Where students play an active role in defining their learning environment


The Parent/StudentVUE portal is a component of the LPS Student Information System that allows parents/guardians to:

  • Monitor grades and attendance
  • Get detailed assignment and course information
  • Select and print reports
  • Automatically receive notification when a grade falls below a selected level or when unexpected absences occur

Welcome Applicants!

Our Application Process

Applications are holistically evaluated using five primary sources of information:

  • Attendance
  • Current grades
  • Transcripts of previous school attendance, courses completed, and grade performance over time with a priority on math and reading skills
  • Teacher / Counselor recommendations
  • Student Essay: Why does the student want to be a part of the program
  • What particular skills/knowledge he/she will bring to the program?

Program Requirements

The program follows an A/B block schedule and has the additional classroom responsibilities of a Research Project.  Students may acquire credit at an accelerated rate at SFP because students can take 8-9 classes per semester:

  • 2 classes at his/her home high school or 1 block at LSW
  • 5-6 classes at SFP with an optional study block class
  • 1 Research class

Application Requirements

Before you apply online please have the following information ready:

Your Contact Information

Your student ID number, email address, & current school

Two references

Reference names, email addresses, and phone numbers

Your Parent Information

Name, home address, phone, email address

An Essay

  • Why do you want to participate in the program?
  • What talents and skills will you bring to the program?
  • What talents and skills will you obtain in the program?
  • What are your future goals, pursuits and dreams?
  • What are your passions and hobbies?

If you experience any technical problems or difficulties while filling out this application, please contact Amy Proffitt at (402) 436-1780.

Questions About Your Application?

Contact Amy Proffitt at aproffi@lps.org or 402-436-1780

Three options for submitting your essay

1. Upload

Upload within the online application (preferred method):

In order to upload your essay directly to the application, you must have a Google Account. If you do not have a gmail account and wish to do so, please click here.

2. Email

Email your essay to aproffi@lps.org

3. Mail

Mail your typed essay to:

LPS-Science Focus Program
Amy Proffitt
1222 S. 27th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502