The Science Focus Program is a small community of mature learners participating in traditional and non-traditional styles of learning – a place where students play an active role in defining their learning environment and education. Frequently Asked Questions about SFP are available here.
Students learn how to critically think about the world and themselves both inside and outside of the classroom. Independent, motivated, adventurous students who are looking for a creative approach to learning are invited to join the Science Focus Program. Students will discover strengths, interests, and skills that will prepare them for a future filled with choices and opportunities.
Applying to Attend
We accept applications for the Science Focus Program year round. Please mark your application accordingly to which semester you are applying for. Teachers will evaluate applications as they are received. Applicants will then hear from us late Fall for second semester and early Spring for the new school year. Please call us at (402) 436-1780 for a tour or questions.
Our students engage in rigorous, research-based learning that culminates in a college-level research project their senior year.
Our students form meaningful connections with their teachers - they often have the same teacher for the same subject all four years of high school.
Our students thrive on critical thinking and problem-solving.
Our students are independent learners, motivated and often drawn to a particular field of science.
Our students are active in the Lincoln community.
Our students apply their learning to the real world.
In general, the Zoo Cafe is open for students to purchase lunch.
Parking for SFP Students
Science Focus Program students are asked to park in the Lincoln Children’s Zoo overflow parking lot on the south side of A Street year round.
Drop off/Pick up
Please utilize the designated drop off/pick-up lanes in the Lincoln Children’s Zoo visitor parking lot on the north side of A Street.