8th Grade High School Information — 2021

To the Parents/Guardians 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 about the virtual informational events at the high schools, the “High School Choice” process, and the process of requesting high school courses.

Information for Parents/Guardians

Obtaining information about each of the six LPS high schools is an important component of the transition process. Due to COVID, all high schools will provide information at the links below. There will be no in-person or live virtual events.

Return to this page throughout January for links to each school’s 8th grade information page as they become available.

The schedule for informational events is:

*Some students choose to participate in one of the specialty programs offered in LPS – Science Focus Program, Arts & Humanities Focus Program, Bryan Community Focus Program, International Baccalaureate (IB) or The Career Academy. Students enrolled in a specialty program are also enrolled as a student at one of the six comprehensive LPS high schools.

Information concerning the specialty programs offered at LPS can be found under the Schools tab at www.lps.org or by contacting a school counselor. Please note that during the 2020–21 school year, transportation was available to students attending all Focus Programs except Bryan Community. Final decisions concerning transportation for the 2021–2022 school year have not been finalized.

Preparing for High School

Learn about everything from graduation requirements and recommended electives to becoming career ready and our focus programs. This frequently updated site contains important information for you and your soon-to-be 9th grader.

High School Choice Form

Each student is assigned to a high school based on their address. You can find the high school for your student by using our Home School Lookup tool. If you want your child to attend a different high school than the home high school assigned for your address, you will need to submit the High School Choice form by the January 31st deadline. 

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
Northeast High School
(402) 436-1303
Southeast High School
(402) 436-1304
North Star High School
(402) 436-1305
Southwest High School
(402) 436-1306