Science Focus Program
A science-based education program where a unique community of learners is transformed through critical thinking and interaction with the world.

Welcome to Science Focus!

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.

The Science Focus Program is located at a unique setting - the Lincoln Children’s Zoo - but we’re much more than that.

Get Engaged in Learning

Our students engage in rigorous, research-based learning that culminates in a college-level research project their senior year.

Work with Great Teachers

Our students form meaningful connections with their teachers - they often have the same teacher for the same subject all four years of high school.

Solve Problems

Our students thrive on critical thinking and problem-solving.

Motivated & Independent

Our students are independent learners, motivated and often drawn to a particular field of science.

Be Active in Community

Our students are active in the Lincoln community.

Apply Your Learning

Our students apply their learning to the real world.

Information Night

We will hold two information sessions on October 19th at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Children’s Zoo’s Multipurpose Room.

Learn More!


Zoo Cafe
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.




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