

High School Choice Form

Each student is assigned to a high school based on their address. You can find the high school for your address by going to the LPS website – www.lps.org – and clicking on the Home School Lookup under Essentials. If you want your child to attend a high school other than the home high school assigned to your address, you will need to submit the “High School Choice” form by the February 5th deadline. The form also can be found at www.lps.org – type High School Choice in the Search box.

High School Course Requests

Students will participate in activities with their 8th grade counselor to help prepare them for high school. In February school counselors from each high school will work with 8th grade students from each middle school to make requests for 9th grade courses. More information about specific dates for making course requests will be communicated by each middle school. Please watch for that information.

Among the most important decisions made by students and their parents/guardians are those related to the high school they will attend and the courses they select to meet graduation requirements and support their educational and career plans. We look forward to working with you and your child as you start the transition from middle school to high school.

If you have questions, please call the appropriate high school counseling center:

School Phone Number
Lincoln High School
(402) 436-1301
East High School
(402) 436-1302
North Star High School
(402) 436-1305
Northeast High School
(402) 436-1303
Northwest High School
(402) 436-1314
Southeast High School
(402) 436-1304
Southwest High School
(402) 436-1306
Standing Bear High School
(402) 436-1315